Testimonial for Antonia Piccone

I could not be more thankful to have met Antonia and that she was our doula. We had an emergency during our birth, please read on for details.

Antonia met us at the hospital. I opted not to have an epidural for this birth (I did with my first.) Antonia stayed completely engaged with me during labor, anticipating my needs and breathing with me. It is hard to describe how fully she stayed engaged, how comforting it was to have her there. Antonia's personality is, in my perception, calm and reserved. She is a bit like a yoga instructor, rather than a "coach", guiding you through the most challenging meditation/yoga class of your life :)

Our baby, due to his size, became stuck during delivery, in what is an emergency called a shoulder dystocia. The midwife called for support immediately, supporting staff (NICU nurses and others) flooded into the room. Our baby was blue upon his birth, with an APGAR of 4. Antonia remained utterly calm, present, helping me breathe through the panic attacks, comforting me: for example helping me to be comfortable with washcloths (warm or cool depending on what I needed at the time), holding my hand and being with me as my husband went with our baby to the NICU with our son. My husband texted with Antonia pictures and to share updates of what was happening.

I was very impressed with how well Antonia collaborated with our labor nurse and midwife. It was clear both during and after my baby was born that my nurse and midwife were extremely grateful to have her present. Our nurse articulated to Antonia that she was grateful, thanking her for being there and for all her help.

Antonia was an excellent resource and sounding board from the beginning and forward. I would absolutely have her at my next baby's birth, and recommend her with a joyful heart. She is truly a wise birth doula, with beautiful wisdom and skill.

-Katie Dawson

July 03, 2018

a photo from Antonia Piccone

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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