Doula Referral

If you cannot afford a doula at the regular price, American Family Center can refer you out to a doula who is still obtaining experience and will offer services at a reduced rate.

Level One
A level one doula has completed a DONA approved birth doula training and is ready to embark on her journey of serving families.
Fee - $150

Level Two
A level two doula is a certified birth doula through Doulas of North America (DONA) but has attended fewer that 50 births.  
Fee - $250

Level Three
A level three doula is a certified doula through Doulas of North America (DONA) and has attended at least 50 but fewer than 100 births.
Fee - $450

Level Four 
A level four doula is a certified Doula through Doulas of North America who has attended 100 - 200 births.  
Fee - $650

Level Five
A level four doula is a certified Doula through Doulas of North America who has attended more than 200 births. 
Fee - $850


Kelly J. Townsend MAS-IFP, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA)

Phone: 480.332.6290

Birth Fee: $850



Fee Details: I have been I doula since 1992, and a doula trainer since 1997. I recently earned my Master's degree in Infant Family Practice from ASU, so I have the experience and expertise to best help you achieve the birth that you hope for. I am willing to work for a lower fee if you are okay with having your birth video taped in order to make a training video for future doulas. Because I train new doulas, I can also refer you to students who are looking for experience if you have financial difficulty and cannot afford a doula.  Please check the blue box below for more details.                                                                                                                       CONTACT KELLY                      

My focus:

Overcoming the fear of birth

Natural childbirth in the hospital

Survivors of sexual or physical abuse

Bonding & attachment

Trauma prevention


I was the doula coordinator at Ashland Community Hospital in

Oregon before doulas were commonplace, so I learned very early

how to navigate the environment within the hospital in such a way

that would be of most benefit to the mother and her partner,

without creating conflict with the provider or the staff. I am very

comfortable working alongside the birth team as we try to help

you achieve the birth that you hope for.


Most of my births have been at the hospital, as I find myself advocating for women in that setting. I have been to two home births, one in Oregon and one in Croatia.


Specialized training or previous experience

Addiction Recovery
Cesarean birth
Clients on bed rest
Domestic Violence
High risk
Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
Multiples
Over 40
Plus size mothers
Postpartum mood disorders
Prematurity
Single parents
Spanish Speaking
Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Teens
Twins
VBAC
Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

Baby-led weaning
Babywearing education
Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Childbirth Education Services
Infant massage education
Military famiies
Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
Parenting consulting
Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography

Languages spoken: English, partial EspaƱol

Service Area MapArea of practice: Mesa, AZ
Travel Range: 50 Miles


Doula Services

Welcoming babies since 1992.

American Family Center, LLC