Testimonial for Kim Turton Palmatary

Kim was an amazing help and resource to us. Prenatally, she was available to answer questions, she was so open and available to us, giving us the info we needed to make informed decisions.

My birthing time came very quickly and progressed rapidly, when my husband called Kim she reassured him every step of the way and made her way to us rapidly. Kim supported my husband to set up what he needed for our impending home birth and was with me in the other room - keeping me comfortable and reassuring me that I was safe and everything was going wonderfully.

When my water broke and there was meconium in the water, Kim was incredibly calm - she let my husband know and told him to call the midwife with this information. I had no idea at the time, I was able to focus on what I needed to do, while Kim and my husband sorted out the logistics of what needed to happen next. Without Kim there, Dan would have been asking me what to do - I was in no state to answer those sorts of questions!!!!

At the hospital, my husband was not allowed to leave my side - my orders! Kim parked our car and brought in our bags - thank goodness for her. It all went so quick, there was no time for my husband to do that!

I remember being told I was at 9 cm and I wanted to push, but was told to wait. Kim instructed me on how to breathe - instruction I needed regardless of all the prep I had done. It is all so instinctual, you just don't know until you are there! She was also great at reminding me that I was safe and all was going very well. When pushing time came - (didn't take long!) I got more breath cues and pushing cues - again, regardless of prep, I needed that! My baby girl was born after 4 hours of labour and 11 minutes of pushing!

Kim took pictures of moments we would never have captured on film, she also wrote us a birth story. These tokens will all go in our daughter's baby book - we will cherish them forever

-Robyn Emde

April 26, 2014

a photo from Kim Turton Palmatary

Kim Turton Palmatary

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Birth Fee: $1450 to $1750

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $45

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Birth Fee: $1450 to $1750

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $45

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