$1200 to $1600
Years in Operation: 3
Type of practice: Collective
Clients per month: 4 to 10 births and 2 to 6 postpartum families
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
From 100% non-medicated to scheduled cesarean sections- we support you free of judgment! *Ask about our COVID19 Virtual Doula Support Packaging!*
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
We have experience with VBACs, multiples, and water births!
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
If home is where your heart is and is where you feel safest and most comfortable, we are more than happy to support you!
Our fees reflect our training, experience and unwavering support. Our birth support fee includes a complementary consultation, 1-2 prenatal appointment(s) covering questions and concerns, comfort measures and birth planning, constant support throughout your pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum period, and a postpartum appointment to discuss the birth experience, mom's healing, infant sleep and newborn care. Our postpartum support fee includes educational, physical and emotional support for both the healing mother and newborn baby. Our care will largely depend on the family's needs. We simply mother the mother- whether that's caring for baby or siblings so mom can get rest, offering knowledge on all things postpartum and newborn care, doing light tidying or meal preparation. Thank you for visiting our page, we hope to connect with you soon!
Wheaton, IL Service range 50 miles
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Having Kelsey as our Doula was one of the best choices we’ve made. She was hands down AMAZING! She helped me through my 3rd birth which also happened to be my first comepletly unmedicated water home birth. She was so attentive, hands on and helped me through it all. Her calming presence and making sure I stayed focused was key for me. A home birth was uncharted territory to me and towards the end I wasn’t sure I could do it anymore. Kelsey reminded me how strong I was and in the end I birthed a 10lb baby with the help of Kelsey! Love her and seriously can’t say enough amazing words about her.
I can't even begin to describe the wonderful service and experience I had with Kelsey and Tina!! After having 3 traumatic birthing experiences in the past, I knew that going into my 4th I wanted as much help and support as I could get. Leading up to my delivery these ladies provided excellent education, comfort, and preparation. They eased my anxieties and helped me feel more excited and less scared about the process. Kelsey was with me during my labor, and she was there from start to finish. This was my longest labor yet, and she showed me tools that helped me SO much. I can only have inductions, so all of my other deliveries I've been confined to a bed and have just gone along with the rollercoaster of interventions that the hospital saw fit at any given time. This time, even though I was still induced, I was able to walk, utilize a birthing ball, take a shower, use heat packs and even got massages :) Kelsey kept me calm, focused, and helped me SO much in feeling like I truly had a voice in my own labor experience. Postpartum, Kelsey continued to check in and made sure I was transitioning to being home well, helped me with breastfeeding questions and came over to see how we were all doing. This was the most positive and uplifting experience I've ever had, and it was 100% due to these two women. Kelsey will forever be a friend to our family, and I am just SO thankful I met her and Tina. There is no price you can put on the amazing services they provide!!! I can't recommend them enough!!
As a first-time mom, I did a ton of research in trying to find the right fit when it came to hiring a Doula. I felt very comfortable with Kelsey and Tina in our initial consult, and their guidance based on empirical evidence really aligned with my overall mentality. I felt comfortable knowing either of them would be a strong advocate for my birth plan and guide me through any unexpected issues.
Everything about my birth experience seemed to be unexpected, but Kelsey really helped me feel in control through the chaos. She was amazingly flexible, especially given that my son decided to make his appearance a month early. She helped me through hours of back labor (even by phone as she was making her way to the hospital), and the subsequent change to my unmedicated birth plan.
My doctor praised how easy she was to work with – unlike many doulas that have been invasive or critical in her experience. My husband was initially indifferent to the idea of hiring a doula, but he found her presence to be immensely valuable and supportive to him as well.
Overall, there really aren’t adequate words to explain how valuable Kelsey was to my birth experience. She brought a calming and knowledgeable presence to a very stressful situation, and I can’t thank her enough. I would highly recommend her to others!
For our first pregnancy, my husband and I weren't really sure what to expect. We really trusted our OB practice, but wanted to ensure that our birth experience was a positive one and that we were doing all we could to help bring our little one into this world as comfortably (for her and myself) as possible. I really wanted to feel like we were supported in our hope for a natural birth, while still having the security of medical attention should things not go as planned. I knew a doula would likely be a good option, but my husband wanted to be sure that he was still a my rock and that we felt comfortable with someone we didn't know being a part of such an intimate moment in our lives.
Upon beginning my search for a doula, I came across Cloud Nine, and was really impressed by their online presence and immediate response to all of my concerns. Tina helped put my mind at ease, and it was one of her top priorities to include my husband and reassure him that he was my #1. Once we met with Tina and Kelsey, we hired them right away, and I had two people I trusted to answer my prenatal questions and reassure me as we got closer to the big day.
I went into labor 3 weeks early, and my Type A self was not mentally prepared for that. Kelsey was the doula on schedule for the day and was so great at responding promptly, giving my husband and I time to ourselves, but also arriving to the hospital as we requested. My labor was a whirlwind, but it was perfect. I cannot imagine (and neither can my husband) doing it without Kelsey - she was so patient, calm, and supportive - I think we likely would have accepted pain medication and other medical support if we hadn't had her there with us. With Kelsey as a part of our team, we knew we were in good hands because she knows birth so well. All in all, we were able to have the birth we'd hoped for and have a precious baby girl who is healthy and happy.
I couldn't be happier with my doula, Kelsey. She is so passionate about what she does! She met me very close to my home so we could talk about my wishes and birth plan etc. She made it so easy to meet with her (I already has 3 little ones at home so this was much appreciated). She was always a text or phone call away when I had a question or needed to talk. She attended my daughters birth and helped me through the pain that is childbirth. She supported my choices and always gave me helpful information to go on. My husband hurt his back right before I went into labor, so I was extremely grateful to have her by my side, walking the halls and laboring through painful contractions. She was so calm and collected. She even took pictures of my labor and sent them to me. She's a very talented photographer as well! I will forever cherish those moments. Overall, I had a wonderful experience and I recommended her 100x over!
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