Testimonial for Antonia Piccone

I can't imagine having done this without Antoina!

We connected late in my pregnancy, I think I was less than 2 months away from my due date at the time.  I wasn't terribly familiar with the doula role, but my husband kept encouraging me to look into it.  I'll be honest - I thought the emotional support role was HIS job!  But then I had a phone call with Antonia and she helped me understand that she could provide support to both myself and my husband, as well as educate us both about the process and what to expect, and also be one more person on our team when the big day came.  My family and friends live 2,000+ miles away, so Antonia's kind an encouraging words of support made me feel so comfortable and more relaxed about the whole affair.  Each time we met, she took the time to explain the various stages of labor, techniques for pain management, some postpartum specifics, etc.  She always came prepared to our meetings with some educational topics, as well as took the time to chat with us and get to know us as a couple.

I ended up going almost two weeks past my due date, and with each passing day was a little more frustrated and ready to get this show on the road!  It was invaluable to me to have Antonia to talk to about what my contractions did (or didn't) mean, what to expect, the pros/cons of continuing to wait vs. scheduling an induction.  I was very uneasy about scheduling an induction when my doctor said we couldn't wait any longer.  Antonia called me almost every night to check in on how I was feeling - physically and emotionally - and I appreciated that more than I can say.  When the day came to induce, she was SO helpful in supporting not just myself but also my husband, reminding us of questions to ask, and just a general comforting presence.

I would highly recommend Antonia as a doula.

-Hanna Steffl

March 11, 2018

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Birth Fee: $800 to $1100

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $35

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Birth Fee: $800 to $1100

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $35

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