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Stephanie Kerwin

Stephanie Kerwin, CLD


Phone: (831) 682-6763

Birth Fee: Not specified

Fee Details: My services include: A complimentary interview with you and your partner to see if we would be a good fit. Two prenatal visits. Two to three (or more, if needed) postpartum visits. Phone / text / email support throughout your pregnancy and early postpartum period. Continuous support during your labor and immediate postpartum period (I will come when you want me to come and stay 1-2 hours following your birth). On call from 24-hours a day from 38 weeks gestation until your baby’s birth. Access to my collection of pregnancy-related books and DVD’s. I can provide birth photography for an additional fee.

Birth Doula Experience: 14 years and 20 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) - Certified Labor Doula

Doula Training

  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), May 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Discount available for home birth clients!

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Single parents
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I became interested in doula work following the birth of my son, 14 years ago and began training and attending births. After the birth of my second child, I focused mostly on my young family while continuing to attend births periodically. In early 2017, I began the labor doula certification process through CAPPA ( and became a certified labor doula in December 2017. I am a member of the birth community here in Santa Cruz, serving on the board of directors for Birth Network Santa Cruz ( This volunteer position gives me the opportunity to help plan birth-related events in our community as well as interact with parents and other care providers. I want all women to know and understand their choices in childbirth and to feel supported and empowered in the choices they make. I strive to provide physical and emotional support to mothers and their partners before, during and after childbirth. When I am not at a birth or working with families, you can find me spending time with my family, riding my bike or reading. I am excited to be supporting families in my community as a birth doula and I have a long term goal of attending midwifery school. I live in Santa Cruz with my husband and two children.

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Santa Cruz, CA
Travel Range: 20 Miles

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Birth Availability for Stephanie Kerwin

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