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Celia Aldape

With Guided Hands

Website: http://www.withguidedhands.com/birth-services.html

Phone: 469-438-3239

Birth Fee: $650 to $1450

Fee Details: I offer all kinds of packages ranging from birth support only to packages that include childbirth education, massages, and more! You can also add belly binding, infant massage instruction, and many other services to customize your package. Please call me to discuss your needs I'd love to meet with you.

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Institute of Somatic Therapy - Certified Massage Doula

Doula Training

  • Institute of Somatic Therapy, June 2018
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 2

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

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • BEST - Certified Childbirth Educator

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Aromatherapy for Birth Workers Certification (BAI)
  • Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist (Institute of Somatic Therapy)
  • LMT/LMP (Licensed Massage Therapist/Practitioner)
  • Reiki Practitioner
  • Belly Bengkung Binding, 11 years as an LMT

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Vaginal breech birth
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Dancing For Birth Professionally Trained
  • Infant massage education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Reflexology
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental

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Client Testimonials for Celia Aldape

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Elizabeth Moore

Celia was an amazing friend & coach while I was in labor; I couldn't have done it without her. I knew I wanted (needed) a doula again for my second birth, and I chose Celia because she was a licensed massage therapist in addition to her demeanor/personality. I knew I needed two things for pain relief: a hot water bath & massage! Celia's massage techniques helped me manage labor pains & relax during and after delivery. She had a very calm demeanor and had very encouraging words of affirmation to help me handle the painful contractions. She's had great communication throughout the pregnancy and even now postpartum checking in on me. I'm so grateful to have had her by my side during this time!

Posted 10/22/2019

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Erika Mitchell

Celia provided many services for my family throughout my pregnancy including childbirth education classes, prenatal massage and she served as our doula. She was an integral part of our team, providing amazing support throughout my entire pregnancy, through birth and postpartum! It truly was the perfect combination of mind, body and spirit to receive such thorough care leading up to the birth of our son.  Her presence alone is very calming and grounding. I couldn’t imagine going through the labor process without her. She was a source of strength, encouragement and comfort during the most difficult moments of labor- always reminding me that I was capable. Celia also has a wealth of resources and referrals that were very helpful when navigating the postpartum and newborn stage. She is an educated, thoughtful and intuitive person that puts her whole heart into her work. I can’t thank her enough for her care throughout this sacred time in my life. 

Posted 9/24/2019

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Diana Tomov

If you don’t know Celia, run, go meet her, go talk to her and you will see. If you do know Celia, consider yourself blessed. This woman is of adifferent caliber. When choosing a doula, I wanted someone who could fit into my sacred birthing space. After interviewing several doulas, I finally spoke to Celia, and within the first 5 minutes, I knew she was the necessary puzzle piece for my pregnancy, birth and beyond. Her energy was so positive and I could feel a sense of joy and warmth radiating outward.  As a massage therapist, Celia gave me such a gift of relaxation and calm, both of which I got to carry out into my birth.  As a doula, Celia helped empower me in countless ways. Through childbirth education for my husband and I, we felt so prepared for our daughter’s arrival. Through Celia’s gentle touch, words of affirmation and encouragement, I felt fearless. Through her constant reassurance after my birth, I felt supported. At every mile marker of our journey, Celia was there, strong, fierce, yet calm, meeting me where I was and supporting me exactly in the way I needed. I would choose Celia over and over again as my doula. She has no idea the profound impact she had on my life and the lives of my children and husband.

Posted 6/10/2019

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Tracey George

I feel so fortunate to have found Celia to support me as a doula during the birth of my second daughter. She has this calming presence that made me feel safe, supported and cared for through my birth center birth despite at times feeling out of control. I cannot imagine having the same positive, strong, birth experience without her support. Even with a wonderfully supportive partner and two great midwives, having the support of a doula like Celia is invaluable.

She went above and beyond to answer any questions, provide support materials, and be on call the day I went into labor. Not to mention the use of the Tens unit that she provided during labor. This unit helped so much with my posterior baby and back labor and actually made the labor feel quite manageable that it went much faster than I thought. 

This was my second birth, but first with the support of a doula. If you're considering whether or not you may need a doula - from my experience, even with the best support from a partner and midwives, a doula provides that emotional and physical support that will get you through the hardest moments not just for you but for your partner too and is worth every penny.

I could not recommend Celia more, I feel so blessed to have found her.

 

Posted 1/25/2019

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Meghann Moore

I am a first time mom who had a home birth. I absolutely loved having Celia as my doula. I began seeing her for monthly massages and childbirth classes from end of my first trimester all the way until birth. Her childbirth classes were wonderfully informative and she was very patient with my husband and me, answering every question we had extensively and walking us through everything step by step. I learned a lot of techniques that helped me immensly in labor. I also felt very confident of my choices and birth plans having been properly informed on everything from hospital to home birth. The monthly (sometimes more often) massages were wonderful and healing all throughout my pregnancy. My body pain was very minor and I owe a lot of that to Celia. I ended up seeing her weekly by the last month of pregnancy and it’s what kept me comfortable and sane (having gone two weeks past my due date almost). Celia was also there for me anytime I needed. She was available and flexible with scheduling and was quick to answer any texts, calls, or emails from me. Lastly, her presence at my birth was key. I honestly don’t think I would have had as good of a birth experience if not for her. She was there as soon as I needed her and through the entire labor she was flawless. She massages tense areas when needed, kept me as relaxed as possible, and was extremely attentive, making sure I was getting everything I needed. She helped me remember my breathing and kept me as comfortable as possible, suggesting different laboring positions, making sure I was hydrated and fed. She was my rock through it all. She kept me motivated and confident even when things got tough. Even after labor and the birth she was amazinglay helpful, massaging my tired leg muscles to help with shak and soreness afterwards. She stayed as long as I needed her and a week later came back to help me and teach me how to use the belly wrap. I could not recommend Celia more as a doula. She is incredible.

Posted 1/22/2019

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Katy Rudolphy

Celia was always available throughout my pregnancy and childbirth, whether via phone, email, or other communication. She listened and answered all of the questions and concerns that I had. When needed, she provided additional information and well-research findings. This open communication was a tremendous resource to help us make decisions about birth and care. Her childbirth education materials left us feeling empowered, encouraged, educated, and more informed about what we would face ahead of us.

 

When it came time to deliver, Celia was attentive to all of my needs, and flexible when those needs changed by the moment. She was a calming, encouraging, and supportive presence throughout my labor and birth. Her postpartum visit was also very helpful, with providing reflections upon what happened and weaving those experiences into the birth story. She also provided a variety of books and resources for parents of newborns. I'd highly recommend her!

Posted 4/10/2018

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Mrs Eysen

Celia was amazing from start to finish. She was very flexible for our first meeting, especially when my schedule suddenly changed. She won me over from our first conversation. She was very professional about her services but still laid back and easy to talk to. Before signing the contract, she was very open in helping us pick out the services we needed and was super helpful in allowing us to eliminate services that we didn't need from the package we selected. We decided on the massage and aromatherapy package, adding the belly binding. We had one prenatal meeting and we were able to discuss all of the details my husband and I wanted to go over for the birth. I had 3 prenatal massages prior to birth and all were amazing. The first massage was my first massage ever; Celia made me feel very comfortable. After that, I greatly looked forward to each massage. I constantly texted Celia as the birth got closer. She was very helpful in answering all my questions and letting me know when I should call my midwives for reassurance or to answer medical questions. The morning my water broke, Celia was ready all day for my call. She provided many tools that I could try to use to help my labor get started. I ended up at the hospital in the afternoon because I had to be induced. Celia came up to the hospital in the evening when my contractions started to get pretty intense. I didn't give birth until the morning at 10:30 am. Celia stayed by my side every second, doing everything in her power and pulling out every tool in her arsenal to help me handle the pains and intensity of labor. I had a medication-free birth and really needed everything that Celia had to give. She held my hand all night while I endured the night of contractions. She massaged, did aromatherapy, coached through breathing and my tones, provided her TENS unit, and a bunch of other things I can't even remember. We could not have done it without Celia!

Posted 3/30/2018

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Jessica Hernandez

FFrom the moment I met Celia during our consultation I knew i wanted her to be part of my birth team. This was my 5th pregnancy, yet my first home birth. Initially I thought I knew everything i needed to know about birth and I just wanted Celia to be my backbone during the rough moments of labor. Needless to say she was so much more. She gave me strength I never knew I had, her positive, calm energy flowed through the room and gave us the perfect atmosphere to welcome our son. Celia taught me how to truly tune into my body and relax through childbirth. Everything I learned from her helped me to have the perfect birth I so badly wanted. I know I could have had a nonmedicated birth but definitely not as easily as I did and I have Celia to thank for that. Overall she is just someone you want to be around. Not only will she provide you with every tool to have your own perfect birth but she will also become a friend in the process. Words just can' express enough how awesome she is as a doula. 

Posted 1/30/2018

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Xina Ghadamshah

I couldn't have asked for a better, more caring, more humble and knowledgeable person to be my Doula! Celia was there for me from the beginning to the end of this wonderful journey. I'm a first time mom and I would take Celia as my Doula again without a doubt. I knew from our first consultation that she would be the perfect help to me!

At 36 weeks I was very emotional and had so much going on around me that I started feeling lonely. At 37 weeks we found out that I was having a full beech baby with an anterior placenta so it was going to be tough to turn the baby naturally. We did ECV with Dr Cummings but it wasn't successful. I knew my birth plan was about to suddenly change so emotionally I was not in the right place in my life. At 38 weeks we went to Dr Cummings together with Celia to do a second ECV so that I could maybe have my baby in water but I started bleeding the second we walked in the office, I was one cent dialated. That night I started my contractions and Celia knew everything that was happening so she decided to come over to my house even though I felt like I wasn't in pain and still had time for the baby to come. My Midwife even told me to have a glass of wine and go to bed cause this baby won't come for another few days. Celia made the right decision to come over cause that night I had my beautiful breech baby boy naturally in the hospital with Dr Cummings. She was my hero that night and came over at the right time! Celia was truly there for me, emotionally and physically, throughout my pregnancy, birth and after birth! I couldn't have done this without her help, support and knowledge!

Posted 8/6/2017

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Monique Rice

Celia was an amazing and informative doula. All of our meetings were always filled with excitement, encouragement and anticipation. As first time parents, we appreciated every visit and techniques to practice to prepare for birth. Even though delivery didn’t go as planned, Celia still stayed hands-on and stayed engaged with me. I was very emotional and little did she know I really pulled from her strength. Thank you Celia for being with us during one of the best moments God has blessed our family with.

Posted 7/12/2017

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Amber Castelli


Celia’s quick response to phone calls and text during labor as well as her support in reminding us of the things we wanted out of our birth were very helpful to my husband and I. Celia’s words of encouragement helped calm me. In labor, what helped me relax were things that were discussed at our prenatal appointments like taking a bath, abdominal breathing, moving around, reading birth affirmations and listening to music. Her additional support as well as calm presence after delivery was beyond appreciated. I didn’t know I should eat after delivery and her gentle offering of a small snack helped me when I didn’t even know I needed it. And the foot rub afterwards was a happy distraction. You have made this time easier for my family. Your support has been invaluable. 

 

Posted 5/11/2017

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