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Kelsey Chieko Babb

Houston, TX Service range 30 miles

Birth Fee

$850 to $1000

Birth Fee

$850 to $1000


Birth Doula Experience

4 years and 100 births attended


Doula Training

  • DONA International, September 2012

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 0 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I have attended hospital births as intrapartum transports from birth center facilities. Currently, I would love to attend hospital births as labor support.

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Most of my birth experience was gained by attending birth center births as a student midwife.

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I have attended at least 10 home births as a part of my midwifery apprenticeship.


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Belly binding
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Miscarriage support
  • Monitrice services
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reflexology

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I will provide labor support at low cost to young parents, single parents, and QPOC families in need. Please contact me for more information on this.

Fee Details

I am a full-time community birth worker (and soon to be licensed midwife) graduated from Bastyr University with a Masters of Science in Midwifery (MSM). I have trained with Houston area midwives for the last three years and I am currently contracted with West Houston Birth Center as the in-house birth assistant. I also provide individualized, full spectrum doula support for families who seek doula care in their pregnancies. I look forward to sharing birth related resources and more with my community! Sliding scale applicable. Please contact me for more details.

Houston, TX Service range 30 miles

Client Testimonials for Kelsey Chieko Babb

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Jasmin Augustin

1/18/2019

I could not have asked for a better experience with Kelsey! She is truly a gem. She has such a calm and compassionate personality which is IDEAL for giving birth. I also LOVED that she has such great medical/birthing experience, as she is studying midwifery - this made me feel like if there was an EMERGENCY, she could technically deliver my baby! 

I used Kelsey as my birth doula and she was with me every step of the way, during all of labor and delivery. Even the hospital staff and nurses commented on how they had never seen a Birth Doula who was so caring and involved with me during the process. Kelsey goes out of her way to make you feel listened to, cared for, and like a powerful Mama. I highly recommend her and would definitely use her again! 

Jennifer Teal

8/8/2018

Kelsey is an amazing dula! She met with me multiple times during my pregnancy with helpful information. She helped me with my birth plan and she was available by text when I needed her. She was with me during my whole 20 hours of labor and delivery. During that time she helped me hrough contractions and kept the positive affirmations flowing to support me until our bundle of joy arrived. Once we were home she did a post partum visit to talk about my experience. She even brought our baby a little gift. Kelsey really met all my needs during my first  birth experience. I highly recommend her and with want her to be apart of my next birthing experience.

Tom Becky Adelman

6/22/2018

We hired Kelsey when I was about 34 weeks pregnant, after debating if we’d like to hire a doula. After meeting Kelsey, I knew it was the right choice! Kelsey was well prepared, asked great questions, and made a immense effort to get to know us and our needs. I was extremely nervous about childbirth and anything medical. Kelsey really listened to our needs and wants, she never pushed any other ideas onto us but instead was awesome at answering our questions in order to helping us to create a birth plan that fit us.

During labor, she was the calm presence that I needed. She helped me to focus, breathe, distract, inform, and work on positioning for labor progression. Kelsey brought essential oils for massage and relaxation, meditations, affirmations, and music to calm me. She also taught me some simple breathing exercises that helped me through the pain, but didn’t ignite my panic attacks/anxiety.

After delivery, Kelsey visited us at home and was able to provide great tips on breastfeeding, as well as brought samples of supplements and tea to help boost my milk supply. Kelsey even followed up again two weeks later to check in and answer any questions.

I 100% recommend Kelsey! The experience would not have been as smooth and my anxiety kept at bay without Kelsey’s knowledge and calming presence. If you are looking for a reliable, responsive, knowledgeable calming presence as your doula, I without any hesitation recommend Kelsey! I’m very thankful to have had her apart of the process of welcoming our daughter. - Becky

It was great having someone knowledgeable to help my wife. She was able to comfort my wife in ways I was unaware of. Not that my comfort level really matters during that time, but having Kelsey there to support my wife allowed me to focus on Becky instead of stressing about needing to know what to do. Much appreciated and would use again. - Tom

Birth Availability for Kelsey Chieko Babb

= Available. Calendar last updated: 12-28-2019