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Heather Samuels

Baby Nest Birth Services

Ridgefield, WA Service range 20 miles

https://babynestbirth.com/

Birth Fee

$600 to $900

Birth Fee

$600 to $900


Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Birth Doula Experience

2 years and 11 births attended


Doula Training

  • DONA International, January 2018

Type of practice: Independent contractor with a doula agency

Clients per month: 1 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Fee Details

My fee includes two prenatal visits, continuous labor and birth support, and two postpartum visits. Virtual options available! Please contact me with any questions!

Ridgefield, WA Service range 20 miles

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Client Testimonials for Heather Samuels

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Roxanne Cretsinger

2/25/2020

 I'm so happy my husband and I decided to use Heather as our Doula. My husband was skeptical, having never heard of a doula before but Heather was so patient and understanding. She made sure to thoroughly answer all of his questions not moving onto the next until she felt he no longer had concerns. Trust me, he had a lot of questions!  Heather assured me that i could have the birth experience I wanted, free from judgement if I decided to get an epidural or other medical intervention.  This was really important to me because being a first time mom i didn't know what to expect and didn't want to feel any type of pressure. Throughout getting to know Heather she made me feel confident, empowered and strong. I know that is why i was able to go through with having an unmedicated birth. My husband and I both agree there's not a single thing we would change about our birthing experience, it was amazing. That is absolutely because we had Heather on our team! She was personable, flexible with meetup times, knowledgeable and willing to advocate for me. I can't thank her enough!

Anna Vergulyanets

12/3/2019

We decided to hire a doula because our first birth was a C-section, and my OB told me I wouldn’t be able to have a vaginal birth, but with Heather we had a successful VBAC! She came to our home when I felt It was time to go to the hospital and encouraged me to continue laboring at home. She was with me every moment; helping me through the contractions, suggesting different positions, stretches and exercises to help move labor along, and just rubbing my back when I needed it. Without her I don’t think I could have physically or mentally lasted that long without rushing to the hospital and begging for the epidural.

In the delivery room she was our constant, bringing us back to our plan, making sure we were confident in every decision we made, and that we were not being pressured into anything. With her caring, confidence, and knowledge I always felt assured and actually excited (believe it or not) throughout this excruciatingly long and painful experience. No feelings of dread and hopelessness as it was with my first delivery. I am very thankful for Heathers services, I looking forward to having her assistance again, and I recommend for all women to have a doula present at their birth!

Ashley

7/25/2019

My husband and I didn’t want too many people in the delivery room, but we still wanted support so we decided to have a doula. Heather was a great addition to our birth plan. She’s so personable and comfortable to be around and, most importantly, she’s very knowledgeable about the entire birthing experience. Should we decide to have a second child I’d reach out to her again.

Ashley Swearengin

12/2/2018

Heather was not only the best Doula but she was also the kindest person with the biggest heart. From the moment we met her at our interview, we knew she was the one! She is so knowledgeable in everything pregnancy and birthing. I loved that she had additional training in Acupressure, which not only helped with my delivery but also for heartburn and morning sickness during my pregnancy! 

I couldn’t have asked for a better doula. I feel like Heather will forever be a part of our family. We love her!

Kelly Gardner

10/23/2018

Heather was great to work with. She was on time which we really liked! She was a great help during the delivery and listened to my cues when I needed something different during my labor.  she had the tools and knowledge to get us through a beautiful time in our lives and highly recommend her. 

Anna Valencia

10/23/2018

Heather was the best doula I could have asked for! 

We always stayed in communication during my pregnancy and after. I will forever continue to Brag about doulas. 

She was the best support especially during labor! My Significant other was so comfortable cleaning the house as I labored at home with Heather until I was ready to go to the hospitaL.

 

Heather really helped my labor go smoothly and unmediated as I wished. By the time we got to the hospital I was already 8cm. 

Diane Walker Bennett

2/4/2018

Heather was my daughters doula. She was very caring, nurturing, knowledgeable, compassionate, understanding, and loving to all of Katelyn’s needs before, during & after the birth of my granddaughter!
I would highly recommend her for any Mom to be whether it’s your first, second, third, or fourth child. Heather is truly a remarkable doula!
I am grateful that she was there in all stages of my daughters pregnancy and birth!

THANK YOU AGAIN Heather in all that you had done for my daughter & granddaughter!

Love & respect

Diane

Katelyn Lee Ricker

2/4/2018

I would 100% recommend Heather! Because of her I dealt with 99.9% of my birth/labor at home ?? She prepared my husband and I for the best birth I could have ever imagined! Honestly she goes way above and beyond for you! I literally can’t thank her enough! Not only was she an amazing Doula she became an amazing friend ??

Thank you Heather so much for everything !

Birth Availability for Heather Samuels

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