Testimonial for NYC Birth Village Doulas

If I could give any pregnant woman one gift 100% guaranteed to make their birth experience better, I'd give Narchi and Karla's doula services. From the first conversation, they adapted to my personality and my needs. They made me feel understood and like my ideas about birth mattered, even though I was a somewhat clueless first-time mom. They worked equally with my husband and me, supporting us both in our roles throughout the pregnancy and birth.

I asked for books to read and exercises to perform and got recommendations promptly after our meeting. When I got searing foot pain late in my first trimester, they listened, acknowledged my pain, and brainstormed solutions with me. When I had stop and start labor and preeclampsia warning signs in my third trimester, they listened, helped me understand what was normal, and made helpful suggestions. When I made a half-baked attempt at studying hypnobirthing, they supported me warmly and without judgment. When labor finally came, Karla's text messages 8pm - 6am followed by Narchi's soothing coaching 6am - 7pm helped me through a successful delivery and first latch with my newborn.

I'm extremely proud of the mother Narchi and Karla helped me become. While no one is in control of pregnancy or birth, Karla and Narchi helped me feel like my beliefs and preferences were important and worth honoring. They helped me feel comfortable asking questions of my OBs throughout pregnancy and advocating for myself with the nurses during labor and delivery. They took a period of incredible pain and helped me connect with my own strength to survive and even see some beauty in it.

Other reasons to hire these wonderful doulas include:
- Narchi teaches in-home, customized childbirth classes.
- Karla sends timely internet memes to get you through tough times.
- Both have a wealth of knowledge, endless understanding, and heart-melting passion for helping women have their best possible birth experience.

-Vanessa Hurst

May 15, 2016

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NYC Birth Village Doulas

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Birth Fee: $900 to $3500

Postpartum Rate: $50 to $70

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Birth Fee: $900 to $3500

Postpartum Rate: $50 to $70

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