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Amy Houghtaling

Wave's Embrace Doula Services LLC

Turlock, CA Service range 25 miles

Birth Fee

$1000 to $2600

Postpartum Rate


Availability Remarks: Not currently offering overnights, but will do on a short-term basis in order to assist active clients in resolving temporary issues.

Birth Fee

$1000 to $2600

Postpartum Rate


Medicaid and Third Party Insurers

Currently approved to receive payments from the following programs:

Birth Doula Experience

1 years and 10 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

1 years and 6 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, December 2022
  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, March 2023

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Special Services Offered

  • Baby sign language education
  • Babywearing education
  • First Aid and CPR
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Reiki
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Maternal Child Health Patient Advisory Council - Emanuel Medical Center, Turlock CA

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Birth support can be purchased as an entire package or broken down to customize. Postpartum support is provided in 4-hr sessions, minimum.

Service Area

Turlock, CA Service range 25 miles

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Client Testimonials for Amy Houghtaling

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Rachel McClure


My family had the pleasure of hiring mrs amy to be our doula in July 2023 . I was 7-8 month pregnant already and I know what your thinking "why did u wait so long"!! Well like many other women I had questions like how could a doula benefit me?? What is a doula ? Where do I find a doula? Would my doula support my birth plans of wanting to Vbac? That's when a friend of mine found Amy and sent me her information. I didn't tell my husband I was reaching out to a doula because I know he would ask me all the questions and I didn't have the answers but when we first met with Amy it was like the star's aligned that night or something because we felt that she was a perfect fit for our crazy family!
we spoke about me wanting a vaginal delivery after a C-section , we talked about some scary birth experiences I've had and we also talked about fears my partner had . 
she answered our questions with kindness and honesty. My birth experience was a whirlwind I decided to go in for a scheduled C-section because my body was weak and tired and in pain and while we waited for my dr my water broke my daughter was breech so I did end up with a C-section but it was peaceful . Amy offered us some postpartum care and at first I'm thinking my house is a mess , my kids are chaotic and idk what we have in the fridge but she came in asked how she could help me and helped me with breastfeeding tips , making dinner , light housework and child care so I could shower ?? . I was truly amazed that postpartum doula care was even an option , she made sure I was doing ok mentally and if I wasn't she continued to offer support and resources. My family and I am so grateful I had the opportunity to have Amy as our doula . 

Birth Availability for Amy Houghtaling

= Available. Calendar last updated: 04-09-2024

Postpartum Availability for Amy Houghtaling

= Available. Calendar last updated: 04-09-2024