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

My husband and I hired Ryah for my second baby. We felt that, though I'd been thru labor before, I needed and advocate and advisor to have a more natural birth. With my first, I was induced. I was determined it wouldn't happen again.

Our Ryah is the most amazing gift. She was available for me from the moment she first responded to my doula inquiry. She visited us, listened to my concerns, and assured me that my hopes were not vain. For a few months, I didn't really need her, and she didn't impose on my introverted love of being left alone. But then, my baby started to think about being born. I called her at about 30 weeks with a question. With increasing frequency, I needed Ryah's support, but day or night, she was always there.

15 days before Rosalie was born, I thought maybe I was going into labor. I called Ryah. She gave me instructions about what to expect. Every single day for 15 days, I was texting or calling Ryah for support. As Rosalie's due date came and went, Ryah helped me do encouraging exercises, she kept my spirits up and kept me calm.

I had, by this time, a hope that I could labor at home for a while, in the dark, with candles and christmas tree lights on. When Rosalie finally decided it was time, of course at 1 am, Ryah came straight to me and quietly arranged everything just like I wanted it. She kept me focused and positive. Sure, there was pain, but there was absolutely no suffering. Everything was peaceful and joyful. We got to the hospital in perfect time, not too soon, not so late that things were rushed.

Ryah is full of knowledge that she shares with you. I have passed some on to friends who are so grateful for the expert advice.

The most amazing thing is that Ryah is still there for me, 4 months pp. I still text her often, sometimes for help. Just the other day, I texted her for help with a breastfeeding issue. She always helps. So happy we have Ryah in our lives!

-Katherine Pettus

April 23, 2017

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Ryah Jo' pregnancy birth and beyond doula services

Birth Fee: $2000 to $2400

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $60

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Birth Fee: $2000 to $2400

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $60

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