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Andrea Tyrrell

Bellies, Babies and Body Work

Website: http://www.belliesbabiesbodywork.com

Phone: (925) 708-1827

Birth Fee: $1400 to $1650

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $35

Fee Details: After our free in person interview, my service fee is broken down into payments that work for the family. Generally half is given upon signing the contract ( after your decision is made), and then the other half is due by baby's birthday (at a pre natal visit or through Paypal). The gift to support the birth is priceless and further helps support my goals of working around birth as a midwife. I feel honored to help support you during this exciting time and look forward is discovering how i can best assist you and your team. I am happy to work out other payment plans to meet the family where you are most comfortable. Blessings!

Birth Doula Experience: 6 years and 41 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 3 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

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

Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: Now that I am no longer in school, I am open to working with postpartum clients and look forward to growing this part of my business.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Amazing work happens in hospitals, and the staff is great support. The majority of births in the US take place in hospitals and we have amazing facilities to choose from all around the bay area. Hospital births often offer security and further medical support if families are unsure or concerns arise. My services as a doula can greatly enhance the hospital care by clarify information for decisions or questions, being with you for the full time, and assisting you and your partner with different pain management techniques through out the entire labor and to allow the family feel more in control of their moment, the birth of their child.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Finding a home away from home. I feel that birth centers can be a perfect option for families looking to have their birth outside of a hospital, but yet still don't feel like their home is an option. Living in the Bay Area we have many options for birth centers and I would love to assist in your birth if this is your choice. As a doula, I will help the family feel at home and address any questions or concerns that may arise in the new environment. I will be by your side for the entire delivery and make sure the whole birth team has continual support. Birth centers offer different benefits and we can work together to find the best one for your needs.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
In the peace of your own home, how special! Birth has happened at home all around the world for centuries. With the care and support of trained caretakers a home birth offers more flexibility and intimacy. I feel as a doula i would only accent the birth team and allow the whole birth experience to be as rewarding as possible. As a doula, I will provide support to the mother as well whole birth team and adjust my services as best needed. I will work to empower the mother on her strengths and allow for the baby to enter the world as he of she feels best in their own home.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Certified Educator of Infant Massage
  • Certified Massage Therapist
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner

College Education

  • AA/AS
  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Home Birth
  • Over 40
  • Single parents
  • Teens

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Aromatherapy
  • Belly casting
  • End of Life Doula Services
  • Infant massage education
  • Military families
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • 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)
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Hearts and Hands Doula Program- Doula volunteer.

Languages spoken: english

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Client Testimonials for Andrea Tyrrell

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Seung yen hong

Andrea helped my home birth. She was recommended by my midwife, and my husband and I loved working with her. I don't know how we would have had homebirth without her. My labor was long (35hours) and the whole time Andrea had positive energy, encouraging me keep going. She worked with my midwife during the labor. Whenever I wanted to do something, like going into the tub, she would check with my midwife first to make sure it is in line with my midwife's plan/recommendation.

She decorated my apt with string lights and provided essential oil to brighten my mood or relieve my neusea. The best part was her massage and counter pressure. She also suggested many positions that helped my labor progress.

Andrea also documented my birth and shared photos and stories with us. She captured the moment of the actual birth with a video which is precious because I don't have a good memory of the delivery as I was exhausted by then.

Before the birth we met a couple of times to get to know each other. Andrea had right questions, meaning her questions were helpful for us to plan for the birth as we are first time parents. During the labor, my husband had a chance to rest, eat, and sleep, and Andrea guided him to massage/counter pressure my hips. 

Andrea also provided massages before and after the birth, which I loved.

Overall, we really appreciated Andrea as our doula and highly recommend her!

Posted 12/6/2019

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Carlie B

Andrea was our doula for the birth of our son in October 2019. We had an amazing experience with her and highly recommend her if you are considering having a doula! We met with Andrea 3 times prior to the birth. Each time, she was kind, helpful, informative, and so supportive. She has an amazing amount of knowledge and is very intuitive as well. My labor progressed very quickly, so Andrea met us at the hospital. We had planned to meet at our house and labor there for a while with her, but things moved too quickly. However, it was nice to know that was something she was willing to do. Andrea was there the entire time in the hospital supporting both me and my husband. She was calm, helpful, and encouraging through the whole process. This was our first birth, so we greatly appreciated all of her knowledge and recommendations. She helped my husband support me by showing him ways to apply counterpressure etc. It was my goal to have an unmedicated birth, and we succeeded! A lot of that credit goes towards the support and resources that Andrea helped us with. We felt confident going into the birth that she would be an incredible resource, and we were absolutely correct! I cannot recommend her enough. Thank you, Andrea for an amazing birth experience!

Posted 12/5/2019

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Lisa Perloff

I felt comfortable with Andrea from the moment I met her.  She has a very calming, warm presence.  She was very helpful in the pre-labor meetings and was available via phone and text whenever I had a question.  During the labor itself, she was amazing- I don't know what I would have done without her.  She helped me get through the pain, and was very knowledgeable about all the decisions I needed to make.  After the birth she gave us a lovely typed up birth story and many great photos.  I cannot recommend her enough.

Posted 12/5/2019

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Alice Conover

Right away we felt at ease with Andrea.  Included in her services were 2 prenatal visits, attendance for the entire labor and birth, then a postpartum visit.  She took that time to learn more about us as a family, our hopes for laboring and birth and to teach  us strategies and tools for labor.   She took our wishes to heart and helped us revise our birth plan from our first baby.  Andrea was responsive to our inquiries, corresponding by text, call or email.  On the evening of the start of labor we went to the hospital but were sent home to labor.  It was 4 a.m., yet Andrea asked if she could come to the house to support us.  I was relieved to know she’d be there if things sped up quickly.  She assisted me through helpful positions during contractions to help get baby down.  All the while being a strong, calm and reassuring presence.

When it was time to go to the hospital Andrea followed us.  I got in the hospital room's shower where my husband helped me labor.  Andrea intuitively shifted to a supportive role for my husband, offering assistance where needed.   This approach empowered and comforted both of us. When it was time to deliver, she knew I wanted to birth slowly to prevent tearing.  She repeated to me to let the baby come down and that my body was doing exactly what it was supposed to.  These simple, words comforted me when I felt panic rise.  Wes came out easily with minimal tearing.  Amongst all the activity Andrea captured beautiful video and photos of the birth.  After, she stayed until we were feeling relaxed with our new baby.  Andrea processed the placenta into capsules for an additional fee and promptly delivered them to me only a few days after birth.  We chatted about the labor and birth as she held Wes.  We hope Andrea’s skill and passion as a doula can be a gift to you and your baby’s birth, too.

Posted 7/8/2019

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Debra Amusin

We were very nervous, as this was our very first pregnancy and didn't know what to expect.  After interviewing a few doulas, we decided to go with Andrea as she seemed to fit our personality and expectations best.  We felt that Andrea was extremely comforting, responsive, easy to communicate with, and always genuinely excited to be a part of the process and help explain each step of the way.  Andrea was very knowledgable, sharing a lot of resources and guidance on our birth plan and what to expect as we approached the big day, incuding showing us different techniques for labor, opportunities for the dad to help out, exercises in the weeks preparing for labor, and we also took her up on her amazing prenatal massage services! 

When labor started, Andrea was quick to respond. Andrea was able to quickly adapt to the situation and met us at the hospital, where she stayed with us for the whole 29+ hour labor and delivery!  Everyone was exhausted, but it was an immense help to have Andrea with us.  She helped make sure that we stayed relaxed, massaging me during the contractions to ease the pain, and letting myhusband take much needed breaks. We also had a few complications during labor but Andrea was right there with us, explaining ur choices and making sure that we stayed well informed, taking the time to make decisions right for us, and helping to make us feel supported through the entire process.  During our final follow up post-delivery, Andrea even surprised us again with a wonderfully detailed summary of the whole labor and delivery process that we went through.  While she was taking care of us, she was also simultaneously taking notes the entire time.  Things happened so fast at the hospital that it was quite a blur, but we are very thankful that Andrea was so thoughtful to provide us with these memories.  We had a wonderful experience with Andrea and would recommend her to anyone seeking a doula!

Posted 12/19/2018

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ROBERT GROSSMAN

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     She quickly went to work asking if she can come over and help my wife with her labor. This was a situation where her water broke without labor and we needed to go to the hospital. She met us there comforting my wife as she was afraid and in some labor. She helped me tag team the needs of my wife and that was a huge help because having a baby is not only stressful to the mother but to the father as well.
It was 27+ hours from water breaking to delivery and Andrea was there the entire time. She was a trooper. When it came time for my wife to push, she was on one side, and I was on the other holding her hands, massaging her areas of labor and playing a supportive role. She assisted even in the little things like bathroom breaks so my wife always had someone at her side. She was there when baby was delivered, the miracle of birth, the first breath, the first cry. She continued to focus on Mom after the baby was born making sure she was comfortable and I would say stood by for another few hours to ensure the entire family was content. That was a long day for all of us and Andrea was a big help making memories.

During the postpartum time, Andrea was there to support, assist in important post birth needs such as breast feeding, pressure point massage and Mom’s feelings and helping Mom and Dad so they can bond with baby.
Folks, I cannot say it enough how helpful Andrea was through our wonderful and memorable experience. She was a true asset and I highly recommend her to be part of your birthing experience. She is a warm and compassionate woman who dedicates herself to her work. You can tell, she loves what she does. If you would like to speak with me personally with any questions please feel free to contact me at your convenience
Sincerely,
Robert M. Grossman

Posted 5/18/2015

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ROBERT GROSSMAN

 

 

May 16, 2015
Dear Mothers and Fathers to be,
I would like to tell you our story as we recommend Andrea Tyrrell as your Doula and let me tell you why. When we were first introduced to Andrea we knew then and there that we wanted her to be our doula. She was very warm and receptive to our needs, most of all she listened. We interviewed other doulas and we were impressed with them but there was something special about Andrea. As time went on and we got to know her and learned the many ways that she can assist us with the pre and post of the birthing process. Every family and delivery has different needs and she caters to them with her focus not only to the mother to be but is supportive to the entire family.
Our story began with a phone call and an introduction meeting and then another at our house. Once we heard that she was also a massage therapist my wife scheduled a massage with her. She came prepared with table and pillows in hand to our house and with her strong hands and soft touch gave my wife an incredible relaxing “maternity “massage (trust me they are hard to find). She liked them so much she purchased 5 up front to schedule before and after her delivery. I had one myself and she was very professional and focused on my aches and pains….I fell asleep.
We kept in touch as our due date drew closer offering techniques and ways to better cope with the stresses of having a baby. I asked her why she wanted to be a doula. She gave me many reasons but one stands out and it was that she loves the whole process of having a baby from beginning to end and to be part of a miracle is an incredible journey with such a happy ending. Then there was the phone call in the middle of the night. “It’s time. “  PLEASE SEE NEXT TESTIMONIAL TOR THE FINISH...

Posted 5/18/2015

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Lindsay Hunter

Andrea was our birth doula for our Home Birth. I could not have asked for a better experience with Andrea! The second she walked in our door my husband and I both knew she was a perfect fit! I also really liked the fact that she was trained in prenatal massage. I hired Andrea to come over for a weekly massage which was a great way to get to know her before the big day.

The day I went into labor Andrea came over very promptly and even brought a Quiche that I got to enjoy postpartum!! She was so helpful in getting me though my 15 hour drug free labor. I just wanted to be rubbed the entire labor and wanted to be holding someone’s hand and Andrea was by my side with my husband the entire time and also making sure I was drinking water, changing positions and going to the bathroom. She even assisted the midwives during the pushing portion as things got a little hectic and they asked for her help.

In the process of hiring a doula I was worried that I would not want someone I didn’t know very well to be there during such an intimate experience but from the very beginning we felt very comfortable with Andrea. She also really helped to put my husband at ease and make it a more comfortable experience for him.

I got the home birth I had wanted and got though it with Andrea's help, I don’t think I could have done it otherwise, I would have caved and asked for a transfer had she not been there comforting me and helping my husband.

I would recommend Andrea 100% as a doula! Not only is she a wonderful doula but she is also just an all-around great person who brings a very positive presence to any situation.

 

Posted 11/17/2014

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