$200 to $400
1 years and 6 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 0 to 1
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Geisenger Wilkes Barre, general and bloomsburg
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? No Home Births
$250 for repeat clients
Hunlock Creek, PA Service range 30 miles
I was fortunate enough to have Mackenzie as my doula for the birth of my two sons. My first son was a very long labor. Mackenzie was with me during the hardest parts of labor, and provided the support and encouragement I needed to make the decision to get an epidural. With my second son, I had practiced hypnobirthing and was very hopeful to have a fully natural birth. I created a birth plan and sent it to her and she provided helpful feedback before I gave it to my doctors. At 41 weeks, my doctor strongly encouraged me to have a C-section because my son was estimated to be over 10 pounds. Mackenzie was there to answer my questions, and talk me through the options, but never pushed me one way or the other. She was truly there to help me have the birth I chose. My son was delivered naturally and Mackenzie was an invaluable resource for me during the hardest and strongest contractions. She helped me remember to focus on my breathing, and was also there to advise my husband in how he could best help me. She is very good at effectively communicating with the nurses and hospital staff and has a wonderful way of at putting people at ease with her calm, friendly manner. I cannot say enough good about the work Mackenzie does as a doula. She is a beautiful person who loves birth, and is passionate about empowering women to have a beautiful birth experience. If you are considering having a doula I wholeheartedly encourage you to reach out to her.
Having Mackenzie a part of this pregnancy and labor was the biggest blessing I could have asked for. I was looking to do a VBAC and new that I would need all the encouragement, pushing and advocating done by someone in my corner. I wanted someone who could help answer my questions and fears. She helped me prepare for the tough road ahead. After months of waiting, I finally went into labor. She was by my side the second I called her and never once doubted my strength or ability to accomplish what my desire was. She was well prepared and had many different ways to help me cope with the pain. Mentally, she drew me back to reality and assured me that I could do this. Without her reassuring me, I know I would never have made it to a vaginal delivery. Having her a part of that day will forever be in my mind and heart. I am incredibly grateful for her kind and sensitive spirit. It was exactly what I needed.
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