Birth Fee: $900
Postpartum Rate: $30
Fee Details: My fees are described above and I accept Credit Cards, HSA, and FSA, and/or offer payment plans to help families better budget for a doula. If you have questions about fees, contact me. Proudly Supporting the Greater Jackson Area including Jackson, Madison, Canton, Clinton, Ridgeland, Gluckstadt, Brandon, Pearl, Fondren, Flowood, Meridian, Vicksburg, Hattiesburg, Natchez, Brookhaven, and the surrounding areas! If your area is not listed- please contact me. Depending on the dates, I may be able to travel to you with an additional $150 travel fee.
Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 60 births attended
Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years and 13 families served
Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 2 postpartum familiesPostpartum limits/restrictions: N/A
Admin- Jacksonville Natural Birth and Parenting, St. John's County Birth and Parenting and Natural Supermoms of Mississippi; Advocacy Work with the 2018 Improving Birth March for Moms in Jackson, MS and other Nonprofit work in Central MS.
Languages spoken: English
I couldn't have done this without Leah! I wasn't aware of how much I didn't know about being pregnant. She literally kept me from losing my mind and kept me from countless, unecessary hospital visits. Anytime I had questions, she had answers; and if she didn't have answers, she had links to information and people I could talk to. I also wasn't aware of how cold the medical field could be during a woman's pregnancy. She always informed me best that she could so that I could make my own decisions about anything that came up. Leah was never pushy. She aptly kept me controlled and emotionally stable during one of the most difficult times of my life. Even post partum, her services continued to be carried out. I highly recommend her services as doula, even though I received way more than a business transaction from her! In my opinion, doulas do not get enough credit for what they do, but I feel like Leah is certainly changing that perspective in her field; and she's changing it quickly and properly. I was more than blessed to have her support and friendship through all of it. I give her 11 out of 10 stars!!!
I met Leah through a coworker/friend when I was expecting. She was there for me every step of the way. She even checked on me constantly when she was out of town to make sure I was okay. When I had concerns, she sent me articles to read. She had a TON of suggestions that pretty much helped me keep my sanity. As a Labor and Delivery nurse, I saw allllllll the bad things (and good) and I just knew something was going to go wrong. She provided constant reassurance, and reminded me everything was going to be fine. Even though I delivered before she was “technically on call”, she didn’t hesitate to meet me at the hospital when I told her I was on my way. She was not pushy. She honored my wants/wishes. Leah was there for the delivery, short time following delivery, and during my postpartum visits. Five months postpartum, Leah is still a phone call, text message, and visit away. She didn’t just disappear once I delivered. I am beyond happy with the experience I received with Leah.
P.S. She makes some pretty amazing cookies as well! :)
I have worked with Leah during a few labors. It is so nice to have an educated, level-headed, rational and fun doula to work alongside! The strong connection she shares with her clients is obvious... her ability to be the liason between medical staff and client is refreshing. She is knowledgeable of current literature and stays up to date with all practices. She is amazing with her clients and their families, always going above and beyond!
It is always a pleasure to see her face!
My name is Duvi and I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. This is my first baby and I wanted things to be just right with my little sweetheart so I did as every tiger mom would I scouted out Doula's and OB for months. I finally found Leah in Mississippi and although at the moment I lived in Texas, she was able to walk me through the entire process and was very helpful without even being signed on yet as my Doula. My husband and I moved from Texas and I met with her at a cute coffee shop around the corner. We sat there for hours talking about everything and anything, i was only 27 weeks and i needed to know everything. I signed my contract and as she promised kept up with me from that moment on. At 28 weeks i went into labor unexpectedly and I thank God for sending me Leah to keep everything in order when my whole life was a complete mess. She went above and beyond for our family and kept me grounded when I was as scared as can be during this moment. We had just started to try to go over a birth plan that I didnt even get a chance to type up when all this happened. It was all perfectly planned by God that we were able to sit at that coffee shop for hours because I had basically gone over my birth plan with her and she was able to communicate that with the attending doctor and nurses that were there. My OB was not on call during that weekend and I wasnt even able to deliver with her but thanks to Leah I was able to get the delivery I wanted to the best of their ability due to the circumstances at hand. Although she was only 28 weeks along we were able to do as little intervention as possible and as much delayed cord clamping for optimal oxygen delivery to the baby as could get. I was very pleased with the way things went given the situation. Thank you so much for everything that you did, I really felt blessed.
Leah provided me with the birth experience I was seeking after a rather traumatic first birth experience with my first son. During this pregnancy, she was very attentive and available to answer questions or address concerns. And she remained upbeat and encouraging in the last days of pregnancy when I was having a hard time enduring pregnancy. Although I had a precipitous birth she traveled and arrived to meet me at the hospital. She provided great suggestions and was so valuable during the delivery. I’m so glad I chose Leah as my doula. The support she provided was just what I needed. Thank you Leah!
Leah has been an amazing back up doula for me since 2018. She is extremely skilled and professional and always available upon my request. My clients have always been extremely satisfied with her training and ability to go above and beyond as a birthworker. I consider it an honor to work with her and to know that my clients are safe in her care and that she will stay in her scope of training as a doula. I highly recommend her as a birth and post partum doula. She is very skilled in all areas and has a passion for this work that we both share. She holds honesty, integrity, and compassion at the forefront of her expertise. I am glad to have her as my back up and to know she is there to support all mothers in need.
I absolutely love Leah! She is extremely supportive and always only a text or call away with my concerns and questions. She has really helped me postpartum and throughout my pregnancy. This is definitely a doula you want by your side every step of the way?? I’m located in Flowood MS so if you’re near me, choose her :)
We absolutely LOVED having Leah as our backup doula. Under unfortunate circumstances my original doula got Leah to step in at the end of my pregnancy. Anytime I had any type of question she was reachable via text or phone call. I didn’t actually meet her until I was in labor bc baby girl came 3 weeks early and we hit it off right away!! She had me up and moving around through all my contractions and helped me do any position I wanted as I tried to rest. She presented me with the facts and told me of her experiences when I needed to think things through. We had one rough spot in my labor when my water broke that was handled amazingly when they thought the worse had happened. Thankfully things settled down! She got me through to the end reminding me that I could do it when I was screaming I couldn’t. It didn’t just stop there when baby girl was 8 days old I finally let on that I had a constant headache she urged me to go to urgent care and met me up there and stayed until I was discharged since my husband had to stay home with our other children. We were beyond blessed to be paired up with Leah and definitely will be telling all our friends about her!
I loved Leah! LOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVEEEEEEEDDDDDDD HER! She was so amazing and on top of everything. She was just perfect! I was in labor for 12 hours but I pomise it didn’t feel like it. My birth didn’t even go according to plan but she was there to reassure me that it was okay and that I would still have the most memorable birth and that it’ll all be worth it in the end. If I had to do it all over again, I would want her there. No doubt.
I loved Leah! I didn’t have a doula until my third trimester because I live in Starkville, where there aren’t many doulas. the only ones I did find either were unavailble, way too expensive, or didn’t have enough experience. so I had given up for a while. However as time got closer, the more desperate I got for one, and started looking outside my area. that’s when I found Leah. She had A lot of experience, good reviews, a reasonable price, and, most importantly, was willing to travel to Starkville for only $50 extra! I loved being able to text her before labor to get to know her and become more comfortable with her, and she answered any questions I had. She educated me on membrane sweeping and her experience with it when I showed interest in a sweep, and when I decided to get one, she traveled all the way to Starkville to be with me and meet my doctor because she said sweeps were painful and she wanted to support me and to meet my doctor. So sweet! She was very helpful during my labor when it came to making decisions. She talked me through all my options, gave me her recommendation based on previous experience and how I was acting, and let me make my choice. If I had questions or wanted something, but was to afraid to ask the nurses, she would do it for me, if I asked her to. Afterward, at the post parfum visit. She talked to me about how breastfeeding was going and gave me advice as a certified lactation consultant. She also asker about my birth experience and we got to talk through it, which was very helpful. She’s very good at replying to calls or messages promptly and she is almost always available. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a laid back, fun, and supportive doula!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LEAH! My family and I struggled so much with determining whether or not we needed a doula and I’m so glad we decided for it. Words can not encompass the amount of professionalism, sacrifices, and etiquette that Leah presented us with in our troubling times leading up to the birth. She swooped in with the courage and speed of Wonder Woman(wonder doula)when we were faced with the possibility of not being able to have our at home birth. She was a pillar of support through adverse times and everything I could have dreamed of! I can not express enough my love for her and how grateful my family are for her selflessness! She has helped educate me in ways no other could. Such a great soul! I highly recommend her NO questions asked! She has been there every step of the way in MORE ways than one. In ways that I couldn’t even think she could be! I am forever grateful for the love, support, lessons and help she has bestowed upon my family! I don’t think I could love her any more. Thank you Leah!!!!
Leah is amazing, she is so knowledgeable of different options about birth. She is especially helpful when it comes to planning and answering questions about how to be more comfortable in labor- she creates a birth plan with you and helps you execute the birth you want! I wouldn't choose anyone else to help me advocate for the things I want! PS- her in-home childbirth education sessions are awesome and worth every penny to go through the class in the comfort of your house!
I am a home/birth center midwife and have had the honor of working with Leah not only at births but with activities in the community. Leah has a heart of gold and strives to bring community everywhere she goes. She's light-hearted and passionate about people. Her knowledge and experience of birth is a gift to any family looking to have her support them as a doula.
Highly recommend Leah! I hired her a little later in this pregnancy, than I did with my first, because I thought a doula wasn't necessary. As I went on in the pregnancy, I decided I needed to hunt for a doula. I met Leah and instantly knew she would be a great fit. Her personality is just fabulous! As we got closer and closer to my due date (and beyond) communication with her was effortless. Her recommendations and actions while I was pregnant, in labor and after were perfect. I feel that Leah's attention to detail truly made my birth so much better than I could have expected. I expressed my wants and needs for my birth and she wonderfully delivered! If you're looking for a doula, she's your girl.
= Available. Calendar last updated: 1/11/2020 10:59:46 AM
= Available. Calendar last updated: 1/11/2020 10:59:46 AM