Testimonial for Mariah Falin, CD(PALS), PPD, PES
The first time we met Mariah and Ildi, we immediately knew that they were the doulas for us! They were respectful, compassionate, made us laugh, and were just fun and great people to be around. The prenatal visits with both of them were exceptionally helpful. They both brought different strengths and expertise, so it felt like we learned so much from both of them during the last few weeks of pregnancy. When we went into labor and arrived at the birth center, stepping out of the car and seeing Mariah there made me feel immediately at ease. Mariah's help during my quick labor was amazing and she seemed to understand immediately what I needed. After my baby was born, Mariah made sure we were fed and hydrated, and followed us home when we left the birth center three hours after my daughter's birth. Once we were home, she tucked us all into bed, got us a plate of food and snacks, took care of my dog, and made sure we were all settled in and comfortable before leaving. However, the most valuable thing that Mariah provided for me was the postpartum visits. My milk came in really fast and I had no idea how to manage breastfeeding and engorgement. Mariah's support, guidance, tips and tricks, and information helped us feel confident with breastfeeding and manage the engorgement. The two postpartum visits really helped us feel empowered to take care of our little one, and were an amazing opportunity to share joy, happiness, and laughter. Having her come to our house during the first few days and weeks was the most amazing gift to help us transition into parenthood. I would strongly recommend working with Mariah and Ildi if you are looking for an amazing team who will support your values and decisions, coach you during difficult moments, provide information, resources, tips and tricks during the prenatal and postnatal period, laugh with you, and be as excited as you are to welcome your little one into the world!
April 13, 2016
Birth Fee: $3600
Postpartum Rate: $60 to $65