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Contact Shoshana Friedman-Hawk
: (510) 209-3996
: California, Berkeley
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Each birth is as individual as the woman birthing, and each family has desires and dreams and hopes for the birth of their child. As a Doula, I am there to support you and your partner in your desires for your birth.

I firmly believe that as a Doula my role is to support both the birthing mother and her partner in having the birth that they desire. Through education and information, so that they can make informed choices. Through emotional support, so that they have the confidence to believe in themselves and the choices they make. Through physical comfort measures, so that the experience of childbirth can be more fully enjoyed.

I am dual certified through DONA International and CAPPA, and as such I adhere to both DONA and CAPPA's Scope of Practice in the care that I provide.

I have been supporting families as a Doula since 2012 and have supported over 50 families either in my solo practice or in partnership.

I am a member of the Board of Directors at Birthways, and serve as the Secretary as well as Coordinator of the Volunteer Doula Program.

I am Membership Coordinator of the Doulas of the East Bay, our local professional organization.

I treasure the joyous opportunity to attend the births of new families, and hope that your family might be the next.

My services include:
At least 2 prenatal home visits to discuss the parents' wishes and expectations during the birth, and for us to get to know each other better.

Unlimited phone, text, and email support during pregnancy and postpartum.

Educational support during pregnancy.

Tips and guidance in learning the tools to utilize while preparing for labor, birth, and postpartum.

Assistance in creating a personalized birth plan.

Labor support at home and/or in the hospital as needed.

Physical, emotional, and informational support during both labor and birth.

At least one postpartum visit.

Referrals for local resources and support services.
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