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Found 16 Pros in Stockton, CA, USA | Birth doula support
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Keyz The Wellness Doula

Sacramento, CA

1 reviews • 15 families supported • 3 years experience

1 reviews • 15 families supported • 3 years experience

The Indi Women’s Club aims to improve health equity and birth outcomes for BIPOC women and birthing people regardless of gender identity, assignment, or expression. Providing meaningful birth planning backed by trauma informed care and cultural competency allows for clients to feel prepared, supported, and knowledgeable about their healthcare decisions during their birth journey.

Care philosophy

A positive birth experience happens in a safe and sustainable environment. Birth is a powerful and natural process that is to be witness and supported and anyone involved should aim to keep the birthing person’s bodily autonomy in tact.

Areas served

  • Sacramento, Ca
  • Stockton, Ca
  • Elk Grove, Ca
  • Lodi, Ca
  • Roseville, Ca
  • Woodland, Ca
  • Oak Park, CA
  • Vacaville, CA
  • Fairfield, CA

Reviews

  • Kia
    June 6, 2023 at 3:43 am | Client review

    She was very amazing and knowledgeable

$ flexible
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Mkenna Vanwinkle

CA

3 reviews • 1 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 1 families supported • 2 years experience

As a doula I am passionate about helping families welcome their new babies in a healthy, safe, and calm way. I would love to help your family have a healthy and positive birth experience. Most importantly I want you to be educated, safe, and unafraid to birth. Birthing is a natural, physiological process and with empowerment and education birth can be a revitalizing experience.

Care philosophy

A safe place for families to grow and add new chapters to their lives.

Areas served

  • Sacramento and surrounding areas. Inquire for more

Reviews

  • Kirsten
    February 13, 2023 at 11:10 am | Client review

    Mkenna has been my Fertility doula for about a year. TTC can be hard and it’s nice to have someone who understands and has good advice.

$ flexible
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Rebecca Gensch`

Sacramento, CA

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 5 years experience

Rebecca Rose Doulas provides compassionate and professional doula services to support expecting mothers through pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. Our practice emphasizes personalized care, empowering women to make informed decisions and facilitating a positive birth experience. With a focus on emotional and physical support, we offer a range of services including childbirth education, labor support, and postpartum care. Our approach is holistic, catering to each client's unique needs and preferences. By fostering a nurturing environment, we strive to enhance maternal well-being and foster strong bonds between mothers, babies, and families. Visit our website to learn more about how we can accompany you on your journey to motherhood.

Care philosophy

Rebecca Rose Doula services is a team of 14 doulas. You're hiring a sisterhood to walk you through this transformational period of your life. We support pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, newborn care, & lactation. We believe all women and birthing people should understand physiological birth and be empowered through education on how they want to walk their journey and bring babies earth-side.

Areas served

  • Placer County, Sacramento County
  • Placerville, El Dorado, Folsom, Yuba County
$ flexible
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Amanda Dolce

Sacramento, CA

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

My goal as a doula is to empower parents to have the birth and postpartum experience they desire, as well as guide and educate them through the process in order to demystify pregnancy, labor, delivery, & postpartum.

Care philosophy

I believe birth is one of the most natural processes the human body can experience. Our bodies were designed to create, carry, and then bring new life into the world. The human body inherently knows & understands how to go through the process of birth – both as the one giving birth, and the one being birthed. This beautiful and natural design of the labor and delivery process should be celebrated.

Areas served

  • Sacramento
  • Roseville
  • Citrus Heights
  • Rocklin
  • Orangevale
  • Granite Bay

Reviews

  • Amanda
    June 12, 2023 at 11:55 pm | Client review

    My partner and I did an abundance of research into birth and parenthood. Being first time parents we wanted to be as prepared as possible. Unfortunately our child had other ideas (don’t they all), Amanda helped to educate and equip us to handle all of the adorable little curveballs our first child could throw at us. Between her knowledge of breastfeeding and the ability to help make sure we got a nap in, having her assistance and knowledge as part of the process of becoming parents was incalculable in the value it added. I can’t recommend her highly enough to any parent.

$ flexible
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Dawneshia Logo

Sacramento, CA

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 3 years experience

My name is Dawneshia, I am a mother to five children, wife and I’ve always had a passion to empower and educate others around me. I’ve worked in education for 12 years within my community and that include in after school setting as well as the school day setting. I’ve always strived to be the difference in the lives of youth that I worked with and most recently in the lives of women, mothers and their families during such a beautiful moment in their life. I began my training as a doula in 2020 6 months after I gave birth to my then youngest child. During that pregnancy I found my voice, exercised my right to choose who I received care from and where. I had my first VBAC water birth and it was so empowering for me. I felt led to go forth and apply for all scholarships available so that I could begin my training as soon as possible. I received 2 scholarships that year and my 3rd scholarship I received was in the spring of 2021 as I continued my education to obtain more knowledge because in the birth world you always want to stay up to date on your education. I recently gave birth to my 5th child and my 2nd VBAC this year. During my 5th pregnancy I supported women during the pregnancy, labor and birth and it was an amazing feeling to see them feel so confident and empowered during their pregnancy as well as their labor and birth. You can book a consultations on my website https://sites.google.com/view/thepromisedoulaservices/book?authuser=1 Check services tab for package details and price.

Care philosophy

Supporting and empowering women and mothers in my community to thrive.

Areas served

  • Sacramento County

Reviews

  • Dawneshia
    January 8, 2024 at 3:18 pm | Client review

    From my former client Shamea Robinson, gave birth on April 1st, 2021 and now her daughter and my son share birthdays –

    “Dawneshia is truly an amazing person. She provided invaluable support when I needed her the most, especially during a national health scare. Throughout my pregnancy, she stood by me with unwavering assistance, offering tools, education, and her extensive knowledge. More than just a doula, she became family. I’m forever grateful for her warmth and expertise.” -Shamea Robinson

$ flexible
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Alana Hill

Sacramento, CA

3 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

I help women to prepare mentally, spiritually, and physically for labor. I combine my fitness experience with my birth doula work to create a unique offering for expecting and postpartum moms. I offer birth photography for no extra charge if desired.

Care philosophy

I believe that the best way to prepare for an empowering birth is to spend time on childbirth education and helping my clients become clear on their goals. I am a Christian and love to work with women of the faith whom I can pray over. I am also a prenatal and postnatal fitness instructor and I support women in strengthening the muscles they need for an easier pregnancy, labor, and postpartum.

Areas served

  • Carmichael, Roseville, Fair oaks, Folsom
  • Sacramento, Elk grove, Rocklin

Reviews

  • Tonya
    February 10, 2024 at 11:12 am | Client review

    As a doula client, I cannot speak highly enough of Alana’s exceptional care. From the moment we met, her empathetic nature shone through, making me feel understood and supported throughout the entire journey. Alana’s extensive knowledge and experience in childbirth were evident, as she provided invaluable guidance and reassurance every step of the way. What truly set Alana apart was her ability to create a comfortable and safe environment, allowing me to fully embrace the birthing process with confidence. As someone who relies on faith, Alana’s incorporation of Christian principles brought a sense of peace and strength to the experience, making it even more profound and meaningful. I am forever grateful for Alana’s presence and unwavering support during such a transformative time in my life. Blessed to have her as a part of my journey.

$ flexible
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Gina Benson

Sacramento, CA

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

I am a Certified VBAC Doula, trained to serve as a birth and postpartum doula, and offer bereavement doula services for those experiencing pregnancy or infant loss. A successful VBA2C using Hypnobabies in 2011 ignited my enduring passion for supporting and achieving optimal birthing experiences and sharing information about pregnancy and birth to advocate for better perinatal and newborn health outcomes. I’m the owner of Atala Doula Services, serving the Sacramento region and surrounding counties of northern California. Having spent most of my adult working life as a technical writer, which involves gathering information from subject matter experts and creating written resources that even non-technical people can easily understand and follow, I realized the work was not as rewarding or fulfilling as I wish it would be. So, I embarked on some introspection to evaluate my personality, my strengths, what I enjoyed about my prior work, and what I most want to do in the future…be a source of support and empowerment for others.

Care philosophy

As a birth doula, I offer compassionate, empathetic, empowering support for your birthing experience. As a postpartum doula, I aim to provide personal, reassuring, relieving support during your transition to life with a newborn. Values: Attuned-Transcendent-Adaptable-Loving-Attainable

Areas served

  • Sacramento County
  • Citrus Heights
  • Fair Oaks
  • Folsom
  • Elk Grove
  • Rancho Cordova
  • Galt
  • Placer County
  • Roseville
  • Rocklin
  • Lincoln
  • Marysville
  • Auburn
  • Nevada County
  • Grass Valley
  • Nevada City
  • El Dorado County
  • El Dorado Hills
  • Placerville
  • Amador County
  • Ione
  • Yolo County
  • Woodland
  • Davis
  • Solano County
  • Dixon
  • Vacaville
  • Sutter County
  • Yuba City
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Corri Martella

Sacramento, CA

1 reviews • 500 families supported • 10 years experience

1 reviews • 500 families supported • 10 years experience

I offer doula care, lactation consultations, and teach childbirth & lactation education classes. I cover the Greater Sacramento Area. All services are in-person or virtual. I have a background as a Registered Nurse working in Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, NICU, and now an OBGYN Clinic. My passion my whole career has been to advocate, care for, and support the pregnant person and the entire family as a whole.

Care philosophy

Supporting families starting from conception, has been my passion for a decade. The entire journey from pregnancy to raising a child is a huge life change. I hope to make a difference in your life and maybe make things a little easier with my knowledge and compassion.

Areas served

  • Greater Sacramento and Lodi Areas
  • Lodi, California
  • Elk Grove, California
  • Sacramento, California
  • Galt, California
  • Stockton, California

Reviews

  • Claudia
    August 9, 2023 at 1:03 am | Peer review

    Corri Martella is an amazing, caring and knowledgeable nurse and human being. She provides high quality, compassionate care to all the families she works with. It is a pleasure working with her. I highly recommend her.

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Amber Bardini

Sacramento, CA

2 reviews • 9 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 9 families supported • 1 years experience

I got started because I realized how little help the average family has when it comes to life with a newborn. I want to be a support system to those who need it and help them succeed at parenting. I am a full spectrum doula (which includes birth support, postpartum support, and reproductive health support). I am also a certified pediatric sleep consultant and can help with setting up healthy sleep habits from the newborn stage up through the first year. I am an advocate for you, for your voice to be heard, and for you to have the most research and evidence-based information possible when it comes to making decisions for you and your family.

Care philosophy

I am passionate about helping people into parenthood, whether that be for the first time or not. Bringing a new addition into the family can be an exciting time. It can also be a stressful and overwhelming time too. I know how hard it can be not to have your "village" and that's why I became a doula. I want to give you all the tools you need to feel like you are rocking this new journey.

Areas served

  • Sacramento County
  • Placer County
  • Yolo County

Reviews

  • Shalin
    July 28, 2023 at 12:58 am | Peer review

    Amber is skilled, knowledgable, and compassionate. As a colleague, it has been a pleasure to work with her and I know any family who chooses her as their doula will be in good hands.

$ flexible
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Auriel Cerio-Bernstein

San Ramon, CA

3 reviews • 150 families supported • 7 years experience

3 reviews • 150 families supported • 7 years experience

I am a multi-generational, master psychic healer and have been serving families as a full spectrum Doula since 2017. It's my mission to provide knowledgeable, spirit led care and advocacy to all beings who have been called to traverse the transformative journeys of birth, rebirth, and beyond. No two paths are the same and I know that each journey requires unique care and attention. Whether you are currently pregnant, trying to manifest your spirit baby, or you're holding space for your baby as they pass through this dimension and on to the next, I'm here to help you and your family navigate this deeply transformative moment in time.

Care philosophy

I believe that peace on Earth begins with birth and I believe that each person who has come to the threshold of birth knows the best way to birth peacefully. No matter where or how you choose to give birth, you deserve to have a compassionate knowledgeable guide who will help you find your best path forward and advocate for your desires from bump to babe.

Areas served

  • East Bay Area
  • South Bay Area
  • Peninsula
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • North Bay Area

Reviews

  • Shaelynn
    October 26, 2022 at 11:03 am | Client review

    Having Auriel at my birth was like having an angel watching over me. She was so quietly attentive during my entire labor and didn’t give up on me even when the hours stretched on. Her energy is very grounding and I felt so safe near her. The continuous care she gave us after our baby was born was amazing, I don’t know how I would have handled those first few weeks without her.

$ flexible
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Kara Edwards

Modesto, CA

2 reviews • 20 families supported • 4 years experience

2 reviews • 20 families supported • 4 years experience

I am a full spectrum doula, herbalist and student of holistic nutrition. A doula can not only provide you with the evidence based information you need to make an informed decision about your birth, your story, your baby and your life... a doula is also a witness to your experience, a person who holds space for all your emotions, holds your hand when you feel defeated and celebrates in your joy. Holding your birth vision and preferences as priority, a doula is guaranteed emotional, physical & educational support during the grand initiation into your new life. Postpartum is a time for (re)learning and discovering the new life before you! This is a time to heal and be cared for as you focus on nurturing your baby. As a postpartum doula, I like to focus on mothering the mother. Caring for the person who brought the sweet babe earthside supports the family unit for years to come & has significant effects on the mothers long term health. I was led to birth work about 5 years ago through my interests in women's health, nutrition, and herbalism.

Care philosophy

With evidence based, non-biased, compassionate companionship at the center, my goal is to contribute to your feeling of safety & self empowerment on the journey to rebirth, pregnancy, labor and transition into parenthood.

Areas served

  • Stanislas Co.
  • San Joaquin Co.
  • Surrounding Modesto area

Reviews

  • Sarah
    July 29, 2022 at 11:41 am | Client review

    Kara is a soothing presence and excellent doula. She is a great listener and helped everyone in our family transition from one kid to two.

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Cyndi Whitwell

Sacramento, CA

0 reviews • 1068 families supported • 37 years experience

0 reviews • 1068 families supported • 37 years experience

I have attended over 1000 births. My goal is to support the "unit" which means the couple. I'm the support of the laboring mom and her coach, and anyone else invited to the process. I had three children myself, one in the hospital and two at home. I participated in the Kaiser Research Project on Doulas in the l990s. I was certified during that study and later became certified with DONA, which I've keep current for 2 decades. My website describes my services, www.cyndidoula.net and for reviews, please see my Yelp profile, https://www.yelp.com/biz/cyndis-doula-service-sacramento-2 I want families to leave their births feeling they had the information they needed to make their best decisions.

Care philosophy

I started attending births in 1986. My goal was to help families have cherished birth memories Helping a couple understand labor as they navigate those waters was my focus over the years. I care that families feel supported and listened to during a birth. It matters to me that you feel you have a voice in the process.

Areas served

  • Davis, Folsom, Elk Grove, Roseville, Sacramento
$ flexible
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Melody Brown

Orangevale, CA

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

Hello! I am Melody Brown. I started Labour of Love in order to create and support a holistically positive-support process for those moving toward future birthing, child rearing, and all of the emotional/psychological support frameworks one might need regardless of your birthing outcome. Through my own process of pregnancy, I encountered many painful and powerfully uplifting moments. Through my birthing and postpartum experience… and then the loss of multiple pregnancies, I have been brought full circle with great desire and passion to get involved with birth work.

Care philosophy

To support birthing people and their families in pregnancy, birth and postpartum by empowering them to make informed, confident choices for themselves and their babies; all while helping them achieve the best possible outcome for their birth.

Areas served

  • Sacramento
  • orangevale
  • citrus heights
  • fair oaks
  • folsom
  • roseville
  • rocklin
  • auburn
$ flexible
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Teresa Silva

San Leandro, CA

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

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Care philosophy

To be written.

Areas served

  • Fremont/Union City/Newark
  • Hayward
  • San Lorenzo/San Leandro
  • Oakland
  • Berkeley/Richmond
  • San Jose
  • Dublin/Pleasanton
  • San Francisco
$ flexible
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Leslie Jones

Fairfield, CA

0 reviews • 9 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 9 families supported • 5 years experience

My goal is to help the birthing parents with informational, physical and emotional support throughout their childbearing years. Every birthing parent deserves to feel empowered through the birthing process. Our bodies have been made for this purpose and our babies know how to be born. Trust birth.

Care philosophy

I strive to provide comprehensive care to families for all their childbirth needs. I offer birth doula services as well as childbirth education in Solano County and beyond.

Areas served

  • Fairfield
  • Vacaville
  • Vallejo
  • Napa
  • Davis
  • Sacramento
  • San Francisco
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Teri Nava-Anderson

Walnut Creek, CA

0 reviews • 500 families supported • 12 years experience

0 reviews • 500 families supported • 12 years experience

The Harmony Doula Group is a team of certified childbirth and postpartum specialists with over 40 years of combined experienced, offering childbirth and lactation education, birth and postpartum doula and concierge services, placenta encapsulation, herbal blends and professional aromatherapy consults. We work in collaboration with a network of chiropractors, pelvic floor therapists, sexual health experts and more to help support you in your postpartum healing.

Care philosophy

Most people only birth a few times, we offer emotional and physical support and evidence-based information to support you in having your best birth, whatever that looks like for you.

Areas served

  • Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Pleasanton, Tracy

Doula Services: FAQs

A doula is a professional that provides emotional, physical and educational support to new parents before, during, and after childbirth and into the early postpartum period. Doulas are companions who strive to give families a safe, positive, and healthy labor experience. They provide parents with evidence-based information and education on childbirth and are someone who the parent can turn to with questions and concerns about having a baby. Doulas also take an active role in collaborating with the parent to create a birth plan.

A certified birth doula offers advice and techniques to help reduce the stress that the parent often experiences during childbirth and provides you with education about different aspects of delivery and labor and what comes after.

There are two ways you can hire a doula through Meela in Stockton, CA.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Stockton, CA and send the doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend interviewing at least three before hiring your top doula.

You can also hire a doula in Stockton, CA in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Stockton, CA. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Stockton, CA doulas: in a few hours, you will have a collection of doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience and read reviews. You can chat with each doula to learn more about them.
  1. Hire a doula with confidence: schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top doula choices. Hire your top doula and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a doula in Stockton, CA to be $1,214, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of California. The cost of a doula in Stockton, CA can range from $997 to $1,431. These costs are based on a representative group of 1,036 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of California. The average cost of a doula in California is higher than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in Stockton, CA, you and your doula will discuss and agree upon a fee structure, and your doula will send you itemized invoices through Meela, which you can pay securely through the app.

Some insurance companies will cover all or part of the cost of hiring a doula. Contact your insurance company to find out if they offer any coverage for hiring a doula; not all insurance companies do.

You can hire two types of doulas in Stockton, CA: a birth doula and a postpartum doula. The birth doula is during your pregnancy and through the birth of your child. They provide you with emotional, physical and educational support during your pregnancy, your labor and delivery and for the first few hours after your child is born.

A postpartum doula will support you for the first few weeks after the baby is born. They provide in-home assistance, including teaching you how to take care of your newborn, acting as lactation consultant, and can provide some night nanny services.

Yes, a birth doula can provide support during a Cesarean birth and delivery. Doulas are non-medical professionals and do not replace obstetricians, physicians, midwives or nurses. They are an additive member to the team and provide emotional, physical and informational support to the birthing parent, partner and family. It is up to you whether the certified doula can remain in the operating room during the procedure.

When you hire a doula in Stockton, CA, your services typically include several in-person prenatal sessions, 24/7 phone and text support, full attendance throughout your labor, and several hours of support immediately following your birth.

A doula in Stockton, CA can help you in any kind of birth. Certified doulas are able to assist parents in creating the ideal “birth environment” and help parents deliver their baby safely. A doula can provide support during the birth whether it occurs in a hospital, a home, or another birth center of some kind. Doulas are there to support you in your desired birth preferences, whether that is a preference for natural, non-medicated, assisted, C-section or anything else.

Certified doulas can also act as a liaison between you and hospital staff regarding your childbirth expectations and preferences. For example, if your preference is to have a non-medicated birth, a doula can help guide you through that process and create a personalized birth plan. A certified doula in Stockton, CA does not replace medical staff (such as your obstetrician and nurses).

When a surgical procedure is required, there are some situations in which a birth doula can also remain in the operating room, although this is not an expected obligation. A certified birth doula can also assist hospital staff to improve the overall birthing experience. A doula in Stockton, CA will typically stay with the parents for several hours after birth to help them with birth recovery.

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Stockton, CA can help improve parent satisfaction with their baby’s birth and delivery. The involvement of a doula can also lead to shorter deliveries with less complications.

Recent studies show that parents who have a support person like a doula by their side throughout labor and childbirth are more likely to:

  1. Give birth without the need for pain medicine
  2. Describe their birth experience in a positive way
  3. Give birth without the need for medical intervention, such as C-sections or vacuum delivery
  4. Experience a shorter labor

You can hire a doula early in your pregnancy to allow you time to get to know each other and to begin planning for your later trimesters, labor, birth, and aftercare. It is ideal to hire a doula when you are around 20 weeks along, but you can start looking for one before that.

It is never too late to hire a doula in Stockton, CA; you have right up to your due date to find a doula near you and receive all the benefits of doula support.

While many people think that a doula and a midwife are the same thing, their educational background and job duties are different. Doulas are non-medical professionals who provide emotional, physical and educational support, while also offering actionable advice and guidance to new parents about how to nurture their baby.

A midwife is a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) or a certified midwife (CM). CNMs are medical professionals that are certified and licensed by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. CMs are also certified, but they do not have nursing backgrounds.

Doulas are not medical professionals; they focus on the emotional support for the parents and the family before, during, and after the birth of the baby. Their job is to provide information, advice, and support to the family not diagnose any medical conditions or provide medical advice.

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