Birth Fee: $1600
Fee Details: My services are here to provide you with compassionate evidence-based informational and emotional support. For your investment you will receive support via phone/text/email throughout your pregnancy, prenatal visits in the comfort of you home to discuss and prepare for birth, continuous support for you and your partner during your birth for comfort, assistance initiating breastfeeding and bonding after birth, an in home prenatal visit postpartum to discuss your recovery and answer any questions you may have.
Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 20 births attended
Clients per Month: 2 to 5Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Worked with women’s shelters to provide care for expecting women.
Languages spoken: English
My fiancée and I heard about Angel through my fiancée's coworker. We met shortly after so that Angel could explain her services and to get to know each other. Even though we were further along in our pregnancy than Angel is used to in terms of how she spaces out her visits, she was confident in herself to provide the same care she normally would. Angel even provided us plenty of resources that we could use on our own. After that first meeting, we immediately agreed to hire Angel. Before we could have our first appointment, my fiancée's water broke. This didn't stop Angel from doing her best. She got a sitter for her children and then came to the hospital. Because of our first meeting, she retained the information we gave her to help us during labor, sticking as close to our birth plan as possible. She guided me in helping ease the labor. Giving tips to help relieve pressure, hip holds, support during squats, and overall keeping my fiancée distracted from the pain. In the last moments of labor, Angel helped to keep my fiancée from loosing progress by putting her in specific positions that would help her move along. When we saw our baby was crowning, Angel stayed with us the entire time. When our baby was born I was torn between staying next to her or my fiancée. Angel told me to go to my baby, and to stay with her the entire time, she would take care of everything else. She made me feel like I was in control instead of being pulled one way or the other. After our baby was born, we had our last two appointments to make sure we were ok and that if we had any questions, she was more than willing to answer. She gives parents a voice during child birth and is always there for support. Even after her job was done, she is still a phonecall away from any help we may need. I recommend Angel for all her services. If we're fortunate enough to have more children, we'll definitely be reaching out for her services again!
My fiance and I decided that we wanted a doula for the birth of our daughter after attending a birthing class. I specifially wanted a doula of color, as I am a woman of color myself and was excited when a friend of mine put us touch with Angel. Over the phone she was very professional and warm. She gave me a description of her services and we quickly set up a time to meet. The day my fiance and I met Angel, we immediately clicked. It was like talking to an old friend. From our conversation she made us feel safe and confident that she would be able to meet our needs during our birth experience and we decided to go forward with her as our doula. When my water broke unexpectedly at 35 weeks, Angel sprung into action. She arrived to the hospital shortly after I called and immediately began to hlep my loved ones and I through my labor. Angel stood by my side for over 12 hours and helped my fiance and myself to feel empowered to make the decisions we thought were best. She helped me to feel heard when things didn't go as planned and ultimately helped us to have an amazing birth experience. When my daughter was born, Angel was able to capture a beautiful moment between my fiance and I as I held my baby for the first time. The next day, Angel came by to see how we were doing as our baby needed some time in the NICU. She continuously checked in with me to see how I felt, helped me as I began my breastfeeding journey, and continued to empower me to make decisions I felt were best for my baby. Since I gave birth before we could have a prenatal session, Angel was able to accommidate our situation and provide support to us once we were home. Angel was an integral part of my entire birth experience and continues to be an amazing resource throughout my breastfeeding journey. I will definitely be recommending Angel to other moms and using her for any other births I'm fortunate to have.
As a Housemother in a Maternity home, my perspective is a little different from the other women giving reviews for Angel’s work. Mothers-to-be in our home truly deserve a little more than just TLC; they are usually single moms, and some have come through various forms of trauma before even arriving at our door. Angel is truly an angel to our moms. From the first meeting, it is clear that she customizes her work, providing tailor-made, uniquely-designed service to each mom. Are you unsure if you can do it? Angel will build you up, reminding you that you definitely can! Are you a little afraid? Angel is there to give you comfort and to impart knowledge to help you deal with your concerns. Are you in need of loving guidance without having someone push their opinions on you? You need Angel as your doula. As we are a very small nonprofit, we have to be very sure that anything we spend money on is worth our limited funds. Investing (together with our moms) in Angel’s doula services brings rewards that we wouldn’t have ever imagined receiving. She has a gift for what she does and that gift, to our moms, is priceless.
Thank you, Angel (and thank you Frances, who has stepped in when scheduling demanded). I can no longer imagine the transition from pregnancy through labor and delivery and into new motherhood without you!
My experience with Angel was nothing like I've ever experienced before. My wife and I are parents of 3 children, with the last being our first natural birth. I had so many different ideas in my head of what a natural birth would look like. Safe to say I was pretty nervous. But then an Angel came to ease my mind! Her name is nothing short of what she was for us during our first natural birth. I know my wife appreciated everything Angel did for us during the process, but I truly haven't been able to find the words to describe how much I appreciate her. Angel has left a life long impression on me and my family. She went above and beyond any expectation I had. Thanks for watching over us Angel!
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