Heidi Duncan
Offers virtual services
Doula
Nashville, Tennessee
22 years of experience
5.0
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About me

Hello! I'm a Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, and Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator who has been passionately supporting families during pregnancy and birth since 2001. My desire is for you to have a positive and peaceful birth, no matter how your labor unfolds. (Think of me as your local tour guide and translator on a visit to a foreign land!) I serve families in the Middle TN region with in-person support and provide virtual assistance nationwide. I'd love the opportunity to connect with you to share how I can help you have a better birth.

Certification and training

Birth Doula Certification, DONA (2000)

Birth Doula Certification, Childbirth International (2017)

Parent Educator Certification, Spinning Babies® (2022)

Licensed Instructor, Evidence Based Birth® (2015)

Authorized Peanut Ball Trainer, Premier Birth Tools (2017)

Memberships and affiliations

VBACfacts Professional Member

ICAN Professional Member

Credentials
CBD
Specialties
Acupressure During Labor Advanced Maternal Age Anxiety Birth Doula Birth Support Birth Trauma Building Healthy Communication Childbirth Education Evidence-Based Care High-Risk Pregnancy Home Birth Labor Doula Multiples Natural Birth Natural Childbirth Relaxation Techniques Support during Labor, Birth, and Postpartum Telehealth Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Water birth
Languages

English

Service introduction

I offer prenatal and birth support options in-person to expecting families in the Middle TN region (1-hour radius around Greater Nashville) and virtual support across the USA. Each of my packages includes prenatal meetings, on-call availability during your birth month, and unlimited hours of labor support. See package descriptions below for highlights and visit my website for full details on each option.

Packages
Virtual Doula: All-Inclusive
Phone, text and email support throughout pregnancy • Access to Evidence Based Birth® Savvy Prenatal Visits online resources • Access to Spinning Babies Daily Essentials online video • Instructon on using Spinning Babies 3 Sisters techniques • 3 birth planning consultations via video/phone (2-3 hours) • Labor and birth support via phone, text, email or Zoom (24/7 on-call availability) • 1 postpartum consultation to review your birth and check in on your adjustment (2 hours) • (more details on website)
$1,200.00
USD Flat rate
Virtual Doula: Express
Phone, text and email support throughout pregnancy • 1 Birth planning consultation via video/phone (2-3 hours) • Labor and birth support via phone, text, email or Zoom (24/7 on-call availability) • 1 postpartum consultation to review your birth and check in on your adjustment (2 hours) • (more details on website)
$800.00
USD Flat rate
In-Person Doula: All-Inclusive
Flexible pricing: $1200-$2000 (as of Jan 2022) • • • Phone and email support throughout pregnancy • 2 prenatal video conferences • 1 prenatal home visit for labor rehearsal • Access to Evidence Based Birth® Savvy Prenatal online resources • Spinning Babies® Daily Essentials with preparation exercises and Blooma yoga class video • Insight into local birth options • Assistance in creating a birth plan • 24/7 on-call availability during your birth month • Backup doula provided if needed • Unlimited hours of support (flat fee for support, no overtime costs) • Assistance by text, call, or video during pre-labor and early labor • Continuous hands-on guidance at home and/or hospital in active labor • Partner support & instruction • Maintaining a positive birthing environment • Non-pharmacological comfort measures • Explanation of risks/benefits of common interventions • Calming touch and massage • Reminders of birthing positions • Self-advocacy reinforcement (helping you speak up for yourself) • Emotional encouragement • Access to labor tools such as birth ball, peanut ball, CUB birth stool, and rebozo • Relaxation guidance • Holistic pain relief techniques such as acupressure • Availability of aromatherapy tools • TENS unit for pain management • 2-3 hours of support immediately after birth • Assistance with initial breastfeeding • Phone support during first days after birth • 1 home visit or video conference (client preference) • Review and process your birth experience • Birth notes / timeline when possible • Unlimited text, email, and phone support for 6 weeks after your birth
$2,000.00
USD Flat rate
Ratings and reviews
Average
5.0
# of Reviews
1
5.0

Don’t know what we would have done without her! She was present every step of the way and brought both my husband and I so much reassurance and comfort. We will be using her for our next birth, for sure.

- Carli S.