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Candace Mensik, CD(DONA)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/transcendentbirth/

Birth Fee: $900 to $1100

Fee Details: First consultation is free. Fee includes 2 prenatal visits, all of labor and delivery up until 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.

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, March 2016
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
attended by a midwife

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Spinning Babies®

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Spinning Babies® Parent Educator

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Multiples
  • Plus size mothers
  • Twins
  • Vaginal breech birth
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Belly binding
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption

Languages spoken: English

Certifications for Candace Mensik, CD(DONA)

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Client Testimonials for Candace Mensik, CD(DONA)

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Carla Pugal

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. 

Posted 9/17/2018

Birth Availability for Candace Mensik, CD(DONA)

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