Birth Fee: $650
Fee Details: Women in labor often need more support than they are offered or anyone realizes. I would love to see every woman get the support she needs. My fee includes a complimentary interview to see if we are a fit, 1 prenatal visit, an instructional guide to all things childbirth, unlimited phone/email/text support before, during and after your birth, continuous support in all varieties during your birth, and 1 postpartum visit. I am DONA trained and I have taken courses in the Bradley Method, Hypnobabies & have a BS in Behavioral Science & Health from the University of Utah. I understand the financial aspect of hiring a doula and offer payment plans to accommodate people from all walks of life. Please visit my website for more details and to check out my photography services.
Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 4 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
My most significant volunteer work I do is with my own 6 kids! Being their mother has taught me more and shaped my heart in a way that nothing else could. I am a sponsor in a local 12 step group for survivors of betrayal trauma. I help women find healing, peace and strength as they work the program and recover from significant betrayals. I also volunteer at The Food and Care Coalition monthly and find joy in serving in the community.
Languages spoken: English
As a first time mom, I was grateful for Monica's help and support. She met with us beforehand and made sure that both my husband and I had solid information on how labor works and even provided a list of places we could go for extra help if needed. During actual labor, Monica was incredibly insightful and knew of ways to help me that I never would have thought of. She seemed to instinctively know when I needed the extra support and when I needed some space. She helped make my birthing experience a wonderful, magical, sacred moment that I will always look back on with a smile.
“I had such a wonderful birthing experience with Monica with our third baby that we delivered at home. I had 11 hours of active labor because our baby had a nuchal hand. Monica never once left my side through my birthing time. She gave me positive affirmations of her own and some from Hypnobabies (since I had taken a Hypnobabies course) which was so helpful and empowering. She also gave me a lot of counter pressure on my back and cold wet clothes on the back of my neck and forehead. She was so in tune with how I was feeling and what I needed that I never had to ask her for anything because she was already doing it, which I found to be so incredibly helpful since I was so focused on birthing my baby. Monica made me feel strong and safe throughout my birthing time. I'm so happy I had the pleasure of having Monica as my doula, I would definitely recommend her to any woman looking for a sincere, intelligent, in tune, amazing, doula.”
Monica was an amazing doula. She was such a great support before, during, and after delivery. She checked up on me often to make sure things were going well and when it came time for labor she was here exactly when i needed her and provided a lot of comfort techniques and helped my husband know more of how to help me cope as well. She is calm and collected and has a special air about her. Im so glad she was there at our son's birth-she added to our experience in such a positive way.
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