Kendra Szudera, CD(DONA)


Kendra has been a doula since 2008 and has attended 17+ births. She has supported clients with home, hospital and birth center births. Kendra has experience with unmedicated and medicated births. Some of the birthing variations she has experience with include Hypnobabies, VBAC, multiples, epidural, induction, vacuum-assisted, cesarean (both planned and unplanned), uterine rupture, cord prolapse, prematurity (both expected and unexpected), out-of-hospital to hospital transfer, bed rest, and stillbirth. Kendra also has experience supporting families suffering from mental illness and recovering from childhood abuse.

Kendra is married and has two children, one born in a hospital, and one born at home.

Birth Philosophy

I believe that every woman knows what is best for herself and for her baby. My goal as a doula is for every family to have the information they need to make empowered birthing choices and to feel that they were supported in those choices.

My role as doula varies by family. I believe a major piece of my job is to discover how the family would like me to fit into their birth experience and to fulfill that role.

Doula Services

-Complimentary no-obligation consultation
-Two prenatal visits for us to get to know each other and discuss your ideas for your birth, including my role
-Assistance with Birth Preferences preparation
-Unlimited phone and e-mail support from the time you contract my services through the first month or so postpartum
-On-call status from 38 weeks until your baby arrives
-My presence and support at your birth from the time you ask me to come to you until up to two hours postpartum
-Digital photos taken by me during your birth
-One postpartum visit to discuss your birth, answer questions and celebrate your new baby!
-Access to my lending library of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenting resources
-Cloth diapering and babywearing education, with access to a variety of products for parents to view and try out for themselves
-For an additional fee, I also offer a 1/2-day childbirth education course for parents who are not enrolled in an independent childbirth education course


$50 for the optional 1/2-day childbirth education course
Kendra is willing to consider alternative payment arrangements, including bartering. Just ask!

Kendra is trained to support families using Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis and has attended over 5 Hypnobabies births.

Kendra is also co-Leader of the Holistic Moms Network Boise Chapter.

Certified Birth Doula, DONA
Working towards Hypnobabies Hypno-Doula certification