$75 to $600
Type of practice: Solo practice
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
case by case basis
Labor and delivery nurse for 7 years
$250 non refundable fee to secure doula services remaining balance due by birth OR postpartum visit (dependent upon service package) visit www.laboredwithlove.com for more info
Shawnee Mission, KS Service range 30 miles
I needed help with coming up with the right birth plan for my first child considering I am high risk due to several medical conditions but Lydia assured me that she would help me every step of the way. I dont know how I could have delivered my baby without her. I highly recommend her to anybody who has questions about a birth plan or pregnancy in general. She was amazing!
At first, I wasn’t sure if I should hire a doula, but I’m SSOOOOO GLAD I DID! can’t imagine having done this without Lydia by my side! She was very attentive throughout the whole process and me feel as prepared as one could be for their first time. Her background as a nurse also made me feel like I was in the best possible hands! I just can’t say enough about her as a person and a doula!
If you are considered a doula for your labor, seriously look no further!!
Lydia has now helped me with both pregnancies and deliveries. There were some discouraging moments with my pregnancies but Lydia assisted mentally and physically to push through. With breastfeeding and my options with delivery, Lydia was very helpful. It seemed as if I was too busy to keep track of the things happening the day of my deliveries but Lydia was there to help keep track of that and now I forever have a keepsake and timeline of a beautiful day. So very grateful and more than satisfied with my Doula experience
She was a great resource and even better support system during my pregnancy and i would definitley recommend her to any expecting mom.
Lydia was beyond amazing! She was very helpful from the moment I chose her as my doula at 4 months pregnant in October 2017. I was busy going to school and working full time, and she made sure to check on me. Lydia was available to answer ALL my questions any time of day. I went from having 0 questions to millions a week. She was and still is very patient with me and always remained calm when I would stress or freak out. I was able to work with her and create a birth vision for me and my baby, while working with her I became more comfortable if my vision did not go as planned. Lydia attended doctors appointments with me and would help me come up with a list of thorough questions to ask. She advised me what to look for in a great and not so great OB/GYN. When asking questions I was able to feel comfortable with my choice of doctor. When it came time for labor Lydia exceeded all my expectations! Lydia met me at the hospital and from then on we started to implemented my birth vision. I am grateful for her also being a labor and delivery nurse. I listened and communicated with her more than my real nurses because I trusted her 100%. During labor she reminded me to take care of myself and make sure I rested, I was so anxious and excited that I was wide awake. Having her there eased my mind because she was able to help break down all the medical terms. While in labor she pushed me past my level of comfort, made me change positions and do things to help my labor progress. I was stubborn but I did what she asked because I knew she was going to help me get my baby. I never realized without a doula present the doctors and nurses are rarely in the room and if you don't have anyone knowledgeable you are stuck laboring by yourself. Lydia has also helped me postpartum especially with breastfeeding, even when it seemed like the hardest thing to do but she would not let me give up I would recommend Lydia. I would definitely choose her for my future pregnancies!
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