Testimonial for Tia Dowling-Ketant, CD, CLC

Within minutes of meeting Tia during our initial interview I felt instantly at ease. She has such a pleasant and positive demeanor. She’s also very funny and had me laughing within those first few minutes as well. All of these traits would prove to be invaluable as I ended up having a long and difficult birth. My gut feeling was so strong that Tia was the right fit that I hired Tia on the spot, cancelling my remaining doula interviews, and haven’t looked back since. During the prenatal visits Tia provided my husband and I with so much information outside of what my OBGYN provided. This enabled me to ask pointed, informed questions during my doctor visits, questions I never would have thought to ask prior. My actual birth went the opposite of what Tia and I had planned for, as births often do. Throughout my 36 hour labor which included an induction, epidural, 3 hours of pushing followed by an emergency C-Section, Tia was there with my husband and I, supporting, comforting, distracting during the really intense moments, and continuing to help inform and make smart decisions. So, while my birth did not go as planned, I still felt in control and empowered, and that was because of Tia. During the lighter moments of those 36 hours, she made labor FUN with a variety of props that included upbeat playlists, adult coloring books, and hilarious comedy videos. During the intense moments she soothed with spa music, aromatherapy and massage. She also helped empower my husband in his role and in no way overstepped any boundary. After the birth, we kept her on for postpartum services and she was an enormous support during those very difficult first few weeks. Her postpartum visits allowed me precious time to nap, shower, read, run errands or just have some much needed time to myself. She’s great with babies and I trusted her completely with our son. We hired a doula and ended up with a friend that I hope will be in our lives for a long time.

-Andrea Schmidt

December 12, 2018

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Tia Dowling-Ketant, CD, CLC

Metoodoula Services

Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: $55 to $65

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Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: $55 to $65

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