$600 to $800
2 years and 14 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 2
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Volunteer Doula with Birthing Gently (Mass General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital)
I believe every woman who wants a doula should get one. Payment plans and sliding scale fees available. Send me a message! I’d love to chat about your needs!
Needham, MA Service range 40 miles
I’ll starting saying that this testimonial is many months late . Vanessa was my doula for the birth of my first baby on November 2017. Since our first meeting I’ve got the feeling that she would be an important part of my labor process. My husband is great, but I was really insecure and felt that I need extra support. My labor didn’t start as we expected and it was induced. Vanessa was about 1h away from us, which was fine, and we agreed that we would call her when I started to have consistent contractions. However, every labor is different, and it turn out that my progress was super fast. In 2h I went from 3cm to 8cm of dilatation. I don’t remember when my husband called Vanessa, but by the time she got there I was already with the epidural. What I remember is how I felt calm and secure when Vanessa arrived. She brought a cool vibe to the room, started with massages and oils that helped me to relax. I must add that I manage the pain tanks to the massage my husband was doing, which Vanessa thought him in on of her visits. By the end, Vanessa and my husband where there for me during the birth of my baby. Her presence was the ultimate support I needed; I just wish I had have more time…It would be amazing to have Vanessa during the hard time with the contractions, but I’m glad she though my husband how to deal with it. I specially loved her postpartum visit. We get to talk about the labor, see the great pictures she took for us. Vanessa is a very warm person and it’s just nice to have her around. I’m glad I had her for this very important experience of my life. I do believe, no matter what kind of labor you will have, every woman deserves a doula who will be there to support her. Vanessa was mine and I loved!
Good day to all,
This is my testimonial :
Ms. Prohodski was a wonderful support to me and in my experience as a new mother to be born in her role of Doula. Not only was she able to support me through my days/ hours of delivery, she was also able to work with me and my support system to develop a birthing plan- as a single mother. Vanessa provided to me support and guidance that honored my wishes and preferences in the process of giving birth (personal and cultural). She was flexible, mindful, resourceful and an advocate for my wishes. Her ability to be present and her listening skills allowed for a fluid relationship and for a smooth transition after giving birth. Her ability to stay present, be mindful and grounded helped me in this most unique journey (Her presence allowed me the ability to request and ask that my birthing process and plan be honored by the Medical team at the hospital). I am honored to have found her as a Doula- she is professional, compassionate, resourceful and thoughful Doula. I wish her the best in her endeavors as I have benefitted from her abilities to make the birthing process and journey a memorable and enjoyful one. I recommend her to others who are considering her as a Doula and I'd like to thank her for contributing to my son and mine well-being. Ms. Prohodski was consitent from beginning to end and made my process a very special journey/ experience to have lived and I am grateful she respected my preferences while being nurturing, grounded and embraceful. Thank you Ms. Prohodski.
We are very greatful to Vanessa for the care and kindness she provided our family during labor and after delivery. It was the best decision we have made and we picked the best person for the task. she is very professional, kind, reassuring and very supportive. We would highly recommand her and she will definitly be our Doula for our next baby adventure.
She was really caring, sensitive, and over all amazing next baby she will definitely be called first :)
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