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Candace Mensik, CD(DONA), SpBCPE

Transcendent Birth LLC

Sugar Land, TX Service range 60 miles

7136288465

http://transcendentbirth.com

Birth Fee

$1250 to $1475

Birth Fee

$1250 to $1475


Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Birth Doula Experience

6 years


Doula Training

  • DONA International, March 2016

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 2 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
attended by a midwife


Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Military families support
  • Pelvic floor health education & support
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Prenatal & postpartum fitness services
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator

Fee Details

Birth doula support includes 2 prenatal visits, all of labor and delivery up until after breastfeeding and family bonding has been established, and a postpartum follow-up visit. Fee also includes using my resources, knowledge, and education as needed throughout pregnancy and postpartum. Please refer to www.transcendentbirth.com for more information!

Sugar Land, TX Service range 60 miles

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Client Testimonials for Candace Mensik, CD(DONA), SpBCPE

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Sarah

6/2/2022

Through my whole pregnancy Candace felt engaged and involved and most importantly like she really truly cared about me and how this process went for me. Every time we met up for a session my husband and I discussed how much better we felt after talking to her, she eased our anxiety and just empowered us to think “we can do this”

In our birthing class I thought the way she made my husband practice the massages with me felt a little silly because she’d be there with us at birth to direct, but it was amazing how empowered my husband felt to step in before she arrived and implemented what she’d taught him, what I’d thought a little silly was apparently exactly what HE needed to feel empowered to help, which was one of our goals in getting a doula. 

With Candace’s assistance my birth was truly a magical and calm experience and markedly different from my first.

I also want to shout out and thank Candace for coming to the hospital not once but twice. I was induced and in communication with Candace the whole time and we had agreed she’d come when I felt out of control and wanted assistance, my second day at the hospital my baby was found breech and needed an emergency ECV or c-section. I was terrified if the ECV failed I’d end up separated from my baby somehow so we came up with the plan that should anything happen Candace would stay with me and my husband would go with baby. So Candace came to the hospital at 11pm for the ECV, which was successful! Then when my doctor told me we wouldn’t be breaking my water or using more medication to induce labor until the morning, Candace went home  and was back when I went into labor the next day without any complaints and a smile on her face ready to help.


If you are looking for a doula who cares about, empowers you and gives you the gumption to labor on your own terms I cannot recommend Candace enough.

Emily Koeritz

5/13/2022

The best decision I made was choosing Candace as our doula. She is a natural nurturer and amazing support partner. Her delicate and soothing touch through natural childbirth helped me through the toughest contractions. She supported me in my pregnancy by helping me navigate prenatal decisions, being diligent during each appointmnet and providing absolute care during labor to help me reach my goal of a natural delivery. She was instrumental in providing phyisical and emotional guidance. I can't imagine another doula as thoughtful, attentive, knowledgeable and encouraging. When I think of my daughter's birth, I am reminded how lucky I was to have Candace on our team. It was important for us that my husband be apart of the laboring experience, and Candace helped make that happen by showing him techniques and helping him feel confident in his participation. I am truly blessed for the positive impact she had on my pregnancy, delivery and postpartum. ?????? 

Khyati Shahh

4/29/2022

Candace has been an amazing doula and of great help. She definitely adds value even if you have an OBGYN. Her visits never feel short of time; she is there for you as long as you need her on the day you decide to meet. Her presence during labor was of immense value for us as we made some decisions based on her recommendations and my situation during labor which we wouldn't have otherwise. During labor, she recommended me some positions that helped dilate my cervix naturally and faster. She took some candid photos of my baby and myself and my husband in some immediately after delivery once I was with my baby. She has recommendations and referrals for all the products and doctors like acupressure that we can use during and after pregnancy. I highly recommend her as a doula.

Chintan Barbhaya

4/25/2022

We met Candace relatively late in the pregnancy but she was extremely helpful to get us prepared which helped the arrival of our son go smoothly. Candance met us for an initial "Getting to know you" visit, and two other times to help prepare the birth plan and labor prep. She also joined us during the delivery at the hospital and visited us a few days after baby arrived.

Candace also provide information and guidance via text. She was helpful, patient and very easy to work with. My wife and I both really benefitted from her involvement in the birth of our son!

Lisa Collard

4/9/2022

Grateful to have Candace as our doula! We felt so supported throughout the whole process. After having two challenging births, she was there to guide us through a wonderfully smooth third birth.

Candace taught us several Spinning Babies techniques that proved to be very useful. She offered reminders when I needed them, and helped me relax. Her wealth of knowledge was so reassuring to me. I used Candace as a sounding board for many of my concerns leading up to delivery. I felt cared for and respected. When I needed something she was there. I’m thankful for her gentle and steadfast support that made this birth all the more wonderful!

Brittany Clark

3/28/2022

We started looking for doulas and Candace was the first person we met with. We left the meeting and my husband and I both immediately knew that she was the perfect fit. Through the whole pregnancy she was such a wonderful resource and truly prepared us for labor and delivery. Our pregnancy and delivery was truly a blessing and we ended up with a perfect little angel for a daughter. I really and truly believe that all of Candace’s support was critical to having such a beautiful birth experience.

Riley Garrett

2/20/2022

Candace was such a valuable member of our birth team! Her prenatal support and labor prep gave me so much more confidence and empowerment going into labor. During labor Candace was a constant source of encouragement, expertise, and comfort. She provides care with compassion and respect, never with judgement. Our L&D nurse even said she was the best doula she'd ever worked with! Candace has continued to be a supportive resource even in the postpartum period. I am so thankful we had Candace as our doula and wouldn't consider not having her as our doula again next time! 

Hannah Gott

9/28/2021

I highly recommend Candace to be your birth doula!
No need to look any further! She was an immense aid to my birthing experience, I honestly don't think things would have turned out as well as they did without her! My baby was in an OP position and she greatly helped get him into the right position during labor. She was there by my side and helped me with all of the proper positioning for birth, and provided the calmness and confidence that I needed to give birth to my big 9 lb baby boy. She was available when I needed her and she helped advocate for me what my needs were during labor. She provided AMAZING support during pregnancy, labor, and after birth postpartum.

Eva Rottman

6/8/2021


I had candece as my doula for the birth of my daughter last month. I cannot express enough how amazing she is ! I was not dilating because the head was in the wrong position . I was in a lot of pain end the birth was not progressing Candace is an expert with spinning babies and she did some exercises with me to help the baby get in the right position and after just 20 minutes there was progress end I was dilating! It was like she worked miracles.
She is so caring end did her best to make me feel as comfortable as possible and understand my medical rights.
I highly recommend her . 

Sarah Clark

5/27/2021

My husband and I cannot speak highly enough of Candace and our experience with her. She brings such a sense of peace with her along with a wealth of knowledge. This was my first child and birth and really had no idea where to start with my birth preferences. Candace helped us think through many possible scenarios that the birth could go and we felt very prepared and empowered because of her. We labored at home for as long as we could with her and the experience was wonderful. Due to covid she couldn’t come into the hospital with us, but she prepared us so well it was like she was there. We will definitely be using her again with our next child and recommending her to everyone we know who is going to have a baby soon.

Moe Meyer

5/21/2021

When I met with Candace for the first time there was an instant connection. Her demeanor was so calming and reassuring. I felt supported in all of my birth preferences. I 100% believe that Candace was absolutely pivotal in having a natural birth-- Thanks to her training in Spinning Babies we were able to navigate the intense back labor I was having and shift my baby into optimal positioning. She championed me through every contraction and created a peaceful environment to labor in. I am SO grateful for her and would 10/10 recommend to any mama looking to have a similar sacred birth.

Karina

5/1/2021

My husband and I loved having Candace on our team. I felt we all had a similar mindset and had the same end goal - a calm delivery! Candace prepared us well , and my delivery was a beautiful experience ! 

Carla Pugal

9/17/2018

Our family had an awesome experience during our second birth due to Candace. I decided to go wth a doula for our second birth because I did not the very cold approach you usually get from medical staff that are just checking off their daily routines. When speaking with Candace she let me know about of some information I could ask my doctor that I had no idea about. Candace also constantly checked up on me and discussed some interesting techniques I could use while at the hospital. The day of my son's birth was a bit difficult compared to my first and my husband was nervous and having a hard time trying to ease the situation. Candace arrived and we were both so relieved. A really bad contraction began as she entered, she put down her things right away and had me do some tecniques that made the contractions bareable. When it came time to push, Candace and my husband assisted and she coached me through even after my son was out. She brought a list of things we had previously discussed so that her and I would not forget my plan and we stuck to it. I am grateful to have had a wonderful experience with my doula and I it would have been the same without her help and positive energy.

Side note: My husband and I were kind of feeling a tad weird about using a doula the closer I got to my dute date just for the fact that it is another person in a very intimate moment for your family. We totally agree that we made the best choice with going through with the doula experience. If you are in doubt, take my word for it, go for it because it is worth it.

Birth Availability for Candace Mensik, CD(DONA), SpBCPE

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