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Adara Parker

Belly Blessings Birth Services

Dayton, OH Service range 60 miles

https://bellyblessingsbirth.com

Birth Fee

$750

Birth Fee

$750


Birth Doula Experience

3 years and 15 births attended


Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • Self-trained, June 2021
  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, December 2021

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Some Home Births
I will attend any homebirth that is also attended by a medical professional.


Special Services Offered

  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • TENS units rental
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

MOPS leadership Side by Side chapter leader Volunteer with The Dayton Right to Life foundation

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

I charge $650 a birth, but offer a discount for WIC eligible clients, so no one will be turned away if they can't afford my whole fee.

Service Area

Dayton, OH Service range 60 miles

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Client Testimonials for Adara Parker

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Abby Kersting

3/19/2024

There is so much to say about our experience with Adara, it cannot possibly fit into one review. I originally wanted a doula due to the fact that I had no prior knowledge of who the provider would be to deliver my daughter and I wanted to have someone who knew and understood my preferences and someone I was comfortable with. That is exactly what Adara turned out to be for us. I interviewed three different services and companies and landed on Adara in the end. She was someone who we got to know and trust over the few months before my daughter arrived. Adara tailored her services to things I was curious to learn and the extra prenatal visits were so helpful in feeling prepared for an unmedicated birth that I wanted. Having Adara with me the whole labor and delivery (almost 29 hours) was so instrumental in getting me through unmedicated and helping me make difficult choices in the end. Without a doubt, if we didn't have Adara with us through this process it would not have been such a wonderful experience.

Koral

8/15/2023

I am so glad I hired Adara! Without her my birth would have been so different. During contractions, she would move quickly to put counter pressure on my back/hips which was amazing. She knew many different exercises and techniques to help me progress, and she was motivating during labor to get me up and doing them. She stayed through the whole labor (which was only around 12 hours, but she says she will stay for the whole thing no matter how long) and was there for me through it all. I am so grateful for what she does and as I said before my birth wouldn't have been as great without her. I would most definitely recommend her services! 

Lynsey Bogart

6/10/2023

Adara was amazing and provided me with support through my whole pregnancy! She was super helpful and informative. She helped with my specific needs so I felt comfortable and prepared for my birth. I don't know what I would have done without her!

Ginny

4/14/2023

Adara was the back-up for my scheduled doula, and my husband and I were not disappointed! My labor was extremely long, and we have no idea how we would have gotten through without her. She was so encouraging and supportive through the whole thing, with great ideas on how to help make me comfortable and positions for me to try to help the baby descend. I really surprised myself with how well I handled labor, and I give Adara a lot of the credit for that. My husband and I now tell all of our friends that they need to get a doula!

Erin

3/7/2023

Adara provided amazing assistance in the birth of my daughter! She was with me and my partner the whole time during the 36 hour labor process and provided a calm, reassuring presence that I needed as a first time mother. Adara was so helpful with laboring positions and breathing techniques. She reminded me when I needed to reduce the tension in my body. Talking with her throughout the labor helped provide the distraction I needed instead of focusing on pain and anxiety. Adara provided me with the support I needed when navigating choices in my birth plan and those that I decided pursue that were not part of my birth plan. She was so helpful to my partner as well, assisting in ways to teach him how to best support me. We both are so thankful for her presence at the labor and delivery and would hands down recommend her to anyone looking for a doula! 

Kekule Hussaini

10/3/2022

Adara stayed by my side throughout the long process of birthing our son for almost 36 hours after induction. I immediately liked her the moment i saw her, even before the birth she took me to hospital appointments, she was always ready to assist and answer all my questions.  She was cheerful, encouraging, supportive, and have a loving voice that still resonates in my being. At a time when i was so discouraged and giving up she created joy, strength and love. She empowered my husband to rise to his best by my side.
After we left the hospital she stayed in contact with myself and my husband, she set up a meal train and it was amazing how we have food in abundance and don't have to cook for some couple of weeks. The most captivating aspect is how people raised funds from this meal train to support us.
Adara was a wonderful support during labor.  She also went above and beyond after the birth to make sure we were settled in at home and that I'm doing okay emotionally.  We truly felt like she shared our joy at the birth of our son, and are so glad she was a part of that incredible experience. Thank you so much Adara.

Birth Availability for Adara Parker

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