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Alyssa Oprie

Alyssa Oprie, Birth Doula


Phone: (260) 355-5701

Birth Fee: $600

Fee Details: I keep it simple with one flat fee. The deposit is due with contract upon hire and the remainder (the "birth fee") is due at 38 weeks gestation. I currently offer one of the lowest doula rates in the area, but if even this fee seems difficult for you, please still contact me to see if we can come to an agreement on a payment plan or potentially barter services. I strongly believe in the benefit of my profession, and honor my fees accordingly, but I also believe every person who desires a doula should have one. Reach out to me!

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years

Doula Training

  • DONA International, March 2018
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 2 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Alyssa is happily serving clients in all hospital settings within the service range!
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Happily supporting families at the Auburn Birth Center and the newly opened Holy Family Birth Center in Ft. Wayne!
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
In addition to my own homebirths, I’ve worked as an assistant to a local area homebirth midwife. I love homebirth and will support any family planning a homebirth with a provider present. No unassisted homebirths, please.

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • In addition to breastfeeding my own 4 children, I am trained to offer initial breastfeeding counsel and support. If additional support is needed, I'll connect you with your best fit of IBCLC or local LLL leader.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • RN (Registered Nurse)
  • Birth Assistant (RN) with local homebirth midwifery practice, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), S.T.A.B.L.E. certified

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Over 40
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Vaginal breech birth
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Member of DONA International and an active member of The Doula Network of Fort Wayne

Languages spoken: English

Birth Availability for Alyssa Oprie

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