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Anna Rhodes

First Embrace Birth Services

Phone: 4056257997

Birth Fee: $1000

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 25 births attended

Doula Training

  • Birth Arts International, September 2016
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Avid supporter of home birthing and will be happy to provide doula support with a midwife present.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Aromatherapy
  • Military families
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Completed a doula mentorship with Willow Birth Services.

Client Testimonials for Anna Rhodes

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Aubrey Barnett

If you are any judge of character you can tell right away that Anna has a good sense of humor and strong personality. But none of that comes through when she is caring for you. You are her focus. This woman has such a selfless nature when it comes to her clients. You can tell she knows what life is about, what is important and she picks up the smallest details. I knew immediately I wanted her at my birth. How refreshing to have someone part of your birth experience that has a genuine care for mothers and family. She has such a gift in this profession. Gentle, caring, attentive and such an amazing support. She was there for my daughter's home birth and helped with my needs from quiet cheerleader to a rock to lean on when things got rough. Trust me, you want this woman on your birthing team. So much love to you, Anna, for the beautiful work you do and have done for my family.

Posted 9/11/2019

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Ashlyn

I knew as soon as I met Anna that I needed her as my doula. I don't know how my husband or I would have gotten through labor and delivery without her. Her calming demeanor and helpful knowledge was very much needed throughout the entire pregnancy and delivery. I can't adequately express how grateful we are that we had her as our doula. She is hands down AMAZING and the best. 

Posted 5/29/2019

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Brandon Scharrer

I have to admit, when my wife first brought up the idea of having a doula to assist with the delivery of our 3rd child, I was a little confused since the first two had gone very smoothly.  I was also a little hesitant to have someone else in the delivery room with us, as it had only been her and I in the delivery room with the first 2 kids, and I wasn't sure how I felt about someone else coming in and taking care of my wife (since I felt that was my job).  However, after our experience with Anna, I can absolutely and resolutely say that it was the best experience of all our deliveries. To say that Anna was helpful would be an understatement of epic porpotions; she was crucial to my wife's preparation in trying to deliver the baby without any medication.  Anna helped my wife and I by teaching her to reframe her symptoms and pain into a healthy mental state and helped to prepare both of us by practicing various techniques to assist with the delivery.  It also helped to work through so many of the smaller details I had taken for granted since it had been 4 years since our last baby.  But as a father and husband, I think the best part of having Anna present, and the reason I will always be singing her praises to anyone who will listen, is because she allowed me to be the main support for my wife while she took care of other details during labor and delivery.  She dealt with the nurses, grabbed anything we needed, and manually helped my wife with her pain while I could be at her head and focus on breathing and encouraging her. My wife and I got to share some of the most powerful time together bonding in a way that will never be recreated, and much (if not all) of that moment was due to Anna's presence and hard work.  To anyone wondering the benefits of a doula, specifically a great one like Anna, let me reassure you it is worth every bit and I can promise you will not be disappointed.  Thank you Anna for being a great doula!

Posted 4/20/2017

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Heather Potts Koenig

 There are so many wonderful things I can say about Anna & what she brought to the table during my pregnancy and the birth of our daughter but first I'd just like to acknowledge what a natural she is. Her intuitive nature & calming mannerisms helped keep me focused during the hardest parts of the delivery process.  I've known Anna for several years now and had the advantage of knowing this is just who she is and knew I wanted her in the room when it was time. 

 We chose to have a homebirth and knowing Anna had also had a successful homebirth the previous year was encouraging initself. She truly believes in mothers & families having the birth experience they feel comfortable with even if it's different than her own.  I had a lot of questions, concerns & when the time came to push some doubts I could do it but she was there for all of it, before during and after.  I had an amazing team & she definitely played a huge role in the wonderful experience it turned out to be.  During the hardest parts of my labor She helped keep me focused and calm just by intuitively knowing what I needed before I even asked for it a lot of the time. Which for me was huge because I'm not great at asking for help. Her compassionate & accepting heart for all people plus her educated passion for pregnancy and birthing process makes her the perfect choice for your team. Plus she's just an amazing person with the best sense of humor you can find in another human. She was a wonderful blessing to our family & always will be!

Posted 1/15/2017

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Abby Rhodes

Last year, when I found out I was expecting my first little bundle, I knew I wanted to have a home birth but didn't know much of anything else. Anna helped prepare my husband and me for the marathon of labor and helped us to feel confident in our abilities to bring our sweet baby into the world. She worked with us during my pregnancy to practice various pain relief techniques and made sure we were all on the same page about what we wanted during the birth. When my peaceful home birth took an unexpected turn and I ended up delivering at the hospital, Anna was there to get us through a traumatic transition. Anna remained calm and helped keep me focused. She has also helped me work through my emotions about the birth which has been priceless. Anna was there for us before, during, and after the birth and was a vital member of my birth team. If you're looking for someone who is incredibly compassionate, knowledgeable, and will give you unfailing support, Anna is the perfect doula for you.

Posted 1/5/2017

Birth Availability for Anna Rhodes

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