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April Bello CD,CPD(ASDS)

Semilla of Ixchel

Website: http://www.semillaofixchel.com

Phone: (562)243-9982

Birth Fee: $300 to $1200

Postpartum Rate: $5 to $35

Fee Details: I believe that everybody deserves support in life's transitions. Giving birth and postpartum are a sacred times when we should feel empowered and nourished. I will work with you to make this experience a healing one. I work with individuals & families to make these services accessible by offering sliding scale, reduced fees, bartering, and free services for people of color, youth, single parents, LGBQ, trans, and immigrants.

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 7 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years and 7 families served

Doula Training

  • Ancient Song Doula Services, March 2016
Type of Practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas

Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 2 to 4 postpartum families

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

Other Relevant Certifications

  • 4. Biologix Solutions Bloodborne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulation Specialists Trained
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Rebozo Training
  • SERVSAFE® Food Safety Management Training
  • Herbalist

College Education

  • BA/BS
  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Abortion Doula with Boston Doula Project; Birth and Herbal worker with Seeds of Ancestors; Energy Healer with Semilla of Ixchel

Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Client Testimonials for April Bello CD,CPD(ASDS)

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Cecilia Flores

I can't even begin to express what a healing experience this has been for me. From the moment of you reaching out, I felt so comfortable already. I was so great to connect with a fellow Latinx and also be tended to myself, as a mother. As a society I think the focus goes directly to the baby after birth and I think we forget that mothers need mothering too.

Thank you so much for helping me to coordinate childcare! I felt so comfortable trusting my daughter in your partners very capable hands. It made the experience so much easier on me (to not have to try to work around my families' schedule to watch her) and it was great to have her with us and part of the experience as well.

I felt so welcomed with the tea that you had offered and your opening with wanting to hear my childbirth experience and how things are going for me. I really loved being able to share my story and I felt like you held both the painful and beautiful moments I had experienced. I really appreciated you saying what you were doing, where you were moving and why. I rarely get relaxing and healing moments these days and it was really wonderful to feel both of those things in that space with you.

I keep thinking just about the connection I felt with you, you have a beautiful energy that is so radiant and calming. I can't put my finger on why but I just knew I could trust you, like something just clicked! Also the elderflower! Some how you knew I loved it and put it in the tea. I love that energy.

I deeply appreciate the work you are doing for our community, it is SO needed. As you know, I am a PhD student and wanting to document stories of childbirth and nursing experiences within our community. As I begin to hear stories, it just breaks my heart knowing how damaged the system is but it is very reassuring to know there are healers like you working to combat that.


Posted 4/26/2018

Birth Availability for April Bello CD,CPD(ASDS)

= Available. Calendar last updated: 11/2/2018 9:00:07 AM

Postpartum Availability for April Bello CD,CPD(ASDS)

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