Testimonial for Vonda Boyd HBPD, HBCE HBPD

I always knew I wanted a doula, Hospitals can be a scary place and having someone with the inside scoop seemed to only make sense when giving birth. I instantly felt like Vonda might know what the hell is going on in a state of chaos. We were 4 days late and went in for a NST and baby was doing fine. Vonda told me to sugar up for it so baby would be a jumping bean, so we passed with flying colors! At around 1:30am I started having contractions. After 10 consecutive ones I decided to call Vonda. She must keep her phone glued to herself in the middle of the night because she responded right away, a very important thing you want in a doula! She ended up coming around 2:30am. I was able to labor at home as long as possible. That’s one of the best things about Vonda, she gave us this freedom to be comfortable and trust my body that we would not have had if she weren’t there. We went to the hospital around 6:30am.  I labored for 22 hours and because of Vonda I honestly can’t say I wanted pain medicine at any point. I took Hypno-birthing with Vonda and it really did the trick. Also understanding exactly what your body is doing really seems to help in giving into the contraction and let it wave over you. My “pain medicine” was a pelvic pressure that Vonda and my husband would do in the midst of a contraction. The minute they lifted my pelvis I was relieved, so having two people to trade on and off was a very important thing.  The baby was born at 11:37 that night. Don’t get me wrong it was hard, but you just keep taking one contraction after another getting you closer to the end result. I could not believe I had no inductions or drugs, which was by far the hardest thing I have ever done! Thank god for my amazing husband and doula Vonda who worked really hard helping me through this birth. In the end we were tired but it was all so worth it. He is so beautiful and a breastfeeding, alert little champ!

-ALISSAJANE GOYFMAN

August 10, 2015

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Vonda Boyd HBPD, HBCE HBPD

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Postpartum Rate: $45

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