Birth Fee: $300 to $950
Fee Details: My fee is very low for experience. This is due to the fact that I do not have to pay for childcare because my husband works from home. My fee is very flexible because I believe all women have the right to a doula, including those with low incomes.
Birth Doula Experience: 8 years and 60 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I spent 6+ years as a volunteer doula at OHSU in Portland, OR with PDXDoulas. I also served as the Board Secretary for 2 years of this non-profit organization. I am currently with Spokane Professional Doula Association providing certified doulas to the greater Spokane area.
Languages spoken: english, some french
We were so lucky to have Beth as our doula! Beth supported us through the pregnancy and birth of our first child. I was very nervous to give birth and be in a hospital setting. We interviewed a long list of local doulas before choosing Beth. It was one of the absolute best decisions. Beth's support during labor eased my worries and lowered my husband's stress level. He was able to be fully present knowing we had such an amazing support team. Beth fully supported my wishes for our baby's birth, while coaching me through major decisions as a first time mom. We couldn't have done it without her and would recommend her to any family looking for a positive, empowering birth experience.
We had a particularly long labor (3 days) and could not have gotten through it without Beth! We interviewed a few doulas early in the pregnancy and realized after meeting Beth that we wanted someone direct, mature, and take-charge. She was confident from the get-go and answered all of our birthing questions clearly. As soon as I went into labor, Beth made herself available 24-7 (she fully expects to be called at 2 in the morning) and texted me regularly with tips and check-ins, and even stopped by.
During our very long labor with a baby that kept turning around, Beth took such amazing care of us. She had a magical ability to be a fly on the wall while anticipating our needs and revealing the perfect tools from her “bag of tricks” (like a massaging tool, a neck pillow to coax my husband into a nap after three days of not sleeping, and essential oils). We made it through three different shifts of midwives and nurses and she made friends with all of them (I even overheard them asking her for tips).
Most importantly, when my particularly difficult labor was at it’s hardest, warm little Beth turned into tough Beth and she physically and mentally supported me in a way that will make me forever adore and appreciate her. She breathed with me and locked eyes to help me focus for my hardest contractions and between contractions helped me regroup and remember that my baby was coming soon. If I was squishing her hand with my grip, she never showed it. When the labor needed to change course, the three of us would take the Midwive’s suggestion and discuss the options together. I think we ended up making all the right decisions and they would have been scary, veering so off course from my birth plan, without someone who knew our wishes and had tons of experience, to support us. Beth was meant to be a doula, and you absolutely won’t regret having her by your side to make any type of labor something magical.
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