Birth Fee: $250 to $1000
Fee Details: My birth services include: 1. A complimentary interview and opportunity to meet face-to-face 2. 2-3 prenatal visits to discuss and plan for birth, comfort measures, coping and the new baby. 3. Support via phone or email, to answer questions and concerns about your pregnancy. 4. On call 24/7 from 37 weeks until you give birth. 5. Continuous support during labor. 6. Postpartum support for the first two hours after birth, and help to initiate breastfeeding. 7. A postpartum visit in your home and additional breastfeeding support. 8. Also, offer concierge services & postpartum/breastfeeding help
Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 6 births attended
Clients per Month: 1Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
End-of-Life Doula, PostPartum Help and extended caregiving services
Languages spoken: English, Conversational Spanish
Service Area MapArea of practice: Vancouver, WA
After a difficult first birth in a hospital, we hired Halle to attend the birth of our second son. When we first met her, we clicked instantly, and there was an ease and calmness about all of our interactions. Halle came armed with a great list of questions that helped us to figure out and communicate what we hoped for with the second birth. Although we hoped to have the delivery in a birth center, we knew from our previous experience that we may not have control over that should complications arise. Halle came with me to tour other facilities to help ensure I had other options to preserve as much of the experience we wanted as possible. She went above and beyond, doing her own research into the birth center and other hospital facilities. Her calm and peaceful demeanor was incredibly supportive during labor. She picked up right away on the way my partner and I interact and deal with stress, and her humour and good natured spirit complimented us perfectly. It was truly like having another close friend with us. She came to our home in the middle of the night, and stayed with us through the whole process. I only found out later how much she had communicated with my husband and the staff, alerting them that it was definitely time to get to the birth center and when she sensed I was transitioning and getting ready to push.
She came bearing gifts for the whole family to our post partum visit, and shared knowledge about newborns and breastfeeding that we as seasoned parents even didn't know.
I would highly recommend Halle as a birth doula, she took care of me, and the whole family as a dear friend would. Her peaceful energy and knowledge was incredibly supportive to us, and allowed us to have the birth experience we were hoping for.
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