Birth Fee: $1200 to $1800
Postpartum Rate: $35 to $45
Fee Details: Every laboring person that wants a Doula should have one! My Fee included 2 prenatal appointments, I will be on-call from 37-42 weeks, one-two postpartum visits, and unlimited communication by phone or email up to 1 month postpartum. Call for sliding scale options.
Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 32 births attended
Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 18 families served
Clients per Month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 3 postpartum familiesPostpartum limits/restrictions: No smoking in home, no pets in the area I wlil be with baby. I am available from M-Th, Currently only serving overnight needs. 10pm- 6am
Contracted with the Swedish Doula program as a Certified Doula
Languages spoken: English
We had the most amazing experience with Aijanae. She spent so many hours with my husband and me before birth and has followed up many times since our baby was born. When we met Aijanae we knew she was the one and didn’t interview any other doulas. Aijanae was with us at our home when we went into labor and stayed with us for over 24 hours while we labored in the hospital. We had an unplanned c-section and I was very scared and held Aijanae’s hand while my husband went to meet our baby and my surgery continued. I (we) wouldn’t have gotten through it without Aijanae! We love her.
Aijanae was a great help in the first 6 weeks when we brought our daughter home. She was always on time. Having her helping us through the nights meant my husband got to sleep all night and I got to sleep with as little interuption as possible. Aijanae was very prompt in communication through text messages. If something comes up, such as another client of hers going into labor earlier than expected, she let me know right away and had a backup ready to fill in. In the end she was able to make it herself. But we were never left to wonder whether we would get the support we needed.
I would recommend Aijanae’s services to my most beloved family members and friends – she’s amazing, experienced, and accessible. When asked about our experience with our Doula, Aijanae, my perfectionist spouse often says “there is no amount of money we wouldn’t have paid for what Aijanae did for us” (coming from a household that does not have a lot of disposable income). From the very beginning, Aijanae was available all hours of the day, gave us great advice, asked helpful questions, helped both of us feel more comfortable physically and emotionally, clarified her boundaries around how much we wanted her to take the lead, and really helped us understand what our choices were regarding our labor. She helped us design the labor plan that was perfect for us, and she also helped us be comfortable with the fact that things might not go to plan. She is the reason we did not have to use any medication – even when my contractions had stalled, and the doctors were ready to give us Petocin. I think our labor story is a wonderful anecdote of Aijanae's commitment and passon: she she walked an hour in the snow to get to the hospital at 5am for us, and when she arrived she calmly walked us through everything that was happening, was available for anything we needed, all while she made our delivery room as spa-like as possible (with our permission) including lavender oil, candles, music, etc. We were so thankful for the entire labor team we had, and Aijanae was the reason we felt so well taken care of, the personal touch we needed during such a vulnerable and tender moment in our lives. We keep in touch with her once in a while exchanging baby pictures – she cares deeply about every baby she helps deliver.
We chose Aijanae to be our doula for the birth of our first child, and I couldn't be happier with that decision. From the moment we met her, Aijanae put me at ease; she was knowledgeable, calm and friendly. In our pre-birth appointments, she helped us out both practical concerns (i.e. just what exactly do you need to pack in your hospital bags?) as well as checking in with us emotionally.
I ended up being induced 9 days after our baby's due date, a decision which made me feel a bit anxious. Aijanae was there every step of the way, helping me feel relaxed and making sure I was on board with the various medical decisions that needed to be made. Once labor really got going, I was SO glad Aijanae was there with us. I felt like she was on my same wavelength and I was able to focus on her words and advice. Even as contractions got more intense, I wasn't ever worried because I knew she was there supporting me. I eventually made the decision to get an epidural, and Aijanae helped facilitate that process as well.
Aijanae was also a big support for my husband, which was important to us. He wanted to play an active role in the labor and delivery but wasn't entirely sure how. Having Aijanae there allowed him to focus more on me and my needs. I was also grateful that Aijanae routinely checked in with him, making sure he was getting water, food and rest breaks.
Aijanae has been a big help during my postpartum recovery as well. I provided her with our insurance information, and she was able to recommend pelvic floor physical therapists who accept that insurance. So much nicer than having to search an insurance company's website!
All in all, we loved our experience with Aijanae. I'd recommend her to any couple getting ready to welcome a new child.
Aijanae was the perfect doula for our first pregnancy and birth! Both of us had no idea what we were doing. Aijanae was very great at asking questions, listening to our thoughts and concerns, and offering ideas in a very kind and non-judgemental way. She was very reliable and checked in often. . I felt very connected to her and confident walking into the birth. The night of the birth was really long and Aijanae stayed with us the whole time. She was supportive in ways ways that I didn’t even think that I needed - grabbing me water and feeding me snacks and helping me reposition on the bed when I wasn’t comfortable. During the delivery she was right by my side, offering guidance and encouragement. Even though my labor was long, I came out of it feeling very empowered and supported and strong and so much of that was because of Aijanae‘s support!!
We had a wonderful experiencing working with Aijanae in preparation for the birth of our first child. She helped to guide us to resources to enable us to be better informed patients before the big day. Her knowledge and experience were just what we needed to help us develop our birth plan. She also assisted us in creating questions for the OB during the prenatal period.
When the contractions started, Aijanae immediately made herself available in the middle of the night and joined us at the hospital. She was with us, either in person or available by phone, during the entire 34-hour laboring process. When the contractions weren’t progressing like needed, she gave great advice for how we might approach the situation. Eventually, we got back on track and headed back to the hospital where Aijanae was the best support person I could have asked for. Her patience and expert guidance enabled me to deliver a healthy daughter vaginally, without pain medications or medical interventions. It’s hard to imagine that having been possible without her. If we had to do it again, we’d definitely use her again.
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