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Danielle Smith

Fiddlehead Doulas of Maine

Portland, ME Service range 50 miles

2077132213

http://www.fiddleheaddoulas.com/

Birth Fee

$1100

Postpartum Rate

$20

Birth Fee

$1100

Postpartum Rate

$20


Birth Doula Experience

3 years

Postpartum Doula Experience

2 years


Doula Training

  • DONA International, April 2017

Type of practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas

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

AA/AS


Special Services Offered

  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Miscarriage support
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I am a volunteer at the Community Doula Project.

Portland, ME Service range 50 miles

Client Testimonials for Danielle Smith

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Meghan

11/18/2019

I cannot recommend Danielle highly enough!! My husband and I were so grateful to have her by our side throughout our daughter's birth. She took the time to meet with us multiple times before the big day - creating a birth plan, sharing information on preparation, and researching and answering any questions we had. On the day itself, there is no way I would have been able to make it without an epidural if Danielle had not been there (it is important to note that she was entirely supportive if I had changed my mind on that front as well). I was sent to the hospital to be induced, and Danielle arrived and immediately started pressure point massage while I was given Cervadil - after which point my contractions started and I went in to labor without any additional medical intervention. She won't take all of the credit, but I give it entirely to her! Danielle also knew to request additional padding for the labor and delivery room bed when we thought I might be able to get some sleep. She provided the support and calm we needed for the best possible birthing environment at the hospital - suggesting and guiding positions, running baths, giving massage, and providing calm but powerful encouragement. The nurses even remarked how beautiful and relaxing she had made our bathroom! She came back throughout our time in the hospital after delivery to check in, and also when we were back home - especially as I struggled with breastfeeding and changing hormones. Danielle is kind, extraordinarily empathetic, knowledgeable, strong, and overwhelmingly supportive. Anyone is lucky to have her as their guide and advocate as they welcome their newest family member to the world!

Randalyn Shaw

3/21/2018

Danielle Smith was a amazing Douala for me during my delivery of my twin boys. Because of her and husbands calm ways I was able to deliver my twin A 100% naturally! I was very thankful to have her take some photos during labor and delivery of my baby A. My baby B ended up going side ways breach and I ended up needing a emergency c-section but Danielle was still a great support for my husband. We were both very thankful for having her apart of our twins birth. I have already recommend her to a few friends! 

Birth Availability for Danielle Smith

= Available. Calendar last updated: 11-18-2019

Postpartum Availability for Danielle Smith

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