Testimonial for Denise Bolds MSW, CD(DONA) CLC, CBE

From a skeptical guy's point of view, I hadn't been in many parenting circles. I knew some friends that hired doulas, but I had thought of them as paid friends to help support a woman during pregnancy.


I couldn’t have been more far from the truth when it came to Denise Bold.


What we paid for is the service of wisdom, experience, and a diverse understanding of childbirth. As a first-time young dad, I had heard the advice from the few dads I knew (all of which were older than me) and was told you want someone in the room that knew what they were doing. I went to the first initial meeting with Denise with my wife fully ready to judge it as a scam and waste of money. Instead she started asking questions that I had no reply to and gave us important information. I felt like I was given a syllabus to a college class that I had no background knowledge in, and all of the sudden I started to realize the importance of the doula.


She helped us create a timeline with goals, flushed out our opinions on how we wanted our child to come into this world. She took the information we gave her and focused on empowering us. Fast forward, to the time of the delivery, she was ready (birthing ball in hand) to help support my wife in her most vulnerable state of being. Telling us stories and having us recount fond memories to distract from the pain, and then preparing us for the big push. Our daughter is alive, healthy and well. We felt confident that with her in the room, giving us guidance and walking us through everything the doctors and nurses were doing.  Denise helped us manifest our birthing plan, then helped us pivot when the plan deviated. Even after the birth, she supported us at home to follow up and deliver my wife's placenta encapsulation to help her recover postpartum. Denise's input and experience is priceless. Truly worth it.  
 

-Gabriel

June 04, 2019

a photo from Denise Bolds MSW, CD(DONA) CLC, CBE

Denise Bolds MSW, CD(DONA) CLC, CBE

Bold Doula! Placenta Encapsulation, CLC, CBE

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Postpartum Rate: $40 to $60

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Birth Fee: $0 to $5000

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $60

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