Birth Fee: $600 to $1100
Fee Details: I have 3 packages available. Please contact me to find the one that is just right for you and your family.
Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 16 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Saint Louis, MO
I felt a connection with Brandi at our very 1st meeting, as she radiated such a warmth and love of childbirth that I knew she had to be my doula! She was great about being in touch with me in the months leading up to my due date, and we had a visit about a month before my due date to go over some labor positions and exercises, as well as just cover all the bases to make me feel the most prepared for labor and delivery. Toward the end of my pregnancy, she wanted me to check in after each OB appt, and she was incredibly responsive and supportive. The day I went into labor, she was sooo excited when I called to tell her it was go-time. We met at the hospital and she was such a wonderful presence. She had the right balance of scaling back a bit to see just what I needed to feel the most comfortable, but also wasn't afraid to step in and take charge in a moment where it seemed like I needed help. I can remember laboring at one point on the birthing ball next to the hospital bed, moaning and rocking forwards and back, and she came up and squeezed my back/hips during a contraction in a way that was such a relief. She showed tremendous empathy, knowledge, and care.
As labor ramped up for me, my body started to feel more out of control, and she really helped me stay focused and attain my goal of going med-free. Once baby was born, she was such a positive presence in the room. Brandi got to cut the cord and then help as baby first latched. Brandi stayed with me until I got moved into a post-partum room at the hospital. Then, a few weeks after the birth, she came to my home for a visit and to check on how I was doing.
I have to especially commend Brandi on her great communication, as well as her general passion for labor and birth. This is truly what she is meant to do in life. She is knowledgeable, compassionate, and incredibly supportive. She is there to be your advocate and strongest ally in birth.
My husband and I experience with Brandi Belger was nothing short of awesome. From the beginning of our journey she provided us with important information on the labor and delivery process. The mediciations that the hospital staff would introduce us to during the process which was very helpful due to being first time parents. During our journey she made sure to check on me and my husband to see how we were doing mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. That was something that meant a lot to us because she wanted to know us on a personal level and just not as clients. As we got closer to the labor and delivery of our little man she visited us and provided different techniques to help us labor without mediciation.
Our baby was due on October 6th but decided to make his appearance October 10th. We started laboring on October 8th at 9pm and we were able to use techniquest Brandi had taught us over the course of our journey. Once we placed the call into her she came to our house until it was time to go to the hospital. At the hospital she provided my husband and I with so much support to deal with the pain and even in my decision to get an epidural after 15 hours. As the night grew she supported with helping me move into different positions to help the baby move down the canal stay positive. Finally as the doctor came in to provide us with the final decision the doula gave us positivity that there was nothing wrong with a c-section and the baby will be here in no time.
Brandi was there by our side once we came back from the delivery and she helped me with the first feeding. My husband and I were truly greatful for Brandi in our life as our Doula and being supportive through our pregnancy journey. I would give her 5 starts and recommend her to any couple.
Brandi was a joy to work with! She was considerate of my vision for my labor and always soothed my concerns. She was flexible and available whenever I needed her and when I delivered (4 weeks early!) she came running, even though she had JUST finished a labor hours earlier. She is so easy going and just amazing to work with!
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