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Doula Odessa & Birth Services
Western Massachusetts
Great Barrington
Lives in Great Barrington, MA (South County). Serving Western MA, North Western CT, Hudson and the Capital Region, NY.
Odessa Bates

Professional Qualifications

Pro Bono, Barter System & Sliding Scale
I'm a Certified Professional Birth & Postpartum Doula. In the last 10+ years I have worked professionally with pregnant and postpartum women as a clinician.
Berkshire Medical Center, Fairview Hospital, Home Birth, North Adams Regional Hospital, Out-of-Hospital Birth Center
Anxiety and Phobias, Babywearing Support, Bellycasting, Birth After Loss, Blessingways/Mother Blessings, Breastfeeding Support, Children with Special Needs, Elective Cesarean, Fertility Support, Homebirth, LGBTQ+ Families, Optimal Fetal Positioning, Single Parents, Surrogacy, Teen Parents, Trauma Informed Care, Twins/Multiples, Unmedicated Birth, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, Waterbirth
  •  I have 10+ years of professional experience working with pregnant and postpartum women as a clinician in numerous settings.


    • Masters in Women's Studies

    • Substance Abuse Clinician

    • Undergraduate in Sociology

    • CPR & First Aid Certified - Red Cross

    • Phi Sigma Sigma

    • Iota Ioat Iota (Triota)

Doula Odessa & Birth Services provides Certified and Professional services in Western MA, Western CT and the Capital Region NY with physical, emotional and informational support before, during and after a birth to all involved. I have been trained and certified as a Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula with Licensed Midwife and Certified Doula Michelle L'Esperance from Warm Welcome Births in Northampton, MA. I have a Master's in Women's Studies from Southern CT State University and an Undergraduate degree in Sociology from UMASS Dartmouth. I have been a substance abuse clinician for pregnant and postpartum women since 2007. I've been blessed with a son, Lucas Stone, born 6/2009.

Master's In Women's Studies and a Substance Abuse Clinician for Pregnant and Postpartum Women
Odessa Bates