Birth Fee: $350 to $700
Fee Details: I feel that my services and what I offer are very important to laboring mothers, with that being said, I also understand that there are many ways to receive reimbursement for these services. I offer a sliding scale if you feel you cannot afford my full fee, and I am also willing to discuss barter/trade (it must equal the cash amount being replaced).
Birth Doula Experience: 7 years and 65 births attended
Not SpecifiedType of Practice: Partnership with 1 other doula
Clients per Month: 0 to 4Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I am a founding member of Chico Doula Circle (2012) although I no longer work as a doula within that group. I am independently taking clients at the time, and will also help refer you to other doulas in the area if I am unavailable for your birth. I am also usually always available! So please contact me for my availability rather than looking at the calender on here! I also do placenta encapsulation for $200 (capsules) or $250 (capsules & tincture).
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Paradise, CA
My experience with Sorrell as my doula was more beautiful than I could have ever asked for. Not only did she keep me confident in my abilities to birth before and after but, she was a great source to ask questions for postpartum care. The support she gave my partner was incredible. He was able to feel comfortable enough with her guiding me that he could rest during my long labour. Her sweet and gentle personality was perfect for my birth experience. She is very knowledgable and has great resources to offer for parents and parents to be. If I still lived in the same state I would use her for all of my births. She also has this energy she gives off that made me feel safe and loved. Sorrell also inspired me to become and doula and someday a midwife. She is the best!
We could not have asked for a better birth experience and a large part of our success was due to Sorrell. I was dead set on a natural unmedicated childbirth and knew a doula would be invaluable in order for me to achieve that. Sorrell was worth her weight in gold. We met with numerous doulas and once we met Sorrell we knew she was the perfect fit for us. She has a really calm, cool, and collected vibe that both myself and my husband really appreciated. Sorrell is extremely knowledgeable and was always able to answer our question and give sound advice when asked. We met with her a couple times prior to going into labor and really discussed our goals, questions, desires, and concerns. When I went into labor, my husband called her right away and she actually beat us to the hospital; it was nice to walk in and see a familiar face. During labor, she was very encouraging and comforting, ensuring my husband and I that everything that was happening was normal and progressing well. My husband really wanted to be as involved as possible in the labor and didn't want to just feel like a spectator and Sorrell was able to make that happen. Throughout labor Sorrell showed my husband different comforting techniques like changing positions and different massage techniques. She was a great support to him so he could be a great support to me. I was able to have my unmedicated natural waterbirth and I know Sorrell played an integral role in making that happen. Sorrell took some amazing pictures throughout the labor and delivery that my husband and I will cherish always. Once we got home I started having a really hard time with breastfeeding and Sorrell came over and offered some tips, advice, and support that helped me to continue on with breastfeeding. As first time parents we cannot thank Sorrell enough and would recommend her and her services a hundred times over.
Jenn and Andy
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