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Kai Shatteen

Kindred Soul Doula

Website: http://www.kindredsouldoula.com

Birth Fee: $1400 to $1800

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $40

Fee Details: In an effort to accommodate all birthing people, I offer a sliding scale. The fees will be based on income and what is feasible for the client.

Birth Doula Experience: 5 years and 30 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 5 years and 10 families served

Doula Training

  • Doula Trainings International , July 2016
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

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

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Antepartum doula
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Infant massage education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: San Leandro, CA
Travel Range: 10 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: No bridges

Client Testimonials for Kai Shatteen

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Vaishali Desai

Being the first successful pregnancy after multiple tries, I was apprehensive of what the delivery process would entail and unsure of what to expect. Therefore I decided to avail the services of an experience doula that could guide me and my partner through the process in real time, and came across Kai through our search process.Kai came across as a gentle, calm and patient person and I felt immediately at ease with her. At the first meet, Kai provided us an overview of the delivery process, answered our queries, brought a back-up doula in case of conflict in dates, and provided us a booklet with succinct and need-to-know information regarding procedures, medications, massaging techniques and other relevant information.Kai was very responsive to my queries when I was at home when the contractions started and guided me on when to go to the hospital. My active labor lingered on for 36 hours, and she assisted me with massaging my back when I was going through contractions, provided me with encouragement through the pain, counseled me on when to opt for medications and even ensured that my partner was comfortable and allayed his anxieties. She was with us the whole night and was a source of enormous comfort to me and my partner as we were navigating the uncharted territory of trying to cope with the delivery process.Finally after 36 hours I was fully dilated and it was time to push the baby out! Even that took almost 5 hours, and Kai excelled herself with being there all the way, whispering words of encouragement, guiding me through the breathing and pushing process and I found myself relying as heavily on her as the nurses and the doctors in getting through this phase.In summary, Kai’s service and presence helped me in successfully experiencing the birthing process, and while it was a prolonged affair, her calm demeanor coupled with her experience provided me the support I needed to cap off my pregnancy with a successful delivery.

Posted 8/25/2018

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Michal Jones

from the very first moment that my partner and i decided we wanted to get a doula and Kai was recommended to us, she has been a constant source of support, encouragement, and stability. as the non-birthing parent, i couldn't have imagined my partner's labor without Kai's expertise and calm demeanor. she reminded my partner that she had all of the power to deliver, and reminded me to stay calm and do what i needed to take care of myself, too. having her before, during, and after the birth has been a truly sacred experience, and i will certainly contact her if we decide to carry another child. i highly recommend Kai!

Posted 12/15/2017

Birth Availability for Kai Shatteen

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Postpartum Availability for Kai Shatteen

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