Testimonial for Ryah Jo (she/her) Silver CD (PALS) CBE, OMP trained

Ryah was my doula for the birth of my first child and I can honestly say I wouldn't have made it through labor without her.

After our initial meeting Ryah sensed that my husband and I were headed down a hospital birth plan path that perhaps wasn't best suited to our wants and needs. Ryah suggested that even though I was 35 weeks pregnant it wasn't too late to change course. With our consent she sent us resources and information about independent midwives and home birth options. Without this gentle nudge we surely would have gone along with a plan that wasn't really aligned with our true desires.

Ryah was a great pre-birth coach, but her true gifts proved to be her stamina, encouragement, and calm presence during our very, VERY long labor. I labored at home for more than 24 hours, and Ryah was by my side throughout -- suggesting differnt positions and pain management techniques, offering food and drink, guiding me through baby spinning exercises, and even sending my husband off for a nap so he could regain some strength before we reached the pushing phase.

Ryah's coaching was so excellent that our midwife even remarked, "She was so great I started to wonder why I was there at a certain point!" Ultimately, our baby girl was welcomed into the world at home, after a very long, drug-free labor. Ryah was instrumental in helping me maintain focus and helping me manage my pain. Our little family is very grateful for her and will happily partner with her for future births.

-margaret ritter

August 26, 2016

a photo from Ryah Jo (she/her) Silver CD (PALS) CBE, OMP trained

Ryah Jo (she/her) Silver CD (PALS) CBE, OMP trained

Ryah Jo' pregnancy birth and beyond doula services

Birth Fee: $2000 to $2400

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $60

SEE FULL PROFILE

Updated 4/21/2024

Birth Fee: $2000 to $2400

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $60

12

Years on DoulaMatch

SEE FULL PROFILE

Updated 4/21/2024

Certified Doula
VERIFIED CERTIFICATION
Years in practice
YEARS IN PRACTICE
14
Testimonials
CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
65