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Charisse Fontes

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Phone: 925.464.6611

Birth Fee: $1500 to $1800

Postpartum Rate: $45

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 5 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 1 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Cornerstone Doula Trainings - Certified Labor Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Cornerstone Doula Trainings - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • Cornerstone Doula Trainings, January 2018
Type of Practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 3 to 4 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Single parents
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

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Client Testimonials for Charisse Fontes

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Mary Sobrero

I can’t sing Charisse’s praises enough! Throughout the process of prenatal preparation, labor and delivery and postpartum support, Charisse has been there every step of the way. She strikes a balance between pro-active advocacy and quiet but reliable support. She is very organized, always on time and excellent at communication.

For our prenatal care, she provided four in-person visits (with agendas and notes) as well as phone, text and email support. She provided helpful resources to answer our questions, guided us through our birth preferences, comfort measures, and processing our previous birth experience. We both felt as prepared as we could be for the birth. And she often brought delicious homemade snacks!

During my long and complicated labor, she did her very best to support us through a chaotic, turbulent and stressful hospital experience. She arrived early in the morning and stayed to the wee hours of the next day to see us through birth, missing Mother’s Day with her own children entirely to be with us. Additionally she guided us and provided space for discussion through several difficult, high-pressure hospital decisions. She never spoke for us or told us what to decide, but rather helped facilitate the right decisions for us in the moment. Though the birth did not go as we had hoped, we felt we made informed, careful decisions at the right times. In an environment where it’s easy to feel forgotten and uncared for, she provided the continual, emotional and physical support that hospital nurses just cannot provide.

During my postpartum recovery, she checks in, even when we forget to, and has provided extensive support, including bringing us homemade, hot meals and performing placenta services. This was our second birth and our first time working with Charisse. We feel such a connection with her as a professional and a friend – thank you!!

Posted 6/12/2018

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Stephanie Polizzi Treyz

Charisse is a fantastic doula, mom, and all aroud human being. I can't recommend her enough. She was invaluable to our prenatal, birth, and post-birth experience. She is knowledgeable, kind, considerate, and deeply caring. We were first time parents and she prepared us for the birth experience and keeps in touch with us after the birth. She even came to our rescue when I was readmitted to the hospital, babysitting our newborn until the wee hours of the night. And it was such a relief to know we have someone we can depend on like Charisse, and that our brand new baby was in the best, most caring hands possible. 

Posted 2/12/2018

Birth Availability for Charisse Fontes

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Postpartum Availability for Charisse Fontes

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