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Aubrey McMillan, CD

Birth of Life Doula Services

Dickson, TN Service range 70 miles

6155155348

http://www.mybirthoflife.com

Birth Fee

$1200

Birth Fee

$1200


Birth Doula Certifications

  • Madriella Doula Network - Certified Labor Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Madriella Doula Network - Certified Postpartum Doula

Birth Doula Experience

5 years and 94 births attended


Doula Training

  • ProDoula, July 2017
  • ProDoula, June 2018

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? Some Home Births
I am happy to attend homebirths in the capacity of a non-medical doula.


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reiki
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

-Certified VBAC Doula, The VBAC Link -ICAN Professional Member -Member of the Nashville Birth Collective -OR Certified at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital -Midwife Assistant

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

I blend a holistic prospective with evidence based information to help you feel confident and prepared along your pregnancy, birth and parenting journey. My birth package includes 2 prenatal visits, 24/7 on call availability, labor and birth support, and 1 postpartum visit. You also get information and resources galore! Discounts available for use of multiple services, such as placenta encapsulation, private childbirth education, and reiki energy work. I have payment plans available and I am open to bartering!

Dickson, TN Service range 70 miles

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John Wallace

6/14/2022

Aubrey is amazing. She was great at sharing her expert knowledge and keen insights with wife AND myself (husband). She is an attentive listener who then takes YOUR birth goals to heart and serves as a STRONG advocate for her clients. I am thrilled we hired her. She also served as a great coach for me so that I could help my wife during labor. She suggested when to do what and what type of massage and other actions I could do to help my wife during labor. This was our third pregnancy and our first with a doula. I wish we had hired Aubrey for all 3 pregnancies!

Elizabeth Ethridge

1/4/2022

I interviewed another doula and wow am I so happy I went with Aubrey with Birth of Life. She was amazing!! She helped me achieve my goal of an unmedicated hospital birth. I seriously could not have done it without her. She advocated for me and supported me the whole way through. I liked how she provided the consult prior to delivery and unlimited support via text or call. She went above and beyond getting to know us and our preferences. Would 100% recommend as a doula and for placenta encapsulation. I watched her during my whole encapsulation process and she was so clean and sanitary!

Stella Yarbrough

12/31/2021

Aubrey was my doula and I highly recommend her. What I liked most about Aubrey is that she really personalized her care to fit my wants and needs.

Before my birth, she took detailed notes about my prior birth experience and preferences so that she’d know what I wanted and needed in the moment without having to ask. She was also willing to brush up/learn more about hypnobabies which is what I used for pain management during labor. And I liked that she was willing to put in the time to do so. Hypnobabies has a special vocabulary around birth and she was willing to adapt the way she spoke about labor to fully support hypnosis. Not everyone will do this!

There was a point at the beginning of my labor when I felt like I wasn’t on top of the pain/intensity like I wanted to be. Aubrey immediately sensed this and saw my shoulders scrunched up to my ears. She placed a warm, firm hand in my shoulders and asked me to breathe and send the relaxation to where I needed it. I found that so helpful and calming. I knew I was in good hands.

After my labor, I had to make a quick medical decision and Aubrey knew that I was someone who likes a lot of information when making a decision. She offered the info I wanted immediately, gave me some options, and explained why the medication was being offered. I felt informed and supported in my decision-making even though it wasn’t something we had discussed or anticipated.

I also had some extreme discomfort after my labor and Aubrey was so kind and gentle during that process. She held my hands and kept me calm. It was a really tender moment and I was so very glad she was there.

Overall, Aubrey was able to anticipate my needs and offer the support I needed in that moment—whether it was birth coaching, supported decision making or just kindness. I was very glad she was at my birth.

Alison

12/14/2021

Aubrey was incredible! I couldn't have asked for a better soul to help bring my son into the world. She was with me since week 12 and helped me navigate the medical system and gave me great tips and resources. She was always available for a call or a text and made me feel confident about my decisions. When I was pushing all I could hear was her voice telling me that I could do it. I would highly recommend Aubrey to anyone looking for a doula. She will definitely be my doula for our next birth!

Robyn Kopsko

8/13/2021

Would 100% recommend Aubrey and Birth of Life Services! She performed my placenta encapsulation and was very professional and informative. She came to our home the day after giving birth and her warm energy and calmness was welcomed in such a special time.

Kitty Carter

1/1/2021

We are so grateful that Aubrey has been our doula!

From day 1 of pregnancy, she has provided positive energy, professional support and loving encouragement for both me and my husband. 

Her child birthing class was very thorough and gave us a greater sense of being prepared for the big day. 

I love that there are never any "silly questions" with Aubrey. As a first time mama, I have learned such a great deal from her.

I highly recommend Aubrey and Birth of Life doula services!

 

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Helen Cottingham

9/10/2019

Aubrey loves babies and birth and her excitement is contagious. I am an anxious person but Aubrey's upbeat attitude always manages to bounce joy into my soul. Her knowledge and passion for all things birth and babies were a huge source of comfort for me while I was pregnant and in labor. I knew she would have or be able to find an answer to any question I had. She is also an excellent support person for the post partum part of the mama journey. I cannot recommend her enough!

Holly Conner

8/28/2019

Aubrey entered our lives when I gave birth to my first child at age 50. She was the integral in teaching me healthy ways to feed, support, nurture and entertain her.  Aubrey was truly life-saving when my baby was 4 months and quite colicky and fussy, Aubrey showed me ways to wear Martha and hold and support her that were integral to her comfort. Martha is nearly 4 and she considers Aubrey a second mom. She trusts her fully and is one of the few people I could imagine leaving her with for extended periods of time.

Aubrey's honest and transparent heart and wisdom from many years of child-care and child development experience make her the ultimate asset, BUT her ability to multi-task is what truly sets her apart. I have never seen anyone perform so many functions such as breast-feeding, preparing meals, cleaning up and being present on the floor playing and loving on children the way Aubrey does. She is a blessing to our family and any others she comes across. 

Catherine Keathley

10/6/2017

Making the decision to have a Doula during my pregnancy and Labor and Delivery was probably the best decision I have ever made.
I decided to hire Aubrey as my doula because of one thing: I was very comfortable around her and so was my husband. I hired her as my doula near the middle of my second trimester. We immediately created my birth plan and figured out everything that I wanted and didn't want during my labor and delivery. One of my biggest wants from Aubrey was for her to not only support me but to support my husband. Aubrey followed up with my after all my prenatal visits, talked with my about my concerns relating to Braxton Hicks contractions and Prodominal Labor. My pitocin was started around 7:15-7:30. At 9am the Doctor came in, we discussed my birth plan and then she broke my water at 9:09am(I was 3-4 cm dilated). That is when my doula was truly needed. By 9:20am I was begging for pain medication (it was too late because I was 8 cm dilated). Aubrey helped me focus on breathing and did everything in her power to try and make me comfortable all while also trying to comfort my husband because he was having a hard time seeing me in that much pain. By 9:30am I demanded an epidural...the anesthesiologist didn't arrive until 9:45 and that's when I felt my body pushing. It was baby time. Aubrey helped me stay focused and calm...she was my rock...she made sure I kept breathing. The Doctor arrived sometime between 9:50-9:55am and it was time to push. Aubrey was there right by my side. At 10am my daughter was born.
If Aubrey hadn't been there, I am not sure that I could have done an all natural birth. My husband and I were beyond impressed and would recommend to anyone that hiring a doula is the way to go. I give Aubrey all the credit for helping me have the labor and delivery that I wanted, because without her, I think things would have been way more stressful and not have gone the way it did.

Chelsi Williamson

7/6/2017

My family was blessed to have Aubrey present as our labor doula for the homebirth of my 3rd child. We primarily hired her to assist with the emotional support of our other children. She was amazingly present to the needs of not only our children, but also ours and my mother's. She flowed effortlessly and seamlessly within the days activities and cared for our children very lovingly. Our birth would not have been as amazing as it was without her present. She also managed to capture our most favorite photo from the entire experience! We will always have an immense gratitude for her presence during this transitional time in our lives.

Birth Availability for Aubrey McMillan, CD

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