My name is Abby,
I've been married to my best friend, Brandon for 11 years.We have 7 awesome kids, 4 born in hospital, and 3 at home. We hope to be blessed with many more. As homeschooling parents, we enjoy simple living, raising a ton of kids, a few dogs, chickens & ducks.
I am an experienced certified doula providing comprehensive pregnancy and childbirth education, on call, continuous labor support, and professional, compassionate postpartum and breastfeeding care.
I possess practical knowledge in pregnancy/maternal physiology and public health and maternity care, both in hospital and out of hospital.
I provide patient advocacy and concierge services to the community, applying extensive knowledge and hands on experience, to offer evidence based information to women and their families.
I have attended births and served women in the following settings:
water births • home births • hospital births • cesarean births • vaginal births
unmedicated/ natural births • medicated births • inductions • multiples • single mothers • trauma
addiction/recovery • bereavement/pregnancy loss
keywords: birth doula, doulas, postpartum doula
I am a mother of 6. I've had natural hospital births, induced births, induced with no epidural.. even an emergency c-section. I've had just about every type of birth experience a person can have! But it was after my home water birth in 2010, that I became passionate about birth, breastfeeding, and birth advocacy, I've come to know the community and support of other wise women who've gone before me.
We were not meant to birth and mother alone! Unfortunately, this is where we're at in the Western world. I want to try and help bridge that very important gap for the mothers of my community. I studied the Midwives Assistant program through the Midwives Alliance of PA in 2015. I received Neonatal Resuscitation training (NRP) and CPR/BLS also in 2015, and again in 2017. In the Summer of 2016 I began studying Midwifery and working as a Midwife's assistant. assisting in a busy practice,attending homebirths. In 2017 I became certified through StillBirthDay Doula.
A doula is a non - medical childbirth professional, trained and experienced in labor support, evidence based pregnancy and birth, and postpartum and breastfeeding support.
Some of the benefits of a doula include:
- Fewer complications
- Reduced cesarean rates
- Less need for intervention, such as Pitocin, epidurals, and forceps delivery
- Babies and mothers have more breastfeeding success
- Babies see shorter hospital stays and fewer admissions to NICU
- Overall women & families have a better birth experience
It is highly recommended that you hire a doula for your homebirth. Doulas are an integral part of your birth team.
For more information, please visit:
http://cardinalbirth.com/ for Abigail
https://hilltopbirthandherbals.com for Nicole
Pick the package that suits your needs and pick the doula that fits you best!
$250 plus $35hr
$250 retainer $35 hourly
Pay by the hour. Retain services and secure your due period. Birth fee Billed Postpartum
12 hours of labor support/3 hrs immediate PP care. **Perfect for experienced moms and quick labors**
Unlimited labor support and placenta encapsulation.
**unlimited hours** of labor support 2 hrs of immediate postpartum support, 2 in-home prenatals included
An average sized placenta will yield between 125-200 capsules.
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Lite housekeeping, help with other children, breastfeeding assistance, help you with baby while you nap or shower. Lite meal prep, or errands. I can also assist you at appointments. Hourly rate depends on time of day and distance from doula.
Childbirth education sessions in your home or at our office.