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Nancy Matson

Tribal Birth Doula Services

Website: http://www.tribalbirth.com

Birth Fee: $650 to $900

Fee Details: I am a birth doula and prenatal yoga teacher - my personality is calm and gentle. My birth package includes 1-2 prenatal visits, labor and delivery, and 1 postnatal visit, as well as texts, phone calls, emails, and unlimited support throughout! I also provide evidence-based support, massage, and prenatal yoga. I am a certified yoga instructor. Please inquire about my special rate for women from communities in need.

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 22 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, October 2017
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

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc Certified
  • Spinning Babies Workshop, Hypnobirthing

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Clients on bed rest
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Single parents
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Aromatherapy
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Military families
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Joy in Birthing Foundation

Languages spoken: English, Chinese

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Manhattan Beach, CA
Travel Range: 30 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: Travel fee after 30 miles

Client Testimonials for Nancy Matson

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Emelie and Andy

We met with Nancy around week 30 in the pregnancy. We ended up meeting her 3 times before the birth, and we had wonderful meetings where she shared a lot of information and listened to our wishes and fears abour labor. We practiced some hypnobirthing techniques and she showed some good positions for pain management.

When labor started Nancy actually had another birth going on at the same time, crazy! And since I was induced, we didn’t need her in the beginning. And even though she went through a 20 something hour labor before ours, she still came to us as soon as the first one was over. She came right on time for when we needed some help. 

Nancy set the tonenfor the room when she stepped in, she made sure to check in on what we needed and how we were feeling. She was a great support in making us feel safe and encouraged in a situation we were new to. I was so scared before labor started, having had fears of hospitals my whole life, but I came out of birth totally happy and not traumatized at all (which I thought I might be). Birth it such a beautiful thing, although hard work of course, and I’m actually already excited for when we get to do it again! 

We can’t thank Nancy enough for what she brought with her to the birth of our baby girl! And we definitely cannot recommend her enough, she is amazing! 

Posted 8/11/2019

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Tania parker

I had a great experience with Nancy. She was there for me to help me through not birth and get me everything I needed. She made sure my wishes were honored

 I would use her again if I have another baby.

Posted 8/10/2019

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Rhiannon

Nancy is amazing!!  She was very instrumental in the success of our birth.  From the beginning, she was professional, kind, and very knowledgeable.  She provides support that is unmatch and sets you up for success.  Nancy was always there when I needed her, even for the crazy, frantic mom-to-be questions! She is calm and patient, which are great qualities for a doula to have.  During our labor, she was supportive and stayed for our entire 31 hour labor!  Nancy is a trooper and believes in supporting mamas to the utmost degree.  If you are looking for a doula, Nancy is the one!  You will most definitely be satisfied.  Nancy has become part of our family and we will forever be grateful for her!

Posted 7/19/2019

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Eliza Lane

Nancy played a huge part in making us feel prepared and calm prior to going into labor. As a first time mom I was anxious about all the unknowns, and Nancy really helped my husband and I feel like we were going in extra prepared and supported. She even missed the fireworks on Fourth of July for us, when we went into labor that evening! So glad we had her with us during such an important time. 

Posted 2/27/2019

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Avalon V

Nancy is a lovely, and exceptionally warm doula! from our first consulration she was very professional and made me feel instantly comfortable. Such a positive and great experience I would highly recommend her. She was there when I had my baby boy and even got him a gift! Nancy is such a wonderful person and I would highly recommend her!

Posted 10/21/2018

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Dina Ahmed

Nancy isn’t a doula, she is a family member! 

She is a wonderful person. Very friendly and supportive. Even before birth, she was always in touch making sure everything is going well. She took good care of me during labor and kept asking the midwives and nurses about everything going. During labor, she was really supportive and helping me, I didn’t feel shy or awkward about having her around me and my husband. She kept telling me what to do to ease the pain. She stayed up all night with me. I’m pretty sure that at some point I cracked her bones during pushing. Nancy didn’t take care of me only but my husband too and now she’s my daughter’s friend.

If someone ever asked me to recommend a doula, I’d definitely mention Nancy. She is just so kind and amazing and I was very lucky to have her by my side on such an unforgettable day. 

Posted 5/22/2018

Birth Availability for Nancy Matson

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