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Sam West

Phone: 2063564243

Birth Fee: $800 to $1200

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 14 births attended

Doula Training

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

Clients per Month: 1 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Will travel to all hospitals within travel radius
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Will travel to all birth centers within travel radius
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Prematurity
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Teens
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Sam West

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Jacinth Thomas

She was amazing doula. We clicked instantly. She explained her services and how she could assist me, filled me in on the things I had yet to realize I needed to know, and offered phenomenal emotional support. Though my pregnancy didn't go as planned, she encouraged me and did her best to help me stick to my birth plan. It made the whole ordeal a bit more manageable for me. 

Posted 6/10/2019

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Sam West is fantastic. She supported my husband and I at our daughter’s birth. From when I first met her, I was exceptionally impressed by how knowledgeable, professional and friendly Sam was. During the birth, Sam was highly competent, relaxed and reassuring, guiding us through possible labor positions, comforting me, helping my husband in terms of how best to support me, providing information, and ultimately, proving to be much more fully present, knowledgeable and supportive in guiding me through pushing than the labor and delivery nurse was. I ended up needing an unplanned ceserean - Sam was there throughout. In looking back at the experience my husband and I both agreed that we are not sure how we would have made through the birth without her. I cannot recommend her more highly. 

Posted 4/16/2019

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Natalie Wilson

Sam was extremely affective at making me feel comfortable throughout the entire process, and especially during the birth. She provided me several helpful resources both before and after the birth. Her services were a great value. The best part of having her as part of my birth experience was the confidence she gave me by equipping me with knowledge about the birth process as well as the physical comfort she was able to provide and teach my partner how to provide during my labor.

Posted 4/15/2019

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Saway Chunphakvenn

Dear Sam,

I could not have made it through my intense and rapid labor without you. Your guidance, comfort measures, and emotional support helped to calm my fears and go with the flow of labor. I’m honored to have had you cut Solaris’s cord in my natural birth and we will hold you forever in our hearts. 

Thank you,

Saway, Trey, and Solaris 2.13.19 13:20pm

Posted 2/15/2019

Birth Availability for Sam West

= Available. Calendar last updated: 12/31/2019 8:41:27 AM