Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I would love to attend your home birth along with the care of your Midwife
Hello! I am a Certified Labor Doula in the South Jersey/Philadelphia Region. Regardless of your circumstance (nervous, excited, VBAC, natural childbirth, epidural) I look to help empower and prepare you for YOUR birth. I am fully prepared to give you evidence based informational support during pregnancy, and to give you and your birth team physical and emotional support throughout your pregnancy and birth experience. Please reach out with any questions, I'd love to meet you!
Sicklerville, NJ Service range 45 miles
Steph was amazing through my experience. I had planned an all natural medication free birth and the baby had other plans. My labor turned into a 44 hour labor with an epidural after 27 hours, my water being broken, and pitocin for the last few cm. Basically everything on my birth plan went out the window.
Steph was such a support for me both physically and emotionally as we tackled each hiccup in my labor. She helped educate me on options I had as interventions started coming up. I felt like if I didn’t have her there my husband and I would have been at the mercy of just “taking the doctors orders” or googling to make decisions.
Even since giving birth she has been so helpful and supportive talking to me as I have tackled issues with breastfeed, babies weight gain, and other parenting issues.
I whole heartedly believe she is a HUGE reason that despite my plan not going as I hoped I still look back on my sons birth as an amazing experience.
Stephanie was my doula for my first birth experience and I am SO happy that my husband and I chose her as our doula. She is so kind and helpful and made my birthing experience exactly what I wanted it to be. Without her, I don’t know if I would have had the confidence to have a natural birth without an epidural. Stephanie is extremely professional and was very supportive with ANY decision and plan that I felt was best for my family. She was never pushy throughout the process of deciding to hire her and when it came to me making decisions for my birth. She was prompt and helpful with providing me resources to help me make decisions for myself. When it came to the actual labor and delivery, she was worth her weight in gold! She made me feel so supported and helped me with positioning and pain control methods to get me through labor. While in labor, the doctors and nurses tried to ask me if I wanted extra medical interventions and if Stephanie had not been there I think I would have been pressured to take interventions that I did not want. In the heat of the moment while my husband was emotional and a bit confused as he’s not familiar with the birthing process, Stephanie was so calm and collected and helped us through. 100% worth it and I will definitely be hiring her for baby #2 in the future! She is very personable and we got along wonderfully from the beginning. Also, she offered a free consultation (not all doulas I came across did this) and it really was helpful to meet her before deciding to hire.
Stephanie was a tremendous asset to have attend the birth of my daughter! She provided much needed relief to my husband as well as support and encouragement for me. In the midst of labor, sometimes you forget all that you learned in your birth classes. Stephanie was able to provide ideas for labor positions and relaxation techniques. In addition to providing support the day of my delivery, Stephanie provided outside resources to answer my questions regarding caring for a newborn. While I wasn’t able to deliver completely drug free due to developing mild pre-eclampsia, Stephanie gave me the needed support to still maintain ownership of my delivery process. In the hustle and bustle of the delivery room, she was calm, talked me through what was happening, and advocated for expressed desires.
As a first time mom I was quite nervous about the whole labor experience. As painful and long as my labor was, I felt comforted with Stephanie present. During the entire experience she was so sensitive, not only to my physical state, but just as equally to my emotional state. She was also very sensitive about when to be involved and when to step back and let my husband hold my hand. Meeting with Stephanie prior to giving birth was super helpful. She is very good at listening and getting to know your desires for the whole labor experience. My husband and I are so thankful for her services.
Stephanie from our initial contact via text/phone call to my actual delivery date (almost 2wks past due) you were BEYOND anything I could ever ask for in a support person in the delivery room! You knew so much and were so supportive and kind! Thank you for all your help! Because of you, I was able to do the V-ba2c as planned! I have a feeling that if I didn't have you in there with me, I wouldn't have been able to push through and have my baby the way in which I desired! I know that it was God who brought you into our lives! You were so selfless and to think you were with me in the wee hours of Thanksgiving morning instead of home in your bed, with your family! Thank you for giving me the support I needed! God bless!
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