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Cyndi Garrigan

The Guided Heart Doula

Website: http://www.guidedheartdoula.com

Phone: (865) 203-7705

Birth Fee: $925

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $30

Fee Details: A variety of birth doula packages available with the ability to mix and match services. Flexible payment plans and a free 1-hour consultation is included with every package. -Birth Doula Support -Childbirth Classes -Placenta Encapsulation -Postpartum Belly Binding -Postpartum Doula Care

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years

Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Birth Arts International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • Birth Arts International, September 2018
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 2 to 3 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

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

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Birth Arts International

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Reiki Practitioner

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Belly casting
  • Birth Pool rental
  • Birthing From Within Birth Art Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Henna belly designs
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother Roasting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Cyndi Garrigan

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Kierra McDeerman

Cyndi was absolute God send. She not only helped me but also my husband. She put all of our worries and concerns at ease and informed us of everything we asked and so much more. Hiring her was the best decision we had made for our first time experiencing labor and birth. She was readily available with links, videos, encouragement, and answers she knew to the best of her ability. If she didn’t know or I needed more info she gave me other resources. She knows her stuff and then some. Yes you hire her for a service, but she is worth it times a million when you have made a friend. She’s the sweetest human being and truly cares for her clients needs and wants. She listens to you and does everything she can in her power to make your dream birth story come true. For our next babe, she will be one of the first people I call to bring along our pregnancy journey again. 

Posted 5/24/2019

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Kierra McDeerman

Cyndi was absolute God send. She not only helped me but also my husband. She put all of our worries and concerns at ease and informed us of everything we asked and so much more. Hiring her was the best decision we had made for our first time experiencing labor and birth. She was readily available with links, videos, encouragement, and answers she knew to the best of her ability. If she didn’t know or I needed more info she gave me other resources. She knows her stuff and then some. Yes you hire her for a service, but she is worth it times a million when you have made a friend. She’s the sweetest human being and truly cares for her clients needs and wants. She listens to you and does everything she can in her power to make your dream birth story come true. For our next babe, she will be one of the first people I call to bring along our pregnancy journey again. 

Posted 5/23/2019

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Andrea Miller

"Hiring Cyndi was the best decision my husband and I made during my pregnancy, even if it was last minute. She kept me supplied with lots of information that I so desperately needed. She never once tried to push me into any one decision. She simply provided us with facts and wanted us to be able to make informed decisions. Although I hired Cyndi, I feel like I have a friend. You will not regret hiring this sweet lady for your labor and delivery. During my pregnancy she answered every text and phone call and never made me feel like a burden or bother to her. I cannot express deeply enough how extremely helpful the support she provided me was. Everyone in my life, with the exception of my husband, was against my plan to birth at home and the emotional support she gave me is indescribable. Cyndi was so unbelievably helpful to me during my labor! She hardly left my side and was so encouraging. She turned on the worship music I had hoped for and was wonderful about helping my husband find ways to comfort me. She did a great job at helping relieve my pain and was able to read me when things got uncomfortable for me. She worked tirelessly at protecting my sacred birth space and was the one whose hands I was squeezing the blood out of when I pushed my little baby boy out into this world."

Posted 1/23/2019

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Angel Basden

My experience with Cyndi was nothing short of phenomenal. She gave me the courage to have pride in myself and worked with me through so much! She helped relieve my fears of potentially having another C-section and helped me focus on me. All through my labor, she provided physical support with counterpressure, massage, and essential oils, and she provided emotional and mental support with positivity, music, and encouragement. I couldnt have done it without her help. She never left my side during labor, and she made me as comfortable as possible. While in the labor tub, she turned off all the lights, put her LED candles on, and it helped relax me to where the contractions were barely noticeable. She stayed by my side when I ultimately had to have a C-section for the health of the baby, and she came into the Operating Room with me and my husband and took pictures of this spectacular moment. Although I was skeptical about her taking pictures, she persuaded me to let her take them and if I didn’t want them, then I could delete them. I’m so happy she made the suggestion because they’re some of my favorite pictures now! She has such a kind heart and is very genuine. This is definitely the calling she was supposed to answer to. Overall, I’m extremely pleased with her, and she’s your go-to for the best in the area. She stays up to date with the most recent research. What a phenomenal experience! Thank you Cyndi for your kindness and support!!!

Posted 11/12/2018

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