Postpartum Rate: $30
Postpartum Doula Experience: 5 years and 10 families served
Not SpecifiedType of Practice: Solo practice
Clients per Month: 2 to 4Postpartum limits/restrictions: Cat Allergy
Birthright International Counselor Community Postpartum Support Group Facilitator
Andrea attended the birth of my 10th child Bella Louise. I have known Andrea for many years now and have always been impressed with her deep caring for others. She has the perfect combination of professionalism and simcere concern for the comfort and happiness of her clients. During my labor when things were taking longer and were more painful than I had previously experienced Andrea helped the situation stay calm and peaceful. She is an excellent doula and is on her way to becoming a knowledgeable and capable midwife as well.
When I decided to have my fifth baby at home, I knew I would need some extra help. Andrea had just been introduced to me, and I was impressed by her knowledge and her gentle manner. I was excited when she agreed to be my doula, and I was not dissapointed.
Twice, I had labor start in ernest only to have it halted after an exam by my midwife. Both times, Andrea was there as soon as I called and stayed until we were sure my labor had stopped again. She took me for walks, made me laugh, and did all she could to help me get back into labor again. At one point, she recommended an emotional clearing. After that was done, my labor kicked back on, and didn't stop until the baby was born.
She was very supportive of my use of hypnobabies for calm and comfortable natural birth. Her intuition and insight really helped me get to the place I needed to be to bring my sweet baby peacefully into the world. I have recommended her to many friends and will continue to do so without hesitation.
Andrea worked with me as a doula during pregnancy, throughout labor and delivery of my baby and with postpartum support. She is a great resource of information and a great listener. She is always supportive of my choices and helpful with resolving concerns. She is respectful and unobtrusive in her suggestions and advice. She offers great emotional support and is a definite asset as a mother's advocate. Having a doula who is resourceful and competent helped me be able to focus on the beauty and joy of my baby entering this life and joining our family. Our birth experience was miraculous and unforgettable. I am truly grateful for Andrea's help in allowing me to be fully involved yet stress-free throughout the proccess. Thank you, Andrea, for your professionalism and sincerity.
I was aware that my baby was going to be born with a cleft and I was scared and nervous. Then I met Andrea, she knew just how to be both compassionate and encouraging. After hiring her as my doula, I became excited about the birth of my baby. When I went I to labor, Andrea was able to meet me at the hospital and help me communicate better with the Drs. and Nurses. My Baby had to spend time in the NICU, but Andrea stayed with me until she knew I was calm and settled. She helped me feel m9re conf8dent about pumping for my baby to eat as well. This was my 5th child, and by far the most positive experience I have had with a birth. Thank you Andrea for helping me bring my beautiful little girl into this world in a peaceful positive way.
Andrea was my doula for the birth of my fourth child. Andrea was very helpful and knowledgeable in educating me about different pain relieving techniques and other birthing tips in the meetings that we had in the months before my due date. Andrea was with me through my whole labor time and stayed until I was discharged from the birthing center. She was encouraging to me and my husband and helped show him what was the most supportive to me. She was helpful with my older kids who are also at the birthing center. After the birth, and when everything settled down. She even went to get me my favorite sandwich. :-) She was very helpful when I encountered a complication after the delivery. She is very knowledgeable and helped me breast feed my baby right from the start. Andrea also has helped answer many nursing question I have had since the birth. I loved having Andrea at the birth, I felt like she was able to free up my husband to be able to focus on me. We both knew that someone was there looking out for the best interest of both of us and our new baby. Andrea's calm, confident, nurturing personality is perfect for this kind of service! Andrea is very thorough but very relaxed. I would highly recommend Andrea to anyone looking for some support for their delivery, whether they think they need the support or not. :-)
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