As doulas, we are passionate about supporting moms through a balanced, holistic approach. We understand some circumstances require a more interventional approach, and assist families in navigating through these unknowns. By utilizing evidenced based information and resources, our family’s can feel truly confident that they are making informed decisions, instead of decisions rooted in fear.
We advocate for families to ask questions and research their options! We work to connect families with like-minded providers that they trust (Midwives and Doctors) in the birth setting of their choice (hospital, birth center, or home). This is the biggest decision that will directly affect a family’s birth experience.
We strive to create a secure and calm space, so partners are free to love on the laboring person without having to worry about all of the details; reminding them to hydrate, eat, rest, what positions are best for progress and comfort and communicate the needs of their loved one, during each stage of labor.
Our hearts and hands are our most used tools. We provide gentle, verbal encouragement through each stage of labor; reminding moms to listen to their bodies and walking them through what to expect in the upcoming stage. We offer suggestions when needed to assist in progression of labor and management of contractions.
Placenta Encapsulation/Tincture/Cord Keepsake $225
Extensive Labor and Birth Photography (average 50-75 photos) $350
Maternity or Newborn Milk Bath Photography session $300 (minimum 15 images)
Newborn Lifestyle or Fresh 48 Photography session $300 (minimum 30 images)
Our goal is for families to leave their birth experience feeling supported, a part of the decision making process, and truly cared for as they bring their baby earth side.
what is included
A (2) hour long prenatal appointment
Monthly Group Meetups
A complimentary consultation in our Gilbert office or via Zoom
A birth timeline documenting your unique birth story
1 postpartum visit
Access to a weekly postpartum mom’s group
Unlimited professional resources before and after birth
Our doulas are located in and serving the greater Phoenix metropolitan area; Laveen, Tolleson, Goodyear, Surprise, Peoria, Glendale, Avondale, El Mirage, Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Maricopa, Casa Grande, Tempe, Scottsdale, Queen Creek, and San Tan Valley.
payment plans available.
We believe all families deserve a doula regardless of their financial situation. If this is a concern, please contact us so we can discuss payment options or Cherry Blossom Doula Services gift certificates to make sure you have the doula support you deserve. All military and first responders receive a 10% discount off doula services
"My husband and I both agree, that having a baby without a Doula should not be an option. We wish that we could gift this incredible blessing to every expecting parent."
We first reached out to Kristy because we were nervous my husband would faint at the first signs of pain/blood.. Thanks to Kristy's kind encouragement, and loving support, my husband was able to step into his role as my partner, and enjoy every second of both births. Thanks to Kristy's leadership and calm guidance I felt more confident and in control of MY birthing experience, which helped me safely bring two amazing little boys in to this world. I know not everyone gets to have their dream birth story, but I feel incredibly lucky to have had the love and support from Cherry Blossom Doula Services that helped make my dreams come true.
Would absolutely recommend Kristy to anyone and everyone I know!”
"Alyssa has been my doula twice, both very different births but one thing remained constant: she’s a calming presence in the middle of chaos. "
Alyssa reminds you of how strong you are in the right moments.She walked with us through complicated moments and her experience and knowledge really helped us through an unexpected cesarean birth, and a powerful VBAC. It doesn’t matter if this is your first or second or third birth, having a doula is one of the most caring things you can do for yourself.
Alyssa has built a business with women that are just as kind, strong, inclusive and smart as her and Cherry Blossom has been an excelent resource for birth and beyond.”
"She empowered us to advocate for ourselves during labor to work towards the birth we wanted. If you’re one the fence about hiring a doula, definitely do it! "
We had the honor of having Megan as our doula for our first baby born at the end of October. Her support and guidance meant the world to us during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and even postpartum. Megan is a light and has a calming presence that automatically helps ground you. She supported and loved on my me and my husband during labor and delivery and we definitely would have had a much different experience without her. She is highly knowledgeable and always had resources for us on whatever topic we needed, whether it was a documentary on breastfeeding or birth or evidenced based articles on any number of topics. She absolutely goes above and beyond for her families. She empowered us to advocate for ourselves during labor to work towards the birth we wanted. If you’re one the fence about hiring a doula, definitely do it! Every mama deserves to have a Megan with them on their journey!”
"...couldn't have asked for better labor support..."
"Kristy was incredible, organized and on top of things, yet very comfortable and laid back. She was all about what WE wanted. She was supportive and encouraging through a very long labor and went above and beyond what we ever would have imagined. I couldn’t have asked for a better labor support as I aimed for a non-medicated induced delivery. She helped me to get exactly what I wanted, even when in the midst of it, I forgot that I actually wanted it.
Together we achieved my goal of no epidural, and I couldn’t have done it without my amazing doula and husband team! In preparation for our delivery we met several times and communicated through text and calls. Even the nurses commented the next day on how much they liked her as a doula! Thank you, Kristy, !!"
"..doing everything with a lot of love and care."
"My family was honored to have Kristy Martin as our doula. From the moment we first met her we noticed that she was very professional, very well prepared, had a lot of experience and more importantly a great personality! She guided us in helping create our birth plan and during on call hours she was always available to guide you in any question that you might have. Kristy stayed with us the entire time supporting me and my wife doing everything with a lot of love and care. She took pictures during labor to capture the precious moments for us to cherish. Kristy went above and beyond our expectations she made the experience a lot better for us. We were very lucky. Thank you!"
"..I couldn't have done it without her..."
"Bringing my baby girl into this world would have been drastically different without Melissa, I am SO thankful that we decided on her as our doula! I tell her that I couldn't have done it without her, and she's right, I could have, but I am SO glad I didn't have to! Both me and my husband are eternally grateful to have had her share this experience with us! From the very beginning she provided us with evidence based articles to help with any questions I had. She also blew me away by capturing the purest moments of our birth story that I will cherish for the rest of my life! I highly recommend Melissa and I look forward to having her at my future births!"
We offer personalized labor and postpartum doula support and care, placenta encapsulation, birth photography and videography, fresh 48 and newborn lifestyle photography, weekly postpartum mom groups and monthly group prenatal meet ups for clients. Specialized Ayurvedic Mother Support that empowers mommas in the first 42 days post birth.
We are a collective of doulas in Phoenix, AZ passionate about providing families resources for evidence based care with holistic minded birth philosophies. We are dedicated to educating and caring for the families we support with exceptional service, communication and empathy so they have positive and empowering birth and postpartum experiences.
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