Karen Zelinsky

A to Z Birthing

Website: https://www.a-to-zbirthing.com/

Phone: 508-308-6725

Birth Fee: $1200

Postpartum Rate: $20

Birth Doula Experience: 6 years and 80 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 0 years and 1 families served

Doula Training

  • Warm Welcome Birth Services, February 2016
Type of Practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per Month: 0 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • HBCE (HypnoBirthing)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner

College Education

  • BA/BS

Special Services Offered

  • Childbirth Education Services

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Karen Zelinsky

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Kaitlin Banner

It's hard to put into words what an integral part of our birth experience Karen was.  Just knowing she'd be at the birth kept my anxiety at bay throughout my pregnancy, which in and of itself is a gift, but having her there from my first contractions straight through the birth of our daughter made a process that had always scared and intimidated me feel empowering and beautiful.  Our goal was an unmedicated childbirth, but back labor made it difficult to keep that very strongly held goal in mind.  Karen's calm presence and "in the moment" mentality kept us on track---she never judged, but she also knew what we wanted. She helped us stay in the comfort of our home for as long as we could and helped us make it through labor without medication (though she got quite a workout doing hip presses for hours on end!).  Throughout my labor, I never once had to stress about making sure our birth plan was being followed: I knew we were in good hands and I could just focus on bringing my daughter into the world.  In the end, we had the incredible birth experience we wanted, and we owe so very much of that to Karen. 

Posted 4/27/2019

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Alison

I got the natural birth experience I wanted because of Karen.   Some of that is luck - but a LOT has to do with her support, guidance, ideas, and calm steady presence.  She helped me stay comfortable at home longer so that I spent less time in the hospital - part of my birth plan  

I was calm through the whole 23 hour birth from when my water broke to when I held my son for the first time.   It was such a relief to have someone to turn to with questions or to advocate for us in the hospital.    And yes, when I asked for an epidural she instead gave me sip of water and fanned my face... but I was grateful for AFTER anyway!  Ha!

Having Karen as our doula was amazing and totally worth the investment.   

 

Posted 3/26/2019

Birth Availability for Karen Zelinsky

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