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Kellie Bailey, CBD (CBI), CBE

Happy Day Doula

Huntertown, IN Service range 25 miles I have been attending births since 2012 in California and Northeast Indiana. My hope Is that you would feel confident and supported as you make happy memories through your unique experiences!

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http://www.happydaydoula.com

Birth Fee

$1000

Birth Fee

$1000


Birth Doula Experience

10 years


Birth Doula Certifications

  • Childbirth International (CBI) - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • Childbirth International, September 2014
  • Birth Arts International, October 2021

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 0 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


Special Services Offered

  • Childbirth education services
  • First Aid and CPR

Additional Credentials

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Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I am the Founder and Director of Community Doula Collective. Our organization strives to improve maternity experiences and outcomes in Northeast Indiana by connecting growing families to quality resources and support. Community Doula Collective is the only doula organization in NE Indiana to require certification, experience, and continued education: communitydoulacollective.com

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Consultations are FREE. See website for more testimonials: happydaydoula.com. When I'm not supporting growing families in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area I love spending time with my three children, researching all things health and wellness, homeschooling, making music with my musician husband, and creating a simple and cozy home for our family.

Service Area

Huntertown, IN Service range 25 miles I have been attending births since 2012 in California and Northeast Indiana. My hope Is that you would feel confident and supported as you make happy memories through your unique experiences!

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Client Testimonials for Kellie Bailey, CBD (CBI), CBE

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Sarah Arend

5/31/2022

 

We are so grateful to have had Kellie as our doula and part of our amazing birth team. The moment I met Kellie I knew that I wanted her as our doula so when I got pregnant she was the first person my husband and I told! One of my favorite things about Kellie is that she has so much knowledge and trust in birth and women, which is rare to find these days. This gave my husband and I so much comfort and confidence in choosing a homebirth and to walk into this new season of life as first time parents. From the second we hired Kellie she was there to answer any of our questions, go deeper into childbirth education, and connect us with different resources as needed. During labor she was there holding space and reminding me to breathe which allowed me to truly tap into my body and feel empowered with each contraction instead of feeling fear. We can't imagine welcoming our baby girl into the world without Kellie by our side and look forward to having her as our doula again in the future!

 

 

Kristina

6/29/2021

Kelly was amazing. This was our third birth, first home birth, and first time hiring a doula. It was worth every penny! I have already gotten to know Kelly through being a doula myself, but having her in action through my personal pregnancy and at my birth was so so helpful. Especially for my husband! I'm so glad he was on board to hire her. She helped him feel more at peace about a home birth itself as well as not having to worry about remembering or knowing how to best support me. Birth is not his favorite thing, but she knew that ahead of time so knew how to help him know what to do. This helped him feel a lot better heading into the birth as well.

This labor was my longest (from the intensity of active labor through birth) but also one I had the most control during. I account that to doing a lot more preparing/knowing a lot more, having a great birth team lined up (Kelly being a significant part of that), and keeping a hopeful and positive mindset about how the birth would go.

One thing I really appreciate about Kelly is how knowledgeable she is. I've learned so much myself over these last two years of doula training and work, and yet I still asked her so many questions that she either knew how to answer or had the perfect resource for me to check out. There were times I felt like a first time mom who knew nothing, and she was right there to help out with whatever I needed.

You will not regret hiring this gem!

Caleb Suciu

5/28/2021

Kellie Bailey assisted in the birth of my second child as well as my first.  I am a Primary care physician that has to treat children and mothers during and after pregnancy.  Kellie still continues to educate me on so many things that go into having a child in the world we live in today.  In truth I wish that Kellie's proffession did not have to exist.  However the truth is that the informed consent of the parent/s having a child does not happen in western medicine.  If you want to be informed about why you are making a decision to say no or yes to medical intervention you hire a doula, and if you want the best doula you hire Kellie.....I did it twice and if we have another kid will do it again.

Justin + Heather

1/26/2021

Hiring Kellie was one of the best decisions we made for our birth process. As a husband, I desire to do whatever I can to help my wife during birth. However, even if you go through all the prep classes + read various books to get ready (which are helpful!), when you find yourself in the moment, there's nothing better than having an advocate right there with you helping you along. Kellie was our advocate. She knew our desires + preferences for the birth process, and because of her knowledge + experience, she was able to help us achieve that.

As a husband, it's also so comforting to have another female there to assist. I've never given birth myself :) But Kellie has gone through that herself. She was able to connect with my wife in a way I would not have been able to. She knew when to be light-hearted & when to be serious. She knew the right questions to ask & when to just be silent. She gave me tips & ideas on how to help & not just be an observer. She never took my role; she allowed me to do what I could, & she stepped in when she needed to. We had complete peace of mind when Kellie was there.

We can't recommend Kellie enough! We were blessed to have her join us for the birth of 2 of our children. After our first experience, it was a no-brainer to have her along for our next child. You won't have any regrets with working with Kellie. She's the best!

Keirsh Cochran

1/15/2021

When my wife first mentioned she would like a doula for the birth of our second child, I immediately thought, “Wait, did I do something wrong the first time?” I think most dads would feel that way. However, after the birth experience, with Kellie as our doula, I have come to realize that that question is rooting in a misunderstanding as to what a doula is and isn’t. A doula is not a substitute for a partner, loved one, or father. A doula is, in the simplest form, an advocate. There were many times during both birth experiences neither my wife or I knew we had options, or knew we could ask questions about the care that was being provided. Additionally, there were times the fear of contention with medical professionals kept us from asking for clarification or explanation. However, with the help of Kellie we were able to better understand what was happening and therefore, be more emotionally present during the birth of our second daughter.

 

     Kellie provided coping techniques, pain management strategies, and an extra set of hands that no book could teach or no medical professional could provide. The personal touch she provided allowed us to transition our daughter from womb to world smoother than we could have imagined. Even after our daughter was born, Kellie stayed with us ensuring the best possible care was rendered to both mom and baby, gently reminding medical professionals to explain exactly what was happening to our baby in those first few moments. I cannot imagine being a birth partner again without the presence of doula, specifically Kellie.

Birth Availability for Kellie Bailey, CBD (CBI), CBE

= Available. Calendar last updated: 11-27-2022