Phone: (336) 430-5832
Birth Fee: $750
Fee Details: My fee includes 1-2 prenatal visits, continual in-person active labor support, 1 postpartum visit, and unlimited phone and text support as needed. In addition to my flat fee, I offer low fee and volunteer doula service dependent on availability and need. Any person needing support should have support! Please reach out to discuss your situation.
Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 20 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
My partner and I are so incredibly grateful to have had Anne as our doula and we cannot imagine what the birth of our son would have been like without her by our sides. Her thoroughness, preparation and technique were instrumental to our experience. From the very beginning she went above and beyond for us. We didnt have time to take a childbirth class, so she went out of her way to meet with us and brought us up to speed on everything we could expect and all of the various options available to us. In additon to her knowledge and professional and personal experience (she is also a mother), Anne's compassion and ability to remain calm under pressure are two of the best qualities an expecting mother could ask for in a doula. Her support during labor was incredible - from my 3AM phone call to tell her it was happening, to having her there to lean on (literally) in the hospital! And when the time came to push, I distinctly remember tuning everyone else out and listening to Anne's calm and gentle voice coaching me through each push and reassuring me that I was doing a great job. Perhaps the most significant moment for me was the week after my son was born when I was exhausted, vunerable and scared. I was attempting to breastfeed and he lost his latch in the middle of the night. I couldn't for the life of me get him properly latched and I was up all night, frantic. First thing the next morning, Anne was at my house teaching me to guide my son to a proper latch, and it was smooth sailing from then on!
My partner and I have already been recommending Anne to ALL of our friends and family, and now you, too! Next to our son being born, she was the best thing that happened to us during the most memorable time of our lives!
We were so lucky to have Anne as our doula for the birth of our third child. She is knowledgeable, quick to respond, warm, calming and positive. She helped me tremendously in managing the contractions during labor and didn't leave my side for a minute. I didn't get an epidural and she was so good at helping me manage the pain that the doctor told me he never would have guessed how far along I was based on my facial expression! My husband and I felt so comfortable around her. In addition to her presence at the birth, we met a couple of times before the birth and she came for a visit afterwards as well. I highly recommend Anne.
Anne was such a calming and reassuring presence throughout my entire pregnancy, as well as the birth of my second son. Since I had a couple of hiccups (pre-term labor, pelvic pain, and being dilated 4 cm for the last month of pregnancy), Anne was on top of everything offering wonderful guidance, and easing my anxieties She felt very present and never rushed me. I felt extremely safe, listened to, and cared for. Not to mention that my husband thought Anne's help during labor was extraordinary. Having not had a doula with our first son, my husband especially felt very grateful for Anne's contraction techniques and general advice given during pregnancy and labor. Anne was so strong, both physically and emotionally as she helped me deal with staff during labor all the while helping me during each contraction and giving me strength I needed so desperately. I recommend hiring Anne as a doula because she not only embodies a sense of calm alongside courage, she is also very knowledgeable and confident in her doula-ing. I could not have done it without her. Her empathy, bedside manner and brave personality make her the perfect doula for your birth. It was by far the best decision made for my pregnancy. Thank you Anne!
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