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Heather Irwin

Blissful Beginnings

Saint Louis, MO Service range 60 miles

(317) 345-1678

http://www.blissfulbeginnings.info/

Birth Fee

$500 to $975

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $45

Birth Fee

$500 to $975

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $45


Birth Doula Certifications

  • Doulabuilders - Certified Professional Labor Doula
  • Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula
  • Madriella Doula Network - Certified Labor Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Madriella Doula Network - Certified Postpartum Doula

Birth Doula Experience

3 years and 35 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

2 years and 20 families served


Doula Training

  • DONA International, July 2017
  • DoulaBuilders, January 2018
  • Hypnobabies, November 2018
  • Madriella, January 2019

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 0 to 3 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: no smoking in home

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Some Home Births
Must be attended by OBGYN, CNM, or CPM


Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Belly binding
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families support
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Fee Details

Birth fee includes prenatal meetings, unlimited labor support, bedside care immediately after birth and a postpartum followup.

Saint Louis, MO Service range 60 miles

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Cailin

6/1/2020

Heather was nothing short of amazing! I had a long, difficult first-time labor, but she was there with providing hands-on physical and emotional support from the time we called until my precious baby was born and even helped facilitate our first breastfeeding session. We found her during my second trimester and instantly knew she'd be a great addition to my birth team. She is warm, caring, down-to-earth, and knowledgable. She was able to easily accomodate our schedule and she made herself readily available via text and phone call whenever we had any questions. She also offers additional services such as natural childbirth courses, postpartum belly binding, and placenta encapsulation. I'd highly recommend her to anyone looking for doula support through pregancy, labor, and delivery! She's excellent.

Abby Detweiler

9/4/2019

As a first time mom with no family in town, I was nervous about the labor process. I knew my husband, a medical doctor, understood all the science and medicine behind the birthing process but I feel there is a special connection between women that is intuitive.  Heather truly was able to connect with my needs before, during and after the birth. Heather helped guide my husband on how to help relieve discomfort and provided him with breaks from the long labor process in order for him to be most present when I needed him.  

We also signed up for post-partum visits once my husband had to go back to work. These visits were invaluable to get some additional sleep, tips on different ways to care for baby and some adult interaction to break up the day. 

I cannot imagine our birth story without Heather and can’t recommend her enough!

Elena Porter

11/20/2018

I am a first-time mom with a now two-week-old baby boy, who I delivered naturally and unmedicated with the help of Heather Irwin. When I first met Heather, through St. Louis Doulas, I instantly noticed her positivity and calming presence. My husband and I knew that she would work well on our birth team. Throughout my pregnancy, she provided lessons on pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and relationships. The lessons covered every aspect of becoming a new mother. If I ever had questions outside of classes, Heather was only a text message away. It is so reassuring to have someone so experienced in birth there for you, whenever you need it. I am so pleased with the support Heather offered me and my partner in birth. She helped me to know that my body was made to birth my baby and not have fear in labor. I would highly recommend Heather as a doula because of the fantastic job she did for me and my family.

Chey Fox Banks

11/25/2017

Heather was an amazing doula. My husband and I were planning a natural birth in the hospital. My labor didn't go as planned due to unforeseen circumstances. Heather was calm and reassuring. She gave my husband confidence and information he used to better support me during the unexpected; she supported me as I labored and as I was unsure of the many variables that came up. She was an advocate for me to the doctors in the hospital. She gave us educated options of medical procedures, giving us more of a voice when it came to dealing with hospital staff. Physically, she supported me in the labor process; words of comfort, water refills and holding my hand in the face of uncertainty. I ended up having an emergency c-section and I was incredibly grateful Heather was there. Her presence in the room made everything go much smoother, gave my husband and I confidence in the process, and was reassuring and calming to us when the unexpected came up. 

Birth Availability for Heather Irwin

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Postpartum Availability for Heather Irwin

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