Testimonial for Amanda Hoyle, CD(DONA), CLC, CBE

We were due April 1, 2020 with our first baby. We knew we wanted an unmedicated vaginal birth and we needed someone who could guide us in achieving that, to the extent that’s in our control of course.

Right away after the interview, we knew Amanda was the right doula for us. She was friendly, kind, and peaceful.

In the weeks leading up to my due date, we met twice to go over my birth plan, birth pain management, and just to chat. She would check up with me every Monday over text to see how I’m doing. Amanda’s support meant so much to me.

At exactly 41 weeks, I went into labor in the morning. I gave Amanda a heads up that my contractions started and weren’t ceasing. She checked in every so often over the phone to see how I’m doing. When it came to the point that I needed her to help me labor, she arrived quickly. I learned that during labor, I like to keep to myself, with no touching or talking. Amanda respected that and kept track of my contractions and was ready to jump in whenever needed. She worked as a team with my husband.

When I was stuck at 3cm, Amanda helped me with a few techniques to position my baby better. My baby came 4 hours after those techniques. When I started pushing before we left to the birth center, she showed me how to breathe to slow the pushing so I could make it. She even went in the car with us to help me during the drive.

Once at the birth center, I pushed our baby out roughly 15 minutes after arriving. Amanda took pictures and videos, which I greatly appreciate. She stayed for a while after just in case to help.

She never panicked but remained calm and took the lead in the next steps to take during my entire labor. We highly recommend Amanda!

-Arianna T.

May 22, 2020

a photo from Amanda Hoyle, CD(DONA), CLC, CBE

Birth Fee: $2200 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $45

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Birth Fee: $2200 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $45

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