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lauren bell-mitchell

Bell Mitchell Birth Doula

Website: https://www.facebook.com/bellmitchelldoula/

Phone: 2014009228

Birth Fee: $500

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years

Doula Training

  • DONA International, November 2016
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • High risk
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • VBAC

Languages spoken: english

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Little Falls, NJ
Travel Range: 40 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: i service primarily northern nj. there will be an additional fee for out of state clients.

Client Testimonials for lauren bell-mitchell

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Chasina Friedwald

I almost never met Lauren. Truth is, I had never met her before the day I entered the hospital to deliver my baby. In the blink of an eye, what had been a perfect and healthy pregnancy got really scary, really fast, and years of planning got turned on its head. There I was, being asked to make the most difficult decision of my life in a matter of minutes, deliver my baby early, and my doula was out of town. I was panicking, to say the least. What were we going to do? Not only had we spent many months building a relationship with our doula, but it was a holiday weekend and this baby needed to come now. Who would be available? Would we have to do this alone? Thank goodness our doula made some calls and Lauren came highly recommended. As I sat on the hospital bed waiting for my midwife, and filling out way too much paperwork, my mind thrashed about like Dorothy's house in the tornado. Who was going to walk through that door? What would she be like? Would she be the calm and grounding presence my husband and I so desperately needed? All of a sudden, the black and white storm ended as Lauren confidently arrived like a rainbow. Rolling behind her was a suitcase that, I would learn over the next 24 hours, had everything we needed to get us through. Who am I kidding? The person rolling that suitcase was really the only thing my husband and I needed to get us through. I was so comforted by how quickly we established trust. She was real. She was one of those people who can make you feel like you've known her forever. I was contending with so much fear and guilt connected to the decisions I had to make that day and Lauren's authentic being of non-judgment and support was exactly what I needed. It became very apparent to me then, and I am even more certain of it to this day, that she was born to do this. Many people spend their whole lives searching for their purpose. I know Lauren has found hers already and, lucky for me, it's helping usher new life into the world.

Posted 12/25/2017

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Julie Sussman

Lauren is an excellent birth doula!! My husband and I are both very happy that we were able to work with her. She was always extremely supportive of all of my decisions which helped to put me at ease, and keep me relaxed. At our prenatal meeting she went through lots of information, but in a relaxed manner which was perfect and helpful for us first timers! She stayed connected during my whole pregnancy - it felt really good to have someone checking in. During labor, she arrived right on time, was able to read the room, and was excellent company. She came by for another visit postpartum, which again was very helpful, supportive and relaxing. All in all, we couldn't imagine going through this without her and will call her again with baby number 2! Thank you Lauren!!!

Posted 11/22/2017

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Meaghan Alicia

5 out of 5 stars, hands down. Lauren is an amazing Doula! She supported both me and my husband through a marathon 40-hour labor with 3 hours of pushing. Her tireless encouragement and laid back demeanor were much needed and appreciated. She's very down-to-earth and easy to talk to and trust. She supported me in my hypnobirthing and used massage techniques and counterpressure to help me through each wave. She supported us when the birth plan was still in play and made us feel better when we had to veer away from it. I would recommend her to anyone who gives birth--no matter what that birth story ends up being!

Posted 10/4/2017

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lisa Barmore

Lauren is an incredible Doula! She was there with us every step of the way, from our prenatal visit to our postpartum visit, guiding us with her knowledge about pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the postpartum period. Every woman deserves to have a Doula like Lauren. I was initially hesitant to spend the money on a Doula, but Lauren was beyond worth every penny. If you're not sure whether or not you need a Doula, you won't regret hiring her! The experience of having Lauren with us supporting my partner and myself through the pain of labor was priceless and invaluable. Lauren was confident in walking us through the different positions to help my pain and she always seemed to have the perfect suggestion at just the right time. She intuitively sensed what I needed and helped guide my partner to meet my needs. She was willing to tirelessly provide massage and any other comfort measures to help me through my pain and discomfort. She didn't seem to ever run out of energy despite my labor lasting over 18 hours!

I am so grateful to have had Lauren assist me during my birth and recommend her without reservation!

Posted 6/1/2017

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Ann Pregner

Serene Is one word that describes Lauren. Lauren played a huge part in the birth of our daughter. I had finally hopped for the birth I had always wanted (VBAC). If Lauren wasn't present, I don't think the VBAC would have been possible. She was so calm and serene which in turn kept the birthing room the same. Her presence was the right balance of helpfuL. I can't express enough positive feedback about her services. i highly recommend her. 

 

Thanks for for sharing my birth experience Lauren!

Posted 3/21/2017

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Ann Pregner

Serene Is one word that describes Lauren. Lauren played a huge part in the birth of our daughter. I had finally hopped for the birth I had always wanted (VBAC). If Lauren wasn't present, I don't think the VBAC would have been possible. She was so calm and serene which in turn kept the birthing room the same. Her presence was the right balance of helpfuL. I can't express enough positive feedback about her services. i highly recommend her. 

 

Thanks for for sharing my birth experience Lauren!

Posted 3/21/2017

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