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Charity Vazquez

Mahina Birth Support

Website: https://www.mahinabirth.com

Phone: 8166592108

Birth Fee: $875

Fee Details: Aloha, I provide professional Birth Doula support and Photography services in the Greater Kansas City Area. I specialize in hospital births, and I work with a wide range of clients who wish both medicated and unmedicated birth experiences. I offer honest, non-judgmental, evidence-based support. I also have extensive experience working with clients who have a history of anxiety and PTSD. Please visit my website or email: www.mahinabirth.com, hello@mahinabirth.com

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years

Doula Training

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

Clients per Month: 3 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? No Birth Centers
Attends home births? No Home Births

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Military families
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I have extensive experience supporting those with PTSD, Anxiety and Depression.

Client Testimonials for Charity Vazquez

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Ryan D

As a primary care physician I fully support the necessity to utilize a Doula during both the pregnancy and labor/delivery process. The outcomes during delivery and post partum both significantly increase the success rate. Wether or not you are utilizing medication (narcotics, epidural) or having a drugless delivery, Charity will be there 100% of the way to help you through everything. My wife and I had a relatively easy and straight forward delivery plan outlined and set up with Charity. She allowed us the freedom to make the experience our own and was very generous with her time and knowledge. She is amazing to work with and if she had been in scrubs, no one would have guessed she was not part of the hospital staff. She transitions simplistically into the process and works tirelessly to make sure that you have all the creature comforts you need and is on point 100% of the time during labor, managing both movement and helping to lessen the intensity of the contractions as a teammate and leader.

I would 100% recommend Charity Vasquez based on my experience as a both a husband and as a provider. Her knowledge, experience and professionalism is next-to-none. Gentlemen (and Ladies) if you are unsure and are on the fence, do yourselves a favor and set up a meeting with Charity and her group, I promise you it won't be a waste of time and you will have a wonderfully memorable experience. 

Posted 10/15/2019

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Diana

Take the time to meet with Charity and see if she is a good fit for what you're looking for, I can almost guarentee she is.  Charity really made my second birth much more bareable and prepared.  I had a doula with my first birth and found it helpful, but went into my second with an OB that I wasn't fond of and some concerns about what I wanted and how to get through contractions with more conciousness. She is the sole reason I was able to get through it.  Charity is always available- has multiple (kind! sweet! communicating!) back up doulas for the rarest of occasions she's not.  She answers questions, asks questions, and really wants to help you have the birth you want.  She's got a personality and heart that could calm the roughest of storms. I can't say enough good things about her except to reach out to her and see if she might be what you're looking for!  I would also recommend the birth photos.  While I'm not someone who did that the first time around nor am I into maternity photo shoots, those birth photos hold a really special place in my heart.  

Posted 10/11/2019

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Amanda Owen-Noll

After our first meeting with Charity, many of our birth concerns disappeared. We opted not to take a birthing class, and with Charity's guidance felt confident going into our birth. Not only did she provide assurance and information to me (the mom-to-be), but she gave my partner the peace of mind that he would be supportive in the just way I needed. Like many births, our birth did not go as "planned," but with Charity's wisdom, we were able to navigate decisions and changes with intention and ease. We had peace and comfort with her sharing our space during our 30-hour adventure. I cannot, and don't want to, imagine what our experience would have been like without her.

Posted 7/23/2019

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Melissa Urlaub

Charity was such an incredible team member to our birth experience. During the first prenatal meeting, she really helped my husband and I understand the process of birth and help us make decisions about the type of birth we wanted. When we went to the hospital, she showed up right away and helped communicate with the nurses the things we wanted: birthing ball, peanut ball, ice and towels, and more. She really helped me have the unmedicated birth that I wanted. She had a gentle way of making suggestions during labor, that didn't feel pushy, but helped greatly in dealing with labor/progressing in labor. Her knowledge and support also helped my husband be there for me and made his journey to parenthood more comfortable. She really helped to make the birth of our daughter a bonding and joyful experience that I don't think we would have been able to achieve as first time parents ourselves. Even during the postpartum visit she was able to make gentle suggestions, answering questions we didn't even know to ask. The photos that she took are the best momentos to remember this experience by and were beautiful. Hiring Charity was one of the best decisions of my whole pregnancy and I know we wouldn't have had such an amazing experience if it wasn't for her.

Posted 4/2/2019

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Tasneem Wilson

Working with Charity was one of the best decisions I made around my pregnancy and birth. She made me feel calm, empowered and safe from the moment we met; and that feeling magnified throughout my pregnancy, labor and delivery. She provided me with useful tools and resources to learn about relaxation during labor, and they were so helpful! Charity is organized, passionate, empathetic, and personable which made her the perfect fit for me. She has a balanced approach to labor and delivery practices, and kept an open mind about my wishes. Without a doubt I'd say anyone would be lucky to have her as their doula. 

Posted 2/25/2019

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Naaga Sena

Our baby boy was born on 1/5/2018 at Shawnee Mission Hospital - Birth Center, and we hired Charity (Mahina birth support) as our doula.

Since this was our first baby me and my wife were looking for someone experienced to be on our side during the labor, and we found Charity (Mahina birth support). I got to say that is one of the most intelligent decisions we ever made.

When we informed her that is the time, she came to us in less than 30 minutes. Charity has a wonderful, warm, soothing personality also she is an extremely calm lady. My wife was very confident just because she was with us. During the whole 12 hours of labor, she stayed well focused, and her only priority was my wife (even I slept for 2 hrs), the energy she has is amazing. Also, she was very cooperative with the nurses, and they also liked the fact that she was there.

She provided valuable answers to the questions we had before and after the delivery. We felt her as our family member. We would definitely hire her again.

Posted 2/2/2019

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Traci Bessard

I cannot begin to express how wonderful our entire experience has been with Charity as our birth doula! From the very beginning with the inquiry of her services, she was both personable and professional! Upon, our consultation, I knew my husband and I wanted to work with her as our doula. With this being our first child, we were looking for someone with experience and who would make us feel comfortable, no matter the type of birth we decided. Charity went above and beyond every step of the way with thorough explanations, advice and recommendations.

All the preparation led us to an invaluable experience with Charity by our side coaching and guiding all the way as we delivered 5 weeks early! Charity arrived within 15 minutes of calling her and boy were we grateful as we had a speedy delivery. She focused and grounded me through an unmedicated delivery and it made all the difference in the world! With Charity being a support system for myself and my husband we were both able to have a wonderful birthing experience.

Directly after birth there were so manyspecial moments that my husband and I were surprised and thankful that Charity captured! Memories to last a lifetime….

After birth, Charity provides a postpartum visit that is engaging, uplifting, and a complete benefit as we are experiencing this life event. She takes her time ensuring you have the support you and your new family needs.

Overall, we could not have been more pleased with the experience that Charity provided. Having Charity as a birth doula, is one of the best investments we have made and would definitely recommend her services. We are forever thankful….

Posted 1/30/2019

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Gregory Cotter

Charity's support of my wife and I through the birth of our first son was immeasurable. For my wife, Charity was a support, a guide, and an advocate. For me, as a first time dad, Charity was an anchor. To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t completely on board with hiring a doula prior to meeting and working with Charity, but my wife was insistent so I didn’t push back. Now, however, I can’t imagine having gone through the process without Charity. Our son’s birth wasn’t an easy labor, and I found myself stuck between trying to remaining steady and calm for my wife while simultaneously managing my own anxiety and fear. Charity’s presence grounded me, and allowed me to be there for my wife in a way that would otherwise have been impossible. She insured we were always informed about what was happening, that we were processing all of the information coming at us, and that we were present in the moment. I cannot express adequately enough how much Charity was and remains a force for good in the life of our little family and I can't thank her enough.

Posted 1/29/2019

Birth Availability for Charity Vazquez

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