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Hope Staves, MA, CD, CPD.

Hope Birth & Beyond- Birth Keeper & Photographer

Website: https://www.hopebirthandbeyond.com/

Phone: 530-748-5039

Birth Fee: $600

Postpartum Rate: $20

Fee Details: Add on services available

Birth Doula Experience: 10 years and 157 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years and 23 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Birth Arts International - Certified Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Birth Arts International - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • Birth Arts International, June 2017
Type of Practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas

Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 5 postpartum families

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

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Birth Arts International
  • CBE Student BAI

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • La Leche League Leader
  • BEC Student

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • SERVSAFE® Food Safety Management Training
  • Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner
  • Midwife Assistant - THE farm

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Prematurity
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • End of Life Doula Services
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Monitrice services
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Hope started -Hope Birth & Beyond LLC out of an ongoing passion and need in the community. She wanted to unite locals together to help support each other, and each mother and family. She offers training for birth workers too! As a child, she dreamed of being a teacher, little did she know she would be teaching mothers how to have the best birth for them, capturing every moment and provide them love and support along their journey. Hope’s an Internationally Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, Midwife Assistant, NRP provider, LLL Leader, Spinning babies, & B.E.S.T certified. Hope is also a current student with Birth Arts International in the breastfeeding counseling, childbirth education, and Indie Birth 13 moons. Continuing education is so important that she is enrolled in IBMS Midwifery class of 2021. In the fall of 2021 Hope will be serving as a Traditional birth attendant. She holds additional education in Childhood Nutrition, An Art Degree in Photography, Nutrition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Medical Research and Trial Studies, Cosmetology, Genes, and the Human Condition -Behavior to Biotechnology, Essential Oils and The Beauty of Normal Physiology in Pregnancy, Labor, and Birth by Ina May Gaskin

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Client Testimonials for Hope Staves, MA, CD, CPD.

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Hannah Shelton

Hope was an invaluable part of the birth team for our second daughter! I was seeking someone who could both help me, as well as help my husband help me work through our home birth. She had so many techniques and professional tools I had not even heard of before to aid in managing the pain of contractions. She helped make everything seem so effortless, things were taken care of before I had time to realize they needed done and it helped create such an ease of mind after our baby girl was earthside! She was, and still is as I follow her on social media, a wealth of knowledge for mamas and families in general. I will always recommend Hope! 

Posted 6/23/2019

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Brittany Frankhouser

I hired Hope for our second kiddo. My first wasn’t the experience I wanted, so I reached out to Hope and she made my second the best experience I could have asked for. She was amazing from beginning to end. She was with me for every moment since we hired her at 10 weeks gestation til baby was born and after with follow up calls and visits. During my labor, she met me at the hospital Christmas morning til I gave birth at 11:45pm that night. She helped me with my stress and walked me through the birth process. She was absolutely amazing! My husband and I was so appreciative that she was there for us. She helped us manage the hospital staff and she rocked me through my labor. I was able to deliver by baby boy exactly how I wanted with her support and guidance. If I have more kids I wouldn’t think twice about making her my doula or mid wife (depending on where she is with her career) and doing a home birth. Hope is amazing and I don’t think I can explain how amazing she is. Plus you get a built in amazing photographer.

Posted 6/20/2019

Birth Availability for Hope Staves, MA, CD, CPD.

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Postpartum Availability for Hope Staves, MA, CD, CPD.

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