Testimonial for Pamela Bethel

I am so grateful we found Pamela! When we started looking for a doula, I was a bit dubious: most of the profiles I was reading sounded a bit healing-crystals-and-faerie-dust, and (to each her own, but) I was looking for somebody down-to-earth and science-minded. Pamela is definitely that, but she is also quirky and fun, and adept at adapting her tone and energy level to the situation at hand. As a result, she was magnificently able to keep my partner and I both confident and at ease before, during, and after the high-stress experience that is birthing a child. In the weeks leading up to my labour, she did a wonderful job of helping me understand my options and talk through my needs and preferences, while also really connecting with my husband and giving him the tools and perspective to be a confident, focused birthing partner instead of a bundle of nerves. When my medical team started talking about early induction and I felt like I was losing control of the birth I wanted to have, Pamela helped me stay grounded and keep things in perspective. During the labour itself, she was a positive, reassuring presence, offering snacks, constructive suggestions, calming words, and lots of water! Above all, what impressed me the most about Pamela was the way she treated my husband and I as a team and made sure we both felt heard and supported. She did a fantastic job of setting us both at ease and supporting us as a unit throughout the birthing process, which allowed my husband to focus his whole energy on supporting me. TL;DR: Pamela is a lovely person and a great doula, and I cannot recommend her highly enough.

-Caitlin

March 24, 2019

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Birth Fee: $1500

Postpartum Rate: $30

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Updated 2/9/2024

Birth Fee: $1500

Postpartum Rate: $30

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Updated 2/9/2024

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