3 years and 74 births attended
Type of practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas
Clients per month: 1 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
With a midwife attending
Student Midwife at MCU (currently in clinical placements working as an assistant midwife); Certified prenatal yoga teacher; Lactation Counselor (certification in-progress)
Purple Lotus Doulas is a team of professionals who've been offering full-spectrum pregnancy & birth services in the St. Louis metro region since 2010. We offer: Birth doula services, BirthWorks childbirth classes, Placenta encapsulation, Postpartum doula services, Healing from Birth sessions, Breastfeeding education/support, Essential oils, and Professional Doula Training. Our clients frequently combine multiple services to experience exceptional support from their pregnancy through their postpartum. Visit our website to learn more about all of our services.
Millstadt, IL Service range 75 miles Up to 1.5 hours of driving
My wife and I recently gave birth to our Daughter Eleanor in early March. My wife was interest in hiring a doula and we found Michaela through Purple Lotus Doulas.
To preface, I do not participate regularly in any holistic healing practices, but my wife does. From my perspective I had some amazing takeaways. Firstly she was incredibly professional and personable, and was able to put us at ease with any questions we had about the birth and the process. She also worked with us at our home to learn stretches and exercises to prepare for the labor and delivery. I was most impressed with the day before and during labor.
When the contractions began, Michaela was available and supporting us from 2 am - 5 am. Labor had stalled and eventually stopped, she came out to help us with more stretching and prep work that night. The next day labor was in full swing and she joined us. She was able to help perform comfort measures the rest of the labor. She also stayed cool and calm throughout all the screaming and stress that comes with labor. On top of that, these comfort measures such as hip squeezes and counter pressure are physically laborious. Michaela was a complete beast and even took over for me when I needed a minute.
I would describe my doula experience as like hiring your mother, but instead of your mother telling you to breath she's actually a birth wizard and knows exactly how to help you through the process.
Overall Michaela's professionalism and service provided me a great deal of comfort and support throughout the process, and couldn't imagine my wife's birth going any better as a result.
10,000 out of 10 would birth with Michaela again.
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