Testimonial for Debbie Swinson CD(DONA) PCD(DONA) CLC CNA

One of my best friends, Carrie, was about to become a first-time mom, and she was doing it on her own. I told her I would be honored to be her birth partner. Since neither of us had had a child before and were both nervous, Carrie wanted to have a doula too. As a single mom, she needed a doula who was willing to generously offer her services for free. The first doula Carrie chose cancelled mere weeks before her due date (due to an out-of-state family situation). To our everlasting gratitude, Debbie Swinson swooped in to the rescue!

The first time I met Debbie was at the hospital on the day Carrie was being induced. We had spoken and texted beforehand, and she came prepared with everything we could need. Debbie intuited when to step forward and offer Carrie advice and encouragement, and when to step back and let Carrie handle the experience as she wanted to. She assisted hospital staff in the L&D room and was very knowledgable about everything that was happening. When intervention became necessary, she advised me how to gather the necessary information that would help Carrie make the best decision for herself and her baby. Debbie's constant and comforting presence in the L&D room allowed me to take a couple of much-needed breathers, and she stayed awake and ready as Carrie and I caught a few hours of sleep when we could.

Debbie played an essential role in Carrie's labor and delivery, took the first photos of Carrie's newborn son, and helped Carrie begin breastfeeding. She has also followed up with us in the weeks since, asking how we are all doing and scheduling a postpartum visit. Debbie's skilled, calm, and reassuring presence was truly a gift for these first-timers! I wholeheartedly recommend her.

-Denise Prickett

August 17, 2014

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Debbie Swinson CD(DONA) PCD(DONA) CLC CNA

Mommy's Way's Doula Services Agency, LLC

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Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50

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