La Mesa, CA Service range 40 miles
$850 to $1100
$850 to $1100
5 years and 75 births attended
Type of practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas
Clients per month: 2 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Hearts and Hands Doula UCSD Operating room Tech Corpsman USN LVN Spinning Babies
Discount for Military, Fees are negotiable
La Mesa, CA Service range 40 miles
My experience with Patti as my doula was perfect in every way. I could not have asked for more!! What first attracted me to Patti as a doula was that she had had 8 of her own babies! And had been present for countless births of all kinds, way before she was a doula. Patti was my doula with my rainbow baby that followed my two miscarriages. Having had three of her own babies go to heaven, I felt Patti could really understand my fears during pregnancy.
She is SUCH a good, active listener, and I knew I always had her ear. Patti is deeply passionate about being a doula, and it shows. She is present, always open-minded, and full of love. I felt so supported at every turn during my labor. She listened carefully to me, but also was able to put into words what I was unable to verbalize during my labor. Just the very sound of her sweet voice kept me focused and determined. And I know I wouldn't have had the drug-free labor and delivery I so hoped for without her. She was there with steady enoucargement that filled me with confidence to make it to the very end. She then obliged me by staying by my side post-deilvery until I was peacefully settled in my post-partum room, which was very important to me.
Having Patti was like having a warm, sincere hug and a "you can do it" through my whole pregnancy, labor and delivery. She's just the kind of person you want by your side when you're doing one of the hardest things you've ever done in your life. She's knowledgeable and experienced.
One thing I really liked was that, with her background as a nurse in the Navy, she really knows how to maneuever the hospital and communicate to the doctors and nurses in a way that earns their trust and respect.
My husband was so comfortable with Patti, and she was definitely his favorite out of our four previous doulas.
One of the kindest, sweetest and honest doula's out there. Patti was amazing from the very beginning. We have had 3 births with her and each one was a wonderful experience. She was calm and coached us every step of the way. Always letting us know the options, what to expect and best for mom/baby. We highly reccomend her services to everyone even if not expecting yet. We see how important it is to have a sounding board with you during delivery. You and the baby will be in the best of hands possible. Give her a call when you are ready and congrats on your new family. Love the Brown's.
Wow, where to begin.. Patti is an amazing doula! I am so happy that I found her. I gave birth to my first son in December 2019, she was extremely attentive and caring. Patti was always available for me when I needed her, especially around the holidays when everyone is so busy. I met with Patti several times before giving birth and immediately felt comfortable with her because she has such a warm and caring personality. She was very supportive of my birth plan. When it was time to give birth she met me at the hospital and stayed with me the entire time (24 hours) she was extremely helpful! Patti was able to talk me through the pain, comfort me while my husband slept, and support me through every aspect of labor. I highly highly highly recommend Patti. If you want a doula who is compassionate and kind, Patti is the doula for you!
I wish every mommy-to-be could have Patti as their doula because of how positive she made my entire birth experience. She shared her favorite books, videos, knowledge and experience with me and prepared me emotionally throughout my pregnancy. Her guidance helped me create my ideal birth plan simplifying what can be an otherwise overwhelming amount of choices and considerations for a first-time mom. As soon as she arrived, her presence was so calming alleviating any fears and anxiety instantly. It felt like the pain melted away through her hands as she massaged gently or applied counter-pressure on my lower back. She was my focal point every minute of the way breathing with me through the contractions and coaching me to locate and relax any muscle tension I had. She also found birthing positions that worked best for me during contractions and her suggestions along the way made a world of difference. My 35-hour labor delivering a 9.5 lb. baby (who was sunny side up prior to finally rotating towards the end of the labor) could have easily turned into a C-section but her undivided attention and communication with the nurses and doctors was essential to having a successful vaginal birth. I am so amazed at the sense of ease she gave me; she truly empowered my mind and body. She was not only an invaluable support to me but also to my husband. I can’t thank her enough for the wonderful birth experience and I hope I get the opportunity to have another labor and delivery with her in the future!
My wife and I chose to use a Doula for our first baby and it was an amazing experience! The wealth of knowledge and comfort Patti Fisher provided to my wife truly helped me understand things about my wife and the childbearing process that I did not anticipate. She was always available via text and call for any questions along the pregnancy, and met at our house when the night contractions started (11pm) and it was a 34hr labor which she stayed the entire time and was so encouraging to us both. It would have been a lot less enjoyable and uncertain at times without her guidance and experience.
When it comes times for our second child, we will most definitely be calling her again and recommending to any friends of ours that get pregnant. It is so vital to have the right doula at this intimate crossroad of our life and Doula Patti Fisher was the ideal match. Thank you!!!
Patti Fisher was an amazing doula. As a first time mother, I has so many questions, uncertainties and fears regarding the birth of my baby. I was very comforted to know that no question was a dumb question with Patti. She spent time with me before the delivery, as well as after, making sure I was confident in what I would be doing and how I would feel emotionally. The day of the birth, I had a few family members in the room with us. Patti did an amazing job at keeping me as focused and as comfortable as possible. I was very impressed that she gave everyone in the room a job during the delivery, which really made everyone feel a part of the birth. Not everything in my birth plan went as planned, but Patti was on top of it all with suggestions and coaching to let me know my next best options. Since we spoke so much before the birth, she already knew that some procedures or medications were not even an option, so it made her advice directed towards the next best path for us. She had a very caring and gentle way of helping me and always made me feel as though my thoughts and comfort was a number one priority. Patti made follow up visits to my house after we brought our baby home, which helped me so much as I was learning to breastfeed and adjust back to normal life. To sum things up, I truly believe you will have a hard time finding someone more caring about each mothers individual needs, someone with passion about helping mothers and families, and someone with more love for what she does. Patti was truly an amazing blessing. I am overall, extremely thankful I had her a part of the birth of my baby!
Patti was a reassuring and calming presence as she was our Doula for our first born child. Just settling us in at the hospital from beginning to end was an invaluable support to have, dealing with check in, nurses, doctors and providing information on our choices and best approach, all the while noting all actions down and providing comforting massages and advice. We were so grateful Patti was there with us and enjoyed all the conversations in between, thanks Patti!
Colleen & Christian
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