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Kaylin Smith, CD(DONA), LE(c)

Kaylin's Birth Services

Website: https://www.KaylinsBirthServices.com

Phone: 8036872313

Birth Fee: $600

Fee Details: My $600 fee for Birth Doula services includes two educational prenatal visits and one follow up visit postpartum, to check in and provide resources, if needed. Birth photography services can be added to your package for $200.

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 9 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

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

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

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

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • DONA- Childbirth Education for Doulas

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Educator (CAPPA)
  • DONA-Breastfeeding Basics for Doulas

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Plus size mothers
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Birth Pool rental
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • TENS units rental

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Kaylin Smith, CD(DONA), LE(c)

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Cassidy Roth

Felt totally comfortable and at ease with Kaylin. Discussions during our visits were always lively and informative! We loved having her as part of our birth team. Highly recommend her services!! We will be using her again next time!!

Posted 8/14/2019

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Kat

At the 2 month mark, my son still wasn't latching and I was pumping non-stop while supplementing with formula. I had exhausted myself day in and day out and was giving breastfeeding one last ditch effort before giving up when a friend of mine shared a referral for Kaylin on social media.

I had been to a lactation center before, but it was very stressful for me. Having a screaming baby in a rigid clinical setting and trying to get him to latch while I'm in tears from the stress and post partum depression wasn't something I was willing to go through again. So when I saw that Kaylin did house calls I was willing to try it out.

She was kind, easy going, and laid back...exactly what I needed! She helped me understand his latch and by the end of our meeting my baby was successfully breastfeeding! Kaylin gave me something I never thought I would have, especially after 2 months of unsuccessful progress on my part...I thought it wasn't possible. I have continued to work on our breastfeeding progress and have contacted her after our visit with concerns and she has helped me through those.

If you are looking for help and just want to be in the comfort of your own environment with someone who is willing to take the time, Kaylin is a great choice!

Posted 4/24/2019

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Tara Hodges

I am beyond grateful that we chose Kaylin to support us during our pregnancy and birth. Overall, my pregnancy turned out to be more difficult than anticipated. My birth did not turn out the way I had envisioned.
Before the complications arose, Kaylin was helping to ease my worries by providing helpful information and often just listening when I needed someone to talk to.
I ended up needing a csection, and the idea terrified me. But Kaylin was there to alleviate my concerns and listen. She helped me to realize my own capability and empower me to birth my child with confidence, even though my birth plan hadn't gone the way I wanted.
The day of my daughter's birth, Kaylin met my husband and I at the hospital early so we would have plenty of time to get ready for surgery. She even made sure to bring snacks for my husband!
I'm so glad she was with me in the pre-op room because my mind was all over the place. She immediately knew when my nerves were getting the best of me and helped to calm them and keep the mood light and happy in my room. No negativity whatsoever!
Unfortunately, the hospital that I delivered at only allowed one person in the operating room, but Kaylin stayed with me until the very last second and was waiting for me in the recovery room.
The rush of oxytocin was incredible, and Kaylin captured some remarkable pictures of our first moments as a family of 3- pictures that I will cherish forever.
Kaylin stayed and helped me get settled and comfortable, and then brought me food once I was cleared to eat. 
I don't want to imagine what my pregnancy/birth would have been like if she hadn't been a part of it. Her love and support helped create such a positive atmosphere. Her knowledge and instincts are invaluable.
I am so thankful for her wisdom and support during my pregnancy and birth, but I am also thankful for the relationship that was built. I plan on having her attend any future births that I have.

Posted 2/10/2019

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Emily Traver

Kaylin was awesome!  From the moment I met her I knew she was the right person to assist me with the birth of my son.  She has a very calm and nurturing presence.  She is very knowlegable of different birthing positions and relaxation techiniques and was very helpful in helping me to remember to breathe and stay focused during labor.  She was well prepared at our prenatal visits and at the hospital.  We had two prenatal visits and I greatly appreciate that she took the time to discern what my goals and fears were and to make a plan ahead of time of how to cope if things didn't go as planned.  She is a good listener and I never felt rushed through our appointments.  Kaylin never pushed me one way or another about my birth plan and was extremely supportive of my choices. 

I had a successful unmedicated, natural childbirth at Lexington Medical Center and I'm not sure I could have done it without her!  My husband says he also felt much more calm with her being there and it better equipped him to be my support person.  I would definitely recommend her services and if we decide to have more children I will definitely be calling her again!

Posted 10/31/2017

Birth Availability for Kaylin Smith, CD(DONA), LE(c)

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