Testimonial for Emerald Doulas

Melanie Patrick was born to be a doula. As a second time mom with a very supportive partner, I felt fairly confident that I'd be able to navigate my second birth fairly well, but we are so grateful that we asked Melanie to help us through it.  Knowlng Melanie would be by our side provided much-appreciated calm and reassurance as I'd had a fairly turbulent and anxiety ridden first pregnancy.  Moreover, her care during my (rather intense) delivery was kind and very affirming the whole way through. She created the most serene atmosphere in the hospital. Beyond transforming the physical space, which did not feel like a hospital room at all, she helped create a respectful and kind emotional space with me, my husband, my midwife and each of the hospital nurses. While I still felt pain (by choice), I felt no fear. I would recommend Melanie as a partner through birth to any woman, regardless of what she hopes for her pregnancy, birth and child. I never felt that she had an agenda to push, and never felt judged for any of my choices. To husbands and other partners who want support and reassurance during the birth or who just want to be able to help the birthing mother without feeling fear or anxiety of their own, my husband recommends Melanie without hesitation. We are so grateful that she is a part of our daughter's story.

-Amanda Flaim

February 22, 2016

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Emerald Doulas

Emerald Doulas, LLC

Birth Fee: $1600

Postpartum Rate: $45 to $55

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Updated 6/22/2024

Birth Fee: $1600

Postpartum Rate: $45 to $55

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Updated 6/22/2024

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