April Trettel


CURRENT STATUS: Certified Labor Doula

BUSINESS NAME/AFFILIATION: April Trettel Photography + Birth Services

SERVICES PROVIDED: Labor Support, Birth Photography


AREAS SERVED: California


Email: april.trettel@gmail.com

Phone: (619) 324-9913

Website: https://www.apriltrettel.com/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/apriltrettelphotography

Meet Your ProDoula

Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: In addition to being a certified birth doula and birth photographer, I am a trained lactation support person and babywearing educator.

What led you to become a Doula?: I attended my first birth when I was 11 years old. Once I became pregnant with my first child, I became fascinated with all the information available surrounding pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding.

What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:

People tell me I am a calming presence and energy in the birth space. People say that I am warm, kind, and nurturing.

What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, Spinning Babies, La Leche League, local parenting community spaces,

What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I have feelings of warmth and excitement for this phase of life.

What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: A space to process their experience so far.

What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Older: I love lucy, Newer: friends

What is your favorite place to vacation?: Hawaii

What is your favorite food?: Sushi

What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Going for a hike with my family followed by frozen yogurt.

Who lives in your house?: My husband, two children, and my dog.