Testimonial for Briana Smith

I really enjoyed working with Briana and I am so glad we hired her to be our doula! What surprised me the most about this experience is the value I received from her services before and after the birth. My pregnancy became higher risk in the last trimester, and Briana helped me on a weekly basis by phone and text as I went through additional monitoring and eventually a surprise induction. The home visits were very helpful--I always felt supported by her and affirmed in the decisions that were important to me, and when I was uncertain about something she really helped clarify my options. She has a lot of knowledge and a wealth of resources she shared with me regarding local care providers (this is invaluable in and of itself!) and when I had to undergo an induction process I was anxious about, she helped me relax and confidently accept the change in circumstances. She also helped me create a birth plan that was easy to read with very nice graphics. I received the same level of support from her by phone, text, and home visit after the birth as well. 

Although the birth was much faster than I anticipated and I was not able to utilize some of the comfort measures I had planned to try during contractions, Briana was very helpful both with aiding my physical comfort and with guiding me verbally when I needed to adjust what I doing. It was very helpful to have her there as the voice to focus on in the midst of all the other medical professionals.

Finally, I would like to mention that Briana worked really well with everyone involved in this process, including my husband, who was skeptical about hiring a doula. I know she won him over and I appreciated her making him confortable in the process. I highly recommend her!

-Bethany

March 05, 2019

a photo from Briana Smith

Briana Smith

Birth and Beyond, Inc.

Birth Fee: $1400

Postpartum Rate: $40

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Updated 4/14/2024

Birth Fee: $1400

Postpartum Rate: $40

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Updated 4/14/2024

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