Testimonial for Jackie Prescott

Jackie was an integral part of the birth of our daughter, and one that we will be forever grateful for. From our first encounter through postpartum support, she was a calming, knowledgable, nonjudgmental, and ever-helpful presence. She immediately put us at ease in our first meeting and was willing to answer endless questions (often by text message in the middle of the night) throughout my pregnancy. She helped guide us to create a birth plan when we didn't always understand every eventuality during labor and birth. 

We ended up having a very different birth than we expected—our hospital was on diversion, so we spent several hours of labor wondering where we would end up. Jackie took the lead in helping us figure out what our next steps were and coached us effectively and with compassion by phone. She knew when to soothe and when to take control, giving us directives when the time came that were firm but never pushy, and never raising alarm. When we finally did arrive at the hospital, our baby was in distress, and although we were with a practice that tries as much as possible to avoid a C-section, that was the immediate (and urgent) recommendation. (We are so lucky, and grateful, that our daughter came out healthy and fine!) From the minute we arrived at the hospital, Jackie helped us manage my labor pains as well as the quick decisions necessary, and then once it was clear we were headed for the OR, she did what she could to make our lives easier, including parking our car and helping us get settled in our postpartum room. 

After our daughter was born, Jackie has remained available by text for advice, help, and referrals, and she provided overnight postpartum care so we could get some sleep. Her presence was a source of continuity and calm in a chaotic, transitional time. I would recommend her to anyone thinking of hiring her.

-Anna A

March 02, 2020

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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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