Doula Keelia

Boston, Massachusetts

About Me

as a doula and reproductive justice advocate

Hi! I'm Keelia.

I've always loved birth. After having five kids, my mother became a childbirth educator, so I was lucky enough to grow up with expecting parents practicing breathing techniques and birthing positions in our living room every Tuesday night. After getting trained as a birth and postpartum doula by the International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) in 2015, becoming a doula was the most natural thing in the world for me, and I've loved every sweaty, beautiful second of it since.
As part of the reproductive justice movement, I believe that all parents deserve an empowering prenatal, birth, and postpartum experience regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, body type, or religion, and I am over-the-moon excited to work with you towards the birth experience you're hoping for.

Testimonials

"Keelia's hands-on comfort techniques, gentle affirmations, and calming presence were invaluable to me and I truly don't know if I could have had the birth experience I hoped for without her."
Erin, mother of two
Keelia's presence in the room and her counsel and good-nature kept us feeling empowered and focused. I cannot imagine the experience without her.
April, mother of one
"She made me feel safe and relaxed during a high anxiety moment. She laughed with me and cheered us on. My mom told her, 'You are part of the family now.' And it is true."
Courtney, mother of one
I had difficulties finding a doula who was familiar with the LGBTQ scene enough to feel comfortable in my home. Keelia acquainted herself with everyone (and their pronouns) so she really felt like part of the family. The only regret I have is that I waited so late to hire her.
Zipporah, mother of one
"Keelia's generous and kind-hearted presence made it so easy for us to trust her during a very vulnerable, challenging time for us. She was a gentle but firm advocate for us who ensured that what we got we wanted."
Christian, father of one

Services

I offer any combination of the following services:

I will provide emotional, educational, and physical support to ease your pregnancy and empower you as you develop an evidence-based birth plan and prepare for parenthood.

I will be present for your entire birth, supporting you emotionally, mentally, and physically while advocating on your behalf to ensure you have an empowering and beautiful birth experience.

Becoming a parent is wonderful, exciting, and challenging. I will be there to support you as you heal and reflect on your birth experience, and settle into life with your newborn.

2 prenatal visits, unlimited text & email support, 24/7 on-call period from 38 weeks, continuous support during labor, 2 postpartum home visits, referrals to parenting and breastfeeding support groups.

To help provide you with the host of benefits that placentas can offer, I provide placenta encapsulation with the optional addition of a tincture, all on a sliding scale and discounted for parents who are birth/postpartum clients.

Affordability

No matter your current situation, I am able and happy to work with you!

My standard birth package fee is $1200, and my standard postpartum hourly rate is $30/hr

BUT final rates are based on a sliding scale. Your personalized fee will be determined by household income, individual circumstances, and the services you select.

Everyone deserves a doula, so don't let financial concerns stop you from reaching out!

My placenta encapsulation fee is $250, with a $50 discount for birth/postpartum clients. Adding a tincture costs $25.

Contact me with any questions you may have, or to set up your free consultation so we can find a plan that works for you and your budget!

Contact Me

I would love to hear from you.