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Modesto Doula Group

Modesto Doula Group


Phone: 209-259-1001

Birth Fee: $1000 to $1800

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $40

Fee Details: Birth Doula fee includes a 5-hr childbirth education class.

Birth Doula Experience: 12 years and 200 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 6 years

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Group practice with shared call schedule

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

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
The doulas of the Modesto Doula Group are unable to attend planned Unassisted Births, wherein there is no trained medical care provider, such as an OB or midwife.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Bradley

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • La Leche League Leader

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Certified Placenta Encapsulator (International Placenta & Postpartum Association - IPPA)

College Education

  • AA/AS
  • BA/BS
  • MA/MS
  • PhD

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • 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
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Elimination communication education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

We are a group practice with shared call. Our doulas are Teri Nava-Anderson, Susan Jessee, Melissa Battle-Maruca, and Rebecca McCombs. Jennifer Kara is currently on medical leave. We hold monthly free classes at the Modesto, Stockton, Dublin, and Union City Babies R Us, as well as Childbirth Education classes at our office in Modesto. Come meet us at our Meet the Doula Night. Details are on our website.

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Modesto Doula Group

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Heather Melton

This review is with respect to the postpartum Doula services offered by Susan Jessee. Susan has been a great help in assisting with the care of our newborn Eleanor in the daytime hours. Susan also works as a nighttime Doula. In hiring Susan I contacted several of her references. All had extraordinary stories of how Susan helped them at different difficult times. She’s a gem. She’s warm and friendly. Babies seem to adore her. You can set your mind at ease and move onto accomplishing your other tasks with Susan watching your babe! Also, she just wants to help, whether it’s bringing you fresh fruit or brownies she made herself. She always brings some light with her into your home!

Posted 6/27/2018

Birth Availability for Modesto Doula Group

= Available. Calendar last updated: 11/14/2019 3:54:33 PM

Postpartum Availability for Modesto Doula Group

= Available. Calendar last updated: 11/14/2019 3:54:33 PM