Phone: (860) 805-3553
Birth Fee: Not specified
Fee Details: I have different packages to choose from to fit your budget and also offer a sliding fee based on income if needed.
Birth Doula Experience: 5 years and 50 births attended
Specific certifications for the above: Locally trained and apprenticed Doula but do not hold a national certification.Type of Practice: Solo practice
Clients per Month: 1 to 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Spartanburg, SC
We had a wonderful experience with Dawn. She was always professional and very caring. She worked closely with us to develop a birth plan. She was a wonderful support system for us throughout the entire process (and even after our daughter was born). I would highly recommend Dawn as a birth doula!!
Dawn was a wonderful help both prenatally and for our home birth in March of 2013. This was our first birth, so Dawn's experience and confidence were just what we needed. She was well organized and made sure that we had well thought out birth plans, both primary and contingency. She studied and discussed our birth plans with us ahead of the birth to make sure she understood what was most important to us and could act as our advocate in case we had to utilize the contingency hospital birth plan.
During early labor we kept Dawn and our midwife updated every few hours by phone. Dawn came over right away when the description of my labor progress indicated things were starting to move faster. She was a great coach through the surges and was able to help get me through them with counter pressure, cool compresses and essential oils. She also took some pictures for us during and after the birth.
Dawn stayed with us for a few hours after the birth to make sure that we were settled in and that our baby was latching on sufficiently.
We rented a birthing tub from Dawn, which she brought to our house ahead of time and thoroughly explained the set up instructions. After the birth she helped to empty and pack up the tub, and took it that night so we didn't have to worry about it.
We were dissapointed to learn that Dawn moved away from our area because we would have loved to have her involved in any of our future pregnancies and births.
Dawn was my doula for the birth of my daughter! She was wonderful. She was gave a ton of advice and support as my due date neared, then was there for me every minute during my 23 hour labor. We took advantage of her wonderful tub and she was a critical person during my labor. I credit her for the reason I did not end up with a c-section. She also gave wonderful post-partum advice, some of which I credit to the fact as to why my daughter was sleeping through the night at 4 weeks. Getting a doula is critical if you want to have a natural birth. Getting an amazing doula is harder to find. Dawn knows the Central Connecticut area and will be the advocate that you need.
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