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John Kennell

"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it."

Support Services

Physical Support

I provide hands-on support such as comforting touch, counter pressure, relaxation techniques, and position ideas.

Emotional Support

I offer unwavering support to you and your family before, during and after birth by easing the emotional experience of birth and creating a safe space where you and your body can work their best.

Partner Support

My support is not limited to the birthing person. I will encourage the partner to be as involved as they'd like, offering ideas and tips, as well as relief when partner needs a break. Many comfort measures are best when using two support people.

Evidence-Based Information and Advocacy

I am trained to connect families with evidence-based resources so they can ask great questions and make informed decisions about your birth. I serve as your advocate to ensure your voice is heard and you receive the best care possible.

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Why Hire a Doula?


Decrease in Risk of Cesarean


Increase in Likelihood of Spontaneous Vaginal Birth


Decrease in the Use of Any Medications for Pain Relief


Minutes Shorter Labor


Decrease in the Baby's Risk of Low Five Minute Apgar Score


Decrease in Risk of Being Dissatisfied with the Birth Experience

Bohren MA, Hofmeyr GJ, Sakala C, Fukuzawa RK, Cuthbert A. Continuous support for women during childbirth. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Jul

"I had the pleasure of having Bert as a birthing doula. I was so grateful to have her as support before, during, and after delivery. This was my first child and I had done some research and took some classes. Having Bert there through the process she was able to help me find more resources on questions I had and talk me through my birthing plan. She made me feel confident in my choices and options I had. I had a very successful natural birth with no complications. I was very pleased and happy with the whole experience. She set the perfect scene for my delivery. Bert is amazing and you can tell she loves helping people and educating you in your choices and make you feel empowered. Thanks for a wonderful experience and first delivery! I could not ask for a better experience! I recommend her to anyone, first time baby or if you have had more than one. She is a great support person."

Lindsey - Birth Doula Client

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Training & Certification

DONA Approved Birth Doula Trainings with Beautiful Birth Choices, Rochester NY
Certified through DONA International.


LeRoy, NY 14482


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