Testimonial for Antonia Piccone

We recommend every birth be attended by a Doula. No amount of childbirth education can substitute for the coaching and support we received from Antonia.

Antonia is intuitive, knowledgeable, warm and a fantastic listener. We met fairly early in the pregnancy, and easily developed a trusting relationship. After interviewing several doulas, we chose to work with Antonia because she made us feel at ease. Initially, we were not thrilled that our insurance only provided the option of a hospital birth. However, Antonia helped us write a birth plan and communicate our hopes to our medical team in a way that minimized Chloe’s fear of medical interventions. Antonia was a calming presence in the room.

For Chloe, as the Laboring Mother, Antonia was helpful as a coach in identifying coping techniques, re-centering breathing, and differentiating between the muscles to use for pushing. She also provided much needed breaks for Birth Partner, Matt. Chloe’s back pain was only lessened with constant pressure, so Matt needed to be physically and mentally alongside Chloe for the majority of the labor. Trusting Antonia to take care of the coaching and communication, areas where Matt felt least confident, freed up Matt to focus on supporting Chloe instead of managing medical staff. Antonia was a tremendous advocate, helping us ask questions to make sure we made informed decisions, were aware of which decisions were critical and understood everything that was going on. After the baby was born she also helped us process the experience and learn how to breastfeed.

We feel so lucky for how our birth turned out and Antonia was a big part of that.

-Matt Macdonald

July 15, 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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