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Erica Tempesta

Rooted Growth Doula Care


Phone: (919) 923-1732

Birth Fee: $0 to $700

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $30

Fee Details: My rate is $700 per birth, but I am happy to offer sliding scale and barter options for some clients. For postpartum care, my rate is $25/hr ($30/hr for multiples). I also offer a cost-effective birth/postpartum package (see my website for details).

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 8 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years and 2 families served

Doula Training

  • The Organization of Labor Assistants for Birth Options & Resources (toLabor), October 2016
  • DONA International, November 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • I am currently a pursuing a nursing degree (BSN) at the University of Arkansas.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner

College Education

  • BA/BS
  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Expected stillbirth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Single parents
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Antepartum doula
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Erica Tempesta

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Jennifer Tite

I highly recommend Erica! When looking for a doula, I was looking for someone who came from a social justice & activist perspective and I found that in Erica. She asked me and my husband questions that helped us think about what we valued and wanted out of the birth. I birthed at Mercy and from my view they seemed welcoming and accepting of doulas, and also had praise for Erica. I had a pitocin induction without painkillers and when recounting my birth story I keep saying the 3 things that were invaluable were my husband, my doula, and my TENS unit. The hands-on support was soo helpful and Erica worked well with my husband so that he could also effectively provide support and comfort. Erica's postpartum support has also been great, and even weeks after the birth she has checked in on us.

Posted 8/22/2018

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Tiffany Yang

Erica was my birth and postpartum doula and an essential member of my birth team. She is an excellent listener and checked in with me at every step of the way to ensure she was meeting my needs and expectations. I am so grateful for her help preparing emotionally for birth, her encouragement throughout labor, and her assistance with my little one as a super frazzled, over-exhausted new mom. If you are looking for a thoughtful, caring, and professional support person during your pregnancy and parenthood journey, I highly recommend Erica!!

Posted 3/19/2018

Birth Availability for Erica Tempesta

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Postpartum Availability for Erica Tempesta

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