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Ethel Tally, MS, HCDC, DONA

Wellness Birth

Birth Fee: $1000

Fee Details: Hello, I love being a Doula and would love to accompany you on this journey of giving life! My fee includes a free consultation, a prenatal visit to your home, unlimited support before birth, on call to attend your birth, continued support during birth, breastfeeding support and postpartum visit. I have a car so can service any area.

Birth Doula Experience: 6 years and 50 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, December 2013
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2

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

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Certified Childbirth Educator - Leclaire Method

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Breastfeeding Certificate

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Prenatal Belly Dancing/Yoga Instructor, Aromatherapy, Chinese acupressure, Certified Hypno-Doula and Certified Hypnobirthing practitioner.

College Education

  • BA/BS
  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Hearthside perinatal bereavement care training
  • 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
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Birth Pool rental
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Dancing For Birth Professionally Trained
  • Elimination communication education
  • Henna belly designs
  • Infant massage education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Reflexology
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep Educator
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental
  • Therapist or counselor

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian

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Client Testimonials for Ethel Tally, MS, HCDC, DONA

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Nicole Letelier

Ethel was awesome. After deciding at 30 weeks I should have a Doula I was worried I wasn't going to find the best doula for me. Then I met Ethel.  

After our consult I thought, yes, this kind, wise, gentle mother would be just the energy I would need prior, during and post birth, and she was.

I will admit a week before I gave birth, depsite loving the attention Ethel paid me as I approached my due date and then checking in more frequently as I went over my due date, my husband and I did have a "did we really need to hire Doula?" moment.

The answer was yes.

Ethel was the perfect balance of kindness, gentle words of encouragement and giving us space to be a couple and labor together, with a strong presence to lean on when we needed it for both me and my husband, not afraid to get in when you needed her which for me meant holding up my belly to release pain, wash out the bin after I puked over and over, take moments to speak with my husband when he wasnt sure was to do next and support him as well, get in the shower with me, hold the water bottle from outside of the shower when I decided I didnt want anyone in the shower with me :) I think you get it. She adjusts to your family's needs. And then after I labored she helped me help my baby girl latched on within 30 minutes to breastfeed.

When Ethel came for our postpartum visit we were so glad to see her and receive yet again her pearls of wisdom.

You would be luckly to have this woman at your birth as I was. Thank you Ethel.

Posted 7/31/2014

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Maya Gat

Ethel was the backup doula for my doula and attended my birth without ever having met me or my husband before.  Given that we had no prior communication, Ethel effortlessly integrated herself into my labor as if we had known her and practiced with her for months.  She applied counterpressure and light touch throughout the entire acive labor, she helped me apply all of my hypnobirthing strategies to achieve a peaceful and quick labor.  She was responsive, kind and gentle.  She kept the balance of being present enough to do her job well, but distant enough that my husband and I could share the intimacy of our daughter's birth together.  I wholeheartedly recommend Ethel as a doula. 

Posted 7/16/2014

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Amy Smith

It is with great pleasure that I recommend Ethel Tally as your doula. She takes the time and initiative to understand your needs that will help to empower you through out your pregnancy, labor and delivery.

During my pregnancy with my first son, I found myself surrounded by well meaning, but very negative people. Everyone had a terrible tail of labor to tell with no words of encouragement. My husband and I live out of state from both of our families and we felt very much alone. I was also dealing with sexual abuse issues that were bringing great sadness to what was supposed to be the happiest time of my life.

Ethel first reached out to a friend and fellow mother who had also been sexually abused. We were able to connect and it helped bring peace and encouragement to what I was facing.

My financial resources were limited and I wasn’t able to afford the classes that are typically suggested. Ethel recommended a number of excellent books and online resources. She provided me with meditations that I was able to download to my iTunes and practice anywhere. All of these resources helped me better understand my body and become more aware and in tune with what was going on. My fears were removed and I was able to enter labor with confidence about my ability to bring my baby into this world.

During labor, Ethel was with me every step of the way. It was because of her knowledge, talent and commitment that I was able to calmly manage 19 hours of Pitocen with out the aide of an epidural. In the end, I decided to deliver my baby via c-section. Even though it wasn’t the natural labor and delivery I had anticipated, I felt completely in control and respected. While I know it was me who had to do the work, it was Ethel who made the difference in how my work was carried out. I am forever grateful to her commitment as my doula.

I highly recommend that you hire Ethel Tally as your doula. 

Posted 6/9/2014

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Shira Lebovich

Hello all, I would like to tell you more about Ethel, who was our doula for our second son. He was born at home with Ethel's support on October 22nd, 2012. 

Ethel arrived shortly after we called her. She came in, glowing and bringing all that special energy that she always carries around. She brought peace and generosity to the birth. 

She was fully present and at the same time, she let us space so my husband and I could have intimate moments. For us, it was the perfect match as a doula. She was exactly what we had been looking for. 

She made sure our surroundings matched our wishes, as discussed before labor. One specific example I remember is when she turned back on the internet station of labor music I had prepared. For some reason, it had been turned off by somebody else and she picked up on that at the very moment I was thinking that I would like my music back. I was in my own zone of focus and surrendering to contractions and didn't want to get out of that to tell someone to take care of the music. Her instincts were right on target. 

Also, I still hear her soft, encouraging voice while pushing, giving me more and more strength to deliver my baby. 

I wish you to have Ethel by your side as I know she will provide you with the best doula experience and fully support your birthing choices.


Posted 1/26/2014

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