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Holly Rusch

7 Stars Doula Services

Website: https://www.bhmborn.com/

Phone: (678) 923-9399

Birth Fee: $675

Fee Details: HSA/FSA, credit cards, and payment plans available. Fees include two prenatal visits, including comprehensive birth plan preparation and introduction to healthcare provider if desired, continuous support throughout labor and birth up to two hours postpartum, and two postpartum visits to include birth debriefing and breastfeeding guidance. Let’s get together and make a plan for your upcoming birth!!

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 7 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, April 2019
Type of Practice: Independent contractor with a doula agency

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
With a licensed Midwife in attendance.

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • I have successfully breastfed all seven of my children past the one year mark and counseled many on having a successful journey.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Cesarean birth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Active Volunteer for Birthwell Partners, a community doula organization serving under-resourced families in the Birmingham area.

Languages spoken: English and Danish

Client Testimonials for Holly Rusch

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Victoria E. Horn

My experience with Holly was nothing short of amazing. I was Holly's first birth as a doula. This was my second birth, but the first one successfully unmedicated. The first time I spoke to Holly I just knew she was the perfect doula for me. Holly is such a bright light of kindness and her joy just radiates and without her I don't know how my husband and I would have ever gotten through my labor and delivery. Holly's personal experience really gave me confidence in her and then when I met her it was just solidified. It felt as if she was my long time best friend and I knew to reach our birth goals we needed her by mine and my husband's sides. I cannot thank Holly enough for her wisdom and gentle guidance and her presence and all her quick-witted techniques to get me through the hardest parts of labor and I can not recommend her enough! She's so respectful and supportive of a mother's birth plan whatever that may be. She will always be my doula and I hope I never have to birth without her again! 

Posted 1/11/2020

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Sarah White

This was my 4th csection but first experience with a doula. It was absolutely worth it! I have had two traumatic births in the past and needed extra support this time around. This birth went very smoothly and I felt Holly was there for me every step of the way. When family members in the room didn't quite know what to do, Holly did. Not only that but Holly is a big ray of sunshine no matter what the situation is! Her optimism and her sense of humor really helped put me at ease before surgery. I started having a lot of anxiety toward the end of my pregnancy and Holly did a great job of calming my nerves and reassuring me. I highly recommend her services and will definitely use her for future births!!!

Posted 10/25/2019

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Lauren Sahawneh

This was my first labor and delivery, and I was so glad that Holly was there. I know that my experience would have been much different had she not been there. Holly helped me navigate the multiple decisions that came along during my labor towards the outcomes that I desired without being overbearing. She was respectful of the medical staff and my family and still helped me to walk out what I desired. She provided practical interventions, experiential knowledge/recommendations and emotional support for both me and my husband throughout the day. Our prenatal visit with Holly was also very helpful, especially for getting me and my husband onto the same page going forward with the birth preferences. She is kind, full of energy and worked hard to help my labor go as much according to plan as possible. We are so thankful she was part of our birth experience. 

Posted 10/25/2019

Birth Availability for Holly Rusch

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