Testimonial for Maris James, CD (DTI), CBE, CBC

In the months leading up to my due date, I experienced a lot of fear around childbirth. My partner and I hadn’t considered using a doula at all, but we’re definitely glad we decided to hire Maris just 3.5 weeks out from my due date! Maris was extremely respectful of my phobia from the outset, letting me decide how much information I wanted to receive at my own pace, and was just generally a very calming presence for us fraught first time parents-to-be—just knowing we'd have someone so experienced really put us at ease, too. Even though my positioning ultimately necessitated a C section, I found Maris's support and counterpressure techniques very helpful when I was first having contractions in labor. Maris also helped me to be my own advocate throughout the entire birth experience at NYU, encouraging me speak up when I was less than confident in a couple aspects of my care. My partner also found Maris to be a valuable source of emotional support throughout my 36-hour labor! In retrospect, it's hard to imagine having done it without her.

-Samantha Vincenty

May 26, 2019

a photo from Maris James, CD (DTI), CBE, CBC

Birth Fee: $1900 to $3000

Postpartum Rate: $45 to $75

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Updated 4/18/2024

Birth Fee: $1900 to $3000

Postpartum Rate: $45 to $75

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