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Stephanie Swasey

Your Doula Solutions

Marlton, NJ Service range 45 miles

https://www.yourdoulasolutions.com/

Birth Fee

Not specified

Postpartum Rate

Not specified

Birth Fee

Not specified

Postpartum Rate

Not specified


Birth Doula Experience

7 years and 27 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

7 years and 26 families served


Birth Doula Certifications

  • Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings - Certified Birth & Full Spectrum Doula
  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula
  • Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, August 2020
  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, September 2020
  • Stillbirthday, April 2021
  • Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings, May 2021
  • Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings, August 2021
  • Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings, December 2021
  • Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings, February 2022
  • Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings, April 2023

Type of practice: Solo practice

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

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
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Full spectrum doula services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Pelvic floor health education & support
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Stillbirth and infant loss support
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation

credential


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Postpartum Support International (PSI) New Jersey Member and PSI-NJ Membership Committee Chair, DONA International Member, Return To Zero HOPE Luminary, Plan C Ambassador, SheMatters Volunteer

Languages Spoken

  • English

Service Area

Marlton, NJ Service range 45 miles

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Marissa S.

3/28/2024

Stephanie was the most amazing, supportive doula. We met with her twice at our house prenatally. I had a lot of anxiety surrounding labor and delivery, but Stephanie provided us with so much information and talked through that anxiety with me. The knowledge she provided made the thought of labor and delivery a lot less scary! Whenever we had a question or needed a resource, she responded immediately. She was always accessible to both me and my fiancé by text or phone call thoughout my pregnancy.

When I went to the hospital during labor, Stephanie made it there so quickly. The triage nurse was shocked when I told her she was my doula and not a family member. She commented that she had never seen a doula arrive that early! Once in the delivery room, Stephanie immediately made it comfortable; dimming lights, using essential oils, and putting up a sound machine (we LOVED having that sound machine to distract from outside noises!). She was a support, not only to me, but to my partner as well. I loved that she included him throughout this whole process, and supported him in supporting me.

Stephanie also met with us for a postpartum visit at our house to process our thoughts on the labor and delivery and to discuss how we were adjusting. It was so helpful to have that support after giving birth.

Stephanie is one of the kindest people I have ever met. I think of her as not just my doula, but as a friend as well. I cannot imagine going through this whole process without her. She was an advocate for me and continuously encouraged me to advocate for myself and speak up throughout my pregnancy. I am so thankful for all of her support. I can’t recommend Stephanie enough.

Dave Skow

3/15/2024

 

My wife Joy and I hired Stephanie as our doula for the home birth of our 5th child, Michael, and she was absolutely wonderful. She visited us a couple of times leading up to the birth date so we could talk about our plan and what Joy and I wanted. She took notes and asked questions so she could get to know us both and understand what our expectations were.

 

Once Joy went into labor, Stephanie was there in support with warmth, encouragement, and a super positive presence. We decided that it would be a good idea for everyone to eat before Joy transitioned into active labor so Stephanie was supporting Joy while I made us some homemade pizza!. With the exception of the moment of Michael's birth, that was one of my favorite parts of the day! Stephanie and I took turns rubbing her back, giving counter pressure, and offering Joy words of encouragement during the duration of her labor and right up to the moment that Michael was born. It truly felt like a team with Stephanie and our 2 midwives. Even in post-partum, Stephanie routinely checked in to see how we were doing and offer kind words in support.

 

To all the Dad's out there, just remember our role is important. We need to support our wives the best we can while they are in labor. Sometimes the hospital environment can get a little chaotic and there comes a point where you can't really communicate with your spouse once she's transitioned. It really helps to have a doula like Stephanie there with you to talk things out with, process a situation, or just give you a minute to re-group. I'm so grateful to Stephanie for helping me be the best support version of myself. I don't think we will be having a 6th child but if we did, I would hire Stephanie!

Dominic Echandia

10/17/2023

Hiring Stephanie was one of the best decisions my wife and I made for our pregnancy. There are honestly so many amazing things to be said about her and her services. She caters to your personal needs. She’s loaded with tons of resources that make things super easy to learn, understand and execute your pregnancy goals accordingly. She’s extremely supportive. If I had to describe the perfect person for the job, from personality, to knowledge, to support, Stephanie is hands down the perfect fit. I had no idea about Doula services prior to my wife and I discussing this as an option. After our experience, I would hire Stephanie again in a heart beat. Thank you Stephanie for the amazing experience you provided our family. We will forever be grateful for all that you did.

Bryan Smith

9/2/2023

I had never heard of a doula before my wife became pregnant and I was admittedly skeptical at first but I would absolutely recommend Stephanie to anyone who is expecting their first child. There is so much to learn about the process in such a short period of time and Stephanie is truly an expert with excellent communication skills. There is only so much you can do to prepare for this all-important and spontaneous moment and when it arrives you’ll be happy to have the extra help and awareness that Stephanie brings to the delivery room.

Dawn Konrady Fanslau

8/16/2023

Stephanie was amazing to work with throughout this life changing journey. From the beginning, we knew that our birth would be a caesarean and it was so appreciated that she was supportive and willing to work with us. Her accessibility and commitment to our birth being the only one she'd be involved in for the month was welcomed so we didn't have to worry about competing with anyone else. It was reassuring to have another person to help keep us on track and remind us of key points we wanted to cover with providers. The best part of the whole experience is that we gained a lifelong friend.

Meghan Rich

7/20/2023

Stephanie was a wonderful doula through our entire prenatal, birth and postpartum journey. She provided many resources to help us make evidence informed decisions regarding our birth plan. She checked in routinely and was our champion in labor and delivery- for example advocating for the cord to be attached longer per my wishes and checking in about my comfort with the lighting for example. Just overall being so thorough with the details needed that make a huge difference in having the birth you desire. I am so happy to have Stephanie as part of our birth story  

Tova Greenblum

3/17/2023

Stephanie was amazing!!!

Lauren Wiese

3/5/2023

Stephanie was such a joy to have with us on my birthing team! From the very beginning, she was prompt, polite, professional, supportive, and reassuring. I am a little type-A and Stephanie was always on time (usually early!) for our meetings, and didn’t bat an eye when my husband had to join remotely.

She is a wealth of knowledge and sent us tons of research articles, which we really appreciated being more scientifically driven ourselves! Her calmness during labor and birth was such a welcomed relief in what felt like chaos.

Stephanie checked in regularly in the months leading up to birth and visited post-partum as well to check in on me and the baby. It was so nice to recap the birth experience and have an open ear to discuss any and all concerns.

Stephanie also took some great pictures during the birth - it was never something I thought I would want but when she asked in the delivery room, I said yes and am so glad we have those pictures to remember the memories and emotions of the experience!

Can’t recommend her enough!!

Sarah D

8/22/2022

I honestly cannot say enough good things about Stephanie. She is AMAZING. In my opinion, she is a MUST-HAVE on your birth team no matter how you plan to give birth. She is intelligent and professional, a wealth of information and resources, and yet also somehow has the most calming and reassuring presence. She never pushed me to do anything I didn't want to do but instead helped me advocate for myself and ask the questions I never even thought to ask my care team. She made sure I knew that I could call or text her any hour of the day especially in those last weeks of pregnancy. She never became flustered even when, for example, I accidentally did not clearly communicate which hospital I was at and I sent her to the wrong place! She jumped back in her car and was there within what felt like minutes and never once made me feel bad about making such a big mistake.  She also was such an important resource postpartum and was literally the only person to check in regularly and offer support. My husband and I didn't hear a peep from anyone else on my birth team.  I only wish I had met Steph sooner so I could have hired her as my doula for my first birth. We absolutely love her and were honored to have her as our doula.  She became a little part of our family and truly feel that she went above and beyond for us.

Ron DiPrimio

7/8/2022

Stephanie went above and beyond for my wife during her pregnancy. She was always available for any questions my wife may have had leading up to her due date. 
Stephanie was always prepared and knowledgeable. No matter our need, Stephanie was there for us. Even after our baby was born, Stephanie was there for us if we had any questions. 
Our overall experience was more than we could have hoped for and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Stephanie to anyone searching for the perfect doula. 

Brittani Bailey

3/30/2022

Stephanie was exactly what my husband and I were looking for in a doula. She was knowledgeable and made us feel well prepared for delivery. She went above and beyond to get us information and resources. When it came time for delivery she was a strong advocate for us. She made sure we understood what was happening and that the doctors respected our wishes. I would highly recommend this service.

Caitlyn R.

8/15/2021

Stephanie was an absolute pleasure to work with.  Her knowlege and experience helped me to feel more confident in my birth and postpartum journey.  She worked well with my husband to help me manage my contractions.  Things got crazy when I realized I had waited to long to go to the hospital.  It was an extremely fast labor and her cool head kept me grounded while I faced the posibilty of delivering this baby unmedicated (not my intentions at all, but happy it worked out that way). She was incredible; I wouldn't chose anyone else to catch my puke!

Jazmine Torres

7/22/2021

Your Stephanie was amazing! Stephanie was professional and personable. She did not speak for us at the hospital but ensured we understood what doctors were telling us and ensured that our wishes were being met. We requested informed consent and even when we would forget to mentioned to a new doctor and/or Stephanie would remind everyone that my self and my husband were requesting informed consent for everything. Stephanie was supportive and continued to ask if we needed anything (such as water). When it came time to family time, she asked if we wanted our privacy with our newborns. Prior to the birth, Stephanie was always available via text/phone call and responded in a timely manner. We requested for her to be at the hospital with us and when we gave her the call that we were going to the hospital, she was there within 45 mins.

I have already recommended Stephanie to other individuals because the experience was just amazing. After delivery, Stephanie provided emotional support and informed my husband of the cues to look out for with respect to post partum. Stephanie was not only a support for me, but for my husband as well. Definitely using her services for any future children.

Jazmine Torres

7/22/2021

Your Stephanie was amazing! Stephanie was professional and personable. She did not speak for us at the hospital but ensured we understood what doctors were telling us and ensured that our wishes were being met. We requested informed consent and even when we would forget to mentioned to a new doctor and/or Stephanie would remind everyone that my self and my husband were requesting informed consent for everything. Stephanie was supportive and continued to ask if we needed anything (such as water). When it came time to family time, she asked if we wanted our privacy with our newborns. Prior to the birth, Stephanie was always available via text/phone call and responded in a timely manner. We requested for her to be at the hospital with us and when we gave her the call that we were going to the hospital, she was there within 45 mins.

I have already recommended Stephanie to other individuals because the experience was just amazing. After delivery, Stephanie provided emotional support and informed my husband of the cues to look out for with respect to post partum. Stephanie was not only a support for me, but for my husband as well. Definitely using her services for any future children.

Samantha Smith

5/20/2021

The best decision we made to prepare for the birth of our baby and the postpartum period was hiring Stephanie from Your Doula Solutions.  Stephanie has been our doula for all three births of our children!! She is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and kind, and prompt to respond to all our communication. The prenatal meetings made us feel prepared to welcome and care for our baby.

Each time I had a long labor and a challenging delivery, and I don’t know what I would’ve done without her by my side. During the births, Stephanie was right there to offer support and advice when I needed it and was a source of comfort and inspiration when I felt like I couldn’t keep going.

She also helped my husband feel comfortable with what was happening. She knew just how to rub my back and what to say, which seemed like a miracle at the time. She helped keep the atmosphere calm, nurturing, and supportive, and I highly recommend the experience to anyone.

Since we’ve brought our baby home, Stephanie has continued to support and help us adjust to life with our newest addition to the family this year. We love and unequivocally recommend her!

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