tracy hartley – Los Angeles, California
Be prepared – not scared! You can still have the support of an experienced doula during your hospital birth – even during the pandemic.
The fact that you are here, at this website, may mean that you are looking for something beyond a typical hospital birth experience. Perhaps you’ve heard horror stories about unnecessary and unwanted interventions, inductions and c-sections. Perhaps your first birth was a nightmare and you’re hoping for a calmer, easier, faster birth this time. An experienced doula can make all the difference.
Perhaps you’re here because you want your birth experience to be life-affirming, rewarding, and even enjoyable.
Whatever the reason, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s talk about how an extremely experienced doula can help you! Set up a free consultation today!
What Our Clients Say
Tracy quickly became a friend. She listened to us and shaped the experience on our wishes and always made us feel confident and comfortable. Her warmth and kindness helped every step of the way. Her conversations with both my mom and our OBGYN were enormously helpful at a scary time.
Tracy's knowledge about preparing for birth, the birth process, and preparing for life with a new baby was invaluable. Much of the process is shrouded with mystery and tracy helps remove the mystery and help you feel ready and at ease.
Know what to expect:
Take childbirth preparation classes from the comfort of your home!
I offer virtual, 1-on-1 preparation to couples so that they can go into labor with full confidence & little to no obstacles.
As your educator, I’ll provide tips on how to get the birth you want in a hospital setting, which hospital protocols are actually necessary, and how, when & why to avoid the ones that aren’t. We’ll also get to know each other better so that I can best support your wishes and goals for birth.
Sign up with your partner or even a doula of your own choosing!
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I choose the right doula?
The right doula for you is the one with whom you feel most comfortable. Ask yourself, “If I were stuck in an elevator with one of these doulas, which one would make me feel the safest and keep me entertained in case we were there for a long time?”
Do you work at my hospital?
We have a list of hospitals posted at the bottom of our Contact Us page! If your hospital is not listed, let us know in the contact form and we’ll notify you if we have anyone in that area who can support you.
How much does a doula usually cost?
There’s a wide range of fees for doulas, depending on the number of births they’ve attended as well as the variety and types of services they offer. The prices for services are listed on the Cost page. We’re happy to help you find a doula who fits your budget! In the best case scenario, we can help you find a brand new doula who charges just enough to cover her expenses: gas, parking, childcare, etc.