Testimonial for Donna Rigert

Successful Unmedicated VBAC
My first birth ended in an unnecessary c-section after 26 hours of labor, & 2 hours of pushing. According to my OB, my pelvis was too small and I would never birth a baby vaginally.

Fast forward 15 months later, when I was 20 weeks pregnant. I knew I wanted to have a VBAC, and I knew I had to hire a doula if I wanted to do it. Donna was the second doula I spoke with on the phone, and we clicked immediately. My husband was not sold on the idea of a doula, but after our first home visit he was sold. He clicked with Donna just as much (if not more) than I did, and we hired her on the spot.

We hired Donna at 20 weeks. She was generous with her time at our pre-natal appointments, and felt like she was a part of our family. When I made the firm decision that I did not want any pain medication, Donna fully supported me and helped me to prepare. She also helped me draft my birth preferences, and talked me through things I was not sure about.

When I went into labor, she came immediately to the hospital, and stayed by my side the entire time. I caught myself calling for Donna when I felt a contraction coming on, rather than my husband. Her presence was so calming to me, and I was able to get through labor without any interventions. My pelvis being too small was my biggest fear, and Donna came to the rescue with tricks & reassurance. With Donna coaching me with my husband, I pushed my 8lb 9oz son in only 8 minutes. My entire list of birth preferences was met, and I know it was because I had Donna’s help along the way.

I would not have had a successful VBAC without the help of Donna. She was there for me, my husband, and my unborn son in ways that I will never forget. Throughout my pregnancy, she calmed my doubts, & answered questions. I will never forget my experience with Donna, and I simply cannot recommend her enough. I will 100% be hiring her for the birth of our next child.

-Jennifer DeRango

December 20, 2014

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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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