Testimonial for Colleen Myatt CD/PCD(DOÑA), CLC, PES, ICCE

Labor was one of the scariest, intense, crazy things I've ever experienced. As a first-time mother, I had no idea what to expect, and let's be honest, there's really no great way of describing it to someone who has never gone through it. Colleen helped us prepare to the best of our abilities. In the weeks leading up to our birth, she helped me take supplemental vitamins and drinks that helped with the worst of my pregnancy symptoms.

I really wanted a 100% natural birth at Danbury's birth center. But, the cosmos had something else planned (or at least my daughter had something else planned). She planned on staying in my womb indefinitely. My water broke a few days after my due date, and while I was having contractions during the day, they'd mysteriously disappear at night. Colleen helped me distinguish these contractions from real labor and made suggestions for some ways to kickstart labor.

Unfortunately nothing worked, not even castor oil! After three days, our midwives admantly recommended induction. I was devastated. On the way to the hospital I cried the whole way. I was so scared of pitocin and that I wouldn't be able to make it through labor naturally.

Having Colleen with me was like having a mother with you in the room. She knew what to do to help and often just let me collapse into her when I couldn't handle a contraction on my own. I continued to labor without any drugs for a few more hours.

When I finally made the decision to get an epidural I felt that if I didn't have some kind of break (my contractions were coming in waves of 3-4 without any break in between) Colleen encouraged me that it was okay. I was so happy that I did.

Colleen helped us welcome our daughter and came a few times in the next few weeks to help us adjust to our new normal. I will definitely use Colleen when we have our next baby.

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-Lauren Crawford

February 23, 2017

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Colleen Myatt CD/PCD(DOÑA), CLC, PES, ICCE

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Birth Fee: $2700 to $3000

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

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