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Anathea Abele

SantaCruzDoulas

Santa Cruz, CA Service range 100 miles

8313346064

Birth Fee

$1000 to $5000

Postpartum Rate

$40 to $55

Birth Fee

$1000 to $5000

Postpartum Rate

$40 to $55


Birth Doula Experience

1 years

Postpartum Doula Experience

2 years and 4 families served


Doula Training

  • Sacred Doula, May 2017

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 0 to 2 births and 2 to 6 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I believe you should give birth wherever feels most comfortable to you.

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


College Education

AA/AS


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Aromatherapy
  • Belly binding
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother roasting
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • Therapeutic bodywork

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I teach infant care education classes. I Also teach a postpartum care class.

Fee Details

I work on a sliding scale. This way I can meet more people who are wanting my services. Welcome to this new chapter in life! Your family has just grown, and baby is here! Now it is time to rest, bond, and be nourished. This is where I come in. My goal as a postpartum doula is to help your family ease into this new time. I offer many different services to help birthing person, partner, sibling and baby adjust. Some of the services I provide are cooking, meal prepping and grocery shopping. Sibling care, partner support and encouragement, birth processing, light house cleaning, infant feeding, herbal steams and sitz baths, and much more! Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

Santa Cruz, CA Service range 100 miles

Client Testimonials for Anathea Abele

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Ashlyn

2/26/2020

Anathea is a natural born doula. From the moment we met in Hawaii, she has shown up for me in all the ways a pregnant woman and postpartum mama needs. Whether it’s drawing me a bath or cooking up some delicious healthy food, or being an ear to the challenges that arise, she shows up with deep presence, reverence and love. She helped me feel seen and heard, and nourished. During the postpartum period when papa went back to work, I was So thankful that she was able to come back, and watch baby river so I could take care of me. Her willingness and care helped me through the unexpected challenges of postpartum. Genuine care and support is undeniably the most crucial aspect in the success of the postpartum motherbaby. Anathea makes sure you have that so you and baby can thrive.

Rachael

2/26/2020

For our first child, we focused a lot of resources and energy in preparing for the birth itself. When our daughter was born I was overwhelmed with the 24/7 work that was now our reality of having a new baby. With no family nearby to help out, it was a really challenging time. In preparation for our 2nd child, we knew we needed to hire more support for after the birth. Anathea was a crucial part of my postpartum recovery and our transition into a family of four. As soon as she walked through the door, she commanded the household with compassion, professionalism and skilled knowledge. It was amazing how easeful she was able to multi-task during the 4 hour appointments. I would feel nourished with her herbal medicines, revitalized with her help getting a shower or some time in the sun, the house got cleaned, laundry done and she was even able to fit in special playtime with my 4 year old daughter. She draws upon her years of experience working with families and her intuitive approach to baby and mama care for a service that is invaluable during such a tender time in a new mother's life. My family is grateful to have had her be part of our 4th trimester and would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to make the transition into motherhood feel more gentle and supported. 

 

Birth Availability for Anathea Abele

= Available. Calendar last updated: 04-10-2020

Postpartum Availability for Anathea Abele

= Available. Calendar last updated: 04-10-2020