$650 to $2000
Type of practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas
Clients per month: 1 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I attend hospital births in Houston and surrounding areas as allowed by Covid-19 protocols for certified & vaccinated doulas.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I attend births at any birth center in Houston and surrounding areas.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I attend home births in Houston and surrounding areas, provided they are attended by a qualified care provider.
Houston's annual B.I.R.T.H. Fair volunteer
Birth Doula service - $1800; Birth Doula + Placenta Encapsulation - $2000; Birth Prep Intensive (2-3 private sessions, no birth attendance) - $650; Placenta Encapsulation only - $250 Payment plans available. Four alternative or reduced fee spots held per year for teen, solo, Black, LGBTQ+, and low-income birthers. Anyone is welcome to inquire.
Houston, TX Service range 20 miles Serving North Houston, Med Center, Heights, The Woodlands, & Katy
We’ve known Stephie since 2019 and all our kids (including the fur baby) are obsessed with her. She helped us during the postpartum phase with our last two babies and helped with overnights with our toddlers too. She’s a trusted part of our family. She’s a momma of five so she’s seen it all and always manages to reduce my anxiety with a text, call or hug. She offers such thoughtful insights and cares so much about her clients. She makes the post-partum period manageable, anticipates your needs, is super organized and calm. She sets the doula bar super high - there is nobody quite like Stephie! Part of me wants to keep having babies so we could keep working with her ??
Stephi was just what I needed during the birth of my daughter. She was very warm, gentle, and nurturing and had a strong, stable presence that I knew I could count on. She accepted and honored my choices while still bringing her own vast knowledge and ideas. I greatly appreciated how Stephi was strong and confident enough in her abilities to let me do my own thing and interject ideas when she knew I needed extra help. She trusts the mother first and is there for support when we need it. I would, without a doubt, hire Stephi again as a birth doula.
Stephi has been our rock throughout not one, but two pregnancies. While not working with HDC at the time of our first and most of our second pregnancies, she brings a wealth of knowledge, support, and passion to her craft. She provides a steady hand to hold (figuratively and literally) when you have doubts and concerns, but she is candid about realistic expectations as well. She provides abundant resources to her clients, including live online classes and exercises (which many doulas would typically only do in person). She is supportive of just about any reasonable birth plan you can come up with, though we were pretty much the typical "have the baby naturally in a hospital" couple. As a man, it's tough to feel like I have the right to have an opinion on things having to do with childbirth since I am not the one carrying the child, but she encouraged me to educate myself, ask questions, form opinions and participate in the process in more than just a "be there for her" kind of way. She is always happy to provide support, information, or peace of mind (whichever is most appropriate at the time).
On a personal level, she is one of the most open-minded, caring, and passionate people I know, and anyone who has had the pleasure of her services would agree. I haven't provided much in the way of details of our experiences (though I have still managed to say a lot), but if I did provide details of how much she has improved our experiences, I would run out of space. If any of the other doulas at HCD are half as good as she is, then you would be in great hands with them. Highly recommend.
= Available. Calendar last updated: 09-27-2022