Testimonial for Natalie Lynch

Natalie was essential in creating and maintaining a positive birth experience. My water broke before contractions so when I was admitted to the hospital my natural birth plan was immediately challenged by the staff, equipped with worry of infection. This could have been a stressful birth story, but Natalie was always there to remind me that this was my birth. She encouraged me to trust my instincts. With Natalie as my ally I regained my confidence and denied the PIT. Natalie and I spent calm, intimate hours using natural induction techniques. 18 hours later and still my body was not ready to kick into labor however because of Natalie's presence and partnership I had gained back confidence and ownership of my birth. I tuned into my birth mantra "open" and decided on my own time, to go off the plan and to induce with Pitocin. At hour 24 my contractions hit hard and fast. This is when Natalie transformed from gentle advocate to super, spiritual sidekick. I look back at this intense stretch of time and think of how acutely tuned into my body and mind Natalie was. For 8 hours, her focus was laser sharp, her tone was smooth, her touch was soft and her stamina was super human. We found a beautiful rhythm of comfort measures. together. At one point Natalie intuitively encouraged my husband and I to slow dance, which is now one of my favorite memories. Eventually I chose to go on an epidural. Natalie turned to me, in the middle of what was now a peaceful, restful night, and with so much warmth in her voice said how proud she was of me for honoring my mantra "open" and allowing myself permission to go off my birth plan. I knew my choice was the right one for me, but that validation was the greatest gift she could have given. I woke up that morning rested and completely dilated! Pushing was a party! Natalie my husband and listened to classic rock and celebrated each moment closer to bringing baby into the world. I loved every joy filled moment.

-Katy Wright-Mead

July 21, 2017

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Natalie Lynch

Birth with Intention

Birth Fee: $2000

Postpartum Rate: $40

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Updated 11/19/2023

Birth Fee: $2000

Postpartum Rate: $40

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Updated 11/19/2023

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