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Bianca Cothen

Birth With Bianca

Phone: (617) 417-0323

Birth Fee: $600 to $950

Fee Details: I am a Doula with great experience, I go above and beyond for the families I serve and offer a very detailed and supported plan of care through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I offer.... FREE Initial “Right-Fit” Meeting, Up to 4 Prenatal “Pregnancy Support” Meetings, Full-Term Phone and Email Support, Constant Presence and Support Throughout Entire Active Labor and Birth, Finale Postpartum “Well Mamma” Meeting. I provide a full meal and freezer meal with last visit. Payment plans starting at 100$ a month. I am also willing to accept trades and barters, so please don't hesitate to ask!

Birth Doula Experience: 8 years and 25 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I have worked at Mass General Hospital for 8 years as a nurse assistant, so I understand hospital dynamic and work well with staff. I would be so happy to attend a birth at any hospital.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I Work very well with staff at a birth center, I have attended 1 birth at a birth center and would be very happy to attend more!
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I love home births! A doula is just as helpful at the home as any other setting. Attended 8 home births total to date. Attending homebirths has made me comfortable laboring at home with women before the move to the hospital.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Nurse assistant (8 Years of in hospital medical work)

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Multiples
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Henna belly designs
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Bianca Cothen

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Lindsay

Bianca was instrumental in the healthy, happy delivery of our first child, a baby girl. Prior to our labor and delivery, Bianca came to visit us on three separate occasions; building a relationship with my husband and I, talking through our options, birth preferences, and keeping me calm and at ease. I loved being able to communicate via text with Bianca leading up to my scheduled induction. I was able to ask her about all of my symptoms and my on/off contractions. When the induction was to take place, Bianca met us at the hospital and came in to assist in my labor. After 4+ hours, I opted for an epidural. Bianca provided anything needed and was more intuitive than my husband (of no insult to him) to get me a refreshment, snack, cold compress, or talk to me while my husband took rest. Her company, warmth, compassion, lack of judgement, and overall presence was so deeply appreciated. As a bonus, we now have photos of our first moments with our daughter that Bianca generously took. She also oversaw the encapsulation of my placenta; meeting the woman, and dealing with the hospital staff for a smooth and easy process. Post partum, Bianca came to visit (with a chicken pot pie!) and was available to connect me with any additional support needed - lactation, night assistance, etc. We cannot recommend Bianca enough and are indebted to her for her efforts. 

Posted 2/20/2019

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Charlene B.

 

      We met Bianca at our first initial meeting and her presence was so calm and non judgmental to what I wanted for my second child I knew it was the right fit for us. Any concerns I had she was very resourceful for me throughout my pregnancy and went above and beyond what I expected, it helped put me at ease. Her knowledge of both the homeopathic approach and the medical/hospital was very supporting for me. When baby wanted to come out, Bianca came to help me labor at my home with the same calmness I knew she would and that I needed. She was very reassuring and confirming to me through the whole delivery process l, which was huge for my success in following through with my wish of a natural birth. I could not have been able to fulfill my wish without her. 

Posted 2/17/2019

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Maria Elena

I'm grateful to Bianca for being the doula for the birth of our first child! She is dedicated, compassionate, and non-judgmental. She also provides many resources and if you have a question, she will find you a resource or a contact in her network who can help! She drove to be with us three times during a long labor, and she was available by phone the entire time. She was a calm and encouraging presence throughout my labor and delivery. The postpartum meeting was also helpful to talk through my experiences with the labor and delivery, including transfer from the birth center to the hospital. She has a valuable perspective based on her experience in many hospitals. The detailed birth story was also a very special keepsake I'll hold on to. And we enjoyed the freezer meal! Bianca truly does go above and beyond. Thank you, Bianca!

Posted 8/1/2017

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Kristen Apa

My husband and I were so lucky to work with Bianca. She spent so much time with us leading up to the birth of our son. Bianca provided support throughout my 24-hour labor and stayed with us even after I was taken to the OR for a c-section. She worked so well with the nurses and midwives. She was truly a wonderful part of our birthing team. I appreciated her calm demeanor even in the roughest hours. It is with great privelege that I recommend Bianca. 

Posted 9/20/2016

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Alex Sanborn

I gave birth in a hospital and would have had a terrible birthing experience if not for the patience, wisdom and skill of Bianca. Her constant warm and positive energy brought a calmness to my 39 hour labor. She gave honest, positive opinions in the face of a doctor that clearly does not believe in the natural birthing process, in a very professional and non-threatening manner. (I should add that the nursing staff was excellent but could not be expected to be with me every second). Looking back, Bianca was absolutely invaluable with regard to my two day back labor. Yes, she provided counter pressure for two days, with her hands! Bianca is a veritable powerhouse! We chose Bianca to assist with the birth of our first child because of her impressive background and she came through for us with flying colors. If we have another child, we hope Bianca will be available to assist us again. Thanks to her, I have to say, I truly enjoyed the birthing process and it was great to later receive my Birth Story from her with the times that everything happened throughout the labor. I highly recommend Bianca if you're looking to have a natural birth or just someone to coach you through each stage of your labor with warmth and never any judgements. 

Posted 2/1/2015

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Holly Zela

Bianca was a great source of support for our labor and birth. She was by our side at the hospital for nearly 30 hours, as a calm presence offering both guidance and practical support as an extra set of hands (fetching water, timing contractions, ultimately holding a leg during pushing) and allowing my husband to really just focus on me. As a first time mom, it was reassuring to have someone there with experienced perspective on what was "normal" in my process and labor progression, especially in the tougher moments as I reached the end of my rope and had to keep going. We really valued Bianca's presence and are so glad she was part of our team.

Posted 7/8/2014

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