Birth Fee: $1500 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 79 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Service Area MapArea of practice: Pikesville, MD
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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