Birth Fee: $900 to $1500
Postpartum Rate: $30 to $40
Fee Details: Welcome! My passion is supporting families during the birthing year as a birth and postpartum doula. I am pleased that our culture is moving towards making it okay to ask for birth and postpartum help and support, but we can do better. I want to normalize the unique support that you and your family will need prenatally and during the precious and vulnerable fourth trimester. I will provide the education, advocacy, and peace of mind needed to help you maximize confidence in yourself for birth and your expanding family. I am DONA trained, PALS certified, and working towards NAPS certification. I am a trained Lactation Educator, am trained in Spinning Babies, and have years of experience with baby wearing. I would love to be your doula! I am excited to be working in partnership for all birth clients with Leialoha Hurwitz. Please take a moment to visit her website to get to know more about Leialoha. https://www.leialohabirthservices.com/
Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 21 births attended
Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years and 17 families served
Clients per Month: 4 to 5 births and 1 to 5 postpartum familiesPostpartum limits/restrictions: No smokers
Languages spoken: English
When my husband and I first met Angie, her calming presence and the way she explained things made this a natural connection for us. She was able to answer our questions, suggest things we should consider, and took the approach of supplying us with information rather than making decisions for us. Really awesome :-)
When we met after that, we dove into ideas for what our birth plan would be. She helped provide insight into questions we had, even sending us updated information (researching questions we had) after we met. Speaking of which, she was incredibly accessible over phone. We kept a group text going where she'd send us answers to questions, as well as just checking in on us as our baby's due date approached.
The doula's work with a backup doula, so even during a brief period when Angie wasn't going to be available, she made sure that we had coverage. It was a smooth handoff to our backup doula over text, and then a smooth return when Angie was back.
During my labor, we worked according to our plan, including some time my husband and I wanted to spend at home (on our own at first). When we were all together in the labor room, Angie powered me through every up and down of the labor process. The difference in my ability to navigate the contractions before and after Angie's presence were night-and-day. She knew how to help me embrace and power through each contraction. She knew how to help reposition the baby as I dilated further and reached "pushing" phase. She helped my husband rotate in and out of supporting me, as well as watching for his well-being. She kept track of the process as well, which was an extra sweet touch for us to read after the birth.
I started with a goal of having "as natural as possible" of a labor. Angie was there for me every step of the way to make this goal a reality. Truly impressive work, and we're forever thankful to her! :-)
My husband and I hired Angie Doulas for the birth of our son in March 2019. During our first meeting, her calming presence was instantly apparent and made us feel extremely comfortable. The conversation was easy and I left that meeting confident and excited to have Angie as a part of our birth story.
Angie was extremely passionate and helpful, willing to answer any questions throughout my pregnancy. If she was not able to answer my questions, she was honest about her skill set and offered referrals when needed.
During our pre birth meeting, Angie came very well prepared with material that helped my husband and I talk through aspects of birth that we had not yet thought of. Her knowledge was very helpful for our relationship, and as first time parents, allowed us to discuss how to handle possible scenarios.
When Angie arrived to our birthing room, a calm energy was immediately evident. She was encouraging and helped to capture photos of our son’s arrival, which we had requested.
I am so thankful that we found Angie and would recommend her to anyone looking to hire a doula!
It was such a relief having Angie around to help me the first month after the birth of my baby. My husband went back to work after 1 week and I was overwhelmed with taking care of a newborn by myself while still trying to figure out breastfeeding and doing it all on very little sleep. Angie was a calming presence and knew exactly what to do. When she came over she would take over for a few hours which helped me get some much needed rest. She washed and prepared bottles (I ended up deciding to exclusively pump), fed my baby, changed her diaper and carried her around for naps. My baby loved her - she never cried when Angie was around. I also learned a lot from her like tips on baby wearing and general knowledge on caring for my newborn. Not only did she take great care of my baby but she also cared about my well being and always asked how I was doing. She is definitely in the right profession! I would highly recommend Angie to anyone who needs a little extra support during their 4th trimester.
Angie was an amazing help all through our birth process. Our birth ended up not going how we had planned at all, but Angie was a strong, reliable, caring presence through it all. She never left my side through all the changes and troubles. She helped me find confidence with in myself to keep pushing through everything. I don't imagine I could've gotten through the birth of our son if she hadn't been there encouraging me. She helped our older children feel included and helped my husband through all the rough times too. She has a lot of tricks and techniques that were very helpful, and her approach to birth was just what we had in mind. We will definitely be calling her when we have our next child!
I can’t say enough about how pleased we were to have Angie as our doula. Angie was such an invaluable and amazing presence during our birth, and I know her support helped me to have the natural birth I wanted.
In our initial meetings Angie was open, very approachable and inquisitive. She really took the time to get to know us, our dynamic as a couple and our expectations for our birth and her role in it. Even though ours would be the first official birth she attended, we felt confident that Angie was the right doula for us.
Angie is intuitive, creative and nurturing. During labor, she had a great sense of when to suggest something new to help me cope, whether trying a new position or providing verbal support when I needed a boost. She also worked really well with my husband as the two of them coordinated their efforts to support me. Angie really has a calm yet empowering presence to her, that really put me at ease and made me feel secure.
The birth of our son was an amazing experience, and Angie played a huge role in it. We really loved working with Angie as our doula and highly recommend her.
When I had my first child, Angie was a constant source of information and support. I was so overwhelmed, nervous, sleep deprived and unsure of everything. She was there for me to ask a thousand questions and for reassurance. She also wore my son in a Maya wrap for hours so I could rest, do chores or take a shower. Not only was she very supportive of me, but she genuinely cared for my son which made it so seamless to ask her for help. By the time I had my second child, two years later, I no longer lacked confidence or general knowledge about babies- I was much more relaxed about all that. However, I was more overwhelmed because I had a toddler that was very active and at times a danger to himself and a brand new daughter- so two in diapers and totally reliant on me. Angie made sure I was taking care of myself. She loved to hold the baby, my daughter, but was still invested in my toddler son as well and she made it all easier. She is a great nurturer and is passionate about motherhood, friendship and the 'village' it takes to bear and raise children. It is not like you could not make it through on your own by why would you if you don't have to? Everyone should have an Angie!
After the birth of my fourth child, Angie came over and took care of me: creating and protecting the space I needed to take care of myself: taking care of light housework in the fashion I needed to feel at peace, holding my newborn while I showered and took time for myself, offering a listeing ear and allowing me to just be without feeling like I needed to be hospitable or treat her like a guest or visiting family member. Angie was an extension of myself- my third arm- she matched the intensity I needed and kept things rolling so I could be fully present with myself and my children those first vulnerable days of postpartum.
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