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I am so thankful that we hired Dietra for my first pregnancy and labor/delivery! I appreciated getting the chance to meet a couple of times leading up to the birth to discuss goals, expectations, medical interventions, and plans. Dietra made herself accessible for any questions during my pregnancy which was extremely helpful! Her guidance and support during labor made me confident in my medical decisions. Dietra came for a visit after she was born to discuss the birth and was able to check that baby was latching correctly. I am so glad to have worked with Dietra and truly believe that I went into labor and delivery feeling confident and calm in preparation for what could come. I highly recommend Dietra as a doula!!
We were so pleased to work with Dietra for pregnancy and our birthing experience. I could not have had the positive labor and delivery I did without her guidance. I was able to meet all of my birthing preferences and bring my son into the world without being induced or medicated and I feel so proud and empowered for it. The knowledge she provided prior to labor was so helpful in navigating the final weeks of pregnancy and making informed decisions during labor. Most importantly, she ultimately led me to trust myself, my baby, and my body and it is one of the most beautiful gifts I have ever received!
We just moved to Denver when the pandemic started, we didn't have any support system. Dietra as our doula provided all the information we needed to know, from the basic like how to deal with doctors to the procedures that might happend during and after labor. She was available through messaging at all times, she makes you feel that there is no dumb questions, she answers with information resources, links and advice from her experience with previous mothers. After labor, she continues to keep an eye on our family, because emotional support it's important. She also makes house visits, that was a game changer, we asked all the questions and many doubts were cleared. We are forever grateful to have shared the journey of becoming new parents with her and lucky enough to consider her a fiend.
My husband and I had a great experience with Dietra as our labor doula! Her focus was always 100% on our wishes for the pregnancy and birth. The information she imparted and skills she shared helped us to better prepare and then execute our birth plan to the best of our abilities. It was so nice to have the extra help in the hospital and I do think our birth experience as a whole was much more positive due to Dietra's presence and aid. We also really enjoyed the photos we had Dietra take in the delivery room. We would absolutely recommend her service and would use her again in the future (except we plan on this latest kiddo being our last one!)
Dee was a wonderful Doula who helped make my birth experience both positive and enjoyable. My plan was to have an unmedicated water birth at the Birth Center of Denver, but because of my long labor, circumstances dictated that I have a more traditional hospital birth. Despite not having the birth we planned, Dee made sure my husband and I were prepared in advance for any deviations and last minute changes. She spent several hours with us during my pregnancy during which she educated us on the process and talked to us about our concerns, fears and hopes for the birth of our son.
In addition to preparing us for labor and birth, Dee was present for both. She helped me remain calm and relaxed during my labor and coached me through each contraction, physically and mentally. She encouraged me when I doubted myself and reminded me of how strong I was. She and my husband were the best support team and worked together as if they had been planning it for weeks. I ended up having a positive, calm, and medicated vaginal birth and everything happened as it should have.
My husband and I would recommend Dee to any pregnant mother whether it is her first or fifth child. She is a beautiful person inside and out.
From the start, Dietra was incredibly easy to be around and talk to. During our first meeting, her very calm demeanor and presence gave my husband and I a lot of confidence that she would be equally as steady during something as wild as giving birth. She was attentive and respected what we had in our mind for our birth plan (which went straight out the window because of COVID!). The only unfortunate part of our experience was that it was muddled by the pandemic - our hospital was not allowing more than 1 support person, including doulas, so we had to transition to a remote support situation. Dietra took the lead and figured out how to do remote support via Zoom. Her flexibility and patience was absolutely wonderful. Post partum, she answered many, many questions between my husband and I and offered plenty of support and resources. We would highly recommend working with Dietra if you are considering doula support during childbirth!
It was wonderful working with Dietra! We were able to meet once before the birth as my little one decided to grace us with his presence a few weeks early. She had a lot of great info and things to think about for the birth and led me through making a lot of decisions that would have been impossible in the moments of labor and birth. She stuck with us through a long day and was immediately able to remind me about certain things I did and did not want to do when I finally delivered my baby. I would work with her again the future!
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