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Danielle Schell

Danielle Schell, Birth & Bereavement Services

Website: https://www.fernandfoster.com/doula

Phone: 6305369530

Birth Fee: $1500 to $1800

Fee Details: I believe every mom deserves to have a doula and doula's really matter in the labor room. My Bereavement Services are priced differently than happy births. Please contact me to talk about how I can support you, EVEN if money is tight- we can work something out!

Birth Doula Experience: 9 years and 144 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, October 2010
  • Stillbirthday, December 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Unfortunately, I will not attend free-births or births intentionally without medical support.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Your Birth Experience - Certified Childbirth Educator

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • End of Life Doula Services
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Co-Owner of Fern + Foster Family Wellness in Tacoma, WA a hub for families in the perinatal period with clinical, educational, retail and support services.

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Danielle Schell

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Alex Nicely

I am so fortunate to have met and hired Danielle as my doula for my first pregnancy. I only wish my husband and I had decided earlier in my pregnancy that we wanted to hire a doula. From our very first meeting with Danielle, I knew she was someone I could feel totally comfortable with and could trust fully. Her experience with so many different birth paths made me feel like she would be ready to support us through whatever came our way and whatever decisions we would need to make. My first impressions of her did not change but got stronger as we got to know her better through our prenatal visits, labor and delivery, and postpartum visits. She was always available to answer questions, provide resources, and reassure us that we were doing great as expectant and new parents (something I needed to hear frequently). As my pregnancy progressed and we learned I would need to be induced she was right by our side during check-ups and at the hospital. Through the long induction she helped me stay calm and open to the drastic deviations from my birth preferences. Due to high blood pressure I was limited in the coping techniques I could use but Danielle was there to advocate for me, offer guidance, and help us find ways to get through each contraction. Her words of encouragement made me feel strong, like I could accomplish anything. Her support and reassurance empowered me to make the decisions I needed to make to reach our ultimate goal of bringing a healthy baby into the world. She is absolutely devoted to the mommas in her care, is incredibly thoughtful, and develops relationships that go beyond the job you’ve hired her for. Her commitment to postpartum care means you will always have a lifeline to call on if you find yourself struggling or a friend to celebrate milestones with. Danielle is an excellent doula for all stages of your birth journey, and anyone would be lucky to have her company and support along the way.

Posted 7/10/2019

Birth Availability for Danielle Schell

= Available. Calendar last updated: 12/8/2019 11:47:08 AM