Birth Fee: $1200 to $1800
Fee Details: Includes 2 massage sessions, 24 hours support during birth, 3 home visits and Reiki during each visit. Massage can be removed and price altered if it is unwanted.
Birth Doula Experience: 5 years and 84 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Service Area MapArea of practice: Pikesville, MD
When you're having a baby for the first time, you want to have the smoothest possible pregnancy and delivery journey. Apart from having a strong support system, your quest to find the perfect doula can be nerve-wracking.
After couple visits with my OB/GYN, she referred me to a doula, Kymberly Lewis. With a great birth experience, here I am to add my high recommendation to her profile!
I invited Kymberly to my place to meet with my husband and I, and more so to see if we 'clicked'. Instantly I knew this partnership would end successfully. The first session was the 'ice breaker' getting to know each other. The second session, Kymberly brought along Jenean Brown, a substitute doula, in the event that she was unavailable for some unforeseen reason. Jenean was very nice. Kymberly gave me some amazing prenatal massages. She thought about everything, from encouraging me to have a birthing plan to checking in every week.
Kymberly came over to my place once I informed her that I was experiencing signs of labor. When she arrived, she started timing the contractions, messaged, and guided me. She was integral in the laboring process as she knew exactly when to advise on going to the hospital. Once warded, Kymberly stayed by my side until the very end (beginning of motherhood). She even brought soothing oils, honey sticks, a speaker for my playlist, and good vibes to the labor/delivery room.
Baby boy was born at 10:42 AM on May 5, 2019 and she stayed until an hour after to ensure that all was well with baby and I. Two weeks after we settled in with baby at home, she made her final postnatal visit to wrap up her 'doulaship' with us. Overall, it would be an honor to recommend Kymberly to anyone who is considering having a doula. She is dependable, experienced, warm and friendly. She truly makes the experience easier and gives you that reassurance you need.
First Time Caribbean Mom.
Our experience with Kymberly was exceptional. Around the beginning of the third trimester, we found out about the benefits of a doula when attempting a VBAC at a hospital birthing class. Kymberly was recommended by our doctor as the best! From day one, we were able to build a great relationship and consistently get information and resources to help with different issues or questions we encountered. The massage services she provides also helped with correcting some back pain and alignment issues.
Kymberly received a call from me around 3:30 in the morning that my water had broken. She was available over the phone to assist with any questions and ease my fears. At the right time, she came to the hospital and stayed all through the labor process setting a calming atmosphere with dim lighting, essential oils and light music as needed. She also gave the best foot massages, helped me walk and move around to encourage dilation, and kept up with what was going on with the monitor to be able to advocate for me/be educated on progress. Overall, having her there made everything better and more relaxed. Even after 24 hours of no dilation, she was available as we made a decision to have a cesarean. Turns out the umbilical cord was wrapped around our son's neck, impacting dilation and causing a decline in heart rate during contractions. Though I really wanted a VBAC, a cesarean was the right choice in this case. I don't think I would have been able to make the decision as calmly and confidently without her and my husband looking after all the small details.
As for my husband - he was leary on the need of a doula at first, but after all was said and done, he was so glad we invested and would recommend Kymberly to anyone. He said it gave him the opportunity to breathe and participate without having to know everything and do everything - it took a weight off. We highly recommend Kymberly!
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