$25 to $35
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
As long as a midwife is in attendance.
After two births that did not go as planned, I learned how important labor support truly is. I became a doula to help women get the birth they want and deserve. I have fallen in love with my job and my mommas. I would love to help you bring your little one into the world!
Waleska, GA Service range 45 miles
We had an incredible experience using Chelsea as our doula! She is so warm, encouraging and knowledgeable. This was my first baby and I didn't know what to expect from labor and delivery, but knew I'd prefer to have a natural birth. I had heard doulas were helpful for going natural, so we decided to hire Chelsea! She was a great resource for us throughout pregnancy, especially the last couple weeks. She was supportive of our choices and the experience we wanted. For example, we gave birth in a hospital, which my OB warned that some doulas frown upon, but Chelsea was very positive about it. I told Chelsea that I wanted to have a peaceful, natural birth and that is exactly what we had (well peaceful aside from all of my screaming ha). She was an incredible support - doing counter pressure, suggesting positions and breathing, doing the tens unit, coaching me for my ~11 hrs of labor in the hospital (also she is so physically strong doing hours of counter pressure!) And I know she would've been equally as supportive however I gave birth. My husband, mom and sister were all in the room for most of my labor and Chelsea helped them to be involved in the process. My mom was and still is in awe of all Chelsea was doing. Chelsea made my sister want to become a doula. My OB asked for her business card. And the nurse asked if we were friends/related because of how comfortable we felt with her. She helped me have an incredible birth - better than I could have imagined and I know it would have looked so different without her support! I hope we get to hire her again for future babies and if you are looking for a doula - you will not regret hiring Chelsea!
We LOVED working with Chelsea and was referred to her by my best friend! Right away, we had a connection from our first meeting. She was very responsive and help put us at ease during the birthing process. We highly recommend using her as a doula to help you no matter what way you deliver! With so many variables in the equation it's great to know you constantly have an advocate the entire time who is with you. Also, I love knowing we always have a resource that's a phone call/text away even post delivery since you're still going through so many changes.
There are not adequate words to express how wonderful it was to work with Chelsea throughout my pregnancy and delivery. Her positive energy, knowledge, and endless encouragement were so helpful throughout every phase. Throughout my pregnancy, Chelsea answered all of the questions that I had about the later stages of pregnancy and my labor and helped me develop a birthing plan that reflected my desires for my birthing experience. Chelsea was by side throughout my 31+ hour labor massaging, suggesting positions and activiies to help progress labor and ease labor pains, laughing with me and my family, and empowering my mother and husband to be active participates in my labor. Her support did not end after delivery but continued once I returned home and began adjusting to being a first time mom. I have not only raved about my experience with Chelsea but my husband and mother have both continually expressed what a blessing she was to me and our family during this exciting time.The level of physical, emotional, and mental support that Chelsea provided for me is amazing and I am forever grateful for her and her commitment to helping mothers achieve the birth that they desire, no matter what that looks like.
It's hard to believe it's already been 9+ weeks since our second little boy was born. I have such beautiful memories of his birth and appreciate Chelsea very much for her involvement in it all. I was impressed with her bag of tricks, comforting voice and her soothing presence. She can also do some strong hip squeezes- God love her! Chelsea was wonderful with my 2 year old son when he visited with my parents and I really appreciated that. She was incredibly attentive, not only during labor, but in the weeks before and after. I found her very easy to talk to as she provided great support when I needed it. I am grateful she worked to understand my needs and birth preferences and also ensured my husband understood my needs as well. Chelsea has a great energy and I highly recommend her!
Chelsea has been with me through the delivery of both my children. With my first, she was not yet on her journey to becoming a Doula, yet the drive was already there for her. She's always had the passion and will to help women bring their children into this world with the mothers goals in mind. During my second delivery, I wanted to deliver my daughter as naturally as possible. As labor progressed and the pain intensified, Chelsea was there by my side coaching and encouraging me along the way. My daughter was turned and I had the worst back labor. With tears running down my face, I simply wanted to give up. Thanks to Chelsea, I was able to deliver my daughter naturally and healthy. Without her knowledge, encouragment, stamina and perserverance I might have given up on my dream of having a drug free delivery.
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