Testimonial for Natalie Lynch

As first time parents, there was a lot of uncertainty leading up to the birth of our daughter. Even through that uncertainty, I was initially hesitant regarding the need for a doula as we had already cruised through a couple of books and a childbirth class. Add to that Emma's parents being retired NICU nurses, I felt like we had it covered.

But Emma was convinced it was a worthy investment, and like usual, her instincts proved to be right. Natalie's experience and insight became invaluable in the planning stages, guiding us through the process of deciding how we wanted everything to go down. And even though we had a good base of knowledge from our research, her approach enabled us to truly consider all our options and create a birth plan that gave us a lot of confidence we would have otherwise lacked. 

During the process, she helped us navigate the sea of choices without ever pushing her own agenda. She shared her opinions when asked, but was genuinely invested in realizing our vision. Getting closer to the due date, things started to change with Emma's pregnancy. Ultimately she ended up having a C-section, but Natalie was there to make sure our plans evolved with the situation. She was able to answer all our questions, and even help Emma through the process of grieving the loss of opportunity to have a natural birth.

If Emma would have been able to experience a vaginal birth, we are positive Natalie would have been the perfect coach and advocate throughout that process. Once we brought our daugheter home, Natalie's post-partum visits were a godsend. I thought hiring a doula was all about the laboring process, but in the end, the value was in everything surrounding the actual birth.

We loved our experience with Natalie, and although we're in no place to think about future children, we're definitely keeping her number!

 

~Nathan and Emma

 

-Nathan and Emma Alef

February 27, 2020

a photo from Natalie Lynch

Natalie Lynch

Birth with Intention

Birth Fee: $2000

Postpartum Rate: $40

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Updated 11/19/2023

Birth Fee: $2000

Postpartum Rate: $40

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