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Lynzi Blacker CD(DONA)

@lynzidoula

Santa Barbara, CA Service range 50 miles

8052458154

Birth Fee

$1400

Postpartum Rate

$40

Availability Remarks: I am available and an empty nester so able to be spontaneous.

Birth Fee

$1400

Postpartum Rate

$40


Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Birth Doula Experience

11 years

Postpartum Doula Experience

25 years


Doula Training

  • DONA International, July 2018
  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), April 2020

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 2 to 3 births and 5 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Childbirth education services
  • Infant massage education
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pelvic floor health education & support
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Prenatal & postpartum fitness services
  • 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)
  • Sleep educator
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Philanthropist - Work in Haiti u2uworld.com

Fee Details

After we’ve met in person everything makes sense. I am always wanting to be sensitive to your situation. I’m flexible and able to often be spontaneous. I have a lot of varied experience and can link you to many families for a reference if needed.

Santa Barbara, CA Service range 50 miles

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Client Testimonials for Lynzi Blacker CD(DONA)

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Devyn Gehret

5/21/2020

To say I don’t know where I would be without Lynzi is an understatement.  As a new mother, during the most trying pandemic times,  Lynzi has been the best thing that ever happened to me. Lynzi fit so many roles – describing her as merely a “doula” does not cut it. Her shifts were mainly overnight, but she provided around the clock support. She was always accessible with advice and incredible assistance during any emergency or basic question, and she did not waste one minute of her time with us - teaching me and showing me how to care for my daughter on my own every step of the way – judgment-free, with complete patience and utter kindness. Her motto was to work her way out of a job by instilling in me the confidence and tools that I needed do it on my own. It is also important to mention that amidst these terrifying times of the corona virus, I felt so secure and comfortable with her caring for my newborn… she followed all safety protocols and social distancing guidelines. I trusted her fully – and I don’t trust easily, especially when it comes to being with the most important person in my life – my baby girl. Notwithstanding her professional demeanor and top-notch experience with babies, Lynzi is also incredibly emotionally intelligent – a trait that I wish all people in this profession ought to have but surely don’t.  If only I could keep Lynzi on forever I would! Her services are truly invaluable. Anyone who gets to have her as his or her doula has certainly won the lottery.

Gillian Gonzalez

4/19/2020

I can not think of a moment where Lynzi had her own adjenda, wanted to push her beliefs or ideas on us or did not recognize and meet our unique needs.  My husband and I wanted what was best for the baby and mama, this meant we were okay with a Csection, Epidural, and Pitocin.  Lynzi did a great job of balancing educating us in a nonbiased way and supporting us through every decision- natural and "unnatural".  She clearly had extensive experience with both natural births as well as C-sections, and the use of epidural and Pitocin.  Prior to our 60.5-hour labor, she was available via phone call, email, and text. She shared her ideas and experience as well as outside resources.  She did a great job of reading our reactions to her ideas and tailoring her suggestions to what we needed. My husband and I did not do a good job of clearly expressing these needs, but somehow Lynzi was attuned to what we wanted and needed! Each exercise, stretch, suggestion, prior to and during labor. was meant to help prepare me for labor, keep me dilating during labor, comfortable and as emotionally and physically relaxed as I could be.  She was available when I called her at 2 in the morning, she stayed overnight in the chair in our room and she even brought my husband coffee every morning!!  During labor she communicated with the nurses and doctor when things were confusing for me and my husband, she respected the wishes and experience of the doctor and nurses and was able to support the whole team.  The nurses were even amazed at her knowledge and suggestions!! For the number of births, she has helped through her prices are AMAZING and worth every penny! She was emotionally and physically invested in our journey and never once was she too tired to be there to help us. 

I can not say enough good things about our experience with Lynzi and highly recommend her to anyone! 

Emily

4/18/2020

Lynzi was an amazing part of our birthing team. As first time parents we enjoyed preparing for our birth together and are thankful for all her support leading up to "the day!" She was always well prepared and available to talk with/ ask questions- she has a wealth of experience and knowledge. Her sweet smile and calm confident presence is invaluable. We are so thankful for the role she was able to play in bringing our baby boy into our life!  Thank you, Lynzi! 

Heather

4/17/2020

I found Lynzi to be hard worker, punctual, honest and knowledgeable about newborns. Lynzi was also open to direct communication which is especially important with in-home care. Really appreciated Lynzi's help and she taught me a lot! Thank you, Lynzi!

Kristy

4/17/2020

Lynzi - or should I say my Mary Poppins, was a life savor.  She was so kindhearted to come to our rescue.   I had my son Kayson and realized I needed support.  She came to help us when we was around 3 months.  She gave us so much of her time.  Being that she has boys of her own she has so much experience and capability.   With that she gave me advice and ideas in caring for Kayson, from his health to figuring naps and schedule.  I felt very comfortable and secure in her presence.  She also helped me personally as well, as becoming a mother is hard, and life around you changes. She helped me with getting my work done and my personal dilemmas.  I can't recommend her enough, as she is very qualified to meet your needs and will exceed them.  She is a wonderful woman and will always be our Mary Poppins.
Kristy (May 01, 2019)
Thankyou!!

Megan

3/3/2020

When my son was 2-3 weeks old we were exhausted and just needed a longer stretch of sleep! He had been going through a growth spurt and was cluster feeding, leaving us exhausted. We reached out to Lynzi and she was able to come help us that evening, from about 10pm-6am. She made the process very easy. I would nurse my son, and then she would come into our room and bring him to his nursery to burp him and soothe him back to sleep. If he wasn't ready to go back to sleep, she kept him with her and soothed him so that we could keep sleeping. This allowed me to sleep for a total of 7 hours that night and my husband got a full night of sleep! It was the breath of fresh air that we needed! Lynzi is so loving and knowledgeable, we really trusted her to take good care of our son while we got caught up on some sleep. I was so curious of Lynzi's thoughts on our son after spending time with him that night, and I wanted any tips she may have to help him. We had her come back during the daytime and she was able to share valuable tips about nursing him, relieving his gas/wind, how to carry out our daily routine with him, and a lot more! Since then, we've texted Lynzi with questions and she is always so kind and responsive! We would highly recommend Lynzi!!

Fermin Gutierrez

2/26/2020

Lynzi stepped in towards the last months of my wife's pregnancy and it was a great experience. She is very passionate for what she does and loves to share her experience with fmailies that are expecting. Her ability to sense fear and address calmness in a room is incredible. She asks the doctors important questions we would have never thought of. Most importantly, Lynzi respects your ideas as a mother and does her best to assist you in all areas without overstepping. We would highly recommend Lynzi and we will be needing her help with our next baby, or two, or three.

 

Birth Availability for Lynzi Blacker CD(DONA)

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Postpartum Availability for Lynzi Blacker CD(DONA)

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