Testimonial for Barbie French, CD(DONA), CPD(RI)

Where to begin...how about 3 day's before I delivered my son. It was around 1130p when I first started feeling low back pain accompanied by possibly the loss of my mucus plug. I texted Barbie and she responded immediately. She calmed me down, we talked about my symptoms and she gave me other symptoms to keep a look out for that could signal that labor is approaching. She reassured me that I was probably not going into labor that night, but that delivery day may be approaching. I felt at ease after speaking with her and I fell back asleep. Barbie called in the morning to check on me. She had a hunch (she was right) I was having back labor and sent me information on spinning babies. Three days later, it was baby time! My husband and I chose the alternative birthing room at women and infants. Barbie was so supportive the whole time and guided both my husband and mom through pain reducing skills that they could perform on me during my contractions. She was always right there, guiding and encoring me when I desperately needed it most. When I started to doubt myself, she refocused my mindset and helped me stick to my birth plan. Barbie has a calming personality which is exactly what you want while in labor. We tried different positions when it came time to push. She encouraged me to lean over the top of the bed, which at first I did not like because I just felt so tired and this position felt draining. However, by trying this position, we helped our baby get into a better position. I went back to my most comfortable position, and very shortly after, our son was born. I truly believe that the position change that Barbie suggested made all the difference! Barbie took some great photos of our sons' delivery which we cherish! Our son was born at 1123pm, and Barbie stayed with us until around 2A. We are so incredibly grateful for her kindness, encouragement and overall awesomeness! We can't imagine going through this experience without her! 

-Kimberly Palmer

November 14, 2019

a photo from Barbie French, CD(DONA), CPD(RI)

Birth Fee: $1300 to $1500

Postpartum Rate: $45

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Postpartum Rate: $45

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