Birth Fee: $400 to $800
Fee Details: Educational support throughout pregnancy. One prenatal visit at 36 weeks. Phone/text/email support as needed during pregnancy and postpartum. Assistance in creating an individualized birth plan. Labor support by phone during early labor and upon arrival at your home or in the hospital during active labor. Initial breastfeeding support. One postpartum visit in your home.
Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 32 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
From exercises for sciatica to breastfeeding wisdom, Mary was an invaluable resource and support system throughout our pregnancy, birth, and there after. She helped equip me with the information and support I needed to confidently experience pregnancy and delivery. While I delivered in a hospital, she made the environment calm and cozy. She strongly advocated for our birth plan. She prepared my husband so he was able to emotionally, physically, and mentally support me during delivery. It was such a gift to experience the birth of our son as a family unit. We would not have been able to have had such an experience without her. Not to mention how well she combatted my back labor with counter pressure and other techniques. She was a reliable coach, friend, and good listener... And will continue as a friend. I have already began recommending Mary to friends who are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant.
As a birth doula for my first child, this magical lady served as my sherpa into motherhood. She led my husband and I through those intense and joy-filled hours with such love, knowledge, and creativity. Our home birth was free of fear and full of empowerment, led by her energy & words. If you’re considering a doula for your birth experience - or wondering what one is - I highly recommend Mary Hanks to guide your way.
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