Mountains and river
Doula Odessa & Birth Services
Great Barrington
Lives in Great Barrington (South County), serving all of Berkshire County, MA (Fairview & BMC Hopitals).
Odessa Bates

Professional Qualifications

Pro Bono, Barter System & Sliding Scale
In 2016 I became a Birth & Postpartum Doula. In the last 10 years I have worked professionally with pregnant and postpartum women as a clinician.
Berkshire Medical Center, Fairview Hospital, North Adams Regional Hospital, Out-of-Hospital Birth Center
Anxiety and Phobias, Babywearing Support, Bellycasting, Birth After Loss, Blessingways/Mother Blessings, Breastfeeding Support, Elective Cesarean, Fertility Support, Homebirth, LGBTQ+ Families, Optimal Fetal Positioning, Single Parents, Teen Parents, Trauma Informed Care, Unmedicated Birth, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, Waterbirth
  •  I have 10 years of professional experience working with pregnant and postpartum women as a clinician.


    • Masters in Women's Studies

    • Substance Abuse Clinician

    • Undergraduate in Sociology

    • CPR & First Aid Certified - Red Cross

    • Phi Sigma Sigma

    • Iota Ioat Iota (Triota)

Doula Odessa & Birth Services provides Western MA physical, emotional and informational support before, during and after a birth to all involved. I have been trained as a Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula with Michelle L'Esperance from Warm Welcome Births in Northampton, MA. I have a Masters in Women's Studies from Southern CT State University, and an Undergraduate degree in Sociology from UMASS Dartmouth. I have been a substance abuse clinician for pregnant women since 2007. I've been blessed with a son, Lucas Stone, born 6/2009.

Master's In Women's Studies and a Substance Abuse Clinician for Pregnant Women
Odessa Bates