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Lauren Aardema Borrego

mello wellness

Calabasas, CA Service range 20 miles N/A

818-456-8083

https://www.mellowellness.net/

Birth Fee

$1200 to $1500

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $45

Birth Fee

$1200 to $1500

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $45


Birth Doula Experience

2 years and 14 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

4 years and 6 families served


Doula Training

  • DONA International, December 2018
  • Self-trained, July 2019

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No cats, no smokers.

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Aromatherapy
  • Miscarriage support
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • TENS units rental

Fee Details

I work on a sliding scale with clients. Depending on the amount of prenatal visits they'd like, and postpartum visits, my fee varies from $1,200-$1,500. Additionally I have completed a Spinning Babies workshop, and I am certified as a Vaginal Steam Facilitator for Postpartum recovery, and am trained in "Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas."

Calabasas, CA Service range 20 miles N/A

Client Testimonials for Lauren Aardema Borrego

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Kate

1/28/2020

I'll start off by saying that Lauren as a human is irreplaceable...having her as my doula didn't require any second thought. She is kind and nurturing by nature. She's always strived to be knowledgeable in everything she's passionate about. She was always there to answer any of my questions with a gentle compassion. 

My first birth a few years ago was a traumatic one, so I knew that for our second birth, having a doula would make a world of a difference; and it absolutely did! She's constantly helpful through the process, she is attentive, and always incredibly prepared. She had everything we needed and more in my labor, she coached me through every moment, helping me with breath work, affirmations, and she helped with counter pressure for my back labor. She put her full body into it to support me through my contractions! She knew everything that I wanted in my birth process because we had discussed it prior to it, and so when I needed  help explaining it, I looked to her & she communicated exactly what I needed. She had the most wonderful zen & calming energy which is exactly what I needed in that process, I truly feel that having her there helped heal trauma from my first birth. From the moment I woke up in labor until the baby was born 3 hours later, she was there every step of the way, and helped me fulfill my wishes of an unmedicated natural birth, because she helped me keep my body relaxed and helped advocate for me, I couldn't have experienced a better birth, it was everything I wanted. I would recommend her a million times over to anyone who is giving birth to a baby, no matter the process! She is a wealth of knowledge, and in sharing that, she helped give me the strength, courage and comfort to have the best possible experience! 

Jenifer Orsini

1/19/2020

I can not share enough about the life changing experience I had with lauren. I contacted her while I was pregnant and although I knew I had minimal space in my delivery room I still wanted a doula for many reasons. Lauren built up my confidence in decisions I made throughout my pregnancy, delivery and after care. She was always available and would frequently set up in person and Virtual appointments. She is unbelievably understanding and attentive! My labor happened fairly suddenly and without a skip of a beat she answered my questions called me made sure I followed through with deliberate and intentional decision making while also, holding my values in tact when I would've been willing to give up. My after care was absolutely amazing! She stopped by weekly she help me with recipes and even brought over a few meals too! She is so kind and a strong energy that is empowering to any one who crosses her path. I highly recommend her services for all or any part of you birthing experience! My partner also appreciated her time and investment and felt it was easier for him to focus on me rather than all the hard decision making processes.
Stepping into postpartum I had a lot of concerns. Lauren was one of the only people to truly make room for my losses and my victories. Her services then were by far the most important service for my journey. There is so much information for pregnancy and delivery but as mother we are really cut short in the post partum phase. She treated me the way a loving and unconditional family member would. I really can't share enough how her services will change the outcome of your process for the better in every way! 

Birth Availability for Lauren Aardema Borrego

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Postpartum Availability for Lauren Aardema Borrego

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