Why hire a doula? Please visit Childbirth International for the answer.
What are my credentials?
Lorel N. Hartley CD (CBI) HCHD
Certified Birth Doula – Childbirth International
Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis Doula
HypnoBirthing Support Techniques for Birth Professionals
What areas do I serve?
Serving families in the South East Florida area in the hospital, birth center, or home. Taking only a limited number of births per month at the moment.
What is my mission?
As a doula, my mission is to offer non-judgemental, loving support to families given the choices they make and path they take.
*1-2 personal visits. This is so we can become better acquainted with each other and go over your wishes and expectations for the birth.
*Support via email and phone, once services are contracted to two weeks post-partum.
*On call 24/7 starting at 38 weeks.
*Emotional and physical support for the entire time you are in labor, until 1-2 hours after birth and/or until breastfeeding is established.
*Full access to my lending library which includes a variety of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and parenting books.
*1-2 postpartum visits. These visits will be used to discuss the birth and any other questions or concerns you may have.
*I have a La Bassine birthing pool available for use. **liner and hose not included.
What’s the investment?
Packages start at $950.
Testimonies from prior clients…
“Lorel was my doula for my homebirth after cesarean. I truly don’t think I could have been successful without her guidance and support through the labor. She is so thoughtful, positive, and was exactly the reassuring and gentle presence I needed during my birthing. Highly recommended!” -Christine
“I do not have the words to express how incredibly thankful I feel to have had you by my side last night and today for the birth of beautiful baby. Although it did not go as planned (as often these things do not) I went through the process next to someone strong, knowledgeable, and in control. I felt safe and supported and found my power through your guidance. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” -Jacqueline
“I found Lorel very late in my pregnancy and she was kind enough to take me on, even being 5 months pregnant herself. Being a hypnobabies trained doula, she played a very important role during my labor and delivery – a hospital water birth. She helped me stay centered, led me through hypnobabies cues and was there for me while my husband had to deal with hospital stuff. I can’t thank her enough for all she did for me and how she helped me feel confident and secure through my natural hospital birth.” -Sophia
“Lorel was an awesome doula for my drug-free hospital birth induction with pitocin. She read my cues well and was an amazing supporter for me and my husband. I also have her handmade ring sling, water wrap, cloth diapers, nursing pads, and mama cloths. All are wonderful, well made products! She has been a plethora of knowledge and support in my journey to Mommyhood.” -Shelby
Lorel was such a support to me and my husband during the labor and delivery of my son. She was there to answer questions before thr big day, offer encouragement, and had a lot of resources for me to read through to prepare. Her assistance gave me confidence. She was such an intricate part of my labor with her encouragement, her calming presence, and her physical touch which provided great relief to my back labor. I had the vaginal birth I desired and she was a big part in me sticking to my plan. I would HIGHLY recommend Lorel for doula services. She was fantastic. -Dina Ann
I hired Lorel to be my Doula for the birth of my first child. I was hesitant to hire a doula due to the extra costs and the fact that money was super tight.. But boy am I glad I not only had a doula, I’m incredibly fortunate it was Lorel specifically. Lorel not only helped me prepare for my son, but she also gave me and my husband a lot of much needed guidance by answering many of our questions and lending us her reading material. Anytime I called on her, she was there for support. My plan was to have an unmedicated natural birth at a birthing center, and if it wasn’t for Lorel, I’m not sure I would have stuck to it. She taught me how to cope with the surges, assisted my husband on how he could also help and provided me with a ton of hands on support herself. She listened when I needed to cry and she assured me of my strength. It’s hard for me to put into words just how happy I am with her doula services. My husband and I are forever grateful to her. She has become not only a friend, but apart of our family and I would absolutely hire her again if/when we have more children. -Lizet