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Heather Felder

The Dewdrop Doula

Website: https://www.thedewdropdoula.com/

Phone: 205-563-1738

Birth Fee: $675 to $1000

Fee Details: Payment Plans Always Available

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 40 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, August 2016
  • HypnoBirthing, June 2019
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

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • HBCE (HypnoBirthing)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • 4. Biologix Solutions Bloodborne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulation Specialists Trained
  • Certified Placenta Encapsulator (International Placenta & Postpartum Association - IPPA)
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • SERVSAFE® Food Safety Management Training

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Babywearing education
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Henna belly designs
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Calera, AL
Travel Range: 100 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: $50 travel fee for 65+ miles

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Client Testimonials for Heather Felder

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Kaitlyn Fuller

I had the pleasure of witnessing Heather's work while my sister gave birth to her third baby. She was extremely kind, she worked closely and professionally with nurses and doctors, as well as my sister, to make sure she had the best experience possible. She helped move my sister around the room to make sure she was comfortable, she made the room into a sanctuary and a safe place my sister would feel relaxed in. Most importantly, she helped coach my sister through the hardest parts of labor and delivery with such an ease, it really was amazing to be a part of it all. Though she was not my doula first hand, I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking. She is exactly what I would want in a doula and what I personally believe most women need during such a huge transition of life. She truly gave us the perfect experience. 

Posted 10/24/2019

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Bibba

My experience with Heather was nothing short of amazing. Heather was not only super attentive to my hopes and wishes, but brought so much insight, advice and experience to the table. I had a pretty specific plan in mind for my birth, which Heather and I discussed at length. She validated my hopes for my birth, and did everything she could to help make sure that happened for me. Whether that was setting the tone in the labor/delivery room with ambiance, essential oils, music or conversation or providing me words of encouragement and advocating for me. She made sure I was well prepared and setup for success. She helped me understand all of my options and how to advocate for myself. But she also made sure to let me know that she could advocate for me. And she really did! I felt so supported, so comforted. I can honestly say that my beautiful birth couldn't have happened the way it did without her. My baby was born with some unexpected health concerns. Heather even stayed around for several hours after the birth to make sure that I wasn't alone while my husband went with our baby to the NICU. Having that kind of support was invaluable. And I am eternally grateful for everything that she brought to the table. I would recommend Heather 1,000 times over. She is incredible!!

Posted 10/18/2019

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Christine

Heather is such an amazing doula!!! She helped me to have the birth I wanted for my last baby. One of my favorite things about having her at my birth was that she was able to provide me with the physical support while I was in labor, so that my husband was able to be the emotional support that I needed. She is incredibly knowlegable about all of the different options that are available to laboring mamas (which I had no idea about! I thought it was just "what the hospital says, goes") as well as alternative ways to provide physical relief and positioning. She was also incredibly supportive when my baby needed to go to the NICU after her birth for breathing complications. She stayed with me the entire time so that my husband could be with our baby. I cannot say enough good things about this amazing doula!!! 

Posted 10/7/2019

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Sarah Jones

Having Heather as a doula was such a good decision for me. She is incredibly knowledgeable and has many valuable tools to assist you In your birth. She helps you to decide what kind of birth you want and does not push any ideas of what she thinks it should be. 

Heather helped me to achieve the unmedicated birth I had hoped for. She gently reminded me to relax and helped ease my pain through the most intense parts of my labor. 


I highly recommend Heather to anyone!

Posted 9/17/2019

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Kristin Bryan

I will never forget the day Heather walked into myroom.  Cutting through exhaustion and brain fog, this palpable peace flowed in with her.  She is strong and steady, yet comforting and full of love.  Her heart is truly for the mothers that she works for.  Heather encapsulated my placenta, as well as made placenta prints.  She takes GREAT care in how she handles and prepares each placenta.  Her art is truly unique to each placenta and mother.  Anyone who works with Heather is sure to be blessed by her.

Posted 6/8/2019

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Andrew Edwards

I was so much more at east with heather at our birth she knew all about birth and made the whole process much Easier!! I would highly recommend her services

Posted 1/6/2019

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Kara Edwards

Heather was absolutely wonderful! From the moment she pulled up to my house she was a calming presence, I’m not sure how she managed to be so encouraging and peaceful at the same time.  But really my fav part about having Heather as my doula was all the support prenatally, she tought us some pain relief techniques that literally took the pain away even minutes before my daughter emerged.  Anything I had questions about she provided evidence based information.  I loved having Heather with me during my pregnancy, birth and postpartum. You will too! 

Posted 1/3/2019

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Kayla Smith

Heather was a wonderful resource. I went into it not really having a plan other than "healthy mom, healthy baby" and Heather helped me to refine that into a birth plan. She was available to answer questions all through the pregnancy and stayed with us through the majority of 15 hours of labor and delivery. I never want to have a baby without her there! She helped with being mindful of staying relaxed through labor and with positioning to keep me comfortable. I cannot recommend her enough! If you're in the Birmingham area, get Heather as your doula!

Posted 7/19/2018

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Marlee Kimbrough

I knew within a few minutes of meeting Heather that I wanted her to be our doula for the birth of our first baby. She has such a calming presence, which is exactly what I needed. Not only is she incredibly genuine, but she has this way of making you feel extremely comfortable around her and at ease. She is very knowledgeable, patient, and met me and my husband exactly where we were at, all of which we were very grateful for. Heather supported me during my pregnancy, during the birthing process and after our baby was born. Her presence during each of these times was priceless. I highly recommend Heather and will absolutely use her again if we are lucky enough to have another baby. Thank you, Heather, for being there for us in such a wonderful, yet vulnerable and overwhelming time. We are incredibly grateful for you and all of your knowledge, love, and support!  

Posted 7/9/2018

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Alexis Lawson Swinford

I absolutely loved my experience with Heather Felder! She truly is a joy to work with! I never felt pressured, I always felt I was heard, I thought we connected well, and she made me feel secure. She was always available for me, and she even went with me to my ECV appt b/c she knew it was foreign to me, and I was scared. Heather helped me stand up for myself, when I felt pressured by my OB...and for that, I’m eternally grateful! I can never repay Heather, for what she did for our family! I only hope I can return the favor of being a wonderful friend, as she has done with me! I will recommend her to anyone who wants/needs a doula b/c she was unbelievable, and Alabama mamas need to know they have options.

Posted 10/22/2017

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ChrisandTate Drew

Heather was the most supportive and attentive doula I could've asked for. She encouraged me through the whole pregnancy to have a positive view of my birth and ultimately helped me accomplish the birth I hoped for. I cannot recommend her highly enough!

Posted 6/13/2017

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