Testimonial for Emma O'Brien

Emma is amazing! We got to know her through a series of prenatal visits, and she made us feel incredibly comfortable with the idea of having someone so new to us in the delivery room with us. By the time I went into labor, she felt like a friend, and I was thrilled to have her as a support person. She was with us through a very long and traumatic birth, and she was calm, encouraging and supportive of both of us (my husband and me) throughout the birth. It was so reassuring to have her with us, both because of her delighful personality and presence and because of her wealth of knowledge. When I had an emergency c-section, Emma met me in the recovery room while my husband with with our son to the nursery. I was so, so happy to see her.

After our birth, Emma visited regularly to provide postpartum support. She knows exactly what new parents need and she fit herself right into the rhythm of our postpartum life, tossing the laundry in, emptying the dishwasher, and creating delicious and inventive meals for us using whatever happened to be in our refrigerator. She knows all about food intolerances and has made us wonderful gluten-free and paleo meals. We also can't say enough about how she interacts with our infant son -- we've felt so comfortable leaving him in her arms while we nap!

I wish I had had the opportunity to use her placenta encapsulation services (unfortunately, I wasn't able to take my placenta due to infection), but as an herbalist, Emma has supported my postpartum recovery with hormone-balancing and milk support teas that are so delicious and nourishing, they've become a part of my daily routine.

She has reassured two brand new parents that our experiences are normal -- this is invaluable! -- and she has really helped us to process the challenges of our birth experience and adapt to our new life as parents.

We would strongly recommend Emma to anybody looking for a birth or postpartum doula.

-Elizabeth Bernardi

November 12, 2017

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Emma O'Brien

Lavandoula / Rebirth Herbal Connections

Birth Fee: $1350 to $2400

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50

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Birth Fee: $1350 to $2400

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50

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