Testimonial for Ame Solomon, RN, IBCLC

I can't recommend Ame and Laurel enough!  I got my unmedicated VBAC in March 2017. My first pregnancy was uneventful, but resulted in an emergency c-section due to fetal distress.  I did not hire a doula that time.

When I got pregnant the second time, I thought, "I'm not going to be a hero!  I need support.  I need people who know birth and deal with it every day to support me through this, as I try to have a different outcome."  I met with Ame and Laurel and hired them on the spot.  I felt heard, and I felt like we really clicked.

I started out in midwife care, and was passionate about birthing at home.  However, at the beginning of my third trimester, I started testing my blood glucose levels and ended up having to transfer to an OB practice.  I was so unbelievably upset to lose the chance to birth at home.  I was also devastated to lose the relationship I had developed with my midwife.

Ame to the rescue!  Ame helped me over the phone during this time with multiple calls to help me sort through my options for finding a practice.  She was also the one constant when everything around me seemed to be changing.  As a healthcare professional, I trusted her knowledge of the system and facilities I had to choose from.

She talked me through many decision points.  I remember crying in a hot bath talking on the phone about the c-section my OB wanted to schedule for me due to gestational diabetes.

On the big day, Laurel and Ame were by my side as my stop / start labor turned into a super-quickly progressing event!  We had to make many quick decisions that day and ended up going to a different hospital than we planned.  There was no hour-long car ride to meet the OB.  Instead, there was a speedy zip up to a closer facility and I gave birth about 30 minutes after arriving.  The baby and I fared well.  I am immensely grateful.

-Anna Van Fleet

September 20, 2017

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Ame Solomon, RN, IBCLC

Peaceful Postpartum and Lactation

Birth Fee: $3000 to $5000

Postpartum Rate: $65 to $85

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Birth Fee: $3000 to $5000

Postpartum Rate: $65 to $85

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Years on DoulaMatch

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