Birth Fee: $850 to $1100
Fee Details: As a Birth Doula I offer up to three prental meetings which include discussing your birth plan, all information centered around your rights as a laboring woman (and family), the many options for birthing your baby, comfort measures, practicing labor and delivery positions, receiving a loving touch massage, and a guided meditation. Before labor begins you can text me anytime day or night and I will return all text messages about any questions, concerns, or times we have planned to meet up. I am on call from week 38 to 42 and will be available to attend your birth during that time frame. I will come to support you in Early Labor and stay with you until 2-3 hours after the completion of your birth. I offer emotional, physical, spiritual, and informational support during your entire labor. I will meet with you at least once postpartum to debrief about the birth and to offer breast feeding support as well emotional, physical, spiritual, and informational support for both parents.
Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 16 births attended
Clients per Month: 2 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Birth Doula Intern at South Coast Midwifery Birthing Center in Irvine
Languages spoken: English and minimal Spanish
Heidi is an amazing doula. She brings so much passion and pride to her calling as a doula. What really made Heidi stand out when we first met is her arsenal of information and her drive to constantly educate herself. It's quite amazing really.
I'm sure every birth story is unique but here is how Heidi contributed to our birth.
We did a home birth and we wanted to go the natural, unmedicated route. Heidi met us to see if we were a good match and almost immediately, I could tell that Heidi was it. Not only did she come across as someone with a lot of knowledge but I trusted her, her judgement, and everything else.
Our pre-natal visits were natural and untimed. She spent time getting to know us and showing both of us multiple ways of dealing with various parts of the birth. Time was not on her mind. Heidi was there to make us both comfortable. What amazed me most is that Heidi listened to everything we had to say, our concerns, wishes, thoughts, and dare I say, complaints.
She listened a lot. She absorbed everything we told her and then used it to help us when it was not the time to say things. When labor really kicked in, I felt completely at ease with Heidi. She was a welcome face and a great part of our birth team. I felt so confortable knowing that Heidi was there to stay. She wasn't watching the clock and she happily stayed from early in the morning unil 2am without even telling us that it was late.
The post-patum visit turned into many. As she came to the neighborhood, Heidi would call and see if she can stop by. She developed a relationship that turned into a respectful friendship. Heidi is no ordinary doula. She is someone who you want, not only as your doula, but as a trusted friend.
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