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Mary Hodson, MPA, CD (SBD)

Over the Rainbow Doula Services


Phone: (623)853-3157

Birth Fee: $600 to $750

Fee Details: I offer discounts for AD military families and for birth center births. I also offer placenta encapsulation packages as an additional service for an extra fee.

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 6 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, February 2017
  • Stillbirthday, June 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

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

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • La Leche League Leader

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Psychological First Aid Certified

College Education

  • BA/BS
  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Certified rape and sexual assault counsellor Domestic Violence advocate Free services to pregnant teens

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Escondido, CA
Travel Range: 35 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: Serving north San Diego County, coastal and inland

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Client Testimonials for Mary Hodson, MPA, CD (SBD)

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Kendra Anselmo

Mary was a great help! Just having her there for my birth was a comfort for me. She’s super sweet, knowledgeable and knows how to make you feel comfortable. When needed prior to, during and after delivery she was there and always responded to my calls and texts immediately. If you’re looking for a doula I highly recommend Mary. Not only was she a help to me, but she was a help to my husband as we are both first time parents. 

Posted 1/14/2018

Birth Availability for Mary Hodson, MPA, CD (SBD)

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