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Mary Beth Hughes

Website: http://www.facebook.com/marybethhughes.doula

Birth Fee: $0 to $900

Postpartum Rate: $0 to $30

Fee Details: I believe every person who wants a doula should have one. I am happy discuss payment options, bartering agreements, or reduced fees on a case by case basis. Please contact me to discuss.

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 12 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 3 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, November 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No smoking, please.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I attend homebirths in which a midwife is present.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Intro to Childbirth for Doulas trained

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Personal Breastfeeding Experience (4+years total), Breastfeeding for Birth Professionals Trained

Other Relevant Certifications

  • TENS for Labor

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Volunteer doula support and services at Avenues for Women (Pregnancy Resource Center) in Frankfort, KY.

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Mary Beth Hughes

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Brenna Fitz-Gerald

I cannot recommend Mary Beth highly enough. She was such a calming and reassuring presence, full of knowledge to empower my husband and myself, and anticipating all of my needs. Her care and connection before and after the birth was invaluable. I am forever grateful that she was a part of my birth team and we will be hiring her again for our next birth.  

Posted 9/30/2019

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Brenna Fitz-Gerald

I cannot recommend Mary Beth highly enough. She was such a calming and reassuring presence, full of knowledge to empower my husband and myself, and anticipating all of my needs. Her care and connection before and after the birth was invaluable. I am forever grateful that she was a part of my birth team and we will be hiring her again for our next birth.  

Posted 9/30/2019

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Megan Klarer

I really wanted my 2nd birth to be unmedicated and to have a more positive experience than I had with my first child. I decided to hire a doula so I could feel like I had an advocate, to help me cope with the pain, and to suggest techniques and ideas for labor that I may not have thought of, and Mary Beth provided all these things for me! She worked well in the delivery room with my husband and was a very calming presence that we both appreciated. I definitely recommend her!

Posted 7/4/2018

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Victor Andzulis

As the spouse, I found it incredibly helpful to have Mary Beth as part of our support team. She has an incredibly calming presence and she always seemed to be one step ahead in anticipating what was needed. This really helped set my mind at ease and helped me know how to be there for my wife. We couldn't  have been more pleased or more thankful. 

Posted 1/8/2018

Birth Availability for Mary Beth Hughes

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Postpartum Availability for Mary Beth Hughes

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