Testimonial for Brana Ninkov RN, MSN, CLEC, Birth Doula, BSN Nutrition

Brana is simply amazing. She is deeply intuitive, calming, has an insanely high EQ, and a great sense of humor. Instead of feeling, as many of the women I know do, that the birth of my child was an unpleasant and out-of-my-control means to a glorious end, Brana's assistance made me feel completely empowered by the whole experience. I wanted to attempt a natural birth but had no misgivings about needing to opt for an epidural if it felt necessary. The breathing/vocalization techniques Brana taught me and her massages allowed me to stay at home FAR longer than I would have been able to on my own. I arrived at the hospital 8 cm dilated and opted for an epidural soon after. My baby came out in 6 pushes and the whole thing felt calm and joyous. I cannot imagine what a scary experience it would have been to navigate the hospital system without Brana there to gently help guide nurses and my husband. You realize once you are going through it how quickly things can change and how rigid and black-and-white our medical system is. They're trained to strictly categorize people and situations, which is depersonalizing and not always what's ultimately best to mother and baby. It's easy to reflect back after the fact on how small changes could have very big impacts on the outcome of your birth, but in the heat of the moment, I was so grateful we had Brana there to be our advocate and ensure that small measures were taken (allowing me to birth on my side, for example) that made huge differences for me in the end. With such an excess of conflicting information on the internet, on pregnancy apps, from parents and in-laws, Brana was an invaluable, trusted resource. She was also so giving of her time and was there to support us even after our formal sessions ended. She made space in our hectic lives for us to pause and take a moment to truly appreciate the life changing event that was about to unfold.  

-Lauren & Steve

February 04, 2020

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Birth Fee: $4250 to $5000

Postpartum Rate: $60 to $65

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Updated 5/28/2024

Birth Fee: $4250 to $5000

Postpartum Rate: $60 to $65

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Updated 5/28/2024

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