Birth Fee: $800
Fee Details: Hello and Congratulations on your pregnancy! I would love the opportunity to chat with you about my love of birth! Visit my website to get in touch! My doula services include: prenatal sessions to practice comfort measures and plan for your labor, birth support with a Certified Doula, breastfeeding support, and 24/7 phone and text support from contract signing and through one year postpartum.
Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 46 births attended
Clients per Month: 1Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I serve as Director of Operations for Idaho Doula Associates, Chapter Leader for Birthwaves Idaho, and am an active member of DONA International, Treasure Valley Doulas, and La Leche League International
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
I can't say enough good things about Danielle! I really don't know if I could have done the VBAC without her. I wanted an un-medicated VBAC after an unplanned c-section with our first child because we very much would like more than two children. Whenever I faltered or struggled with the pain, Danielle looked me right in the eyes and reminded me of the goal, reminded me that the pain was bringing the baby, that I could do it, and that we were so close. She knew how important it was to me and never lost sight of the goal. She wouldn't let me give up on myself and we did it! I know my husband really appreciated having her expertise and confidence; it helped him know that we were on the right track.
She was also terrific leading up to the delivery. I had numerous days of false labor in the last few weeks, and it was great to have her to text first instead of only the midwife. She was helpful, supportive, and always responded right away.
We'll absolutely have her back for the next baby!
I had reservations about using a doula for my daughter's birth, solely because I am slow to warm up to people, especially in such a vulnerable time.Upon meeting her she was the best combination of professional and down to earth.She gained my trust by being so patient with my husband's crazy questions and low understanding of a doulas role.She always took the time to fully listen and hear what birth informationI had researched and her experience with each new idea.We had met 2-3 times before labor day.
Labor started at 3am, and I called Danielle at 3:30am.I left a message but she quickly called me back. We figured out together that my contractions were 3-4 minutes apart and that we needed to meet her at the hospital.She was at the L&D check in desk and joined us to the triage room.I needed to lean on my husband for each contraction and she was at my back giving counter pressure in all the right places. At one point the baby's heart rate monitor want picking up and my husband became very nervous.Danielle explained the baby is probably moving down into position. She knew so much more than we ever did! At 8cm dilated, I waddled to the delivery room. I became very uncomfortable and Danielle suggested the position I pushed in for my first childs labor. She also retrieved one of those peanut shaped balls to lean on. Within minutes my water broke and baby girl was here! (45 minutes from arriving to the hospital) Much faster than I had anticipated, but Danielle had a feeling!! She took some candid (but tasteful!) pictures and came with us to the mom/baby room.
Danielle stopped by later in the day and within the week of us being home, offering to help with dishes, laundry, the dog, other child, etc. All I wanted to do with her was be social & debrief the birth!
Throughout this experience, I felt very impowered, supported, and like I had a friend I could trust to pick up the pieces I had forgotten about. She's fantastic!
Danielle was my Doula during my pregnancy with my daughter, Elizabeth. Being a new, first time mom and not knowing what to expect out of pregnancy while also being several states away from any family, I decided hiring a Doula was the right choice for me to ensure I had the personal, one-on-one support I needed during labor.
During our first meetings, Danielle took the time to explain and go over aspects of labor that my Obstetrician didn't necessarily have time to do during monthly checkups. She also was able to help me establish "birth preferences" for when I went into labor, which gave me a wider range of knowledge of options than I would have had without hiring a Doula.
Having Danielle as my Doula by my side during labor provided me with the confidence and extra peace of mind that I believe in part aided in labor being quick and uneventful for both me and my baby, which was my goal during the whole process.
I'd highly recommend Danielle to be your Doula during your pregnancy journey! She is bright, caring, knowledgeable, reliable, attentive and supportive!
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