Testimonial for Donna Rigert

Donna impressed us from the very first meeting. We chose her not based on our personal liking but on her professionalism and experience. The personal “click” developed later in the process.

First, she approached our initial interview professionally. From the doulas that we spoke with, she was most prepared bringing her folder with credentials, feedback, her session plans, etc. She also took notes during our first meeting and she’s been doing it for all our meetings.

After the first meeting in our house, we knew that we made the right choice. Even after our labor classes at our local hospital and the literature we read, she was able to provided new insights on the birthing process. While I was busy working until I went into labor, Donna kept in touch with me providing advice and guidance.

She helped me craft a simple to follow natural birth plan and worked with us to develop a strategy how to persuade my doctor and everyone else to follow this plan. Her reading recommendations were of tremendous value.

On the big day, she was a super star. Taking into account an extremely long labor (more than 24 hrs) and a sleepless night that she spent in the hospital with me and my husband, she did a lot.

Most importantly, Donna was there to support the choices we made. I was going through a painful, lengthy and exhausting labor. While my hope was to deliver our child without any medications, I ended up with an epidural. Labor and delivery are unpredictable. We were realistic about our options and Donna helped us preserve the right attitude.

I was not able to follow my birth plan. Yet, we had an amazing birth experience: after epidural I was able to relax, sleep and push my baby without a C-section or any complications.

Donna was a tremendous help to me and my husband. We would definitely hire her again. She is not just sweet. Donna is a reasonable, experienced person who is also a top notch pro.

-Olena Goroshko

November 27, 2013

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Donna Rigert

Doula Donna Denver

Birth Fee: $1600

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $45

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Birth Fee: $1600

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $45

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