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Michi Arguedas

Quetzal Doula

Website: http://www.quetzaldoula.com

Birth Fee: $1300 to $1600

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $35

Fee Details: I carefully choose my rates to be accessible to those who need doula support and fair to other practitioners who make their living doing this work. If you are interested in working with me but cannot meet the prices listed, please let me know! I trust we can work together to find a price that is fair to all parties. Payment plans, trades, and barters are also available upon request.

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 20 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 9 years and 6 families served

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: I offer postpartum shifts of 4-8 hours for daytime and 6-8 hours for overnights. I am flexible on length of time needed and understand that anticipating exact needs can be challenging when adjusting to a newborn. I seek to build a trusting and communicative relationship with my postpartum families from the onset where we respect and honor each other's time and needs. I also love working in households with pets!
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • 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)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Roots of Labor Birth Collective, Birth Justice Project

Languages spoken: English, Español, Português

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Oakland, CA
Travel Range: 20 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: If you are more than 15 miles away from Oakland I kindly ask that you pay at the top end of my scale.

Client Testimonials for Michi Arguedas

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Filiberto Chávez-Guerrero

My wife and I were looking for a doula in the East Bay. After interviewing various candidates, we decided to go with Michi. Her friendliness, commitment being a doula, as well as knowledge set her apart from other doulas. During the first prenatal visit, Michi shared with us resources on nutrition, childbirth options, and ideas to create birth preferences. We shared our experience and journey with Michi and it was great to build an important and significant relationship with our doula. When my wife and I had concerns about the labor, Michi provided information and useful suggestions. When the due date finally came (a week early) Michi was responsive and came when we requested her to come. She and I helped my wife through her contractions and by the time we arrived at triage she was dilated enough to be admitted. Michi stayed with us through the labor and six hours later our beautiful baby arrived. Michi also seamlessly took amazing pictures of the birth of our baby. We have timeless memories to look back upon thanks to the pictures she took. I could not imagine going through this journey without Michi.

Posted 10/24/2017

Birth Availability for Michi Arguedas

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Postpartum Availability for Michi Arguedas

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