Testimonial for Tia Dowling-Ketant, CD, CLC

I interviewed two other doulas prior to interviewing Tia. I was unsure whether I felt comforatble with either of the first two doulas I met, but knew I wanted that extra support in the delivery room so I kept searching. When I met Tia, I felt comfortable with her right away. I knew she was the doula for me. She has a very warm and caring way about her. She clearly explained the ways in which she could help me during labor, both at home and in the hospital. During labor she brought much needed calm to the room. I loved the essential oils she diffused in the room and the soothing massages she offered. Before using any calming techniques, of course, she would ask if it was something I would like or wanted to try. Very important, because what you think you might like during labor can be VERY different from what you actually want. She made sure to help me understand medical procedures or pain medications that were being offered. She also made sure that the midwife or nurses gave me the opportunity to ask any questions I had.

After my son was born Tia kept in touch with me to make sure we were all well. Unbeknown to me my son was tongue tied and had trouble latching to the point he had to be hospitalized 3 days after birth for dehydration. Tia made extra visits to me during this time to assist me with my son's latch and to make sure I was doing ok. She helped me to perfect my son's latch and gave me the confidence to continue breastfeeding. My son is now a happy and healthy 16lb 4 month old. I would recommend Tia to anyone for Doula services. Should I ever go through another pregnancy, I will be coming back to see her! She is a gem. Thank you Tia!!

-Vanna Valdez

January 05, 2018

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Tia Dowling-Ketant, CD, CLC

Metoodoula Services

Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: $55 to $65

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Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: $55 to $65

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