Testimonial for Amanda Kling

When I was 39 weeks 2 days pregnant I had my belly casted by a woman I had never met before, Rachel. She was a doula also and she was phenomenal. We talked about her kids, my pregnancy, our career desires and motherhood in general. Once we got into the subject of doulas I became more knowledgeable on what exactly it was all about. I had expressed to her that I wish I had looked into it more and gotten a doula. I had felt that it was entirely too late now considering the fact that my due date was any day. Rachel told me she would look around and see if she could find someone for me and let me know. Two hours later I had gotten a call from her saying her friend Amanda would be willing to do it.  I was ecstatic. I got a call a little later from Amanda and we talked for awhile.  She asked about my wishes for labor and had many good view points about every topic.  She seemed just as thrilled as me and she was extremely opened minded about it all too. I think that's why we got along so well. I couldn't wait to meet her! Well my wish came true, later that night at 8:30 my water broke and headed for the hospital.  I had a 17 hour labor. She stayed by my side the whole time. I did not have a good experience with the hospital whatsoever. Amanda had to push for me to be allowed to just switch pushing positions and I'm so glad she did. I had expressed my discomfort with pushing while on my back and she had asked the nurse if I could turn around and get on my hands and knees. The nurse almost seemed reluctant to allow it but eventually did because of Amanda being strong headed about it. Being in the position I was in I would have never been able to do that for myself I was entirely too exhausted and in too much pain to even talk. Out of everyone that was in the room with me, hospital staff, family, baby's father's family Amanda was without any doubt the most helpful and encouraging one there. I felt like her and I were one. Highly highly recommend her!

-Shawnee Martin

July 22, 2016

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Amanda Kling

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Birth Fee: $1000

Postpartum Rate: $35

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Birth Fee: $1000

Postpartum Rate: $35

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