Testimonial for Kate Dewey & Jane Drichta

We went into the pregnancy thinking about going for a natural childbirth. Though my husband needed a little convincing, he knew we would be at a birth center before I had decided the same thing. He needed a little more convincing to have a doula be a part of our birth, but after I conveyed how important it was to me that I felt that he had someone to support me through the process, and someone who had been through this before to support me, he was willing to go along with the idea. Now that we've been through the birth, my husband has said "even knowing what it is she does, and how she does it, I don't think I could have done her job; it was really very helpful to have her there." I am equally happy that Kate was there to help me through a natural birth. She was upbeat and talkative with me when I needed it, and was quiet and right on top of what I needed when it changed. She had a lot of suggestions to offer to help me get through a lengthy labor after a long prelabor, and did a great job of going with the flow when I either went with her ideas, or just said no. She helped me find a rhythm that go me through labor, when I had difficulty finding that coping mechanism, and was a familiar face there the whole step of the way, exactly where I needed her to be.
After the birth, Kate was an invaluable resource for breastfeeding troubles we had. She stuck with us for a long time, and even after she suggested we see someone with more knowledge (we ended up working with an occupational therapist and physical therapist on the issue), she was very supportive and positive about the whole effort to make breastfeeding work in a way that was best for both mom and baby. The moral support has been invaluable!
If we have a second child (which is not something we're thinking about with a seven week old in the house), I will certainly be calling Kate back!

-Tiffany Berry

August 01, 2010

a photo from Kate Dewey & Jane Drichta

Birth Fee: $3000

Postpartum Rate: $60

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Birth Fee: $3000

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