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Aubrey Williams, CD(DONA), SBD

Aubrey the Doula

Wabash, IN Service range 50 miles Please contact me if you are outside a 50 mile radius.

2605718288

http://www.aubreythedoula.com

Birth Fee

$550

Postpartum Rate

$20 to $25

Birth Fee

$550

Postpartum Rate

$20 to $25


Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula
  • Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula

Birth Doula Experience

8 years and 54 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

7 years and 10 families served


Doula Training

  • DONA International, November 2011
  • Stillbirthday, April 2020

Type of practice: Solo practice

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I will attend any home birth that is under the care of a licensed home birth care provider.


Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula support
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • TENS units rental
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Doula Network of Fort Wayne member - 2020

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

For Birth Doula services, I offer a $50 discount for Military or a $100 discount for Military with Deployed Spouse. I accept cash, check, or paypal. I'll also consider payment in bartering or trading of services. I truly believe everyone who wants a doula should have one so I am willing to work with you to come up with a payment plan.

Wabash, IN Service range 50 miles Please contact me if you are outside a 50 mile radius.

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Client Testimonials for Aubrey Williams, CD(DONA), SBD

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Elizabeth Beck

6/6/2019

 Aubrey is fantastic!  My husband and I had our first child in 2017, and hired Aubrey as our Doula.  Having had very little experience, I wanted somoene who could educate us on everything from diaper changing to delivery.  I wanted someone that could be with us the entire time if I had a long labor, and assist my husband in making me more comfortable.  I also wanted someone that could allow my husband time to go rest and eat.  Finally, I wanted a professional who would not take anything I said while in labor personally.  Aubrey did educational classes at our home with us to help us better understand and prepare for labor, birth, and caring for an infant.  Our daughter came two weeks early, and Aubrey was there with us every step of the way.  She was on the phone with me between 12am and 5am the night I went into labor answering questions, and met us at the hospital when it was time.  I had an epidural so I could sleep, and once at 10 cm, Aubrey helped the nurses and my husband move me into different positions to help the baby decend.  I credit Aubrey for the fact that I only pushed through two contractions before our daughter was born.  The hosptial lactation consultant was gone for the day when I delivered, and Aubrey helped my daugher latch and breast feed right away by showing me different positions and tequniqes.  Aubrey took excellent notes detailing the labor and birth, and took photographs of moments during and following the birth that I cherish (moments we would not have been able to, or not remembered to capture ourselves).  Thankfully our daughter was born healthy. In the event she had needed to be transported to another hosptial for treatment...my husband and I discussed ahead of time that he would go wtih the baby, and Aubrey would stay with me.  I reccomend Aubrey's services to any expectant mother.                  

Sarah Benson

2/18/2016

I have only good things to say about Aubrey. She was available any time to answer questions and work with my husband and I to prepare for our son's birth. My husband has a busy schedule and we weren't able to attend any childbirth classes, but Aubrey gave us all the information we needed during meetings leading up to my due date. When I was in early labor, Aubrey was available by phone and text messages to continuously assure me that everything was going as normal and give me tips to get through those early stages. When I decided I needed her to come over, she was quickly on her way. Throughout my labor she was a calming presence and stepped in when appropriate to offer help and guidance. After our son was born, she was also in touch to make sure things were going well and offer breastfeeding support. I would definitely recommend her. 

Danielle Joiner

2/3/2016

My husband and I agree that hiring Aubrey as our doula was one of the best decisions we made during our pregnancy.  After having twins via c-section, I was hoping for a completely different experience when expecting my third.  After moving to TX from CO, I decided in my third trimester that I wanted to attempt an all natural birth and a friend suggested hiring a doula.  Aubrey was there to answer any question I had, always responding within a few minutes.  When it came time to deliver, my husband and I both had a sense of confidence about what we were about to experience that I don't believe we would have had without Aubrey being present.  Her support, positive attitude and reassurance got me through my labor and gave us the positive experience we were so hoping for! 

Beth Cubbage

10/13/2015

Aubrey was a great doula! She helped me deliver my second baby. My husband missed the birth of our first child, so I knew he would need some support. I also wanted to try to give birth unmedicated, and I knew that having a doula would be important. When I went into labor, I texted with Aubrey. She headed to the hospital when I did, even though I had only started having contractions about an hour earlier. When she arrived, the nurses had me hooked up to the contraction monitor and were giving me fluids, thinking I was dehydrated because the contractions were close together. Aubrey kept telling them that my contractions were productive and the monitor wasn't in the right place, so they weren't giving me credit. She really gave me hope, because it felt like hard labor at that point. Things moved quickly and I was having contractions almost non-stop. Aubrey did amazing counterpressure and talked calmly into my ear with encouraging and calming words. When I started feeling ready to push (and freaked out), she stayed calm. When my water sac was bulging, she got the nurses moving. After the baby was born, she took beautiful photos of baby's first moments that I'll cherish forever. She also did a nice follow-up visit. I would definitely recommend Aubrey! 

Amanda Bushman

10/11/2015

Aubrey played an essential role in the birth of my son! She offered so much education and support throughout my pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period that was invaluable! She's very knowledgable and was available to me whenever I had any questions or concerns throughout my pregnancy. I chose to do an all-natural birth and she helped me stick to my birth plan without ever being pushy. She also reassured my husband, who suffers from PTSD, and helped him keep calm during my labor and delivery, which I was so thankful for! After my son was born, she was there for me with breastfeeding and newborn tips and, as a new mom, this was very helpful.

Overall, Aubrey is professional, knowledgable, and so easy to work with! She made it clear to me upfront that whatever my birth plan was, she was there to support me in my decisions and would be involved at whatever level I was comfortable with. I loved my experience with her!

Jana Bost

10/10/2015

Aubrey was absolutely wonderful! From the very beginning, she was so helpful in providing information and letting us know what to expect. She answered every question we had and made us feel at ease about the whole process. It was so helpful having her at the hospital with us and making sure I was as comfortable as I could be. My husband was grateful for her help and support as well. Hiring a doula was one of the best decisions we made and we couldn't have found a better doula than Aubrey! 

Jacquelyn Loera

10/10/2015

Aubrey was a great doula and made me feel very confident during birth. Her presense was an amazing reassurance that everything happening was normal, which really helped me to feel safe during my first birth. 

Sara Mullikin

10/10/2015

Aubrey was recommended by a friend/coworker who was using her as well. My husband and myself just moved to Texas and we had no family or knew what to expect when expecting as this is our first child. I felt completely comfortable with Aubrey and having medical issues myself she researched them to learn more about what I could be facing when it was time for labor. My labor started around 145 am after tracking contractions to be sure it was labor I called her, it was 230 am and she was at my house by 4. She talked to me, calmed my nerves and discussed what was next. She followed us to hospital and was there every step of the way. Although I had the epidural and wasn't able to walk or sit on a birth ball, she helped me get comfortable in the bed and massage my hips as they were hurting. Once it was time to push she was very encouraging throughout every push and directed me on what to do next. Once baby was here, she snapped some photos and stayed until I was cleaned up and baby was okay. She has checked in on me every day and is still encouraging me and offering help. I highly recommend Aubrey and I couldn't imagine labor without her!

Erica Salas

4/30/2013

Aubrey was amazing. I contacted Aubrey for her doula services because my husband was in Afghanistan when I had my baby and I didn't have any family near. She came and picked me up from home and took me to the hospital for delivery. I had back labor and she provided some pain-relieving pressure massages to my lower back. I wound up having a medication free delivery and she was a great comfort, reminding me of relaxation techniques. She was a calm presence, she knew where to take me, how to talk to the nurses, and she stayed with me until I was settled after the delivery. She took pictures and she held my hand during the worst parts. I was able to concentrate on just having the baby, because I knew she would take care of everything else. My delivery was normal but my baby was very sick, and we didn't know she was until I had her. Aubrey handled it very well and remained calm, helping me to stay calm. She offered to drive me to the hospital that my baby had been transferred to and she followed up with me often to see that my baby was okay. Aubrey is kind, professional, and knowledgeable about having babies and all that comes with it. She's a great choice for a doula, you won't be disappointed.

Sarah Grace Lloyd

4/26/2013

Aubrey was a great source of support for me during a difficult pregnancy while my husband was deployed.  It was amazing to have her kindness and support there for me.  It was a privilege having here there with me at the birth of my daughter.  She was wonderful and also provided us with very special pictures of our family.  There is no way for me to thank her enough for everything she did.  I highly recommend her services.

Melissa Petitt

8/25/2012

I had my baby girl almost three weeks ago. Aubrey was there with be from the very beginning of labor-literally from the first contraction. Unfortunately I had to be induced due to some blood pressure issues. Thank goodness Aubrey was there to give me some backbone ; ] I was able to make it to the end with no IV medication and no epidural!! That was my main goal, besides having a healthy baby of course. There was no way I could have done it without her there to help me refocus when I started to panic a little... or a lot. I had back labor pretty much the entire time and she rubbed my back for what must have been hours with the best smelling lotion in the world. I felt constantly reassured and empowered by her. Even in the middle of my hardest contractions just knowing I had her there for me and hearing her say, "breathe" was a HUGE help and so reassuring.

Also I want to say that she was not just there during the birth, but 24/7 during my entire pregnancy. Any questions I had about anything would be answered for me almost immediately by call text or email. Then after the birth we received even more love and support in the form of a printed and emailed birth story, pictures of the birth and a home visit! I bet if I needed anything today she would be on her way in a instant. Thats just the kind of person Aubrey is.


I could go on and on about how awesome Aubrey is/was and how I would NEVER have another baby without a doula, but my baby girl is starting to whine for some boob. : ]

CaNdAcE DaWN

7/26/2012

Aubrey was my doula for my first childbirth back in April and she was AWESOME. I had a pretty easy pregnancy until the end when my doctors started giving me grief about the "need" to induce. Aubrey was there to not only listen to me vent but gave me great advice and encouragement. She helped me write an awesome birth plan that I believe was VERY helpful for the hospital staff when the time came. She never questioned any of my decisions. She supported me in everything I wanted and gave advice when I asked. She came immediately after I made the call to her that my water broke. My husband was not able to be at the birth but, Aubrey did an amazing job of being there and helping me through not only physically but emotionally as well. She coached me through labor and helped me get in different positions to help move my labor along as well as make me as comfortable as possible. She was by my side the ENTIRE time. She stayed calm, professional, and encouraging through the whole thing.  With Aubrey's help, I was able to have a natural birth just like I had envisioned.

She even took some awesome pictures so my husband will be able to see :) She visited me after my daughter was born to make sure baby and I were both doing well. She was GREAT all around :)

Birth Availability for Aubrey Williams, CD(DONA), SBD

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Postpartum Availability for Aubrey Williams, CD(DONA), SBD

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