Birth Fee: $600
Fee Details: I am willing to negotiate/trade with families because every woman deserves a Doula!
Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 11 births attended
Not SpecifiedType of Practice: Solo practice
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Chehalis, WA
Rianne was my doula for my first birth. I obviously had no idea what to expect going into it, and I wasn't even sure what a doula did. She was amazing! We met with her a couple times before the birth so we could get to know her and ask any questions. She is so friendly and easy to talk to. She made me feel completely comfortable around her.
I ended up being induced 9 days late. Rianne met us at the hospital and was with us all 18 hours of my labor. She helped me to relax and breathe through my contractions, and helped both me and my husband feel at ease. I felt no judgment from her when I decided to get an epidural, which I was very grateful for! Rianne was a great part of my birth experience and I highly recommend her! I actually referred her to one of my friends, who just used her :)
She offered to bring me any food or drinks I might like. She wrote down a timeline of all that happened during my labor (when I got medications, when I was dilated to a 10, when my water was broken, when I began pushing, etc) which I am VERY grateful for! It was all just a big blur to me. She took some photos for us right after my baby was born. I loved having a doula, and I loved having Rianne as my doula!
Rianne was a vital member of my baby's birth process. She managed to make me feel confident that my needs would be met and my wishes followed. She was great with trying new things, and working to make me feel as comfortable as possible. Rianne set up the room in a manner that was calming, and worked to anticipate my needs. She constantly thought about me first, which allowed me to relax knowing that I always had someone on my side. While my family were more stressed during the labor process, she had such a calming personality that she not only calmed me, but she managed to calm my family. Her demeanor allowed her to work well with my family, and the hospital staff, all while putting me first. She is a fantastic person, both personnally and professionally. I am so lucky that she was part of the delivery process!
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