Birth Fee: $500 to $650
Fee Details: 8 weeks of childbirth classes for $275. Doula services starting at $600. Discounts given when services are combined.
Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 5 births attended
Clients per Month: 1Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Jackie was our Bradley Birthing teacher for our first pregnancy and in anticipation of our second child, our doula. Due to the less than optimal birthing experience of our first child (42 hour labor and ER c section), the stress and exhaustion that acompanied it for both me and my husband, we determined that we wanted a doula to help us with our second childs labor, as we anticipated another several hour labor. We anticipated my husband would need a break and I would need the support of someone we both trusted/was comfortable with. The person that came to mind immediately was Jackie Smiley. She is incrediable knowledgable in all things birth related, giving us a firm and broad foundation of knowledge of what a womens body does throughout pregnancy and labor, and the many options/choices that may occur during labor. She has a delightfully calm, yet positive personality that makes any situation seam less stressful and obsticles less daunting. My two rare medical conditions complicate any medical intervention (severe adhesive allergy, and nuerologial condition that causes pain with physcial skin contact) - Jackie took it upon herself to reasearch both of these conditions prior to our birth to determine what she could do in preparation for and during labor to provide the calming comfort I would need. She also gave us deep peace of mind due to her in depth knowledge of my allergy, that she could be an affective advocate for me with any medical personal that were not aware of my allergy, this was a great stress relief. Allowing us to focus on other more important and immediate needs during labor. She took photos of the birth which I treasure to this day. With her help we achieved our desired natural birth/VBAC, she was a big part of our sucess. I wish we had used her with the birth of our first child,I know it may not have changed the ultimate outcome, but I feel as though we would have been more rested and comfortible throughout the process with her present.
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