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Meredith Strayhorn

The Walking Stick Doula Services LLC

Fort Thomas, KY Service range 100 miles


Birth Fee

$300 to $1200

Black Doula

Birth Fee

$300 to $1200

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Childbirth Professionals International - Certified Doula

Birth Doula Experience

3 years and 7 births attended

Doula Training

  • The Organization of Labor Assistants for Birth Options & Resources (toLabor), September 2017

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Serving both Kentucky and Ohio

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Serving Kentucky and Ohio

College Education



Special Services Offered

  • Childbirth education services
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I serve on the board for Blaq Birth Circle as the CFO. I am also a voting board member for Your Birth Partners. I advocate for birth rights and I am committed to changing maternal/fetal outcomes and improve birth experience for Black mamas.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

This fee includes 2 prenatal visits, go on call at 37wks, support during labor (phone/video and in-person at the hospital/birthing center), up to 2 hours after birth, and two postpartum visits. My fee is tiered based on income and I also accept payment plans and bartering.

Fort Thomas, KY Service range 100 miles

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Client Testimonials for Meredith Strayhorn

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Gloria Williams


Meredith was a blessing to my husband and me. Her calm and gentle demeanor was so helpful throguhout my whole pregnancy & especially came in handy when it was time to give birth. I want to say to Meredith continue in your passion of helping women bring their babes into the earth, you are doing what youre supposed to do! You have a special gift for this thats for certain!



I had the beautiful pleasure of having Meredith as my doula for my first pregnancy/birth. We have a pretty neat story of how we first met, so when I was looking for a doula I knew she was meant to be there. But even having met her when I was a little girl, her circling back into my life at the perfect time, her presence is what really sealed the deal for choosing her.

Meredith provided not only plenty of useful information in various forms (paper hand outs, in person contact etc..), she also provided such a safe space for any questions/concerns I had. I will never forget, I was on the phone with her when I was in denial labor (I was a whole month early to the day and didn’t realize I was laboring all day...ha). In this particular case, she was the sound voice of reason and guided me through to get to the hospital ASAP. During labor, even though it was relatively short so we didn’t get to all the fun labor techniques we talked about previous- just having her by my side, holding space and reaffirming my strength was immensely powerful.

Her spirit in the room was strong but never overbearing, her knowledge was very helpful and authentic. Once you meet her, I’m sure you’ll have the same reaction. Thank you for everything, Mer!

Birth Availability for Meredith Strayhorn

= Available. Calendar last updated: 09-15-2020