Phone: (936) 647-9060
Birth Fee: $350 to $600
Fee Details: I require a retainer fee when you select me that will be discussed at the time of choosing. I also offer discounts to couples who take Bradley Method(r) classes from me.
Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 14 births attended
Clients per Month: 0 to 2Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Montgomery, TX
I originally met Meredith as my Bradley Method instructor and we hit it off from the beginning. She seemed so personable, which is what led me to choose her as my doula. Initially, I didn't even consider having a doula, but her kind, warm spirit and her desire to serve others is what persuaded me. She also has a great sense of humor, very easy to get along with. She gave me a lot of support during my 35 hour labor and was with me almost the entire time! I so appreciate her and would recommend her to anyone looking for a calming and enjoyable labor experience.
Having our Bradley Birthing teacher as our Doula was the best experience. Not only did she help us prepare for labor through the education we received in her 12 week course, but we had that opportunity to get to know one another before the big day! It was such a blessing to have contact with her on a regular basis as well, being able to ask her questions, describe what I was experiencing and for my husband to be in contact with her during labor. She came late at night when I went into labor, and even went with us to the birthing center three times, as I was sent home twice to labor longer at home! Through out my 45.5hour labor, she stayed in contact with us, no matter the time of day/night. When we were finally getting closer to labor, she helped me by reminding me that everything I was feeling was normal and that I had the strenght to do it. She brought such a sense of peace to the room that I don't think could have been present without her support. When I was entering transition phase and getting nauseous, she had honey sticks ready to keep my blood sugar up. Our experience in having her there wasn't just someone hired for support, but it was our new friend experiencing the birth of our daugher with us. We all shared tears, laughter and hugs when she was born, and we'll forever be grateful to her for what she did to help us experience the beauty of a natural, drug-free labor and delivery.
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