Testimonial for Jackie Prescott

Jackie was a tremendous resource in planning for labor and through a delivery that did not go as expected during which she was a calming and reassuring presence. Throughout my pregnancy and labor, Jackie worked with me and my husband as partners, always making specific efforts to include him in discussions and in preparing him for labor. When my labor turned towards a c-section, she provided emotional and practical support to my husband to strengthen him in his ability to support me.

We decided to hire a douhla for the birth of our first child because we wanted someone to help guide us in preparing for delivery and then to be in the room with us during labor. As neither of us have experience with labor and delivery, it  made sense to us to have a real-time resource in the room during the event. We met with Jackie and were instantly impressed with her. Through her experience, she has developed a demeanor that is professional, warm, and knowledgeable. I entered pregnancy with specific thoughts about how my labor and delivery would go, and Jackie managed to help me broaden my thinking and learn to accept that there would be factors that I could not control (which proved to be invaluable when labor arrived). We attended Jackie's birthing class in addition to our private douhla sessions with her. During both, she provided helpful, practical explanations of labor and delivery and demonstrated comfort techniques to use.

Jackie helped us to labor at home, and then when things began to move quickly, and unexpectedly, at the hospital, Jackie was there to explain to us what was going on, to remind us of our comfort techniques, to continue providing hands-on comfort support, and working seamlessly with the hospital staff. After delivery, Jackie swiftly began skin-to-skin for my baby and me and helped establish our baby's first latch. 

In short, Jackie is a wonder and we consider her a blessing to us!

 

 

-Robin Overby

July 31, 2019

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Jackie Prescott

District Doulas

Birth Fee: $2000 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $55

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Birth Fee: $2000 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $55

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