Testimonial for Donna Rigert

I knew I wanted a doula with me to prepare for and to get through my first child's birth.  I started my research with a list from my midwives and interviewed a few over the phone and felt ok about them, but then I spoke with Donna! We really connected during our first conversation and she was completely open to all the questions I asked and some of the ways I anticipated that a doula would be able to help me.  I'm pretty sure I emailed her that same night and said "please be mine!"  Our meetings during pregnancy were so informative (info on birth process, her role, how partner can assist, birth positions, pain management, discussions of choices we would have to make), and also fun, because Donna has a great sense of humor and brings peacefulness and joy into every interaction.  My labor ended up being very long and Donna was there for me every step of the way, whether it was on the phone/over text message, in our house, or at the birthing center and finally to the delivery room.  I absolutely could not have had the birth that I did without her there - we ended up having to make some changes to the "plan" but everything ended up pefectly with her by our side.  She's the best companion for a laboring mother and for her birthing partner during this process.  Our postpartum visit was also wonderful and really grounded me at a time when I was feeling very unsure of myself and all the changes that had suddenly come with the baby.  She teases that we won't need a doula for a second childbirth but there is no way I'd want to do it without her!

-Julie Knausenberger

October 15, 2014

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Donna Rigert

Doula Donna Denver

Birth Fee: $1600

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $45

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Postpartum Rate: $40 to $45

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