Testimonial for Emma O'Brien

I cannot say enough great things about Emma! Emma was recommended to us by our post-partum doula, who we hired again when we found out I was pregnant with our second child. At first I wasn't sure I wanted a birth doula, my first birth resulted in a c-section because baby was breech. But I am so glad we worked with Emma! Not only did I get the VBAC I so hoped for, but I was able to labor and deliver without an epidural! Something I never thought I could do and I credit much of this to Emma. She is so knowledgable and yet she is also a very calming presence. She was reassuring and gave me the confidence I needed to trust my body and labor without pain medications. She was also an incredible support for my husband and I think he was better able to support me because of Emma's presence. After my daughter was born, I had difficulty delivering the placenta as it stuck to my c-section scar and required pain medication and interventions to deliver it. Emma was right there to reassure me and keep me from panicking during this unexpected event. Emma pays attention to all the little details. From using a fan to keep me cool, bringing me sips of water and juice, even spoon-feeding me yogurt while I help my baby on my chest right after birth I felt so well cared for with Emma there. She worked seemlessly beside my L&D nurse, husband, and OBs. I am so happy that I was able to have such a positive VBAC birth experience after an unwanted c-section with my first child, and I know it was Emma's steadfast support that helped me achieve this. If we plan on having future children, I would hire Emma again in a hearbeat as I can't imagine a birth experience without her!

-Veronica Salsberg

July 16, 2018

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Emma O'Brien

Lavandoula / Rebirth Herbal Connections

Birth Fee: $0 to $2100

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50

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Updated 2/25/2024

Birth Fee: $0 to $2100

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50

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Updated 2/25/2024

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