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Anna Ballard

Mama Bear Doula Services

Madison, MS Service range 30 miles


Birth Fee

Not specified

Birth Fee

Not specified

Birth Doula Experience

1 years and 2 births attended

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1

Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals

Attends birth center births? Some Birth Centers

Attends home births? Some Home Births

College Education


Fee Details

I am currently in the process of getting my doula certification from DONA! I have attended two births previously (both in hospitals -- one vaginal birth, after a 3 day labor! -- one vaginal birth after having to be induced due to kidney issues)

Madison, MS Service range 30 miles

Client Testimonials for Anna Ballard

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Mary Rooks


The on call doctor wanted to section me thirty minutes after I came in. I had my baby naturally 46 hours after I checked in. That is all thanks to the persistance and care of a good doula. 

I had the honor and privilege of being Anna's first birth, which was also my first child. I could have gone with someone with more experience, but after talking with Anna, I knew no amount of experience or knowledge could outweigh the comfort and warmth I felt with her. I knew there was no other option. My husband is an engineer in every way and I knew he would mean well, but likely be super rigid and possibly just be freaking out (he actually did an amazing job). I knew I needed someone there to keep me calm and focused, but distracted when needed. My labor was not typical. I called Anna on a Friday when contractions were waaay far apart and she rushed over with the perfect snacks and movies to keep calm and wait on baby to decided he was actually ready to start kicking into full labor.. 38 hours later. My water broke a little past midnight on a Sunday morning and I finally had baby boy Monday night at 10:17. My labor tested the on call doctor my doctor and all of the nurses that came and left there shifts without me having the baby yet (except for the last). With all of the testing to even the professionals, Anna remained calm and focused on keeping me calm and focused. She made me stay hydrated when I didn't feel like drinking and made me take honey sticks for energy when she could tell I was running out. Honestly, there is no way I would have been able to go that long and have my perfect baby boy without her. I mean that so honestly. I would recommend her x 1000 to any ladies that want a doula they can trust. I would have never known it was her first birth by the manner in which she carried herself, her calm spirit, her words of encouragement and the way she could feel what needed to be done at each moment. ??????

Birth Availability for Anna Ballard

= Available. Calendar last updated: 05-10-2017