Testimonial for Pamela Bethel

This is from "the guys perspective":

Oskar is our first child. We had just moved to Victoria when we found out my partner was pregnant. We chose to hire a doula because we had nobody here when it came to friends/family. Doing so was a very good choice.

Pamela was our prenatal class instructor at The Mothering Touch as we asked her to be our doula. She is mellow, funny and knowlegable and connected to my partner's interests as a photographer.

We went into labour suddenly, quickly and a few weeks earlier than expected. It was a tremdenous help to me, as the father-to-be, to have someone to call. We used an app to determine that we needed to go to the hospital. It happened so fast I thought the app was broken. I got Pam on the phone and told her about the numbers and timings. She confirmed that the app was probably right and we met at the hospital.

Labour ended up being a bit longer than we had thought. We decided to go with an epideral and an assisted delivery via vaccuum/suction cup on the doctors suggestions. Pam was with us during this decision; calmly distliing information to us and making sure we were truly OK with our decisions.

I also felt that Pam understood the type of people we are and the ways we were likely to go about such a new, crazy experience.

It was also super comforting to have Pam come by after the birth to confirm that the way we were feeding and caring for Oskar was OK. It can be hard to be sure of such things as new parents.

Honestly, get a doula. If Pam is available and in your area I'd recommend giving her a call!

-Ryan Bosinger

September 09, 2016

a photo from Pamela Bethel

Birth Fee: $1500

Postpartum Rate: $30

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Updated 2/9/2024

Birth Fee: $1500

Postpartum Rate: $30

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Updated 2/9/2024

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