Testimonial for Jessica Ruscetta, CD(DONA), PCD, CLC

I was a little late to the concept of having a doula at the birth of my daughter. I was more than eight months pregnant in fact, when I met Jessica. I felt the connection to her was instant. Jessica’s authenticity and empathy created a supportive space for my husband and I to share our fears and hopes about the birth of our rainbow baby. Knowing we did not have much time to prepare for a natural birth, Jessica met with us as often as needed to ensure we felt safe, our needs were met and we were empowered for this life altering experience. She stayed late with us and answered all our questions. Her knowledge and passion for breastfeeding and natural birth continued to demonstrate that Hubs and I made the right choice in having her join us. The day I went into labor, Jessica was the grounding force. She honored both my desires for a natural birth and my fears about birthing my rainbow. She arrived immediately when asked, and immediately began skillfully integrating herself into the medical environment I chose to deliver in. Jessica advocated when needed, as well as encouraged me to use my inner stength. She never hesitated to help or provide unbiased, non judgmental feedback. When my daughter arrived, Jessica stayed until my daughter latched. Always patient and always understanding, Jessica made me feel like you are the strongest almost capable mother to ever deliver a child. Jessica came to our house after my daughters birth and continued to guide us in breastfeeding journey and post natal care. It marks nine months this week that I have breastfed my daughter. When I say this, people often ask “what keeps me going”. I share I had a doula who encouraged and inspired me. Who normalized breastfeeding and was honest about the joy and hardships. The journey to meet my rainbow baby and our breastfeeding journey has been beautifully shaped by the guidance of Jessica. Thank, you. Thank, you.  

-Heather Skarbek

March 19, 2019

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Jessica Ruscetta, CD(DONA), PCD, CLC

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Postpartum Rate: $50

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