Testimonial for Stephanie Read, CD(DONA), Ayurvedic Doula, RPYT

As my husband and I were planning our daughter's birth, our first child, we chose to attempt a natural unmedicated birth. I read about doulas online but was unsure if it would benefit us.  I can confidently say that hiring Stephanie was THE BEST decision we made during our pregnancy and birth journey. She's friendly, professional and personable. She listened to our wants, needs and concerns and offered resources for guidance, as well as experienced advice to help answer any questions we had. She came to our house one evening (and brought us dinner!) and helped me with tips to relieve 3rd trimester aches & pains. She also showed my husband how he could help me too. When my contractions started she came to our house to help with hip squeezes, to keep me walking and moving and to also offer assurance and comfort that everythng was OK and going as planned. Once we got to the hospital she was a Rock Star! She was our advocate when one nurse was less than helpful. She helped my husband speak up for me and to make sure that our birth and delivery was what we had wanted and hoped for. She was comforting and soothing, while also firm and confident helping me with breathing, moving, keeping me focused. She was the best birth coach! She worked with my husband as a team to help me through contractions.  I had our beautiful baby girl unmedicated, as we had hoped. I could not have done it without her. After delivery our L&D Nurse raved about how awesome our doula was! My husband has been telling all of his expecting friends about her and recommending her right and left! :) I will forever be grateful to her for our beautiful birth experience and helping us welcome our little Charlotte. Thank you, Stephanie! (Oh and don't miss out on her prenatal yoga classes! It was a much needed zen time for me in the final weeks!)

-Mandy Paine

June 12, 2018

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Stephanie Read, CD(DONA), Ayurvedic Doula, RPYT

Stephanie Read, CD(DONA) & Ayurvedic Doula

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