Phone: (513) 828-8433
Birth Fee: $500
Fee Details: I support you during pregnancy, birth & immediate postpartum period. I am there for you emotionally, where you can openly discuss fears, concerns, & excitement w/o judgement. I offer resources & articles to help you make informed decisions. During labor, I provide non-medical pain relief which is tailored to your own personal likes & needs, & may include massage, position suggestions, or rebozo. My services include 1-2 prenatal appointments where we discuss any questions or concerns as well as your birth wishes, on call from contract signing, text email & phone support, back up doula, continuous labor support beginning in your home & traveling to your birth place, my presence 1-2 hours after birth, & 1 postpartum appointment to reflect on your birth. I am able to photograph some of the laboring process & moments after birth free of charge, if this is something that interests you.
Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 16 births attended
Not SpecifiedType of Practice: Solo practice
Clients per Month: 1 to 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Healing Touch Volunteer at Bethesda North
Languages spoken: English
After previously having a midwife miss my delivery (at home), I knew I wanted to hire a doula. I had interviewed five doulas, all who I liked, but I chose Diana because she was not too far and I felt a connection with her. I enjoyed our prenatal visits, and she was able to meet with my midwives prior to delivery so I felt like I had a solid support team. I went past my edd and Diana was wonderful in reassuring me and comforting me when I was feeling like I may be pregnant forever. When I did go into labor I sent her a text to let her know, and about an hour later I text her again telling her I was ready for her to join me. She left right away and was by my side for the next 8 or so hours, until baby was here and we were settled. I desired a very hands off labor, but she was there with me, playing music, making sure I was eating and hydrated, and taking photos when she could. I don't even think she left to use the restroom the entire time she was with me.
I would absolutely recommend Diana. She was a wonderful support and I am so grateful to have had her calming presence with me through an intense labor.
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