Testimonial for Denise Bolds MSW, CD(DONA) CLC, CBE

Denise was my doula for my most recent delivery. I delivered my third child via c-section in June of 2016. I was asked many times actually why I would need a doula for a c-section, or why I would need a doula for a third birth. I want to answer by saying that having a scheduled surgical delivery and being a mom already are not factors that take away the importance, responsibility or weight associated with bringing another human life into the world. My daughter came into the world with parents who were dying for her to be here and very prepared. However, my husband has extreme hospital anxiety and while a wonderful father, he cannot be supportive of me in the operating room. Having a doula gave me the support that I needed. Denise is experienced, compassionate, and most of all empowering. She sat by my head near the operating table while I vomited several times due to the reaction of anesthesia and stroked my head all the while telling me how I was strong and doing a great job. She was there in moments of total vulnerabilty still making me feel strong. She provided great support to my husband as well. The most impressed I was with her was when I learned that he actually told her he was feeling very nervous becuase he doesn't share. Her calming and caring energy is a must-have in any birthing situation no matter how prepared you feel that you are. Birth/delivery of any sort is one of the most vulnerable and one of the most important moments in the lives of any woman, and every woman and child should have someone taking care of as much as possible so that the mother and child can focus on discovering one another and bonding, starting the foundation to a healthy relationship for years to come. Denise offered me not just birthing support or breastfeeding advice, but peace and empowerment and an opportunity to focus on my little girl, and not the logistics of hospitals and delivery. She was an invaluable part of my birth story.

-Tia Fagan

July 08, 2016

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Denise Bolds MSW, CD(DONA) CLC, CBE

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