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Delilah Ray

Cherish Birth

Mesquite, TX Service range 37 miles Dallas,Collin,Rockwall counties-will consider Denton,Tarrant, Ellis, Kaufman counties

(214) 675-1920

http://cherishbirth.com

Birth Fee

$1350 to $1400

Birth Fee

$1350 to $1400


Birth Doula Experience

18 years and 583 births attended


Doula Training

  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), January 2005

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 2 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


College Education

AA/AS

BA/BS

MA/MS


Special Services Offered

  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth pool rental
  • Childbirth education services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Languages Spoken

  • English

Mesquite, TX Service range 37 miles Dallas,Collin,Rockwall counties-will consider Denton,Tarrant, Ellis, Kaufman counties

Client Testimonials for Delilah Ray

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Kathryn Johnson

8/12/2015

Finding Delilah was a HUGE blessing to my pregnancy and birth. As a first time mom I knew I wanted a natural childbirth but had some uncertainties. Delilah made those uncertainties disappear. From our first phone call to the days leading up to delivery Delilah was always there with her extensive knowledge and supportive attitude.

We had the opportunity to take Delilah’s childbirth class and I am so glad we did. My husband and I learned lots of valuable information and had a great time getting to know Delilah.

The day of delivery Delilah was absolutely AMAZING. I went into labor early in the morning and Delilah made herself available ASAP. I had some unexpected complications and she did a fantastic job at explaining what was going on and the options my medical providers would likely suggest. It was wonderful having her with us. I felt fully supported and was able to make informed decisions that were best for myself and my family. Throughout my labor Delilah was always present, making suggestions for position changes, providing counter pressure, etc. Delilah knew exactly how to best support me. Due to the complications I experienced during labor my little one needed extra attention after being born, it was great having Delilah by my side so my husband could be with our baby.

In a few years I hope to be pregnant again and the first phone call I make will be to Delilah, I can’t wait to work with her again!! Even weeks after my birth I brag about Delilah all the time, she was a huge contributor to my natural birth success!

Alison Thompson

8/7/2015

We knew Delilah was going to be a great fit because we went to her child birth class with our 2nd baby!  We weren't able to use her for that birth but we were delighted to be able to for this one, our third!  First of all, her childbirth class is absolutely necessary for every woman about to give birth.  She gives thorough information on how to take control of your birth with whatever care provider you have chosen.

During the labor for my third, I got very discouraged that I wasn't progressing quickly.  I had a mindset that, since it was the third, he would just pop right out!  Not true.  Delilah kept me going with hugs and encouraging words and LAUGHTER.  She really eased my tension by telling some great stories.  She kept very detailed notes of the entire labor so that I could look back over them after it was all done.  She knew just the right pressure points to help me through each contraction.  Very much recommend her lovely services!

L Schafer

6/3/2015

When I became aware of my 3rd pregnancy, I immediately started looking for a doula.  I wanted a different experience than I had with my first 2 births...the end results were 2 beautiful children, but the path there was not the best...and I had vowed to do what I could on my end of things to change the path...I decided I would hire a doula to help me on this new path...

Anyhow, I met with various doulas and then with Delilah...  She was very knowledgable and took the time to answer all my questions.  When I would think of other questions and email her with them, she always responded...very quickly.  She immediately made me feel comfortable and connected with her. I made the choice and hired Delilah as my doula.

Little did I know what a life saver Delilah would be in helping us prepare for a natural childbirth, both emotionally and physically...what to expect, what decisions we'd be faced with, and how best to advocate for our personal wishes.  She not only prepared and helped for the childbirth, but equally important she helped us gain the knowledge and confidence needed to faciliate the birth choices we wanted.  Although my husband and myself knew we wanted a natural childbirth, I believe we would have not been successful had it not been for Delilah's coaching and assistance.  I also know not all births go as planned, and to that end, Delilah helps prepare, comfort, explain, and support throughout any and all circumstances surrounding a pregnancy and  birth.  I know this because now a decade after I first hired Delilah, and then again for 2 additional natural births...she has become one of my very good friends.  I continue to see and hear how she supports her families and mothers to this day.

I am a very happy three peat customer and friend of Delilah Ray's and sing her praises to any and all that will listen!

Brandy Smith

6/3/2015

Delilah Ray is without equal.  I do not know what I would have done without her loving care during my pregnancies and deliveries.  Delilah is so knowledgable, not just about the process of birth itself but also about providers, hospitals, and alternative care providers.  She is able to help you see all the options available to you and then without judgement go with you on your journey.  Delilah is about empowering parents!  I had two births without a doula, and the difference was night and day.  I had two csections prior to meeting Delilah and I felt hopeless.  I desperately wanted to give birth naturally and I could not find a provider who would even give me to opportunity.  Delilah was immediately able to help me find a provider, and that first natural delivery still stands as one of the best days in my life.

Delilah is great with the whole family.  She knew how to support not only me, but also my husband.  Delilah listens and gets to know your preferences and opinions. Delilah has a sixth sense when it comes to expecting families and her deep empathy and vast knowledge are a resource that cannot be overstated.

I recommend Delilah without reservation.  If I found out I was pregnant today, the first call I made would be to Delilah.  Not only would she genuinely share in the joy (and surprise) of the moment, but she is who I would want to talk to and make plans with.  Delilah is an amazing doula, and an asset to any family who chooses her to walk with them.

Dana Maldonado

11/25/2013

I began searching for a doula when I decided I wanted to have a natural birth as a first-time mother.  Delilah was highly recommended on all the forums, but when I met her we just clicked.  I didn't need to interview anyone else because she was the one!  She is caring, informative, and instills a sense of peace and support.  She not only supported me through a long labor, she supported my entire family and kept them informed.  My labor had a couple of the typical hiccups (back labor, etc), and her suggestions helped a stalled labor and I progressed and had the most wonderful birth experience.  In early labor I texted her all night and she responded to my panicked questions and calmed me and gave me wonderful advice.  She was always there when I needed her and if I have a second child I would want her there by my side again.

Birth Availability for Delilah Ray

= Available. Calendar last updated: 09-27-2022