Birth Fee: $400 to $800
Fee Details: I do not want my fee to be an obstacle in receiving Doula services. It is my desire to be of service to teen mothers, single mothers or others in difficult situations. The birth of a baby is a blessing! Please talk to me about your situation and possible payment options.
Birth Doula Experience: 6 years and 19 births attended
Not SpecifiedType of Practice: Partnership with 1 other doula
Clients per Month: 0 to 4Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I have been a volunteer with Youth For Christ, Teen Moms in Columbus. I offer help with childbirth education or doula services for the expectant moms as requested. My Bachelors degree is in Social Work. I find much of my work to support, educate and empower women in their birth experience to be similar to my work experiences as a social worker. I began my involvement with women giving birth a few years back as I met women in my church who were in need of support. Then later as my daughter was beginning her family we began doing some research into resources that were available to women in the Columbus area and found it to be severely lacking. It was when my daughter was then expecting her second child that I first learned about Doulas. I attended a DONA workshop in April 2013. Oh, and FYI, my daughter had two beautiful natural births of a 9lb 13oz and 10lb 12oz boys with her husband and myself coaching. :) In May 2015 I continued my education by attending an ICEA Childbirth Education training. I am excited about beginning to offer childbirth education classes in the Columbus area. I am employed full time with Columbus Public School therefor my availability is limited somewhat to weekends, vacations and summers. However, my daughter also attended the Doula training with DONA and has trained to be a certified professional midwife (CPM). She is willing to serve as my back-up if I am not available.
Languages spoken: English
Mindy was a lifesaver when I went into labor with baby #4! I deliver in Lincoln, and I had to travel from Columbus after my water broke in the middle of the night. Mindy met us on the way to Lincoln and left her car at a gas station so she could ride with us and help me through labor while in the car. What a huge blessing that was!!!! My husband was free to drive while she kept track of my contractions, rubbed my back, and calmly comforted me through each contraction. She helped me remember to breathe deeply, and she helped keep me calm when I hit transition (which started before we reached the hospital). By the time we got checked in at the hospital, I was dilated to 8, and she contunued to help me through the rest of labor and delivery. She was so attentive to my needs and my comfort. I am so thankful for the way she helped us through that car ride!!!
Mindy was absolutely amazing! She traveled all the way to Omaha to assist with the delivery. She arrived a lot sooner than I expected and her timing could not have been more perfect! Once she arrived that's when my contractions started to become unmanageable and she used a used a variety of techniques that made it feel as though I wasn't having contractions at all! Once we hit the transitional stage Mindy was very supportive by helping me find the right position to put less pressure on the area that had pain in. Once it was time to push my son was out in three or four contractions! Mindy made my fist childbirth experience a wonderful one I would not have been able to mange the pain drug free without her. I will forever be grateful for her support throughout this experience! I definitely recommend her to all in the area!!
Mindy was very helful throughout my labor. When I was going through pain she helped me to think of my baby girl that was on her way out, which helped me through it greatly!! She had a ball for me to sit/ lean on during my labor and she "massaged" my back during contractions to help with the pain. She also helped to remind the doctor that I wanted delayed cord clamping for my daughter when they were about to cut it. My birthing experience went almost exactly as planned and Mindy was a very big part of everything that went right.
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