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Stefanie Henderlin

Essentials by Stefanie

Website: http://www.essentialsbystefanie.com

Phone: 778-798-7833

Birth Fee: $1000 to $1100

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $30

Fee Details: I am open to discussion about fees if you are needing additional support. Please note that you are paying for experience as I have studied midwifery and attended many births in a variety of settings.

Birth Doula Experience: 7 years and 150 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 5 years and 50 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, October 2010
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 5 births and 1 to 10 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
No birth centres in the area however.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I love attending home birth and am open to discussion about your specific desires.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Lamaze International

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc Certified
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Degree in Midwifery

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • End of Life Doula Services
  • Infant massage education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I have spent a year+ in India, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Philippines volunteering in maternity hospitals and villages. Our focus was on training and caring for pregnant women. Locally, I have volunteered with Pregnancy Outreach center in Surrey.

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Stefanie Henderlin

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Sarah Jean

I've work side by side with Stefanie at over 50 births. I have always been impressed by her kindness, compassion, and foreword thinking. She is gentle and knowledgeable when advocating for her clients wishes and needs. I've been able to lean on and trust Stefanie under many high stress and emotional experiences. In addition to her warmth and care she also has done extensive studies and has substantial experience in hospitals, birth centers, abroad, and at home births which makes her an essential part of an birth team.

Posted 6/26/2017

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Leah Moyer

Stefanie was the perfect asset to my birthing team, she was calm, encouraging and helped me stay focused and comfortable. I felt that she truly cared every step of the way and did all she could to support me. She was supportive of my choices on my birth plan and helped me as best she could to accomplish the beautiful birth I had planned!

 

Thank you Stefanie for being such a blessing at my birth!

Posted 6/17/2017

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WS

We were lucky to get Stefanie as our post-partum doula. After having a very stressful birth, Stefanie was the perfect calming presence for post-partum support and C section recovery. She was reliable, professional, punctual and instinctively knew what would be helpful to do. Not only that, she braved a couple pretty bad snowstorms to come to support us--which was really appreciated! Stefanie has recently studied midwifery--so her knowledge on infant development, feeding, and post-partum care was helpful. She has a calming energy and I would absolutely want to get her again if I have another baby.

Posted 6/15/2017

Birth Availability for Stefanie Henderlin

= Available. Calendar last updated: 4/4/2018 1:42:25 PM

Postpartum Availability for Stefanie Henderlin

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