Mountains and river

Anna Westley

Contact Info

CD/PCD(DONA), HCHD
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WINTER & SPRING OPENINGS
Massachusetts
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413-325-6056
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Serving Greenfield, Northampton, Holyoke, Springfield, Pittsfield, Brattleboro and home
Anna Westley

Professional Qualifications

Birth Doula Care $800-1400 Postpartum Doula Care $25-40/hour Sliding fee scale, payment plans & barter available
2005
Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Baystate Medical Center, Berkshire Medical Center, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Holyoke Medical Center, Home Birth, Other Hospital
Adoption, Anxiety and Phobias, Babywearing Support, Birth After Loss, Breastfeeding Support, Children with Special Needs, Elective Cesarean, Fertility Support, Homebirth, LGBTQ+ Families, Meal Preparation, Nutrition, Optimal Fetal Positioning, Parents with Disabilities, Photography, Single Parents, Sleep, Special Spiritual/Religious Needs, Surrogacy, Teen Parents, Twins/Multiples, Unmedicated Birth, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, Waterbirth

BIRTH DOULA CARE INCLUDES 

?? Two prenatal visits at your home to get to know each other and learn about what is important to you about your birth experience. I invite you to share with me your hopes and concerns about giving birth, your preferences about your care and your baby's care during pregnancy, labor, delivery and the immediate postpartum period and to ask any questions you have about anything at all!

?? Phone, text and email support for the remainder of your pregnancy and throughout the postpartum year

?? Resources and referrals tailored to the needs and interests of your family. For example: parenting multiples, postpartum emotional complications, cloth diapering, baby wearing, breastfeeding and working outside the home, safe sleeping practices, childbearing loss and more.

?? On call 24 hours a day starting at week 37 of your pregnancy 

?? CONTINUOUS LABOR SUPPORT = Emotional, physical and informational support at home or the hospital until your baby is born and you and your new family are resting comfortably (typically two to four hours after delivery).

?? One postpartum visit to your home in the first weeks of your baby's life to talk about the birth and admire your baby.

I have been a doula for fourteen years and have supported over 100 families! I have seen again and again that thriving families have abundant support. It is an honor to provide that support during pregnancy, birth and the early days with your new baby.

My intention as a doula is to cultivate physical and emotional wellbeing for families during times of transition. I serve my clients with respect, compassion and non-judgment. I trust that you have the wisdom to navigate this time in your life in your own way. I follow your lead in all things and provide information and support along the way.

?I have birth doula experience with hospital and home births, inductions, waterbirths, surrogacy, high risk pregnancies, birthing after loss, surgical births and VBAC. I am at ease with all kinds of pain management strategies: unmedicated, hypnosis, epidurals, nitrous oxide - whatever works for you. 

I have postpartum doula experience with twins, overnights, loss, emotional complications, feeding challenges, in-hospital support, the NICU and more. 

I enjoy working with all kinds of families and parenting styles. In particular, I aim to provide safe and affirming care to LGBTQ+ and polyamorous families. 

As a certified doula I consistently pursue continuing education that enriches and deepens the care I offer families.

?I look forward to talking with you about your family and learning how I can be of service to you. If you have any questions, please be in touch!

If you'd like to learn more, visit my website (www.opensourcebirth.com) or my Facebook page (Anna Westley / Birth and Postpartum Doula).

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Anna Westley