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Mindy Lancaster

Manzanita Doula Group

Website: http://www.mzdoulas.com

Phone: (209) 743-7986

Birth Fee: $800 to $2200

Fee Details: I am constantly in awe of the strength, wisdom and joy each family has throughout their journey! I truly believe everyone deserves to have an advocate during pregnancy, labor and birth. It is my goal to meet your physical, emotional, and informational needs and provide the best support possible. I would be honored to be a part of your team. I have several payment options available and charge on a sliding scale. Call for availability and a free consultation!

Birth Doula Experience: 5 years and 20 births attended

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per Month: 1 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (University of California San Diego)
  • WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Reiki Practitioner

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Plus size mothers
  • Prematurity
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Infant massage education
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Sonora, CA
Travel Range: 50 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: Serving Tuolumne County and surrounding area

Client Testimonials for Mindy Lancaster

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Lacey Longeway

Our experience with Mindy was amazing!! In my 3 days of labor trying my hardest to have a natural birth, she stayed by my side helping me  and my fiance through everything. she was absolutely amazing! Though, by the end of the 3rd day I ended up having to have a c-section. She stayed and awaited the arrival of our son. She was one of the first people to hold him. Even though Mindy couldn't coach me  through the actual experience of giving birth naturally, I was so grateful to have her there with us. The support she gave was more than just being there to coach me, she put her heart in to it and made it a warm, loving environment for us. She was  finominal!! I highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in having a Dula. She is the best!!

Posted 11/17/2016

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Pam Robbins

Mindy was my doula for my pregnancy with my son. I'm telling you, I'm so glad I chose her because she was sooo much help during my pregnancy and especially during labor. She helped me have confidence in knowing that my body knew what to do and even gave just the right massages and knew just what I needed to hear at every point. When I told her I was ready for her she made it to the hospital quicker than my family did! I feel like she embodies what it means to be a doula and is incredibly kind-hearted, fun, and passionate about birth (like she really, really loves it). I didn't even feel weird about having her in the room while I was screaming and squeezing the little guy out. I'm definitely using her for all my future children. <3

Posted 10/31/2016

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Cassidy Dean

I can not begin to describe how wonderful it was to have Mindy by my side during pregnancy, labor and even post partum as a support. Her energy is positive and amazing!

Before my son was born I was unfamiliar with how much a doula can help, she was very informative and helped me prepare for the experience I was going to have.  I'd recommend her! :)

 

Posted 10/31/2016

Birth Availability for Mindy Lancaster

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