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Amber Porter (BEST)

North Dallas Doula Associates

Garland, TX Service range 25 miles

4696080071

https://www.northdallasdoula.com

Birth Fee

Not specified

Black Doula

Birth Fee

Not specified


Birth Doula Certifications

  • BEST - Certified Birth Doula

Birth Doula Experience

16 years and 38 births attended


Doula Training

  • BEST Doula Training, June 2021

Type of practice: Group practice with shared call schedule

Clients per month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Aromatherapy
  • ASL (American Sign Language)
  • Baby sign language education
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Vaginal steam/peristeam services
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Member of DONA Member of The National Black Doula Association Evidence Based Health Professional Black Maternal Health Association

Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language
  • English

Fee Details

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Garland, TX Service range 25 miles

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Client Testimonials for Amber Porter (BEST)

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Damaris Hernandez

1/21/2022

Amber was so amazing she was the best person that could have been there to support me during birth. She is so kind hearted an genuine with a burst of positive energy. My birth was anything but what we expected. It was a long birth yet she was there supporting myself and my husband. She reminded me of my strength when I felt like I did not any. She helped ease any discomfort with her vast knowledge of positions or essential oils. She played music for me to get in my zone and focus during birth. While transferring to the hospital she was still by our side reminding us that everything will be okay. Amber is the best person life could have placed for my family and I. We are truly grateful for Amber and everything she did for our family during such a special and scary moment of our life. 

Jasmine

1/5/2022

She's the best doula! She will advocate for you in the hospital or the birth center. 

Sara McGuffey

1/5/2022

After my c-section I was really struggling to feed my first son and feeling frustrated and discouraged to say the least. My mom did some searching and was put in contact with Amber. She came over the next day and was my literal saving grace. She told me which flange size to use on my pump to get my milk to come in, reassured me that everything was going to be okay, and to just remember to breathe, rest and love on my baby. She was quick to check up on me the next day, and has been kind enough to come by my house when I had concerns over the last 5 months. She is my first text when something comes up, and even though she's busy, she always responds. I highly recommend her as a doula, lactation consultant, wonder-mama, and consider her family at this point. Our whole family loves Auntie Amber. We are so grateful to have found her. 

Ashlyn

10/11/2021

My birth didn't go as planned but I felt so prepared. Amber is fabulous! Hands down fabulous! She kept her word. We probably called her a million times before she joined us in active labor and she didn't make us feel like we bothered her one bit. She was supportive, she answered questions when we needed her and she looks like she loves us and our baby like we belonged to her family. She didn't just feel like a Doula but a sister. She was exceptional and caring compared to the Doula we had with our first. If we we have anymore children in th me future we we are definitely calling her again. Just in case anyone is looking she is now working with North Dallas Doula Associates. I hope they know what a real Gem they have now. We absolutely loved our Doula. 

Griselda

9/30/2021

There really aren't enough words for my to describe the support that I received from Amber. We suffered the loss of one twin toward the end of our pregnancy. She prayed with us, she talked me through and I swear the Holy Spirit rushed into that room the day we gave birth to twin B. I'll always feel that missing piece but she paved the way to perfection in our book. Oh I almost forgot She even made a little bow for our sweet baby twin A that was still born. She was thoughtful, amazing, kept me and hubby calm, she truly has been called to do this work. We know she will do amazing things in her future. If you need a Doula she is the BEST ever! 

Francesca

9/29/2021

As a first time mom going for an unmedicated birth, I went back and forth about the decision to hire a doula the whole first half of my pregnancy. Finally around 25 weeks I decided to hire Amber. I knew immediately from our consultation that she would be a very helpful, encouraging and educating source of extra support during my pregnancy and labor. Amber helped me throughout my pregnancy any time I had any questions or needed advice on preparing for childbirth. She also helped my partner learn how to support me in labor and together they were the best birth support I could've asked for. Amber kept me calm and in a good state of mind throughout my whole labor, and encouraged me even when I started to feel doubtful. I successfully went on to have the birth experience I desired because of her and I'm convinced without her it would not have been the same. She was not only physically supportive and comforting during labor but knew how to react to every emotion and thought I went through throughout the labor process. I am so grateful for her help!!

Marissa Farmigoni

5/31/2021

There are not enough words to describe how much of a blessing Amber was to our family! I had wanted a doula but with a previous experience with another doula we had for my first son's birth, my husband and I were skeptical about trying again. Amber had given me her card and I kept it for a week or two. I knew I was already late in the game being around 34 weeks already but after talking with my husband we decided to meet with Amber and give it a chance. After meeting with her we knew she was our perfect match. From 36 weeks to my delivery she was available for any questions or concerns that I had. She drove to my house for a prenatal visit and went over so much good information. It was really my hearts desire to have a natural birth and she gave me the tools and encouragement I needed to try and reach that goal. The evening I started to have contractions we headed to the hospital at about 2am. I called Amber and she said she was headed that way. After getting there I had to have a COVID test done and it had to come back negative before she was allowed into the room. We FaceTimed the 40mins it took for my result to finally come back. When she finally was able to get to my room she went right to work. She encouraged me, rubbed my back, did anything and everything to help the pain. When I wanted to give up she encouraged me that I was almost there and that I could do it! With Amber's amazing support, as well as my husbands, I had the natural birth I had always wanted. Amber stayed for a little while after to make sure I was ok, helped with nursing, and answered any other questions I had. She didn't just stop after the delivery. Even after delievery and when we got home she was available to answer any questions and she came yet again to my house for postpartum visits. There is so much more I could say but this would turn into a book. I can tell you that if you need a doula look no further! I promise you will not be disappointed. 

Melanie

3/19/2021

My partner and I used Amber as our Birth Doula, we were nervous with COVID happening and we thought the hospital wouldn't all her to come in. We were frustrated but Amber stepped in and talked to the right people. She was able to be by my side along with my partner. She is said she was new at being a Doula but you could have fooled us because she was excellent. I highly recommend her. She is patient, understanding and was a great comfort to myself and partner. When we have more children I WILL BE calling Amber back to help us. She was AMAZING! 

Birth Availability for Amber Porter (BEST)

= Available. Calendar last updated: 11-17-2021