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Megan Chadwick

Megan Chadwick Doula

Website: https://www.meganchadwickdoula.com/

Phone: 5109269180

Birth Fee: $0 to $1400

Fee Details: I believe every birthing person deserves doula support. I welcome trades, barters, and discussion regarding discounted fees. I also encourage folks who are able to contribute above my fee in order to help provide services for those who are in greater financial need.

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 29 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Doula Trainings International - Certified Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Doula Trainings International - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • Doula Trainings International, January 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 3

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

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Multiples
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Board Member for DASC (Doula Association of Southern California)

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Megan Chadwick

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K Lopez

Megan is not only a beautiful soul and just the most fun, upbeat, knowledgable, charasmatic, inviting, hilarious, sweet and giving person, she somehow became even more than a birth Doula to us. She became a friend and was so important not only at the birth but leading up to the birth at our prenatal visits, she set such a calm, soothing, open tone that it helped in ways I didn't even realize I could need. I'm so grateful that Megan was with us leading up to the birth as she gave us wonderful, very useful birth education and encouragement. Since we had a planned home birth for our first team green baby - this was a whole new world in so many ways for all of us and I can't imagine it without Megan's generous spirit guiding us to a calm and love filled space. Megan, thank you dear for all that you are and all that you did to be with us for that magical moment! I know you're out helping other families now to bring their angels into the world!  You're the best! Baby Dominic will be told over and over how you were a part of his journey earth-side!

Posted 9/3/2019

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Elana Havusha

Megan was such a grounding force for me during labor. Although we didn't have a chance to talk about my hopes and dreams for my birth before I went into labor, Megan rolled with the punches and followed my lead. She was incredibly supportive of my fears/anxiety around pain, and consistently reminded me to just take things one breath and one contraction at a time which made it all feel more doable. She stayed by our side when I needed to transfer to the OR for a C-section and waited in the hospital lobby for hours after my son was born incredibly sick to ensure that me and my husband had everything we needed. I would highly recommend this sweet sweet soul to anyone looking for doula support.

Posted 8/13/2019

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Bianca Fuchs

We couldn’t have been more blessed to have Megan as our doula. We were a bit later in our pregnancy before we decided we NEEDED a doula as part of our support team, especially as we were trying to have an unmedicated natural birth with our first born son. Luckily Megan was sitting in our birth class, so we naturally were inclined to have her be our doula Wonder Woman, since we felt she would be the best person to go through this new and scary experience with. Megan was there before our son was born during prenatal visits, she came over to our place when laboring at home became more intense, suggesting a variety of coping and comfort strategies and making sure the whole family stayed hydrated and fed during this time. She communicated with our midwives before heading with us to the birth center, provided the emotional and physical support we could have only dreamed of during active labor at the center, and transferred with us to the hospital when baby needed some extra help getting out. She was our birth plan advocate, my fiancée’s go to for advice and staying calm during a hard and stressful labor, all whilst cheering me on as I tried to push out our baby boy. Not only was Megan an integral part before our son was born but she’s practically family now that we’re post partum. We love her!

Posted 8/9/2019

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Esmeralda and David

We had a wonderful experience with Megan. She put us at ease about her process and how she would support the birthing experience. She helped us put together a birth plan and tailored it to our needs. She was very open to our fears, questions and birth preferences. She never hesitated to support our decision to formula-feed and gave us great advice.

Megan began communicating with us immediately after our first meeting. This put us at ease since this was our first pregnancy. She was reassuring, organized, confidant, and ever-present for our needs.

She arrived at the hospital immediately after we told her that labor had begun. She was very supportive and warm. She was a great listener for both parents. 

We were very fortunate to have Megan as our doula. She made all the difference. 

Posted 8/7/2019

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Kate singer

From early on in my pregnancy I knew I wanted the support of a doula for my hospital birth and after our first phone conversation I knew I wanted it to be Megan. She has a calming and nurturing presence that I love. Having Megan as our doula was confirmed by my highly anxious dog who barks at every new person who comes to our home, but melted at Megan’s feet. In our meet ups before labor she was always reassuring and supportive with evidence based information to help me relax and feel in control.

Going into labor I had a birth plan I wanted to stick with. Despite some complications and things not going totally my way, Megan helped me feel like I was still sticking to my plan.

During labor she was paramount to my comfort and success at pushing out a handsome baby boy. She helped couch me with my breathing, suggesting differentt birthing positions, and overall helping my husband and me stay calm and in control. I don’t think I would have had the happy experience I had if Megan was not there. I won’t go through this again without her and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a holistic, nurturing, calming, caring, devoted, and evidence based Doula! I can’t recommend her enough. 

Posted 8/6/2019

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Paymaneh Malihi

Megan was not the first doula I had interviewed in preparation for my birth but she was definitely the last. I immediately felt connected to her during our first meeting and knew immediately that I felt comfortable enough for her to be part of a very intimate chapter of my life. I ended up with an emergency C-Section at 36 weeks pregnant. It was an extremely overwhelming experience. What was supposed to be a routine OB-GYN appointment, turned out in me being admitted and having an emergency C-Section. Megan was with me every single step of the way. She explained every procedure and answered all of my questions when I was feeling overloaded with information from the doctors. She kept my environment calm and zen, and even brought me coloring books and wrote inspiration notes on the wall to keep me motivated. She also visited us at home a few times to check on how we are doing, answer questions and provided me with tools on how to best take care of myself emotionally and physically. 

Megan's calm and uplifting energy allowed me to find joy and peace in a hectic and shocking experience. 

 

Posted 8/5/2019

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