Birth Fee: Not specified
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. Along with being a doula, I am also a midwife assistant at Beach Cities Midwifery. We usually will have 1-2 prenatal visits where we discuss your goals for your birthing time, comfort strategies, all the things! 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 love hypno births, and have two hypno babies of my own. :) We also 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. Rates vary, please reach out to discuss and ask about discounted rates for singles parents, or survivors of domestic abuse.
Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 52 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Service Area MapArea of practice: Costa Mesa, CA
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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