Birth Fee: $500 to $900
Fee Details: I am happy to work at a reduced fee for ladies with limited means.
Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 10 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Chapter Leader - ICAN of Central and Southern NH
Languages spoken: English
Oh, Maria! I credit a large part of the success of my delivery and our overall tranquility as a family to Maria. My daughter was born three weeks early and as first time parents, we were so nervous. Maria was there every step of the way from the moment my water broke to the end of my 26 hour labor. I'll always remember her looking me in the eyes and telling me my daughter was ready to meet me. We would be so lucky to have Maria during our future births as well. Recommend without a reservation.
Maria was my doula during the birth of my first child in October of 2017. I cannot say enough good things about her. I truly believe that my daughter’s birth would not have gone as smoothly if it was not for Maria. From the start, she was incredibly helpful, without interfering with the medical professionals or my partner. She did everything from bringing a straw for my water to relieving back labor to encouraging me to move around. The moving around was key in ensuing that my labor progressed, and I don’t think I would have changed positions, walked around, squatted, etc, if it wasn’t for her encouragement. She knew when to push me, and also when to step back and let my partner take over. She also was helpful to my partner, who at times did not know what to do. She delicately balanced supporting me while also coaching him on how to better support me. The nurses and the doc on call adored her as well and explicitly told me that they enjoyed working with her.
In addition to her help during the birth, Maria was a wealth of knowledge when I was researching labor during my pregnancy. She also did a home visit after birth to make sure all was well with healing and breastfeeding.
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