Birth Fee: $1600 to $2000
Fee Details: Congratulations on your upcoming journey! Ever since my own experience of having to find my voice in the birth process, I have had a passion for supporting families in doing the same. I am also a midwife assistant at Beach Cities Midwifery, and a certified level two reiki practitioner. I use aromatherapy, rebozo, spinning babies, and reiki all during your birthing time. We will have 1-2 prenatal visits where we discuss your goals for your birthing time, comfort strategies etc. I am always available for questions, referrals, even if you just need someone to listen along the way. I have experience in hospital, birth center, and home births and support you in whatever choices you make. I have two hypno babies of my own. :) We'll set up a time to meet in the days/weeks after baby arrives to discuss baby care basics, healing, or just to process the birth together. Please reach out to discuss and ask about discounted rates for singles parents, or survivors of domestic abuse.
Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 79 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
BEST DECISION EVER!!!!
Whitney was an essential part of my positive and calm birth experience. I was a first time mommy-to-be who took a HypnoBirthing class and was listening to my affirmations daily. As my due date got closer the more nervous I became about birthing. I knew my husband would support me as much as possible but birthing a baby was new territory for both of us. I wanted to put my mind at ease and started looking for a doula late in my pregnancy (Around 36 weeks). After interviewing multiple doulas and feeling discouraged from the lack of a connection, the universe brought me Whitney. I immediately felt a sense of calm and confidence when I met her. Her passion for what she does is tangible. Outside of her work as a Doula, she assists with delivering babies at birth centering, I could tell not a lot phases her at this point. I knew very quickly she was the doula for me.
My birth did not go exactly as planned but Whitney was right there with us every step of the way. Supporting us where we needed it. My husband feels Whitney helped him tremendously when my birthing plan changed. Whitney gave my husband the confidence to help me physically and emotionally as I transitioned. He didn't feel excluded from the experience at all which was something he worried about.
My birth was beautiful and I was surrounded by love. I plan to have Whitney at the birth of my future baby/babies.
I got to have my dream birth thanks to Whitney! Where to begin... from first meeting Whitney I knew we were a match. I loved her energy and she immediately made me feel comfortable. Having it be my first time birthing I labored for 20+ hours. All natural, un medicated and the most positive experience thanks to her. Whitney massaged, comforted & help guide me through my birthing experience. When I felt like I had nothing left in me she helped me keep going. Not only was it the best experience but she also helped my husband. Having it be both our first time experiencing the birth process she made both of feel safe and supported! My husband was hesitant about hiring a Doula and my husband said it was the best money we’ve ever spent. If you are considering hiring Whitney look no further she is absolutely amazing and she will be our doula for our future children!
When we met Whitney we felt a comfort and bond right away. My husband especially was/is grateful for her partnership and help in coaching and guiding him through the process of both labor and delivery. For myself it was a huge relief to have someone who was not only highly educated and experienced but also loving, patient, and such a fantastic cheerleader when it was so very much needed. Our birth did not go as planned and things honestly went completely left for me and I was scared and unable to express myself or even lift my own legs. Whitney was right by our side during our hospital transfer, helping with check in and keeping things smooth as they could be. She personally helped to hold one of my legs, get pictures and put my beating heart back into my chest from my throat by telling me what the Dr. was doing and stayed with my son while the nurses handled him. Looking back I cannot imagine us getting through things the way they went without her love and guidance. No matter the situation Whitney is strong, confident, and knowledgable in what to do. She is a feirce doula and now lifetime friend.
Whitney was the most amazing decision I ever made. With my last child I wanted the experience to be as pleasant and memorable as possible. Whitney listens to your birth plan. She is timely, friendly, and kept constant communication. She was a wealth of information and welcomed advice. Her oil knowledge and use was on point and super helpful. I became a believer. She is also very knowledgeable about different positions and techniques to reduce contraction discomfort. She brought all her goodies to the hospital and made sure I had everything that would make me comfortable and the perfect solution to every situation. Finally I have to say her reiki and massage techniques were so wonderful! I am so happy we chose Whitney to help us bring our wonderful son into this world. I am certain without her assistance and support I would have ended up with a c-section. Thank you Whitney! Xoxo
Working with Whitney was an amazing experience! My husband and I have been calling her the MVP of our Hypnobabies birth team. She showed up in a pivotal moment when my midwife was underestimating how far I had progressed while laboring at home. This was my first baby, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Thankfully Whitney arrived and was able to tell that I was about ready to push my little one out and helped me get to the hospital in time to have a safe, natural, Hypnobabies birth. Her support was invaluable in maintaining my self-hypnosis and utilizing the Hypnobabies natural birth techniques I had spent so much time preparing to use. When I wasn't sure what to do or what I needed, Whitney was able to step in and give direction and support to help me and my husband maintain focus and use our hypnosis tools. She was always available for questions and was great about checking in and providing resources as needed leading up to my birthing time. Additionally, Whitney's personal experience with Hypnobabies and knowledge of how to support hypno-mamas was evident in her confidence using the techniques and her verbal cues throughout the birth process. Whitney's calm confidence and supportive presence was such a blessing during my birthing journey! We hope to use Whitney as our doula again in the future, she is truly wonderful!
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