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Dominique M. Richardson

Orange Blossom Doula Services, LLC

Riverside, NJ Service range 32 miles

https://www.facebook.com/orangeblossomdoula/

Birth Fee

$1200

Postpartum Rate

$35

Birth Fee

$1200

Postpartum Rate

$35


Birth Doula Experience

5 years

Postpartum Doula Experience

3 years


Doula Training

  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), July 2013

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 6 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Childbirth education services
  • Infant massage education
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Fee Details

Orange Blossom Doula Services, LLC, provides Labor Doula Birth Support, Postpartum Care, Birth Planning, Infant Massage Education, and Photography to growing families in the South Jersey and the Greater Philadelphia area. Contact us today to schedule your in home consultation to discuss your birth plans. We are excited to support you on this amazing journey into parenthood!

Riverside, NJ Service range 32 miles

Client Testimonials for Dominique M. Richardson

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Laura Smith

11/30/2015

My friends who had doulas for their births said that it was a must. I had my doubts; I'd read every book known to man and felt completely confident with my ability to have a natural birth. But after meeting several doulas and loving Dominique's energy I thought, "Hey, it couldn't hurt."

Well, after laboring at home for almost 24 hours and getting to the hospital and finding out I was only 5 centimeters I was ready to give-up and get an epidural and any other drugs they would throw my way. But my Mom kept saying, let's just wait for Dominique. So I did. And she is the ONLY reason I stuck to my birth plan and delivered my alert, healthy little girl 12 hours later. 

Dominique helped my partner know when and how to assist me, she suggested people eat so the support group didn't get hangry, she kept me properly hydrated by offering water and coconut water, she knew tons of positions to keep me moving and keep the baby moving down, she applied pressure to my sacrum when I started having some back labor, when I was ready to give up she looked me hard in the eye and convinced me I could keep going, she talked to doctors and nurses when I was basically non-verbal. I could go on and on, she was the reason I'm able to tell my birth story with a smile. 

My mom even wanted me to name the baby after her and she is NOT mushy type, so that says a lot.

All in all if I have another baby there's no doula I would want to have by my side other than Dominique. 

Karen Mosley

9/22/2015

Dominique was wonderful to work with!  She has such a sweet, gentle nature that instantly put us at ease.  We called Dominique because we were at our wits end with our 5 week old daughter; couldn't get her to sleep or stop crying and we dind't know what else to do.  Dominique came and observed her and then gave us the tools we needed to be able to understand what our daughter needed from us.  Her encouragement and support helped us to be more confident as parents and better equipped to take care of our daughter.  It was a wonderful experience working with her and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone!

Julie Blust

6/23/2015

I cannot imagine giving birth without Dominique there by my side. She made my experience so much better and may have helped me avoid having a c section. She has the perfect combination of warmth and competence to make you feel completely comfortable (well, except for the stabbing pain in your uterus!) 

Dominique was kind, patient and knowledgable from the moment we met. She was great about respecting my personal preferences. For example, I wasn't as into the visualization and more new-agey aspects some doulas prefer and she respected that from the start. In fact, she even won over my husband who thought hiring a doula was superfluous and crunchy granola. After the birth, my husband said he was so thankful she was there and that hiring her was a great decision.

Dominique also was awesome with my family. We all know mothers can get a little high strung watching their daughters go through the pain of labor. Dominique effortlessly ran interference, making my family and myself calmer. And my family LOVED her. Everyone said she was great.

And she was excellent with my husband. Because of her, he felt like he was doing something and helping me. Afterwards, he said he would have felt useless if she hadn't been there. Despite taking birth classes, we forgot everything! Everyone needs a little coaching some time!

I have a beautiful baby girl now and I am so glad to have shared that experience with Dominique. It was like having a family member there.

 

 

 

 

 

Birth Availability for Dominique M. Richardson

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Postpartum Availability for Dominique M. Richardson

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