Testimonial for Ruth Green

My husband & I are beyond grateful for the guidance & care Ruthy offered during pregnancy, labor & birth of our first baby. We hoped for a natural birth w/ the midwives at MCV, but wanted to labor as long as possible in the comfort of our home. We were advised to hire a doula for support in the labor & transition to the hospital. Little did we know how invaluable she would be! We found Ruthy through Doula Match. She was always available during pregnancy to answer questions & periodically called/emailed to check in & let my husband & I know she was praying for us. In a 3rd trimester meeting Ruthy suggested several stretches/positions to get the baby into a good position as well as prep my body for labor. She shared techniques she might use during labor for comfort & baby positioning. She offered practical ways to mentally & emotionally prep. The evening labor began she offered tips via phone to stay rested. When labor intensified Ruthy drove to our house at 1:30 AM. Besides helping provide comfort measures she suggested positions to work with the contractions. After laboring all night, Ruthy recognized signs that we should leave for the hospital - without Ruthy, the baby might have been born in our bedroom! Ruthy made the transition from home to the hospital much smoother than if it were just my husband & I. Upon arrival I was 10 cm. 2 hrs later our baby arrived! For me the afterbirth was the most painful part. During this time my husband was with our baby while the nurse washed & weighed her. Ruthy was with me, praying for/encouraging me during the contractions & stitching. Was grateful to have someone (who has been through it many times) with me. A week later Ruthy followed up via phone, which helped me in processing labor/birth. She visited our home & offered breastfeeding tips, postpartum advice & care. Ruthy was such a blessing to our entire pregnancy/birthing experience! Thank you, Ruthy!

-a donahue

May 18, 2016

a photo from Ruth Green

Ruth Green

Graceful Birthing of Virginia

Birth Fee: $1300

Postpartum Rate: $35

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Updated 4/19/2024

Birth Fee: $1300

Postpartum Rate: $35

13

Years on DoulaMatch

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Updated 4/19/2024

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