Stephanie Wyborski Doula Service
Cincinnati, OH Service range 25 miles
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
No unassisted births
Interview meetup is free of charge. Two prenatal meetings, continuous birth support, and one postpartum visit is my standard care package. I am flexible to adjust this care to accommodate your particular needs! I am also a pediatric nurse, which gives me a unique and well rounded mindset and skill set.
Cincinnati, OH Service range 25 miles
One of the best decisions we made was to hire Stephanie to be our Doula! She made all the difference in the world day-of our delivery, from the small stuff like pulling back my hair during labor to the big stuff like helping us make decisions on when to leave for the hospital. She was an immense source of comfort and calm throughout my labor and delivery and was also super helpful before and after birth. I had the natural birth I wanted, and everything went great in large part because we had discussed our plan before birth several times and we had someone there to help us along the way!
Stephanie was such a wonderful support person to have during my labor and delivery. She was full of helpful advice and encouraging words to keep me on track with a natural birth. She always supported my decisions and never pushed me to do anything I was uncomfortable with. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in having a doula! Thanks Stephanie, for helping us bring Emilia into the world safely!
I can't say enough good things about Stephanie. Going into my second pregnancy I was determined to have a natural, unmedicated, delivery. With my first son, it was just my husband and I. After a long labor I decided to get an epidural at 8cm. I hated the way it felt. So for this delivery I wanted more support to help guide and support me through a natural birth. That's when we found stephanie as our doula. In meetings with her she sought to understand what my husband and I wanted for our delivery. She provided helpful support and advice while we labored at home. Once we got to the hospital I was 8cm and we needed to get the baby to turn. Stephanie was great at facilitating position changes, talking me through what was helping me best, and provided pain relief techniques through contractions. She helped to distract and encourage me when I wasn't sure if I could do it. Stephanie also worked well with the doctors and nurses to guide me in decision making through the process. And am very grateful that we had her there, and had a good delivery for our baby boy.
Stephanie was an incredible support to my wife and I during the entire pregnancy and delivery. She was able to take all of the confusing (and sometimes scary) medical jargon and explain it in plain English. As a husband, one of my highest priorities is to make sure that my wife feels safe and protected. I can honestly say that having Stephanie as our Doula was the best thing I could have done to make sure she felt safe and protected during the entire process.
Stephanie was great at supporting our vision of a natural birth and never once suggested an alternative (unless it was medically necessary). She was able to teach me how to correctly apply counter pressure on my wife's hips and low back during contractions, which relieved pressure and pain. When it was time for my wife to push, Stephanie really stepped up. I remember she gave my wife one end of her Rebozo (a labor scarf), while holding on to the other end, and had her pull each time she pushed. This really helped my wife get into a better pushing position and make more progress with each push. I remember the hospital staff in the room being very impressed and thanking Stephanie for her heads up thinking after our son was born.
One of the perks of having Stephanie as a Doula is that she is also a registered nurse. Having another person there in the room who knows the medical world, the whole time my wife was in labor, was such a blessing!
Having Stephanie as our doula helped us achieve the natural childbirth experience we were hoping for. My husband and I went to a childbirth class and tried to read all the books to get prepared, but trying to remember all the information is overwhelming.Thankfully, we didn’t have to! We had Stephanie as our doula. We knew she was going to help my husband be the best birth partner he could be, as well as assist herself. We went into labor with a sense of confidence that we had someone on our side who was going to be with us the whole time, who had experience and tips for pain management, and who was going to help us communicate with the hospital staff and navigate the unknowns with us. Stephanie is special doula because she is also a nurse; she understands both the medical side and the personal.Stephanie was available the moment my contractions started. She helped us labor at home and figure out when to go to the hospital. At the hospital she did everything from applying counterpressure during a contraction to taking pictures to feeding ice chips. Once labor started to progress, she helped us manage each contraction as it came and helped us remember to try various positions and helpful items like the exercise ball or peanut ball.It was so helpful to have Stephanie be with us the whole time as a consistent presence. In fact, the medical staff may have even felt like they could take a more hands-off approach because we were such a well-functioning team.When I got stuck at 8cm dilated and the medical interventions of breaking my sack of waters and receiving Pitocin were offered, Stephanie helped us weigh the pros and cons and make an informed decision. When the time came to push, Stephanie suggested using a scarf to do “tug of war” and that was incredibly helpful. Birthing our son is the hardest thing I have ever done, and also the most triumphant. I am thankful for Stephanie’s help and can’t imagine doing it without her.
Stephanie did a great job for my wife and I. She was full of suggestions at the right time and recommendations during labor that were in line with what we planned out prior to being in the hospital! My wife really wanted to go natural and it was very refreshing for me to have a doula who could give suggestions, tips and even motivational pep talks. She helped with new laboring positions, massages, talking us over different options and more. At one point when contractions and pain were at an all time high and doctors and nurses reminded us that we could get an epidural, Stephanie was quick to respond saying we can do this and push thru with new distractions and positions to manage pain. That to me was huge because I was emontional as my wife was in pain as well.
I was honestly hesitant when my wife and I talked about a doula because I felt it would end with either me or her in the way or I would miss some experiences with someone else in the room. That however that was not the case at all. If my wife and I are lucky enough to have more kids we will be calling Stephanie again.
When my daughter told me she was going to have a doula, I was skeptical. Hearing all the stories about bad experiences made me wary, but this was my daughter and her birth. I met Stephanie and I felt better but still not totally convinced. The only birth plan I wanted was a happy healthy baby and mom. Stephanie became someone my daughter could lean on, ask questions, and was just all around supportive of her. When the actual birth came to say I was impressed was an understatement. Stephanie was there for her and supported her every step of the way. It allowed me to be the mom and not the caregiver. Stephanie was very attentive to Julie and during her labor there couldn’t have been a better support person. Stephanie almost seemed to know what Julie wanted/needed before Julie did. She truly was there for Julie and to support the decisions Julie made during her labor and delivery. I would highly recommend Stephanie as a doula!
Stephanie was an amazing doula for the birth of my baby girl. She listened to what I wanted and went and got the nurse every time. When I wanted meds she went and told the nurse, when I wanted a rocking chair or ball to sit on, she went and got it. She helped go to the bathroom and helped me through my contractions by rubbing my back. She helped me walk around and sit on the toilet (all things that I didn’t know would actually help the pain and discomfort). She introduced me to things I didn’t know existed. For example, I didn’t want to be confined to bed with an epidural so she told me about my options of what I could do in place of an epidural or before one. She went over things and asked if I wanted them or didn’t, she asked about my opinion in different scenarios. She truly opened my mind to countless things I had no idea about. She asked me what I wanted and never pressured me to something she thought was right. She helped me breast feed (which was huge for me) once my baby was born and really advocated for me and my baby. And since then she has given me countless information about breast feeding, pumping, health concerns, safe sleep, solids, etc. She is very passionate about this subject and very knowledgeable. It was something I was new to before hand and something I will forever have for all future babies. I’m so thankful that I had this opportunity to have her as a doula. I would recommend her to anyone(first time mom or 6th baby, there’s so much to learn about birthing and babies)because of her I was more confident and less anxious and more knowledgeable going into it.
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