$0 to $800
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 4
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Leader of South Georgia Birth Advocates, Coordinator of Valdosta's Annual Rally to Improve Birth & The Big Latch On
Congratulations on your little bundle of joy! If you are interested in the possibility of having a doula with you at birth, I will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the services I provide at Dosta Doula Care. My birth doula services are $700. Services for placenta encapsulation are $150. Pro Bono services are provided for those that meet the qualifications for reduced or free services. I believe that every woman deserves a doula, I will always try to work something out with you. Please feel free to check out my website @ www.dostadoulacare.com to find out a little about me: my birth philosophy, to learn more about what a doula is & for a description of services.
Valdosta, GA Service range 100 miles
Wonderful experience. My labor was stalling and baby was not coming down due to a cascade of interventions and unexpected occurances with the Doctor. When Lori arrived she helped me focus and manuvered my body to positions that quickly allowed my baby to enter this world vaginally , exactly as we wanted.
Thanks Lori we appreciate all your help!!!
Lori was absolately amazing and using her as my doula was one of my best decisions! She had so much knowledge to teach me how to make my birth plan and make my own decisions. Was such a good advocate for me at the hospital. All of her tricks for managing the pain (such as back pressure and hip squeezes) worked amazingly. I couldn’t recommend a better doula! I had an I medicated birth and if it wasn’t for her cheerleading I don’t think I could have done it in my own. Thank you, Lori! And sorry this took me so long to do ??
Couldn't be happier! I liked Lori right away when we first met her and talked. She's shared a wealth of information and was very supportive. I've learned a lot. Unfortunately for me, I wasn't able to have her with me during birth due do labor 'throwing a curve ball' and thus didn't even get to birth where I wanted to. Without her though it would have gone very south with my birth experience. Lori has emboldened me and it has had a very positive effect on me. I'm forever grateful for that.
She did help me make sure I was able to nurse my baby as well. Again a huge blessing.
If I happen to get pregnant again, I'll definitely want her there again!
My wife and I were fortunate enough to encounter Lori and be a part of her doula practice. Working with Lori has been a joy. This was my wife’s second pregnancy though our first home birth. Lori was most helpful in the months and days leading up to the birth. She made herself available, meeting with us on multiple occasions and walking us through general expectations. She was simultaneously professional and personable, putting both my wife and I at ease. When the time came for the actual birth, Lori’s presence brought a calm to what was a rather nervous house. Upon her arrival, she tended to my wife, providing her with reassurance and helping her find the proper headspace. Lori also gave me direction, reminding me of my role and what I can do to assist. I cannot understate the impact that Lori had. Our midwife was to arrive several hours later. During the hours with Lori, my wife could proceed at her own pace. Lori helped her focus her attention on the task at hand, which in turn, gave her much confidence in herself. The birth was a beautiful experience. In the days, weeks, and months to follow, Lori has continued to be a great help. She has been able to answer many a question as related to breast feeding, sleeping patters, and general expectations. My wife and I recommend Lori without hesitation and are grateful for all she has been able to provided.
I found Lori when I was about 30 weeks pregnant and having her as my doula was the best decision we could've made. Even though we had so little time to prepare, she was there 100% and she answered all our questions about labor & delivery, postpartum, breastfeeding, birth plans and more. She shared with us techniques for relaxation and labor, and helped us make informed decisions before, during and after childbirth. She was there for physical, emotional and mental support, but most important she gave us space for my husband to be my #1 supporter. I quote her "we had the most peaceful birth in South Georgia Medical Center she's ever been a part of" and all thanks to her.
My husband and I used Lori fo the delivery of my son in October 2016. We first met with Lori when I was around 7.5 months along. She was always incredibly generous with her time and the first meeting was simply to see if we were a good fit - no pressure which was great. Since this was my first pregnancy, I had a lot of questions as did my husband. Lori was truly invaluable at our meetings where we were able to talk through and make informed decisions about how we wanted the delivery and aftercare to go. There were so many things we hadn't thought about and didn't even know to think about. I planned to have a natural birth, but ended up being induced because baby was late. I was still hoping for a natural birth, but ended up getting an epidural. Throughout all the changes Lori was there to offer expert advice, but not push an agenda- except that I had the birth experience I hoped for. Even after delivery she stopped by when I had concerns about how my son was latching. Lori exceeded the expectations my husband and I had for her, and I would highly recommend her. As my husband said, not having a doula when delivering a baby is like not having a lawyer when you're going to court. My baby boy, a now 18.5 lb 5 month old could not be happier or healthier, and a huge part of that is thanks to Lori.
Lori was a wealth of knowledge throughout my pregnancy and prepared me wonderfully for my labor and delivery. She continued to share her expertise postpartum as I struggled with nursing my sweet baby girl. I would highly recommend her services.
I loved working with Lori during my last childbirth experience! She is very professional and her experience was very helpful in planning and supporting my birth and postpartum care. She was especially helpful during my postpartum, when she went above and beyond to get the breastfeeding support that I needed. I highly recommend Lori for any mom seeking doula care, particularly first-time-moms or any mom wanting a natural childbirth experience. She's the best!
en I got pregnant with my first I knew what I wanted- little to no interventions (if baby allowed) and no pain meds. I'd never heard of a doula until about 32 weeks pregnant, when a nurse flat out told me if I wanted a natural intervention free birth I'd have to have a doula. In the end that proved right. My biggest worry was I had a major tear that truly traumatized me to the point I was done having kids.
I ended up getting pregnant (surprise!) a second time and knew eight away I would be getting a doula since we couldn't afford a home birth. I found Lori was still practicing in my town. I knew right away I wanted to prevent what happened last time, but most importantly I wanted to be able to call as many shots as I could, so to speak.
Lori was wonderful. I became depressed during the pregnancy, especially when I was told I had placenta previa. It really wasn't anything major, but depression will turn mole hills into mountains. Lori tried her hardest to put my fears to rest. WhenI was 38 weeks the doc said I may need to be indiced, baby was measuring small, Lori got mad FOR me that they were pushing for an induction so soon. When I wasn't progressing she kept reassuring me when they were ma king me doubt that I wouldn't need to be indiced. When I was 39 weeks they told me I should schedule. Again, Lori reassured me it wasn't absolutely necessary just yet. Baby was fine, my body would throw me into labor when it was ready. A few days after, I went into labor. She met my mom,husband and I at the hospital. When I was preoccupied she kept my mom (who had never attended a birth before aside from her own) calm. When it came time to push she at one point stepped up to the plate when the nurses were ready to ignore a request (put a warm compress against me to prevent tearing). I would recommend her to anyone, especially those who sometimes need to be reminded that they have the strength to stand their ground, even if their voice shakes.
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