Birth Fee: $950
Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 13 births attended
Clients per Month: 0Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
To have a Doula is such a relieve and a wonderful expericence when you are matched up with the right person. I am blessed and honored to say that I have had the most exciting and wonderful experience with Zuri Scrivens. I found out about doulas back when I was pregant with my first child and the person who my family orignally had was unable to assist us and the kind hearted Zuri steped in to replace her. Zuri is organised, honest, respectful, well knowlegdeable, kind, loving, understanding, and reliable. After my first birth with my son and Zuri being there, my spouce and I coundn't imagin going through another pregancy with out here in the picture. She made a birth plan with us and was able to help avocate for us when we were unable to find the words to say. She was able to get better clairifaction to help us understand better what is going on. Our first child was born in a hospital and our second one was a home water birth. I was cool with the hospital birth for our first chil and being 17 days late, Zuri made the process amazing. For the home birth it was not on my radar, but when she informed us that she had a birthing pool I was super excited because I was not able to have baths like I loved so much. She was very supportive of the change from going to the hosptial to the home. She helped with the concerns that I had and made it a smooth transistion. Having her calm voice and knowing what was needed to help me through my pain at home with out medication was a new experience that I couldnt of made it thought without her. I used the tense machine and deep breathing, then got into the water and continued on with the deep breathing process. Zuri worked well with the Drs (1st birht) and also the Midwives (2nd birth), with also helping my spouce feel included in this process of birth making, it the most memorable experience ever. If I ever decided to have any more children I would defentaly ask Zuri to be my doula again.
How can I put into words how amazing she was. She was actually a back up doula for my family but how lucky were we to be able to have her! She was such an amazing comfort during my long days of prodromal labour. She was so patient and kind and never did she ever impose her will on us. She respected all of our decisions and even supported us. She also gave us space as a couple and encouraged me to discuss any fears that were holding me back from experiencing the fullness of my birth. That was such an amazing and powerful moment for my husband and I. I will never ever forget this birth. I’m so grateful to have had her presence as a part of my birth journey! We love you Zuri!!
The amazing doula Zuri Scrivens that my family got blessed with. When we first met Zuri it was comfortable due to how sweet and kind she is. We then got down to business and she was very well organized and honest at all times. She had easy drawn out contracts and went through them with us in a timely maner with no pressure or rushing. I was happy to have her abroad my family team of labor. With Zuri knowing what was going on with me and all my symptoms, she suggested many different things, whether it was from exercise, acupuncture and even as simple as providing mental support with information to help my partner to support me better with guidance. With Zuri’s organization, she was able to help my family with a birthing plan. She is very calming in stressful situations. When I was in labor she was good at making sure that the RN’s saw my birthing plan and helping my partner and I have a heard voice. I had an induced labor and I was super fearful that when I was scheduled to get induced, I refused and waited. I began to worry that my decision was not good because the Dr was pressuring me to get it done due to the fact I was 41weeks and 3 days over due. I talked to Zuri after seeing the Dr and she was very supportive of my decision and cleared up any fears and made them into positive thoughts. She always preserved my dignity in situations that were not the greatest when in the hospital. With 23 hours of induced labor and her voice to guide me through the pain, it was a sure comforting to have someone who knew how I was feeling. Not saying that anyone else could, but my partner wouldn’t understand the level of pain as Zuri would from having given birth herself. My family would completely have her as our doula again due to her personality, information, professional manner, organized, and much more. Zuri was a huge support and made this delivery and also the postpartum easier than I have imagined.
Just one week ago today, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl with Zuri by my side. Her presence was exactly what was needed. She is calm, encouraging, and supported me throughout the entire process. Having met for three prenatal visits, we reviewed so many aspects of labour and delivery that I was unaware of, or simply uneducated in. After these visits, I felt reassured that my wishes would be respected.
When I went into labour, Zuri was the first person I called and she came to our home quite quickly to be with my husband and I. She helped monitor my progress and gage when I was ready to call my midwives. At the hospital, the only time Zuri left the room was to update my mum, reassuring her that everything was okay. She kept an eye on my husband as well, encouraging him to take a nap when there was a moment, and to make sure he ate.
The birthing process with Zuri before, during, and after has left me feeling completely at ease about my experience. I am happy with every decision I made, so much so, that moments after giving birth I said I would do it all over again. Having Zuri as a doula alongside my midwives made the wild ride of pregnancy, labour & delivery the beautiful gift that it is. Of course it was challenging in many moments but I felt like I had been given the tools to create the best possible experience.
With my whole heart, I recommend Zuri as a doula. She is everything I could have hoped for and more.
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