Phone: (925) 708-1827
Birth Fee: $1200 to $1450
Postpartum Rate: $20 to $30
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 32 births attended
Postpartum Doula Experience: 0 years and 0 families served
Clients per Month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 2 postpartum familiesPostpartum 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.
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Hearts and Hands Doula Program- Doula volunteer.
Languages spoken: english
Service Area MapArea of practice: Canyon, CA
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!
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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
Robert M. 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...
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.
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