Testimonial for Ravae Sinclair, JD, CLC, PBD(NBPP), PCD(DONA)

This was my 1st pregnancy and I wanted help from an experienced doula b/c my doctors told me I was high risk. I interviewed several doulas but liked Ravae immediately. We met up several times and facetimed before I delivered. She made me feel confident and offered great guidance for labor and breastfeeding. She helped write my birth preferences and gave me advice on how to talk to my doctors. She also recommended an awesome prenatal class. I labored at home for a few hours and my husband kept in touch with Ravae to let her know how it was going. I didn't expect things to progress so quickly but my contractions were pretty intense. I dilated quickly at the hospital and kept asking my husband where Ravae was. It took her some time to get there but no one expected my labor to be so quick. So I really wished she had been there during active labor. That being said, I tried to remember what I read and what Ravae told me during our prep. Ravae did make it to the hospital by the time I was ready to push. I was grateful that she was there because she advocated for me to my doctor to have me in a better position for pushing. I don't think my doctor would have relented if Ravae hadn't been there. I wasn't happy with my doctor or my nurses so I felt more confident knowing that Ravae was with me. I was so glad to have her guiding me while I pushed. She stayed with me after birth to help me with breastfeeding. I had a lot of difficulty in the first few weeks and texted with Ravae a couple times. She visited us briefly a week after the baby was born and told me it would not be the final visit but it was. I would have liked to see her one more time. But I was so busy and stressed out with breastfeeding and other issues that I did not follow-up. Overall I would definitely recommend Ravae for anyone seeking an experienced doula. I believe the prepwork we did helped me have a positive, intervention-free birth.

-Leah Peralta

August 26, 2016

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Birth Fee: $1200 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $40

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Postpartum Rate: $40

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