Testimonial for Tia Dowling-Ketant, CD, CLC

Tia is the best doula ever! I had a difficult pregnancy and knew I wanted a doula for the labor & delivery. Referred by another doula, a few weeks into my third trimester, Tia met me for a consultation and immediately brought a sense of calm that I needed at that moment. Upon securing her services, it felt like we (my husband & I) were her priority, with constant check-ins and recommendations to prep for labor & delivery, and even after the birth, she was still available.

Since I was in the midst of moving, Tia accommodated our needs and met us in Westchester for our prenatal doula visits, and in Brooklyn for our post-partum visits.

When we were faced with making a medical decision, she supported us in advocating and voicing our choices with the medical team. She understood our concerns, but didn't impose her own opinions on the matter; instead, she provided resources and helped guide us in the decision-making process (she even prayed with us!). She also accompanied us to the doctor's visit and met with the hospital staff, prior to my admission (which I thought also made the doctor and staff more receptive to us having a doula in a hospital setting).

The day of my scheduled induction, I was so nervous because I didn't know what to expect. When the nurse began strongly offering various medical interventions, we texted with Tia and she reminded us of what our wishes were, according to my birth plan. Tia's recommendation that we ask for the foley balloon, since I didn't want Pitocin, was the best thing ever! Once they inserted the foley balloon, my labor immediately commenced. I don't even remember when Tia arrived, but once she got there, she literally helped me breath through every contraction. After nearly five hours of labor, I delivered a healthy baby without an epidural, intact, and almost entirely according to my birth plan.

Couldn't have been possible without Tia! Best investment ever.

-Beatrice Lors

July 07, 2016

a photo from Tia Dowling-Ketant, CD, CLC

Tia Dowling-Ketant, CD, CLC

Metoodoula Services

Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: $55 to $65

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Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: $55 to $65

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