Birth Fee: Not specified
Birth Doula Experience: 1 years
Languages spoken: English, Conversational Spanish
Service Area MapArea of practice: Sterling, VA
My husband and I highly recommend Kim, and we are especially well qualified to speak about Kim because we spent over 50 hours with her during our very long birthing process! She was by our side every hour--including through the night for several nights-- staying well beyond what was required of her. She provided tips on positions that might help the baby move down and did the positions with me when my husband needed a break. She massaged, encouraged, provided her perspective on our options in a non-pushy way, helped me stay focused, and was generally a great person to have around during our birth. From our prenatal meeting to the birth to the post-partum checkup we have always been so impressed with her expertise, warm personality (which is a must if you're going to spend 50+ hours of labor with someone!), and focus on helping us achieve the birth we hoped for. We had been planning for a natural birth using the Hypnobabies method, which Kim is trained in. In the end, our little girl needed to come out via c-section, but we were still grateful to have Kim. It gave us the assurance that we did everything we possibly could to try for a natural birth and in the end we were at peace with the process our child needed. She's just dynamite! You'd be lucky to have her as your doula!
Moreover, the company she works for, NOVA Birth Partners, is a fantastic organization. Their owner, Faith, is a nurse and is deeply knowledgeable about all aspect of the birth process. Before my emergency induction, she got on the phone with me (with no notice and during what I believe must have been bed/bath time for her kids though I never heard them in the background) and talked with me at length about the process and provided tips on how to make the induction as supportive of natural birth as possible. She is wonderful! We also took a Spinning Babies class through NOVA and loved it. The whole team is fantastic. Five stars! Thanks Kim and NOVA!!!
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