Testimonial for Dara DeSoto ,CD(DONA), CLEC, Student Midwife

It’s hard to put into words how valuable Dara was to have as my Doula. I interviewed a few doula’s but Dara was the most professional. She is extremely knowledgeable, reliable, & has this strength & warmth to her. I trusted her immediately. Throughout she has responded promptly to all my emails, calls, & text. Knowing she was in my corner supporting me eased my anxiety. I was able to have the natural birth I wanted & I feel it was possible because of her. She encouraged me to labor at home as long as possible & I was able to do so with her suggestions on how to manage the pain. Once at the hospital she knew where to apply pressure to my body to help me get through contractions…the difference was amazing! She suggested what breathe when I was lost, what positions when I grew uncomfortable, but most of all she made me feel safe. I was so close when I got to the hospital that we left our hospital bag in the car. Dara had come prepared with everything I needed. She brought music, essential oils, & honey sticks for energy. She helped my husband who had been worried he wouldn’t be able to be in the room by making suggestions on how he could support me. My husband had been very hesitant about the fact I wanted a doula until the delivery room. Once we got to recovery he said to me that she was incredible & that it was worth every penny having her there. That from him was a HUGE compliment! Once I was home from the hospital Dara came to visit and helped make me feel comfortable w/ a baby in my home by creating a breastfeeding nest, teaching me how to swaddle, & how to use the moby carrier. I can’t say enough how much I appreciated having her help me through this experience. Since then she has checked in and been available to any questions that have come up. She really listened to me & what was important to me for the birth. I am so grateful that I was able to have her as my doula.

-Kellie Petrie

May 22, 2018

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