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Hannah Ballantine

Mindful Moments

Amherst, MA Service range 40 miles

413-835-5828

Birth Fee

$0 to $150

Postpartum Rate

$0 to $20

Birth Fee

$0 to $150

Postpartum Rate

$0 to $20


Birth Doula Experience

3 years and 3 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

2 years and 3 families served


Doula Training

  • Warm Welcome Birth Services, December 2017

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 5 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I am a volunteer birth and postpartum doula with experience in teen birth, as well as being fluent in Spanish. I have extensive experience supporting pre-natal and postpartum women in Spanish.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Fee Details

Fees charged are a small stipend for gas, parking, food, and childcare (if need be)

Amherst, MA Service range 40 miles

Client Testimonials for Hannah Ballantine

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AlanandLeila Hoyt

5/5/2018

When we met Hannah, we were impressed by her personality, positive outlook, and her wide range of skills. She listened with empathy to the stories of my stressful experiences with two c sections. We shared with her our desire to try for a vba3c and she gave us many tools to help us do everything possible Her support was exactly what we needed as I had so many fears of another hospital birth and c section. We did end up having a medically necessary c section again, but this time, I could be at peace, even ecstatic about the birth. When we called to let her know that we had an emergency, she showed up quickly and her arrival instantly lightened the atmosphere. She was very good at building rapport with hospital staff and even brought them a treat. We had to make a decision in the face of an urgent, stressful and emotional situation and she was great at helping us to step back and look at everything we had to consider with a clear head. Once things were decided, she was such a comfort and used essential oils and encouragement with her lovely calming voice, which helped me deal with having Iv put in. Because of hospital policy she could not be in the OR with us, but we knew she was still with us and waiting for when baby was out. After the surgery, we talked about how this birth turned out beautifully, everything worked out so well despite the surgery. I was very happy, I could be at peace, something I did not have with my previous births. Shortly after the birth, she came to visit us at home to see how we were adjusting, how she could help, and talk about the whole experience. She helped keep our older kids calm and was such a nice presence. I would highly recommend this talented woman, with her wide range of skills beyond those of a doula to anyone who is seeking doula care. If you need help feeling empowered in making difficult decisions regarding your birth, you need Hannah by your your side. We will always be grateful for how she helped our family.

Birth Availability for Hannah Ballantine

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Postpartum Availability for Hannah Ballantine

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