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Staci Bishop, CD, HCHD

nurturing YOU naturally

Website: www.nurturingYOUnaturally.com

Phone: 615-538-8516

Birth Fee: $450 to $800

Postpartum Rate: $20 to $35

Fee Details: I am an NPI provider. Therefore, doula fees may be reimbursed by your insurance or Health Savings Account. My complete birth package includes 2 prenatal visits, labor & delivery (I come when you need me and stay until baby is born), immediate postpartum period up to 1-2 hours after the birth, and 1 postpartum visit in your home. I am available 24/7 for general questions and concerns leading up to your delivery. Basic and birth-only packages also available for moms who have had a comprehensive childbirth class or previous vaginal birth. Postpartum fees include light cleaning/cooking, babysitting older children, newborn baby care, breastfeeding support, and postpartum recovery support. Overnights available. Discounts offered for birth doula clients.

Birth Doula Experience: 5 years

Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Childbirth International (CBI) - Certified Birth Doula
  • Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas

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

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I have also worked with the midwives at The Farm.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure and/or acupuncture in labor
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Military famiies
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Volunteer Doula Program (Vanderbilt) Conference Coordinator (Empower Your Birth) H.E.A.R.T Doula Member Nashville Doula Circle Member

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Nashville, TN
Travel Range: 40 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: Will travel to The Farm in Summertown, TN

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Client Testimonials for Staci Bishop, CD, HCHD

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Annie Harris

We cannot say enough good things about our birthing experience with Staci! Although nothing went as hoped/planned/expected (3 weeks early, 17 hour natural labor before emergency C-section), Staci was a calming and validating presence every step of the way. She honored all of our preferences and made us feel empowered throughout. We are extremely grateful for all that she did!

Posted 7/12/2017

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Vanessa Goodnight

Staci as our doula was the absolute BEST birthing decision my husband and I could have ever made!! She was by my side during both of my natural child births. My first birthing story was a "marathon birth," involving being in labor and pushing for over 24 hours. Staci was there every step of the way, offering comfort and support in so many ways. Her support started even before the actual hospital time -- with her pre-birthing time visits; and she even helped me just prior to my first birthing time when I was having really bad back pains. My second birthing story involved an ambulance ride downtown to make it to the hospital as quickly as possible! I had called Staci in the middle of the night to give her a heads up that something might be happening soon. Then when my water broke and things starting progressing "fast and furious," Staci was immediately in her car on her way to me, giving us helpful advice and support the whole time! I really cannot say enough great things about Staci as a doula and a person. As a doula she is so knowledgeable about childbirth and prepared with different items (like essential oils or doppler to check baby's heartbeat, etc...) to help keep mamas calm and comfortable in all kinds of different birthing situations. She helped me feel so calm, strong and confident during both of my natural childbirths! I remember my husband was questioning whether we really needed to have a doula before the birth of our first child. After our first birthing experience, he says he cannot imagine having gone through it without Staci! So of course we did not hesitate to invite Staci to be a part of our second child's birth. My husband and I consider Staci to be a part of our family now, as she was such a HUGE part of two of most important, special times in our lives!

Posted 4/28/2017

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Melissa Blanton

Staci was exactly what my husband and I needed for my natural birth! She was such a calming presence and helped me feel better when we had a change of plans and ended up with a hospital birth instead of the birth center I had planned on. She came right at the beginning of my induction per my request since I was nervous about the change of plans and walked the halls with me to help get labor going. When active labor started, her use of counter pressure and massage helped me tremendously! All her suggestions gave me ideas for positions and coping with labor, and she used essential oils to keep me calm and help with nausea. My natural birth was so much easier with her help, and I love thinking back about my wonderful birth experience! I would definitely recommend Staci to anyone looking for a doula! 

Posted 9/12/2016

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Natae Feenstra

Staci was our doula for our recent natural birth at our local hospital. I can't say enough good things about her! She was a constant source of positive support and her techniques during the labor were just what I needed to "get there". I don't think I could have went through with the natural birth I wanted without her. We highly recommend her and would use her again!

Posted 6/28/2016

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Kristin Gambill

As a former doula myself and knowing handfuls of doulas in the area, there was something that drew me to Staci. I felt so confident in my choice I never even considered anyone else. Thankfully she had availability around my due date! She was so valuable to have during my labor. I can't describe how comforting her presence was. She worked so well with the staff and did things I didn't even realize until later that meant so much (like capturing candid photos during labor) I can't imagine not having her there! My husband truly understood the value of a doula after everything was over and I know he would demand to have Staci there again in the future.

Posted 4/21/2016

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Michelle Gwaltney

Staci was my doula for our natural childbirth at home and I can not say enough wonderful things about her! She was absolutely fabulous and I would use her again without a doubt! She was very informative and comforting every step of the way and knew how to help me get from one point to the next. My midwife was also very impressed by her and said she was great as well and very easy to work with. Staci has a great attitude and energy about her that calms you and everyone around. She works wonderfully well with others and made a great team partner for myself, husband and midwife.

Posted 4/14/2016

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Mailynne Calvin

Staci has been an amazing postpartum doula for my family. She has just the kind of temperament a mom of newborns needs to help care for infants. She has helped me and my family acclimate to life with twins and is not only loving, but knowledgeable in helping us try different tactics to soothe our little ones. She has made the transition into our new family of infant twins and a todldler much more manageable. We are very thankful for her!

Posted 3/18/2016

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Kate

We originally sought Staci's help because we had planned a natural childbirth using hypnobabies techniques, and she is well trained in this method. However, our son was stuck breech throughout the entire third trimester, and Staci helped us to do everything we possibly could to turn him (providing exercises and recommendations for acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage, and moxibustion). When it became clear our little boy was just simply going to be stuck, Staci gracefully helped us to navigate our options in terms of C-sections and external cephalic version with or without induction without passing judgement. Well, our little guy decided it was time to come on his own while still breech at 38 weeks before we could get to our version appointment. Staci met us at the hospital and strongly advocated for our wishes regarding a family centered a c-section which was not being offered on the Saturday I went into labor. Staci encouraged us to speak up, and in the end my son was able to be placed on my chest while the surgical team closed me up. It was wonderful to have her knowledge of what was happening to us, and to have her there to help us make important decisions and ensure our child was born as gently as possible. I also credit Staci with helping our son to breastfeed immediately and things have been smooth ever since. We didn't get the natural birth we hoped for, but having Staci made the decisions we did face much easier to make. She really goes to bat for her clients and cares about making the birth experience as great as it can be.

Posted 11/4/2015

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Mary Beata

When I started looking for doulas I found Staci Bishop through the Hypnobabies website since she is a hypno certified doula. I had planned to “interview” multiple people but after I met Staci I knew I didn’t need to look any further! She was so warm, so knowledgeable, and made me feel so comfortable and confident that I could have the beautiful natural childbirth that I wanted to have.

She was available to me throughout my entire pregnancy to answer any questions that I had and was always extremely responsive. During birth she was right by my side the entire time bringing me water, cold compresses, applying counter pressure, etc. Not only did I love her, but my husband was also SO glad that we had Staci as our doula. She helped him tremendously throughout the birthing day.

I also loved how thorough Staci was during our postpartum visit. We talked about everything from how I was adapting to mommyhood and my emotional health; breastfeeding and the benefits of it; vaccinations; pediatricians; chiropractic care for newborns; homeopathic treatments for newborns through adults; postpartum exercises; baby wearing; etc! It was probably the most beneficial meeting of my entire pregnancy!

I honestly can’t say enough great things about Staci! Seriously, just hire her, you won’t regret it!

Posted 1/22/2014

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Lori Gentry

Staci Bishop is the most valuable investment I made when planning for my birth, not only for her support before and during labor but especially during my postpartum difficulties. There are so many decisions and details she helped me sort out with information and care to support my choices. Since she was trained as a Hypno Doula, she was also able to provide specific support for my natural, drug free childbirth. My husband was equally pleased with Staci's professional guidance, especially since she worked with us during the busy holiday season. My ObGyn even commented to me twice on how impressed she was with my Doula. With so many decisions to make when I was pregnant with my first baby, I am so incredibly grateful I hired Staci as my Doula.

Posted 4/20/2013

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Hope

Staci Bishop was fantastic doula! She was a calm and helpful presence during a surprisingly difficult labor for both my husband and I. I would strongly recommend using Staci and plan on calling her as soon as we are expecting #2!

Posted 1/5/2013

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Shawna and Rich Brinsfield, Nashville, TN

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about having Staci as our Doula for the birth of our daughter on August 15th 2012. There were many ways she was such a wonderful doula.She was thorough in her explanations and education about birth with us. She really helped me stay accountable to my desired birth plan and she is so easy to talk to and work with. She was very reassuring by how prepared, knowledgeable, and compassionate she was through the whole process. I really knew that she cared for me and my husband through the whole process and her kindness showed through the whole labor and delivery as she helped guide my husband and I through each and every contraction with gentleness, knowledge of coping techniques in labor and reminders of ways to make it all go as smoothly as possible. She has a kindred spirit and I cannot recommend her enough as I already have told many people about her. Anyone would be glad to have her as their doula.

Posted 11/7/2012

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Hannah Phaneuf

Where do I start? Staci is amazing. My daughter's birth was the most spectacular event of my life, & a LOT of that had to do with Staci. My first baby's birth didn't go at all the way I'd wanted it to, so I wanted to do things differently the 2nd time around. Staci really encouraged me to research my options, without trying to sway me one way or another. After doing a LOT of research I opted for a home birth at the Farm. It. Was. AWESOME! Staci even wrote her own account of my birth story; check it out! http://bit.ly/L8cH6F

Staci was there for me my entire pregnancy for moral support, came to a couple of my prenatal appointments to get to know my awesome midwives, & at the end when I was15 days past my due date & very ready to be done, she gave me a ton of emotional support to get through those final days. I was only in active labor for 90 minutes! I think a lot of why my labor was so fast was because I was never afraid - Staci had a LOT to do with that. She helped me get into a comfy position & provided counter-pressure on my back that helped ease the pain immensely. She was a huge emotional as well as physical support to me. When I wanted to give birth on hands and knees, with Staci still pushing on my back, she & my midwives made it work!

I just can't quite put into words how amazing & wonderful my daughter's birth was. I wish I could. I wish I could find some way to describe it to you so that if you are considering natural birth even a little bit, you'll go for it! It was the most awe-inspiring, life-changing, empowering experience of my life so far. Staci was incredible; I don't know what I would have done without her. Her kind, gentle spirit, her sweet & calming demeanor, & most of all, her passion for helping mamas and their babies get the kind of care they want, need, and deserve...I don't have words. Just love.

Posted 7/7/2012

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