Testimonial for Betsy Pool, CD(CBI), Certified BRM Pro

Betsy was a wonderful and supportive doula for the birth of my first child. She was very attentive and diligent to what my  desires were for a birth and tried to ensure that my birth plan was executed out as best as possible. I intended to do a natural birth. However when my water broke at 37 weeks without warning and without contractions at 11:30 at night, Betsy (a mom of young kids herself) drove up 45 minutes to my hospital to be there with my husband and I. I had to be induced with cervadil to get the contractions going, and by the next afternoon when I hadn't dialated as quick enough for the medical staff, Betsy was there to give support and advice to try and avoid getting pitocin, since I wanted to try natural birth at that point still.  We walked around the halls of the hospital together to get me dialated further, which helped alot. She coached me through the contractions to try and ease the pain, rubbing my back and letting me know that what I was feeling was typical and expected (very comforting for a first time mom). She'd offer to get things for both me and my husband. My husband was also very tired so she was a support person for him as well. In the end I did get pitocin and subsequently an epidural, but she was right there the whole time.  I only ended up pushing for 30 minutes, and she stayed after birth too to ensure a good transition to post-birth recovery.

When you're in labor, you need extra help, and while the hospital staff have other patients to attend to, having a doula who is focused on just you is worth it.  Betsy as your doula will be that extra help for you and your partner during labor and birth, and is something I'd recommend having, even if you don't do a natural birth.

-Maureen Baraban

October 27, 2017

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Betsy Pool, CD(CBI), Certified BRM Pro

Midwest Doula Services, Betsy the Doula

Birth Fee: $1200 to $1700

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $45

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Updated 5/8/2024

Birth Fee: $1200 to $1700

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $45

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Updated 5/8/2024

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