Birth Fee: $850 to $1250
Postpartum Rate: Not specified
Fee Details: Doula Olivia Farcas aims to improve perinatal outcomes in Delaware through empowering services and community education. I believe that every woman who wants a doula deserves a doula, regardless of income. Contact me to find out more about payment options. Reduced rates available to single mothers, low income families.
Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 129 births attended
Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years
Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 4 postpartum familiesPostpartum limits/restrictions: I have coached/attended virtually more than 125 births throughout the world (mostly VBACs).
Languages spoken: English, Romanian, Spanish
Service Area MapArea of practice: Lewes, DE
Olivia is exceptional doula!!! At my birth she put all her heart into encouraging me, guiding me, making me strong! She acted not like a doula but like a true sister! Great co-walker on the path of the most extreme and important experience in the life of a woman! I say extreme cause my labor was extreme: 67 hours of contractions after my water broke. And she was there to support me every step of the way! Thank you so much, Olivia!!!!
Olivia is a wonderful doula, and I would highly recommend her to anyone. She was responsive, even in the middle of the night, and throughout my 26 hour labour. She was my rock, I was determined to have a natural birth and I don’t think I could have done it without her. She is understanding, dependable and very knowledgeable. THank you for your neverending support x (and your calm!)
Being Pregnant comes with 1,000 worries and what feels like 1,000 different possibilities for what might be my birthing experience. There's so much to worry about and after having my first daughter, a high-risk pregnancy, I knew I would need someone who I could count on to be there and understand what I was going through. To help me find the calmness in the storm and that was Olivia. She was absolutely incredible!! She helped me in ways I didn't think were possible. When I became worried or scared, I would call her and she was always helpful!! Calming me down, letting me know that it was okay to worry! And when it came time to have my beautiful daughter, she was there for every incredible push, encouraging me, holding me, it's like she was pushing herself!! I had 2 false labors, she was there for both!! I never had to ask her to do anything! She just did it. And she always seemed to know exactly what to do! She wasn't just there for during my birth but my whole pregnancy. She was like a best friend and I am forever grateful for her!
"There are no enough words for me to describe how grateful we are for the support, guidance and confidence that we received from Doula Olivia Farcas. We had a successful VBAC on April 8th 2018 after laboring for almost two days. She was my rock, my coach, my fairy-tale godmother, all in one word. Olivia taught me how to breathe, how to cope with the labor and all this while I had to keep my abdomen relaxed. She had me switching positions, sipping water, going to the bathroom, resting between contractions and taking them one by one. There were moments when I wanted to give up, I was tired, exhausted and with excruciating pain. She was there to comfort me, constantly empowering me and keep reminding me that when I think that I CAN’T no more, I actually CAN much more.
Thank you Olivia for being with us for the entire time, for normalizing the process, for your professionalism and for making our VBAC happen!
I had 2 deliveries: at my first one my husband was my only support person and he did the best that he could; at my second one I had my husband as a support person and doula Olivia Farcas.
Based on these two experiences I can tell what a huge difference our doula made . She gave me so much confidence, inspired me to stay strong, to stay focused on my pain management techniques, directed my husband on different ways he could help me and support me and helped me to reach my goal of having a natural, unmedicated birth.
I feel like besides guiding me and my husband through the labor and delivery she actually worked with me: she was breathing with me, she was counting with me, she was praying with me , she was reminding me of my streght and my ultimate goal: my baby.
If I had to summarize the entire " doula experience" that we had would be that - Having a doula during labor and delivery is like having an Angel next to you making sure you are doing great and constantly giving you extra strenght.
Having a baby should be a great memory.... not a terrifying one.
Thank you, doula Olivia Farcas for your professionalism, your dedication and all your effort and help in making this a memorable experience!
I managed VBAC after 1y9m. Olivia Farcas was my angel, who advised me, and helped me over all the challenges. I know my words are poor, Olivia, to express my gratitude and the merit of this success! I love you ! I got to the hospital after 24 hours, stressed that I did not understand the evolution of contractions and if the baby was ok. I had a dilation 2 ... only 2. CTG did not look well, we decided to stay. After monitoring, they realized it was just about inappropriate compression, what Olivia had already told me, she advised me to change my position. After 5 hours, I was in dilation 5. Because I was placed on the bed for monitoring, after 3 hours it was no progress. At Olivia's advice, because I felt like I was saying goodbye to my dream birth, I asked them to be intermittently monitored. The doctor came at one time and said that if I did not make progress at 14 o'clock, it would break my membranes.The midwives came in turn and told me to make an epidural, because they came so many after me and they gave birth and the pains would be getting bigger. Good luck with Olivia, who explained to me what it meant and I decided not to accept to break my membranes or epidural. We stayed with expansion 7 until 18.30. Olivia came up with the wonderful idea of ??kneeling. I only resisted 2 contractions, because I felt more painful than I imagined I can endure. The dr. Interrupted me from my attempts to progress, to monitor the baby. Lying on my back, I jumped from 7 to 10, but the membranes intact. Olivia told me that dr could break the membranes. There is God and on the next 4 contractions I succeeded in the expulsion. I love you, Olivia, and I am eternally grateful to you! Because of your advice, I would not have done it ! You were patient, you encouraged me, you knew and felt alongside with me the labour even though you were thousands of miles away ! I love you ! Recommended !
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