Testimonial for Lara Lasky

As first time parents, my husband and I didn't know what to expect with childbirth and both of us were too busy to attend birth classes at the hospital. We researched hiring a doula, but weren't really sure if we would need one. We interviewed several doulas before deciding on Holistic Family Doulas just a few weeks before my due date (36 weeks). I felt an immediate connection with Lara when we first met. Lara was wonderful pre, during, and post labor. She educated us on what to expect with childbirth, taught us ways to help cope with pain and gave tips and suggestions leading up to the delivery. On the day of delivery, everything happened so fast that we didn't have time to put any of what we learned to use. Lara arrived to the hospital right when my water broke and immediately went to work during the labor process and talked me through the pain. I had terrible back labor and Lara massaged my lower back while I was on my side during labor. Since everything was happening so fast, my husband pretty much froze without knowing what to do to help. Lara was able to support me the entire time and talk my husband through what was needed to be done. It probably would have been complete chaos and maybe even traumatic if Lara wasn't there. She stayed with us post labor for several hours and also came by about one week post delivery to check on us and showed us how to do the abdominal binding. I had a quick natural childbirth that went almost exactly as I had planned. It felt really empowering when my birth plan was followed by the hospital staff for the most part. I have several friends who had not so great experiences with childbirth and I really think it's because they didn't have a doula and probably did not know they have a say in what they can elect to have or not have when it comes to having a birth plan. We will be using Holistic Family Doulas again when we are expecting a second child and I would recommend them to anyone looking to hire a doula.

-Linda

September 28, 2019

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Lara Lasky

Louisville Newborn Care

Birth Fee: $1800 to $4500

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $40

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Updated 3/18/2024

Birth Fee: $1800 to $4500

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $40

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Updated 3/18/2024

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