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Radhika Parithivel

Phone: 6463720263

Birth Fee: $250 to $600

Fee Details: I work with families based on a sliding scale fee starting at $250-$600. If $250 is too much, I am very glad to still work with you. I do gift certificates you can post on your registries. I am willing to payment plans as well.

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 5 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, October 2018
Type of Practice: Solo practice
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Other Relevant Certifications

  • DONA International - Birth Doula Trainer
  • SERVSAFE® Food Safety Management Training

College Education

  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • High risk
  • Over 40
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Infant massage education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: College Park, MD
Travel Range: 25 Miles

Client Testimonials for Radhika Parithivel

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Erika

Radhika is great! She came to help with my newborn and 2 year old for an extended period while my husband was traveling, and she was terrific.  She was great with both kids, and also helped out with housework.  She's very experienced, professional and compassionate.  Plus she had a lot of good newborn tips.  It was a real lifesaver having her around, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a postpartum doula.

Posted 5/20/2019

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Rickita Perry

As a first time mom, I had no idea what go expect regarding my pregnancy and delivery. I actually received Radhika’s contact information through a mutual friend. I shared with our friend my struggles with fibroids and she assured me that she knew “exactly” to whom I should speak. It is an understatement say that Radhika made the pressures and first days of pregnancy feel so manageable. 

She was knowledgeable in homemade methods to relieve discomfort while method. She smartly suggested things I should do at home while awaiting the baby’s arrival. Radhika shared resources and supplies (e.g. pampers, clothes, toys) to help offset the costs for dust time parents. 

I tell everyone I meet that labor was such a beautiful experience because of my doula. As usual she was responsive and available, so when I told Radhika I was having back to back contractions she spoke with me the entire time until she eventually met me st the hospital. While there she made such a lovely experience. She provided calming music, essential oils, massages and made sure that the hospital staff were on top of providing superior services. 

Afer having the baby, Radhika’s help didnt stop. She brought over homemade Indian food (yum!) and checked in regularly. I couldn’t have asked for a better doula! Her kindness and knowledge make her an incredible support for any mom expecting. I love having her in my life! My daughter and I thank you!

Posted 4/9/2019

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Brianna

Radhika was such an important part of my labor and birth experience. From the beginning I knew I wanted to have an all natural birth. However, because this was my first baby my midwife suggested that I hire a doula to help me have a birth experience as close to my wishes as possible. I can honestly say I probably wouldn’t have had a natural labor without having a doula present. Radhika was able to help me get through days of back labor and keeping a positive outlook. She knew exactly when to apply counter pressure and which comfort measures to suggest at each stage of labor. Radhika also meshed really well with my husband, family, and the hospital staff. If you want someone who will be on your side and support you through labor then she is your gal. 

Posted 4/9/2019

Birth Availability for Radhika Parithivel

= Available. Calendar last updated: 10/12/2018 8:40:12 AM