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Caitlin Sumner

The Tristate Doula


Phone: 908-581-5996

Birth Fee: $1200

Fee Details: From 36 weeks forward my services include 24/7 ON CALL contact. Labor Support I provide you are of the following: Massage Therapy Aromatherapy w/ Essential Oils Acupressure w/ Pressure Point Techniques Supporting your Partner in Supporting YOU! Calming, Encouraging & Positive environment Team Effort w/ your Care Providers

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 8 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, November 2018
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

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

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Rebozo Training
  • SERVSAFE® Food Safety Management Training

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Birth Pool rental
  • Birthing From Within Birth Art Services
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Child Passenger Safety Technician
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Reflexology
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • TENS units rental

Client Testimonials for Caitlin Sumner

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I cannot say enough great things about Cait. She is my third doula and by far the favorite... she's thoughtful, strong, friendly, humorous, down to earth, smart, and all around accommodating. She is genuinely caring and does it out of love and interest in people, and the passion is obvious. She stayed engaged throughout, was great with nurses and took guidance from my 40 year veteran midwife who likes to also keep things in control - and I could appreciate their ability to stay open and connected. She was just good vibes to have around and continuously sought ways to help support me. I could not have had the birth I had without her being right there, cheering me on when things got really tough with my unexpected 9 pounder - and I'm so happy I came across Cait. We still stay in touch and I'm glad we do :-) 

Posted 10/10/2019

Birth Availability for Caitlin Sumner

= Available. Calendar last updated: 8/27/2019 1:01:34 AM