Testimonial for Caryn Fields

When Caryn joined my husband and I at the hospital, it was five in the morning and I was struck by how alert, calm and ready she seemed. She didn't enter the room hurried and didn't approach us with a bunch of questions or comments. She came in with a quiet, gentle and centered spirit. Her demeanor was truly uplifting.

Throughout my labor, Caryn was very attentive to me and did a wonderful job anticipating my needs. She affirmed my breathing, encouraged my moaning, and continually told me that I was strong and doing a great job. She watched my body language and knew by the look in my eyes what I wanted - water, ice chips, my pillows to be rearranged, etc.! The most tedious part of labor is staying hydrated and trying to maintain some level of comfort in the hospital bed and Caryn made that much easier on me.

During the most intense stage of labor, I grabbed for my husband's hand and then Caryn's. I didn't know at the time that I would want to be holding their hands until it was time to push my baby girl out, but that's how it turned out! Caryn never once faltered. She was present with me and only let go of my hand and left my side when she absolutely needed to to use the bathroom.

Towards the end of my labor, Caryn remained alert and engaged. When she observed that I was showing signs of discomfort from sitting on the hospital bed for so long, she suggested that I stand. Neither my husband and I would have thought to change my position. I was too focused on the pain and my husband was too focused on reassuring me. But Caryn was able to be proactive and think a few steps ahead. Standing up changed everything. I had 3 painful, but more productive contractions, my baby girl dropped down to my perineum and then it was time to push her out!

For so many reasons, my husband and I could not have asked for a better doula than Caryn. She truly provided us the most solid support we could have hoped for. We would very highly recommend her!

-Bianca Pena

August 10, 2015

a photo from Caryn Fields

Birth Fee: $3000

Postpartum Rate: $45 to $60

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Updated 3/13/2024

Birth Fee: $3000

Postpartum Rate: $45 to $60

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Updated 3/13/2024

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