Testimonial for Briana Smith

I had the pleasure of working with Briana for the birth of my third son Ethan. I met her at an expectant mother's show and was very impressed with her professionalism and experience. I wasn't quite sure I would hire a doula as I've had 2 natural births previously and knew what to expect, but her ability to offer custom and personalized services greatly appealed to me now as a working mom expecting baby #3.

I hired her for a refresher birth/breastfeeding course which she came to my home and did with me and my husband. She also helped me with a list of items to have for hospital bag/postpartum and breastfeeding. The other thing that we discussed more for this baby was postpartum help and she helped me find a wonderful nanny for when I went back to work. Briana's access to resources and network are very valuable and saved me lots of time.

While my first 2 were birthed at the Womens Birth and Wellness Center - I was leaning towards going to UNC Hospital to have a longer stay and access to more services. It was a good thing I switched care as an emergency C-section was required.  I labored naturally all the way to the end with her help. Briana has a very calming but assertive presence that worked very well for my birthing experience. She kept assuring me that I could do it and that I was amazing. We made it to the end but had to C-section because of his cord being wrapped on his neck. I was glad she was there to stay with my husband when I was taken to the operating room. She came to see me afterwards both at the hospital and at home to deliver placenta capsules.

If you are considering a doula that is experienced, organized, on-time and reliable she is a match. Also, my family and kids loved her and the time she spent with me was always valuable.

 

-Christina

March 08, 2019

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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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