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Grady Shipley


Phone: (818) 381 2927

Birth Fee: $800 to $1000

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $55

Fee Details: On top of the time spent with you during labor and delivery, my birth fee includes two prenatal visits as well as two 8-hour postpartum visits. Coming from an infant/toddler Montessori guide background, I am a big advocate of respecting and supporting the natural unfoldment of the child's spirit. My goal is to be a reliable support person for you and your family as you adapt to the evolving changes a child brings; through thoughtful, responsive and loving care. As a postpartum doula I am available to help with household tasks, sibling support, setting up your infant-friendly home spaces, and more.

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 4 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 5 years and 35 families served

Doula Training

  • Doula Trainings International , February 2019
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 4 births and 0 to 4 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: * Please contact me directly for availability, as the DM calendar is not accurate. * Available to travel outside of LA, schedule permitting
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Montessori Infant/Toddler Guide

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc Certified
  • Rebozo Training
  • Certified Montessori Infant/Toddler Guide

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Single parents
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • Vaginal breech birth
  • VBAC
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep Educator
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I am a volunteer doula with LA-based JIBF (Joy in Birthing Foundation).

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Grady Shipley

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Grady was a stable and centered resource during a hard and transitional time. Her knowledge and encouragement helped to guide me through the unknowns of parenting. I value her insights and perspective as I know she prioritizes caring for others. She is uniquely gifted in this space and I view her as a true blessing in our lives.

Posted 12/5/2019

Birth Availability for Grady Shipley

= Available. Calendar last updated: 1/16/2020 4:47:45 PM

Postpartum Availability for Grady Shipley

= Available. Calendar last updated: 1/16/2020 4:47:45 PM