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Valerie Godbout

Duolovedoula

Santa Fe Springs, CA Service range 65 miles

562-889-7787

Birth Fee

$1200 to $1500

Postpartum Rate

$40 to $45

Birth Fee

$1200 to $1500

Postpartum Rate

$40 to $45


Birth Doula Experience

2 years and 12 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

1 years


Doula Training

  • DONA International, November 2018

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I believe you need more support from a doula in a hospital setting.

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


Special Services Offered

  • Aromatherapy
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Volunteer for Joy in birthing foundation

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Fee Details

Hi, my name is Valerie and I’m happy you found me. I am a Dona international trained Birth Doula serving in Orange County and Los Angeles area. My mission as your doula is to help support you in your birth journey so you can have the best experience possible. My support includes two prenatal visits, e-mail, phone and text support from the time of hiring through delivery. Access to back up doula. Resources available. Support up to 2 hours following the birth of your baby to assist with breastfeeding, bonding and to answer questions. One postpartum follow-up visit to recap your birth experience and to go over any questions you might have. My hope is to empower you with love and encouragement during labor and delivery.

Santa Fe Springs, CA Service range 65 miles

Client Testimonials for Valerie Godbout

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Carolyn

6/20/2020

Valerie was instrumental to me having a successful VBAC. I was so stressed out and unsupported through my labor and delivery with my older son, that I made no progress in my labor and had to have an emergency c-section. 

With this labor, I went about it differently. I hired a birth center instead of a hospital and I got a doula! Best decision I've ever made. Valerie really helped me stay calm and trust my body. She made sure I stayed hydrated. 

Most importantly, she paid close attention to when I would tense up (which was often!) and reminded me to relax my face and my shoulders and my posture. Releasing that tension would take my pain from a 10 to a manageable 7. 

There was a point where I didn't think I could make it. I was so close to asking for a transfer so I could get an epidural. She encouraged me and reminded me of how much progress I had already made. She also advocated for the midwives at the birth center to offer me natural pain relief like heat. She did counter pressure which helped a lot. 

In the end, I had a successful VBAC and a peaceful, unmedicated birth like I always wanted! 

Sarai J

4/23/2020

Valerie was such a blessing for my birth experience!  She was so kind, attentive and made me feel safe and cared for the whole time. She was always checking up on me and sending me good resources to have under my belt. 

When I went into labor she was ready the second I needed her.  She was encouraging, soothing and her overall presence was supportive. She made sure to know beforehand what my vision was for my birth and she was accommodating to that in the way she held space for me and in her techniques to support me.  She never made me feel wrong for anything I wanted. 

i had a magical birthing experience at a birthing center that actually Valerie was kind enough to find for me. I am so happy she was there to join me on such a beautiful experience. This was my first baby and I will certainly recommend having a doula to everyone, and I certainly recommend Valerie!

Amber

12/26/2019

     My review is long due. Valerie is a godsend. Prior to pregnancy, I knew I wanted the aid of a doula with similar beliefs & morals as myself- a natural approach to life with the least unnecessary medical interventions. January 2019 my partner & I found out we were expecting! We were lucky to meet with Valerie.
     As first time parents, we did not know what to expect. Valerie is a wealth of information & resources for all that is pregnancy & parenting. Any questions I had were answered. (I had plenty to ask)
     On the big day, Valerie arrived to the hospital ready! She even brought copies of my birth plan- I was so unready because the kid wanted to arrive 3 weeks before his "due date". I am so incredibly thankful Valerie was there to coach me through my contractions & help alleviate the pain, carry out the birth as close to my plan as possible, & direct eager family/friends away when I was becoming overwhelmed. I would not want to do it without her. She loves what she does & cares! 

Thank you so much for making our transition to parenthood amazing!!!

Meghan Upcraft

11/7/2019

Everyone should have a doula for their pregnancies.  A doula is like having an angel with you, they are so much more than a “birth coach”.  They are their for you mentally, physically, and emotionally during a very important time in your life.  Finding Valerie for my pregnancy, labor, and postpartum was such a blessing.  I really don’t know what I would have done without her.  During my pregnancy, she consistently checked in with me and sent me advice.  Still to this day (6 weeks post baby) she checks in with me!  I had a rough delivery and she was able to keep my husband and I calm during a very stressful time, she kept us informed so we would make the right decisions.  I also had pretty bad back labor and she was the only one that could help give me relief.  She really does have the magic touch!  I highly recommend Valerie.  You won’t regret having her a part of your birth team!

Ivan Davila

10/4/2019

Having Valerie to be part of our birth experience was the single best decision my partner and I could have made in bringing our baby into this world.

From the moment of meeting with Valerie, we knew she would be the right doula for us. She instantly brought the presence of peace and warmfullness that made us feel confortable I'm trusting her for the part.

Throughout the pregnancy, Valerie visited with us, carefully helped create and revise our birth plan, and covered all questions that we help soothe any worries or expectations. Additionally she was always available at any hour to answer any question big or small. She even helped us prepare for post-partum recovery.

The day of our birth, she was extremely responsive and was at the hospital early morning to begin assisting. She came prepared and helped guide us with answering any questions from the hospital. She was loving throughout the labor and helped assure my partner was feeling comfortable and soothes her physically and verbally. She is a soldier 

I could not have had a better doula and she will forever be a part of our family. Our baby is lucky to have her in our life! We truelly appreciate her.

Elena

4/22/2019

Valerie came to our family at great timing. 4 weeks before delivery, when most things got to go around the pregnancy and delivery. I was looking for a support person that would care for my birth plan and for me and my husband's well being. Valerie did that with care, a smile on her face, a mindful presence when with us and with excellent bedside manner.

She engaged with my mom and toddler, making them feel valued as well. She was available for contact and was prompt when called for my overnight hospital vaginal birth. She came to my prenatal appointment as well.

I had back labor and needed A LOT of back massage / pressure and she was great at it! She cared to be near, to keep me hydrated and to take pictures when appropriate. She was devoted to have me mobile and that helped with my labor progress.

We had an excellent birthing experience and I am happy we had Valerie as our doula! Thank you.

Birth Availability for Valerie Godbout

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Postpartum Availability for Valerie Godbout

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