Birth Fee: $900
Fee Details: I became a doula because I believe in the power of mothers-to-be. I believe that inside each woman is innate strength and grace that is beautifully highlighted in pregnancy, and especially during the birthing process. I became a doula because I want to help women recognize their powerful light within, and to help them trust that power as they bring their babies into the world. I can provide educational, physical, and emotional support for you to have the best possible experience for YOUR body, YOUR birth, and YOUR baby. Please contact me for a free consultation! I am also willing to work on a sliding scale or offer payment plans to families that are interested.
Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 25 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
It is hard to put into words just how much I appreciate what Abby has done to support me and my husband with the birth of our first child. She is an absolutely professional and helped us navigate all the decisions and plans so we were completely comfortable. She provided ongoing care throughout my pregnancy and checked in with me often. During my delivery we were thrown a few curveballs and Abby was there 100% coaching me. There were so many times I felt like I couldn’t keep going on the all natural path I had chosen and she was so calm and confident helping me dig deeper than I thought I could. She was just absolutely present for every moment and so focused on me. When my son was born she continued to make sure I was cared for and even ran out to grab my husband and I dinner!!! After we got home she continued to check in and make sure we were doing well and that nursing was moving along. I just can’t say enough good things about Abby. I would recommend her to any family member or friend and definitely plan to hire her for our next pregnancy!
If you're searching for the perfect doula, stop your search now... it's Abby. My husband and I knew we wanted a doula for the birth of our first baby but we didn't know we'd find a friend in the process. Through our initial meeting, the pre-natal appointments, the actual labor and delivery, and the post-partum visit - Abby feels like family to our family. I told everyone "I couldn't have done it without her" and I mean it. My birth didn't go at all how I envisioned it - actually it was the exact opposite - but having Abby as a resource, steady, calm, comfortable friend in the room eased my anxieties and concerns. I looked to her for strength, comfort, reassurance, and encouragement and she provided all of that unwaveringly. Abby has a calm presence that immediately evokes trust. There were multiple parts of my labor and delivery that felt "scary" to me - bad tearing, the NICU team etc. and I'll never forget locking eyes with Abby asking her if I was okay and if the baby was okay and her steady, reassuring, confident self giving me the affirmation I needed. She provided essential oils, (fake because we were in a hospital) tea light candles, cold rags, massage, counter pressure etc. as well as constant verbal encouragement. She took time to get to know us and our preferences. We made clear we wanted our birth to be a spiritual experience and that we were Christian's and she helped cater to our desires in a way I imagine she'd cater to anyone's - regardless if she agreed with them like she did with us. While we were already planning on naming our daughter Abigail, it felt fitting for her to share a name with a woman who had so much influence in bringing her into the world! Look no further - choose Abby!
I first knew that I had to hire Abby as soon as I read her bio. I instantly could tell that she had a passion for what she does, a sweet spirit, and a desire to help others. I also loved that she stated she liked to work with first-time moms and Christian moms, of which I was both.
After my husband and I met with Abby for the first time in-person, she instantly felt like a part of our family. She was always available to answer any questions or concerns I had during pregnancy, walked me through a birth plan we both felt comfortable with, and helped prepare us (as much as she could) for the big day.
When birthing day came, she was even more amazing. She showed up at 3 AM at the hospital, and, even though we only contracted her for 12 hours, she never left our side, throughout a very long and complicated labor and delivery. She was a constant source of reassurance and calm, always ready with a massage and encouraging words during every contraction. She never once lost her cool, and helped both my husband and I maintain ours as well. We definitely couldn’t have managed without her!
After my experience with Abby, I can’t imagine ever birthing a baby without a doula. And she is definitely the doula to hire! I highly recommend her and definitely plan to hire her again if baby #2 ever comes along.
Abby was amazing during my birth! It was my first pregnancy/labor so I had no idea what to expect and wanted to try and go natural if all possible. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I had my last check up and Abby was able to come with me because I was nervous that I may be admitted that day. Well, I was/had to get induced since my blood pressure was high during the visit. It was so good to have Abby there to comfort me and letting me know the step by step process. I was getting pitocin in the morning so Abby left and kept her updated/ let her know when things pick up. So Abby came about an hour before they broke my water which was great because things started getting more intense after that. Abby was there to suggest positions when my contractions picked up and made sure I was hydrated, ate stuff, & talked to the nurses when I was going through a contraction. I ended up having a long labor and baby was high up as I was 9cm dialated and was SO tired(I couldn’t hold myself up). I got the epidural and it helped that I could rest finally. Also, there was a point we may had to talk more about a C section because I was having a lot of back labor and we thought maybe the baby was back to my back and that is why she’s staying high. After the epidural, they checked me and baby dropped and said I can prob push after some rest. Abby was there for this all and when it was time to push she was encouraging me and making sure I was comfortable as much as I could be. I pushed for 2 hours and baby came out. I had to get stitches after birth and Abby was there to hold my hand while my husband had time with the baby. I’m so glad she was there for me! Also, we had 2 prenatal visits that were helpful and went other our plans and different positions. We had our postnatal and it was good to see Abby and realize how much we have progress since birth. Abby gave so much encouragement and made sure I was taken care of during it all.
My husband and I cannot say enough glowing things about Abby. From the very first time we met her, we felt comfortable and at ease. She is full of knowledge, empathy and enthusiasm and would be the perfect addition to any birth team.
She provided two prenatal appointments where we talked about our fears, preferences and hopes and she shared her "bag of tricks" so that we would all feel empowered and prepared when the big day finally arrived. She was fully accessible via phone and text throughout my pregnancy and was full of encouragement and ideas when I went past my due date.
In labor, she was amazing. I went into labor at 9:30 p.m. and went to the hospital at 12:30 a.m. She arrived by 1 a.m. and almost never left the room until an hour after delivery. She kept me and my husband at ease, helped to advocate for our preferences with the hospital staff and had lots of ideas about positioning and techniques to help with contractions. Things got rough at the end of my labor, with a failed epidural and the need for forceps and Abby helped my husband and I stay calm and foucsed. It was like having a best friend/mom in the room with you, but one who is able to keep their cool despite crazy circumstances.
If we decide to have more children, one of the first people we will call is Abby, we can't imagine doing "birth" without her!
I’m not even sure where to begin. From day one, Abby has been truely extra-ordinary. I became extremely excited and confident in my abilities to have a natural birth after initially meeting Abby! I knew for sure that Abby had to be my doula. Throughout my pregnancy she was very responsive with any questions I had. She was very educated and informative on the matter. What I respected most about Abby was that she made you feel comfortable with her by allowing you to be yourself and she never forced her views or opinions on you. That was very important to me. Throughout labor, she was very patient with me and stayed with me through every contraction giving me the confidence to continue fighting on. Although I had a very long labor, i never lost hope because of her. She really made this experience exceptional and I true can’t thank her enough on my beautiful natural birth.
Abby was amazing!
From my first meeting with her I knew was going to place my needs and dream of a natural birth first withou tcompromising the safety of our child. She took the time to get to know my husband and I and paid great attention to detail. She was very aware of our motivations and encouraged both of us along the process. Abby was very informative and provided me with so many resources and was available to answer any questions I may have. I felt very accepted by her and did not feel any jusdgement but only support.
I would recommend Abby to anyone of my firends, or even strangers. We will be forever grateful for her!
Our experience with Abby as a doula could not be any better. She was absolutely vital in helping us achieve a successful VBAC. Abby was available for advice and support for the duration of my pregnancy and postpartum. There were several times that I contacted Abby and she was able to provide evidence-based research studies to help me make an informed decision. She provided great reading materials and never made us feel pressured in any way.
She helped prepare my husband and me to labor effectively and advocate for the birth we wanted. She was very hands-on in teaching pain coping techniques.
She checked in with me weekly throughout my pregnancy and worked with us to have the best birth experience possible. I went into labor 2 weeks early (before our contracted on-call period) but Abby dropped everything to be there for the birth of our son. She had excellent backup doulas to help in the interim and coached me through a successful unmedicated VBAC as we wanted. I honestly would not have been able to do this without her.
Any mother would be extremely lucky to have Abby on their support team. Her positive attitude is motivating and she works to motivate you in the way that works best for you.
I had a great expereince with Abby! She was always easy to reach and get a hold of when I had questions or concerns. She is passionate about what she does and made the expereince beautiful, sacred and special. She included my husband with techniques to use, suggested water when i didn't even think of it and other small things that supported me in my birth. Highly recommend her!
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