Birth Fee: $700 to $750
Fee Details: I believe in doula services being available to everyone, no matter the birth scenario they are in. Having a doula to support you in pregnancy, labor/birth, and shortly postpartum should not be seen as a luxury, but as a normal part of the birth process. Call me to discuss payment options and sliding scale fees. I offer a free consultation; 2 prenatal visits; open availability through text and phone throughout pregnancy; unlimited labor and birth support up to 1-2 hours postpartum, during which I'll support you through any postpartum procedures, helping take pictures, and establishing breastfeeding. I provide 1 postpartum visit and check in over the phone thereafter. I put my heart into my work and strive to assist in achieving the most satisfying birth possible.
Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 15 births attended
Clients per Month: 1Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Free services offered to teen moms.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Service Area MapArea of practice: Waynesville, MO
Jamie helped deliver my beautiful grand daughter! She was very kind, comforting,
knowledgeable and professional. It’s hard to watch your daughter in pain but Jamie
made the experience easier to handle with her gentle ways. I give her two thumbs
up and would definitely recommend Jamie to anyone wanting a dula experience
Jamie Garay was wonderful for my wife and I. We were expecting our third child, and my wife met Jamie at a birthing expo in Hawaii. My first impression of Jamie was friendly, open minded, and willing to cater to any birth plan or needs.
Jamie might be somewhat new to the business but her passion sets her apart from the rest. She was constantly sending my wife and I information that she thought was useful. She will meet with her clients as much as needed. Since Jamie was assisting us with our third birth, we were not very needy people. However, whenever we did have questions or issues she answered us in a timely and efficient manner, always putting in extra time to help.
My wife and I chose to delivery naturally for our third child, like our first two children were. We had used another doula that was older for our first two. One difference I noticed about Jamie was her willingness and ability to get hands on and use her energy to assist. The positions, tricks, and maneuvers she teaches can involve both partners and Jamie isn’t afraid to give instructions. No questions, positions, or situations made her uncomfortable, she was always teaching, helping, assisting, and learning with us.
As a mother herself, Jamie can be trusted to be gentle and understanding. She puts her whole heart into her clients. If you give her the opportunity she will give you 100%. When it came time to labor, she was there for us even as we were in triage. She sprang into action and directed us to begin the techniques we had practiced. As things developed rapidly, and didn’t go according to plan, Jamie constantly adapted and assisted in every way possible.
Concluding my review, I highly recommend Jamie as a doula. She is a loving, creative, energetic woman and mother and adds a comfort to the room that is hard to find. You can’t go wrong with trusting her in the delivery room!
I really appreciate everything she does and has done and I love having her around. I was hesitant on hiring a doula at first but I am eternally thankful we did, what she did and does for us is beyond recognition. I am so grateful for her being part of our lives and being there for us. My wife has never felt more comfortable with anyone else during the whole labor process than with myself and her. Jamie has been there since the beginning and answered all of our questions, if she didn't have an answer, she found out the answer as fast as she could. She never forced her own standards or actions on us, she respected and guided all of our decisions no matter what. If she was concerned with something, she would bring up the concern in a very respectful, non-deamining manner. All hours of the day and night she was on the other end of the phone if she wasn't physically with us, helped coach me through the phone on what to do for my wife if she was having any issues. This was our 2nd child, and the difference between my first child, when we weren't very knowledgeable, and the second one where we had Jamie to help was worth every penny and then some. The experience and knowledge we gained from just having her with us is irreplaceable and unforgetabble. 10/10 would recommend to anyone and I wish she would be with us for our next child.
I don't know what I would have done without Jamie! My wife was 8 months pregnant when we showed up to Hawaii, and wanted a natural birth, although I knew it would be tough, I thought I could handle all of the craziness that is having a baby. I was so wrong! Jamie was crucial to helping my wife and I know what to do while my wife was in labor. I'm not going to lie, when my wife really started to go through tough times, it was Jamie's experience, calm demeanor, and guidance that helped me through. At first, I thought getting a doula was a bit much, not really necessary, but now I will always advocate for one, worth every penny! Jamie, thank you for all your help! You made the most stressful day of our lives beautiful, and helped us get through something I never knew we could!
My favorite things about Jaime: responds quickly, she is transparent with her knowlege, advocted my wants to doctor, physically and emotionally supported me through labor, her heart for pregnancy, labor, motherhood.
I came to Jaime with only a few weeks before my due date. She met me quickly and we put together my birht plan. I had never experienced labor before, so I really leaned on Jaime's experience to help me through. She knew exactly how to talk to me. She never pushed me in any direction or influenced me in anyway. There was no judgement, just pure support.
Jamie was critial in my delivery. I labored for 13 hours at home, and made two trips to the hospital during that time. The first trip (only 2 cm dialted) Jaime stayed in the back of our vehicle and pressed my hips together through each contraction and over every agonizing bump. The second trip my husband did the hands on role and Jaime actually drove us in her vhaicle. Throughout the entire 13 hour labor, Jamie was hard at work massaging and putting pressure on my hips. She had me leaning on a birthing ball, swaying my hips and pushing them together. She and husband were an amazing team. When my husband needed a break emotuonally, physically, or to simply get a 45 min nap, Jamie was there to give him that break. This enabled my husband to be 100% present for me while I labored, which was very important for me becuase he is who I look to for strength. Jaime taught me how to breathe through my contractions. I handeled the pain with her guidence. I gave birth laying on my side only because she repeated this agan and again to the doc. When the doctors told me something that didnt sit well with me, Jaime promted me to ask questions. She was my advocate.
After delivery, Jaime offered the best adive and support I could have asked for as a new healing Mom. I would highly recommmend her for your delivery too. I will ask Jaime to my doula again.
Jamie acted as the doula for my first pregnancy and birth, and played a huge part in our ability to be comfotable (sort of) and confident with a medication-free labor and delivery. I knew, heading into things, what I wanted this experience to look like, but neither I nor my husband quite knew how to make it happen. Jamie was with us every step of the way from the moment we hired her, providing us with information as well as practical help with things like working the baby down into the birth canal, and trying to get labor going naturally. Because my pregnancy was higher risk, the doctors pushed for an early induction, which we eventually agreed to. However, I wound up going into labor on my own right as we were getting ready to go to the hospital! I'm sure there were many forces at work there, but I really do think that being well informed and cared for throughout the pregnancy, and especially in those last few weeks, made a difference. And I credit much of this to Jamie's expertise! If I'm being honest, I have probably blocked out much of the whole labor and delivery process over the past eight weeks. But what I do remember is feeling supported and empowered by Jamie and my husband. She was a calming presence, as she guided both my husband and I through the toughest parts of the process, and in the end, we made it through with a 6 1/2 hour labor, and a healthy baby girl! Thanks, Jamie!
This was our first child, and it was very important for us to do everything within our power to have the birth that my wife wanted. That being said, we attended classes and got more knowledge about giving birth than I even knew existed. That being said, Jamie joining us for the birth was by far the best decision we made. She was the friend who we could call when we had questions throughout the pregnancy, and then the wise counsel providing us the options and ideas that we didn't know existed at the hospital. She was able to be my sanity check so that I could be confident in the decisions that I was making with my wife. Jamie was knowledgeable and able to provide ideas and analysis so that we could make timely decisions for what was going to be best for our child and my wife.
Definitely would recommend to all!
After my first csection birth seven years prior, I knew I wanted to hire a doula to help with my attempt at a vbac. After much procrastination I finally contacted Jamie when I was already 34 weeks along. Even though we had little time before my due date, Jamie was so easy to talk to and I felt comfortable sharing anything and everything almost immediately! She was so knowledgeable about every question I had, and supported my disires on what I wanted in my birth. We discussed a birth plan and she even put it into a format easy for the doctors and nurses to see. Jamie was amazing at being there for me, anytime day or night, my texts phone calls and emails never went unanswered. When my labor finally came Jamie was my rock, she was so good at working along side my husband giving us tips along the way. When I would say I couldn't do it she would look me in the eyes and tell me I could! When I was tired she did everything to help me rest, she even gave me a back massage! It was amazing. I was so happy all through my labor, all my needs were met without me even having to ask! The nurses and doctors were respectful to my birth plan, and it was all because of my amazing doula! After birth Jamie was there for my husband and baby. She suggested ways that my husband could bond with baby, and they did skin to skin, and I swear it bonded them right then. It was beautiful! Looking back at my birth I'm so happy to say that it was the healing birth I needed after my first and I owe it all to Jamie, my husband and I will forever be grateful for the time she spent with us.
A first-timer, I was unsure what to expect during labor and I did a lot to prepare myself; hearing birth stories, attending classes, prenatal yoga and kegel exercises, reading everything from medical guides to humor books, etc; the whole nine yards. Out of all my preparations, though, what helped me most when the time came was having Jamie there with me. She was a calming presence during what, at times, felt like pure chaos, and I can't imagine having had such a positive experience if she hadn't been there to help keep me grounded.
Throughout all of our prenatal interactions, Jamie was very kind, professional, and thorough; any question I had, no matter how minor or obscure, she would take time to discuss with me or go search for resources I could use (I remember asking if she happened to know about cloth pads for postpartum bleeding, which nobody I know had resources for, and within a day she had sent me a bunch of links to products and shops). My partner and I both felt comfortable with her, and most importantly, I felt respected for all of my decisions; she would always ask if I wanted help or had questions before offering information, which i really appreciated (considering how often you are offered unsolicited advice as a pregnant woman!)
I had fought very hard for a chance to have a completely natural birth at my hospital, but after an unexpected induction, it was difficult not to feel discouraged. The moment Jamie arrived, her support gave me renewed determination. Throughout my labor, she remained calm and strong. When I hit a rough patch she would guide me through it, but I never felt like I wasn't in control, as her suggestions were gentle and she was very intuitive. Against the odds, i ended up having a (medication-free) vaginal birth, and I dont think I could had done it without her. Jamie helped me make my birth an empowering experience.
I can't say enough about how amazing Jamie was for support during labor. She knew the right time to say encouraging affirmations, she helped my husband support me and made sure he was eating and drinking as well!
Jamie had such a relaxing and calm demeanor about her but also was firm about asking questions with Drs and nurses to advocate for me. She has a great, professional working relationship with the hospital (tripler) as well.
My birth experience was so much better than I could have ever hoped for because of her. Even though we had a few kinks in my birth plan because of an unexpected induction , she still helped me have the unmedicated birth I wanted and it was truly beautiful.
I cant recommend Jamie enough!
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