Testimonial for Donna Rigert

I highly recommend Donna Rigert as a doula. She is caring, thoughtful, and skilled. I was hoping for a natural childbirth with my second child. After researching doula services, reading testimonials, calling and emailing various doulas and midwives, Donna was referred to me. She responded promptly to my inquiry for information. We talked for awhile over the phone, and I immediately felt a connection with her. We set up an interview to see if we were a good fit for each other. Upon meeting, I instantly liked her and felt at ease with her. I had my list of questions, and she took time to answer them all. Over the next few months, Donna called, emailed, and met with me. She provided me with exercise and food options, information about natural pain relief among other things, and helped create a personalized plan. She listened to my past birth experience, my desires for this pregnancy and delivery, and typed up a one-page summary of my birth wishes (short & complete!). She even came over a couple of weeks before my delivery to practice natural pain relief techniques. The morning I went into labor, I felt at peace and excited. When Donna arrived at my home, she immediately got to work helping me labor until my water broke (less than 2 hours later). She kept me calm, helped me change positions, and encouraged me through each contraction. She was respectful of my desire not to arrive at the hospital too early and helped me decide when we needed to leave. My baby boy was born within 40 minutes of arriving at the hospital. It was an amazing experience. I felt in control and empowered with Donna and my friend by my side. Donna helped me achieve the birth experience for which I had been praying. She came and visited me a number of times after the birth. She gave me advice on nursing, checked how I was feeling both emotionally and physically, and even brought a delicious meal for my family. I'm so thankful for the service and care that Donna provided.

-Abby VanHorn

June 14, 2012

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Donna Rigert

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Birth Fee: $1600

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $45

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Birth Fee: $1600

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $45

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