1 years and 3 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 0 to 2
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Must have a midwife in attendance!
My standard rate is $950, however, I may be able to offer sliding scale pricing where necessary.
Salem, MA Service range 25 miles
Natalie was the most important part of our birth experience, and I recommend her wholeheartedly.
I was unsure of what to expect when my wife suggested looking into a doula, and was a little bit skeptical of the whole thing. When we met Natalie, it was clear that she was a no-nonsense, pro-science, practical, accepting, wonderful person that we would both be extremely happy to work with.
During 2 prenatal visits, she walked us through labor coping techniques, the pros and cons of how an epidural might affect birth positioning, the emotional toll of birth and early parenting, our anxieties around the whole process, and gave us lots of resources and equipment recommendations to have on hand going forward.
Flash forward to the day we went to the hospital with high blood pressure, and were surprised to learn we'd be induced 2 weeks early, and Natalie was available via text and phone immediately, but comfortable with our decision to wait until the morning for her to show up to the hospital. When she did, she brought snacks, emotional support, and a lot of helpful massage and coping tools. Once she arrived, she stayed with us for 20 hours, helping my wife with breathing and pain managment, and helping me with the stress and anxiety brought on by watching my wife in labor for nearly 48 hours. While my wife speaks very highly of Natalie's effectiveness in helping her breathe, I honestly don't know how I'd have made it through without Natlie's handholding.
Hiring Natalie for our birth experience was the best investment we've ever made. She was incredible.
Natalie is an all around great person, very seeet and comfortable to be around especially at a vulnerable moment like labor. She knew just what to do to help with my labor pains. she not only helped me but also supported my fiancé along the way. So very happy that we had her there it was perfect!! Highly recommend to have her as a doula!
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