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Teresa Piazza CD(DONA)

MommaTDoula

Website: https://mommatdoula.com

Phone: 9192448410

Birth Fee: $1000 to $1975

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $55

Fee Details: Postpartum-$35-$55/hr daytime and overnight hours available depending. $5 addition for multiples. I believe: Every woman should be empowered with the support she needs for the birth and postpartum experience she wants. My role is to help you envision your birth experience and support you in attaining it. Free initial interview. My birth package includes text, phone, and email support. Prenatal visits to discuss birth plan. On call 24/7 from 37 weeks. My attendance at your birth with comfort measures (for you and your partner). Emotional, physical and informational support. Birth assistance for skin to skin bonding and breast or bottle feeding. Postpartum visit. Fees vary based primarily on location, driving distance, tolls, parking. Also available to attend Dr visits, hospital or birthing center tours and classes.

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 79 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years and 24 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, November 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 2 to 4 births and 2 to 4 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: no smokers.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
with a midwife or health care professional.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association)
  • Certified Childbirth Educator (Prepared Childbirth Educators Inc.)
  • Doula Trainings International - Certified Childbirth Educator
  • DONA

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Breastfeed {Naturally} Certified Breastfeeding Advocate
  • Breastfeed {Naturally} Certified Breastfeeding Educator
  • La Leche League Leader
  • La Leche League Peer Couselor

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc Certified
  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • Aromatherapy for Birth Workers Certification (BAI)
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Rebozo Training

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • 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
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • 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 Previous Life Trauma
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • End of Life Doula Services
  • Infant massage education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother Roasting
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Reflexology
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep Educator
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Employed by Western CT Health Network as a Doula at The Danbury Hospital Family Birth Center. Hope after Loss Facilitator. National Charity League Patroness. Postpartum premature care Educator and Data facilitator. NICU premi data collection and education.

Languages spoken: english

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Client Testimonials for Teresa Piazza CD(DONA)

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Jessica

Terri was a huge support during my labor and delivery! I pushed for two hours and Terri was by my side every second helping to make me more comfortable. We originally decided to use a doula because my husband and I were unable to attend the birth classes. Additionally, my husband was worried he wouldn't know how to support me in the moment. Terri was there and was able to support me while also helping my husband support me. Terri stayed with us for several hours afterwards while my son was in the NICU and then helped me nurse him for the first time when he was released. She even visited us the next day! 

Posted 8/16/2019

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Sophia

Terry was phenomenal! She has a very calm demeanor which makes you feel at ease throughout labor and delivery. She made the whole day easier and less stressful. I would recommend her to anyone interested in using a doula. 

Posted 6/27/2019

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Lauren Cartagena

The perfect match for our son's birth!  She was kind, attentive and positive - she also had great relationships with the hospital staff, which was reassuring.  We had great conversation while labor progressed, which was exactly what I needed to keep me relaxed and not staring at the clock. Overall, we are so happy she was part of our birthing experience!  Thank you!

Posted 6/27/2019

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Julia Teitelbaum

She was attentive, warm, friendly, and made my very intense labor manageable. I recommend her!!

 

Posted 6/23/2019

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Kate Miller

Teresa was amazing! I had planned to use the same doula that I had worked with when my son was born but unfortunately she came down sick the night I went into labor. Teresa was the recommended replacement and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Friendly and proactive, she really listened to how I was feeling and how I hoped delivery would go. Admitted at 1am, my daughter arrived just before 8am via all natural delivery. 

If you are wondering whether a doula is the right choice, here are a few things to consider. Every delivery of is different. My 1st was ROUGH but my 2nd was a breeze. Doulas know the hospital staff, where stuff is and can help provide additional information and guidance if things don't go "according to plan". It also provided company while my spouse got some rest and a variety of suggestions of how to work through contractions I wouldn't have thought of.

5 star 200% recommendation for Teresa from this happy mama!

Posted 6/22/2019

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Katie Carhart

I had such a positive birth experience working with Teresa. She was extremely attentive to my needs during labor and very knowledgeable, which made the overall experience as calming as possible. I felt like I was able to be very present in the moment, and she was a wonderful advocate as well. 

Posted 2/4/2019

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Greg Miller

Fantastic.  She was great, really helped my wife, made her as comfortable as possible. Knew things to try that I never would have thought of or known about. I highly reccomend Teresa (and having a Doula in general). 

Posted 1/22/2019

Birth Availability for Teresa Piazza CD(DONA)

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Postpartum Availability for Teresa Piazza CD(DONA)

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