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Jessalyn Ballerano

Dooly Doula


Phone: 510-560-5108

Birth Fee: $1800 to $2000

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $45

Fee Details: $35/hour (1 child) $45/hour (2 children)

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 25 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 4 families served

Doula Training

  • International Center for Traditional Childbearing, October 2016
Type of Practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas

Clients per Month: 0 to 2 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: I do not provide overnight Post Partum care. Daytime hours currently limited to 2x weekly.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Midwifery in attendance.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • Rebozo Certification (Gena Kirby)

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Expected stillbirth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Program Assistant and Apprentice at the Oakland Better Birth Foundation Senior Doula in Shiphrah's Circle Community Doula Program Former Volunteer Doula at CCRMC Midwives Alliance of North America conference attendee 2012 Birthkeepers conference attendee 2015

Languages spoken: English, some Spanish

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Oakland, CA
Travel Range: 20 Miles

Client Testimonials for Jessalyn Ballerano

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Laura Eliasieh

My husband and I had an amazing experience working with Jessalyn as our birth doula. From the first interview, it was clear she is a wonderful communicator who takes time to listen and respond to you and who finds great joy in the service aspects of doula work. Jessalyn provided us with comprehensive education on labor and delivery and some education about the postpartum time as well. Her services are personal, reliable, and inspired. We hope to continue our friendship with her as our baby grows.

Posted 2/9/2019

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Trenicia Williams

Jessalyn was my doula during the pregnancy and birth of my first and only son in 2016. She has a wonderful manner that is non-judgemental. She educates and gives you the whys as well as informing you on the possible outcomes for different choices. Most importantly she allows you CHOICE. Which is so important during the process as so many things are coming at you and can seem overwhelming. For any expecting mamas and papas, Jessalyn is such a tremendous asset to you as you go through this life changing process. I highly recommend her doula services!

Posted 8/14/2018

Birth Availability for Jessalyn Ballerano

= Available. Calendar last updated: 4/17/2019 3:40:18 PM

Postpartum Availability for Jessalyn Ballerano

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