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Angel Mattes

Collective Strength Doula Services

Website: https://www.collectivestrengthdoula.com/

Phone: (479)250-5100

Birth Fee: $800 to $1000

Postpartum Rate: $20 to $30

Fee Details: I offer a discounted rate on the labor support package if you book 20 hours of postpartum care. Ask me about your needs, and we can work something out!

Birth Doula Experience: 7 years and 16 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 12 years and 41 families served

Doula Training

  • MaternityWise, July 2007
  • DONA International, July 2012
Type of Practice: Independent contractor with a doula agency

Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: Respectfully, as a doula I will not attend unassisted or "free births".
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Working on my Perinatal Educator Certification through MMCI

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Educator (CAPPA)
  • Veteran nursing mother of 3, Advocate for Nursing Mothers' Rights in the Workplace, CAPPA-trained Lactation Educator, and training to become an IBCLC

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) (IL), Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST), Certified as a HypnoBirthing Doula (HypnoBirthing Institute)

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Twins
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Child Passenger Safety Technician
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

As an employee and nursing mother, I advocated and successfully fought to convince Harper College to build their first lactation room for employees and students (pre-ACA), despite significant adversity. I have also spent time serving as a volunteer with Chicago Volunteer Doulas (CVD).

Languages spoken: English, some French

Client Testimonials for Angel Mattes

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Amy La Pluie

I highly recommend Angel as a doula. We hired her as a labor and delivery doula for my first birth. She worked with our budget and gave us above and beyond what was agreed to. I was very satisfied with my birth experience and part of that is because I had Angel and she made me feel very watched out for and taken care of. I like her soft spoken personality. She‘s very supportive and is full of good ideas and valuable information. My only regret is that we did not hire her as a post partum doula as well. 

Posted 1/10/2019

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Svetik S

i got to meet Angel when I was searching for a doula for my birth. As her name states she is a true angel. Cannot explain and praise enough her help and expertise at the heavy laboring hours. She helped me with the exercises necessary to move the baby in a better position. She gave me moral support and helped me physically to try and re-focus away from the contraction pains. She took the time and came over the house with baking goods which was nice of her since I was already overwhelmed as a new mom. She's also a great lactation consultant. I recommend in general to have a doula nearby and throughout the pregnancy and specifically somebody as caring and kind as Angel. 

Posted 9/27/2016

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Alicja Richards

Angel was invaluable to our first time birthing and delivery experience.  Her knowledge helped us feel more prepared.  Suggestions she provided about pain management during labor gave us the tools for a confident delivery.  She was super friendly and professional.  Her extraordinary dedication to motherhood and parenting was a true testament to the service she provdid during our most significant and precious life change.  Thank you Angel!

Posted 7/13/2012

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ataucher

I am a mother of twins and having Angel was extremely helpful. She got to know my husband and I before the birth of our girls and was there after the birth. She was the one I could talk to about post-partum issues such as post-partum depression, when to baby proof the house, how to get them to sleep through the night and most importantly...how to swaddle! I would recommend Angel for a post-partum doula.

Posted 4/12/2012

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Erika Dusen Tamindzija

Angel Mattes was a wonderful post-partum doula. After giving birth to my first child in 2008, I was a little at a loss; neither my husband nor I had family in the area. I didn't know quite what to expect post-partum or how exhausting a newborn could be. Angel helped provide advice, particularly with breastfeeding, which was difficult for me, and of course support. She always allowed me to sit down and relax and brought me a cup of tea when I was feeding the baby. She helped with chores around the house, including light cooking and cleaning,and even ran the occasional errand for me. She was very kind, knowledgeable, and professional. I would recommend her to anyone.

Posted 4/11/2012

Birth Availability for Angel Mattes

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Postpartum Availability for Angel Mattes

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