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Danielle Schell

Fern and Foster Family Wellness

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

Phone: 2536557817

Birth Fee: $1200 to $1800

Fee Details: I am co-owner of Fern+Foster Family Wellness. In addition to awesome doula services you receive discounts to additional classes, yoga, and community support groups. I formed Fern+Foster last year with a lactation consultant because I knew only serving families for birth and postpartum was a fraction of what you experience as a parent. I hope through being plugged into community you will find friends and lifelong support that extends past my services. I want every family I work with to thrive with their new addition! I have been a doula for 9 years and have a wealth of technical expertise, a calming presence, and a mindset for collaboration in the labor room in addition to being a community builder. I hope to meet with your family soon to see if I could be a fit for your birth and help you connect to the growing community of families in Tacoma at Fern+Foster (regardless of if you hire me as your doula!).

Birth Doula Experience: 9 years and 175 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

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
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Hearthside perinatal bereavement care training
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • 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

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