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Solenn Ahmed

Bilingual doula, French and English

Phone: 818 913 5516

Birth Fee: $400 to $800

Postpartum Rate: $20 to $35

Fee Details: I am very flexible with my fee.

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 3 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 3 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, November 2018
  • Big Belly Services, November 2018
Type of Practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per Month: 1 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Expected stillbirth
  • Home Birth
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Single parents
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Baby sign language education
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I am a mother of 4 children. 2 were delivered at the hospital and 2 were born at home. I breastfed all 4 of them and have coach many friends on breastfeeding. I have experience with several child development practices, including, co-sleeping, portage, clothes diaper, and baby sign language.

Languages spoken: French and English

Client Testimonials for Solenn Ahmed

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Sarah Mécheneau

There are not enough words to describe my experience with Solenn. She is generous, patient, smart and passionate.

First, I should mention that getting a doula was essential, as I was attempting to do a VBAC after a traumatic first birth that had happened only 16 months before my second one.

I was Solenn's first client and my first contact with her was over the phone. Her words of encouragement and support from this  conversation already made me confident that I had picked the perfect person! I then met Solenn in person and she had already prepared exercises to get me ready for my big challenge.

My birth (as all births) was not at all what we had expected! My son arrived 18 days earlier. Solenn texted me the whole first half of labor, when I was not even sure myself if I was going to deliver. She never let her phone down and was there with me for half the night until we both decided that it was time for her to come and help me. When she arrived, I was in full labor and she helped me manage though the pain, the worry, the stress, and the chaos of everything. She was everything that I could not be, she was my mental and physical strength. She had the words to help me though the pain of labor, and never once was I scared because she was on my side. I arrived at the hospital almost ready to deliver and once again, Solenn was there to inform me on the best decisions to make for me and my baby. Not once did she challenge the words of the nurse or the doctor, but she was there to give me additional informations that I may not have known otherwise. She was able to make me do what I thought was impossible! Even after the birth, Solenn made sure that I was feeling well and went way beyond her responsabilities.

Solenn is a doula because she truly cares about helping women, she does not treat her practice as a business but as a philosophy. She is an amazing doula and anyone should feel extremely lucky to have her on their side.

Posted 12/16/2019

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Ember

I can’t empathize enough how much Solenn’s help has saved me! I am a new mom without a network or “village” and reaching out for postpartum assistance wasn’t something I anticipated needing to do before I had my son. By the time he was 2 months old, I was very overwhelmed and wasn’t organized or on top of things. I was struggling to breastfeed and I wasn’t sleeping. Solenn was so kind and listened to me and understood where I needed the most help. She was able to work with my budget and I have had her help several times a week for the last 3 months. I can’t imagine where I’d be without her. She has helped me gain so much confidence. I am now exclusively breastfeeding and my baby and I are both sleeping through the night! I have Solenn to thank for my sanity and a happy baby! I truly consider her a friend and my son loves her and lights up every time he sees her. I’m so grateful I found her ??

We highly recommend her!

Posted 4/23/2019

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Larry Lynch

I first met solenn at the hospital , she was very nice and knowlegeable when it came to helping us care for the baby. Soon after that she came to help in are home always on time and always very professional and good with the baby. I don't know what I would of done without her we all love her very much, she has been a huge help for us all. I can always send her a text with any questions I might have with a quick response. She has been a great addition to are family and we will always be very appreciative of all she gives of herself. Thank You Very Much

Posted 1/28/2019

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