Birth Fee: $600
Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 1 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
I truly can't recommend Riley highly enough. My son's birth was Riley's first experience as a doula, but that didn't show in her calm manner, excellent professionalism, and amazing support. Since this was my first pregnancy and first birth, I was very grateful to have that extra support, especially through the labor.
Before the birth, she walked me through creating a birth plan and considering factors I never would have thought of. She gave me all the information I needed to make my own decisions, without trying to guide me to pick a certain option. She was thoughtful to include my husband in the planning process, and gave us information we could look at together.
During the birth, she had everything I needed and more on hand. She was flexible when I needed her to be, and gave me the encouragement I needed when I chose (after 14 hours of labor) to get an epidural. Though the medical staff present were amazing and supportive as well, I know I would have had her in my corner if there had been any issues.
After the birth, Riley was very caring and accessible for me, even when it felt like everyone else shifted their focus to the baby.
One of my favorite things about having Riley specifically as my doula was her evidence-based, science-friendly approach. I never felt like she demonized modern medicine or would guilt me if I needed it for my delivery. She was there to help me find my perfect balance, and I truly felt like I did. 10/10; would have her as my doula again!
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