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Hollea Hertlein

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Phone: 816-457-5257

Birth Fee: $750

Postpartum Rate: $25

Birth Doula Experience: 5 years and 50 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 5 years and 6 families served

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 2 to 4 births and 2 to 4 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I will attend homebirths when a qualified birth attendant will be attending the birth.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Perinatal ReSources

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Breastfeeding Counselor
  • La Leche League Peer Couselor

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • End of Life Doula Services
  • Military famiies
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Monitrice services
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother Roasting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reflexology
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Lowry City, MO
Travel Range: 100 Miles

Client Testimonials for Hollea Hertlein

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Sunny Schaffer

Hollea was such a calming presence throughout my pregnancy and labor. She was always ready with calming words during my weeks of on again off again contractions and knew instinctually when it really was time. I felt welcome to text or call at any time and it was a huge comfort, especially in the last weeks. During my birthing time she knew exactly what pressure, hypnosis cues, or words I needed and helped and encouraged my husband to be an involved member of my birth team. 

I had a perfect, beautiful birth that would not have been possible without her.

Posted 5/29/2014

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Chelsey Frankeberger

Hollea was GREAT!  After having a c-section with my first pregnancy I really wanted to try doing a VBAC for my second.  I had really bad anxiety about this decision because I had such a bad experience with labor the first time.  I was talking to one of my good friends, Joyce, about my anxiety and thats when she told me about Hollea and how having a doula would be beneficial.  I decided to call her, she was so friendly and nice and had a lot of good advice to give me.  She always walked me through my anxiety and had good information to make me at ease.  She was available and there for me any time I needed her!

We planned on her going to my next prenatal dr appt with me but I went into labor early.  Labor started off slow so Hollea met me at my house before going to the hospital, it was a very relaxed situation.  We discussed my birth plan and I felt comfort knowing that she would make sure everything happened while I was focused on labor. I especially wanted someone to watch the baby's heartrate and let me know if it was going low. When we got to the hospital and labor began getting intense, Hollea helped a lot.  She rubbed my back where I was having labor pains and taught my partner as well.  She brought essential oils for me in the scents I liked that really soothed me and actually made labor pains not as intense. Not having an epidural, contractions were really hard, she held my hand and talked me through every contraction telling me when I was going to reach my peak and when it would be over which made labor bearable.  She reassured me the whole time that I could do it!

Another great service Hollea offered to me was to have my placenta put into capsules.  I thought that it was a great idea and the benefits from it are wonderful!  For me it helped with the postpartum depression, milk production and energy.

I would definately use Hollea again amd recommend her to anyone.

Posted 6/17/2013

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Brandy Ferguson

I am lucky to have had Hollea as my doula. During my pregnancy, there was never a question of mine she didn't thoroughly research and report back on. I could call or text her at any time and expect a prompt response.

During labor, Hollea instinctually knew when to offer her help/advice and when to let me and my husband work through things. It was amazing. I knew going into labor that I would probably get an epidural, but told Hollea that I wanted to wait as long as possible to make sure my VBAC had every chance to be successful. I have a feeling if she hadn't been there, I might have caved to the epidural much sooner. She never had to say anything, but I felt like I was stronger just by having her in the room.

Hollea offered me great support in every aspect of pregnancy, labor and post-pregnancy. She's an extremely knowledgeable doula and if there is something she's not an expert on, she'll dive right into research. Hollea wants the best for every pregnant woman and is constantly expanding her knowledge base for that reason. I highly recommend Hollea to be your doula!

Posted 5/29/2013

Birth Availability for Hollea Hertlein

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