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

I hired Ravae as my doula for the birth of my daughter in August 2016.  I am a single mother so I thought that hiring a doula would provide me the support that I didn't have from a partner.  My parents are local but I didn't feel that they would be helpful. Ravae's help before, during and after delivery was such a blessing to me.  I chose her after meeting with 2 other doula candidates. She had a warm personality and our personalities seemed to mesh.  She wasn't too hyper, talkative, "earthy" or unrelatable.  Prior to delivery she sent me several Youtube video links on laboring, comfort measures during labor and breastfeeding.  During our meeting she showed me various tools that she would use to help me through labor pains and encouraged me to start writing a birth plan (which I would have never done otherwise).

Ravae met me at the hospital when I started Pitocin to put me in active labor.  She massaged my back to help with the pains, helped to change positions, advocated for the things that were important to me and expressed her concern when the epidural took too long to work.  My labor and delivery was the perfect experience with Ravae, my OB and my nurse.  I would not have wished for it to go any differently except for the episiotomy/rectal tear - but Ravae brought it to my attention that it was not my desire to have an episiotomy.  By then, I just wanted to see my baby by any means necessary.  Ravae left me in good hands after helping to the bathroom and helping my daughter to latch.

After the delivery, Ravae kept in touch via phone and text and was invaluable in helping me to get longer sleep while breastfeeding. She encouraged me through my crying spells, reminding that things would get better.  Months later she sent me an awesome gift of lactation cookies (which I ate in 2 days) along with the recipe!

Thankfully,

Maiya

-Maiya Clark

November 28, 2016

a photo from Ravae  Sinclair, JD, CLC, PBD(NBPP), PCD(DONA)

Birth Fee: $1200 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $40

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Postpartum Rate: $40

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