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If you are looking for a birth doula near San Francisco California, here are a few to consider:
Here is what a client named Aimee has to say about working with Julia:
Julia was a fantastic doula for us! She kept us calm, helped me manage pain for longer than I thought I could, and provided a much needed postpartum visit in the week after our daughter was born. Highly recommend!
Here is what a client named Anna Maier Rogers has to say about working with Alla:
I came to the doula search process quite late in my pregnancy, and Alla saved the day! My husband and I had a wonderful experience working with her. After attending a birthing class while I was approximately 8 months pregnant, we realized that we would benefit from the support of a doula since we don't have many family members nearby. We found Alla's profile on this website and were able to get in touch with her right away. She was very responsive and non-judgmental. I gave birth at UCSF Mission Bay. I appreciate that Alla is open to supporting a range of birth plans and scenarios. She helped to prepare me for the process of labor and delivery in a hospital setting. She put me in touch with an excellent acupuncturist when I went past my due date. She also introduced me to Natural Resources which has provided invaluable breast feeding support.
While in the hospital Alla's presence was soothing and empowering. She provided me with a tens unit which really helped with pain management and suggested different positions and methods for natural pain relief. She also reminded me of my personal agency while in labor and made it clear that her role was to support my decisions rather than making any decisions on my behalf. This included advocating on my behalf if any issues arose with the hospital staff.
Alla is a talented photographer and took pictures during the birth which I will treasure. We've kept in touch during the post-partum period as well. I whole heartedly recommend her as a doula and am so glad she was by my side during this special time in my life.
Here is what a client named Lyndsey S has to say about working with Kirsten Dudley:
Kirsten was incredibly patient and kind working with us to plan for the birth of my first daughter, which I did unmedicated. She was nonjudgmental and helpful in orienting us to the different questions we'd encounter and the pros/cons of each. She gave us good resources and made sure we had the information we needed, when we needed it. She guided us to begin labor at home when my daughter came early, and then met us at the hospital. She was a strong advocate for my wishes, which the hospital staff did not fully respect. If you are looking to do an unmedicated labor and want tips and and advocate, highly recommend Kirsty!