Hummingbirth Doula Services, LLC
Bellingham, WA Service range 20 miles
1 years and 8 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 0 to 2
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
My heart as a doula is to bring emotional and physical support to each woman through her birth and labor. I look forward to helping understand her individual birth plan needs and want to work to help make the birth experience a positive one. My fee includes two prenatal visits designed to build a relationship with you and your birth partner and to discuss your birth plan, including desired comfort & pain relief measures for labor and delivery. 24/7 availability from 38 weeks on and attendance at birth from start to finish. Final follow-up with two postpartum visits checking in to see how sleep, feeding, and adjustments are going post-delivery.
Bellingham, WA Service range 20 miles
We had an amazing experience with Sheri Joy as she journeyed with us through our first pregnancy. She met with us multiple times during the course of our pregnancy providing support, encouragement, and helping us learn various birthing positions prior to the big event so we would be prepared. She took special care to fully understand our desire to have a natural birth and to know what plan B, C, and D were in the event that a natural birth experience wasn't possible. Our labor went much quicker then anticipated and Sheri help guide our decision to head directly to the birth center where she met us. She had arrived ahead of us and help set up a peaceful and calm environment with candles and aromatherapy that we had picked out at our previous meetings. During labor she was a steady source of support for both my husband and myself. She was a beacon of peace through the whole experience and we feel SO blessed she was part of our team. We have recommended Sheri multiple times to friends and family and will most certainly invite her to be part of our birth team for our future babies.
We found Sherri to be a tender and knowledgeable doula that improved the birth experience for both me and my husband. She took the time to get to know us and our birth preferences including even going to one of my prenatal appointments. She also provided hands-on education and instruction in labor management to me and my husband during one of our sessions. She was always quick to respond when I had any questions or was wondering if I may be in labor. During the labor she was a gentle and calming presence that helped me deal with the painful, grinding force of powerful contractions. While the pain was still intense... Let's face it-only an epidural would take that away-- which I didn't get...I dealt psychologically with the pain way better than I did with my first child. After we had our son Sherri came by and checked in, which was reassuring. She also provided us a lot of information on resources that we could use to aid us on our journey. I highly recommend her as a doula.
Sheri was wonderful before and during our daughter's birth. We met Sheri when she presented about the role of a doula in our pregnancy and childbrith class. She demonstrated a calm and soothing demeanor and she was warm when we introduced ourselves at the end of class.
My husband and I had our first out-of-class meeting with Sheri at Camber in Bellingham. I was completely impressed by small things she did to make me feel comfortable--even then. For example, when we got up to leave, Sheri slightly moved the table to accomodate my pregnant stomach and make it easier for me to get out.
Weeks later, my water broke at 2 a.m. and we contacted Sheri at 4 a.m. We asked her to come to the hospital at 5. She was responsive to our text at 4 a.m. and responded to the hospital immediately after we asked. It was incredibly relieving to see her when she arrived.
Sheri had creative relaxation suggestions that varied from bringing flameless candles to using aroma therapy. During labor, she supported me with words and also offered excellent physical support--from keeping my body as clean as possible to repeating phrases I told her were particularly comforting. She even held my legs throughout my pushing.
My husband appreciated Sheri's calmness through labor and delivery.
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