Testimonial for Tina Overton

Tina was my doula for the birth of my first child at the end of May, 2020. When the pandemic happened, I worried about how she would be able to provide us doula support. But it worked out really well, and Tina’s support was invaluable.

When I started having contractions in the wee hours of the morning we called her and she talked my husband and I through figuring out whether labor was truly starting. Then when we were ready for some extra help, she came to our home (wearing a mask) to help me labor at home for as long as possible. That had been my goal to begin with, and with the pandemic any reduction in time spent at the hospital seemed like a good idea.

Once she arrived, I was blown away with how helpful her support was. As a first-time mother, having someone with so much experience there to help was exactly what I needed. Tina was a well of calm. Whenever I didn’t know what to do, she had just the idea for something to try that I never would have thought of: from positions to try to move labor along to food and drink to try when I couldn’t keep anything down. Speaking of which, she was also unbelievably calm and professional about the embarrassing bodily functions that are part of labor.

After I had been in labor for almost 24 hours, she helped us consider our options. When we decided it was time to go to the hospital, she supported us without judgement. After we got to the hospital, she was available as much as we wanted via phone. By this point, I was so exhausted that I was having a lot of trouble understanding what the doctors were telling me, so having a knowledgeable person to through decisions with my husband and me helped me feel much more confident.

I would highly recommend Tina to anyone looking for a doula. She is experienced, calm, empathetic, non-judgemental, and an all-around rockstar when you need her most. I am so grateful that we had her there.

-Neith

June 11, 2020

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Birth Fee: $800 to $2000

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

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Birth Fee: $800 to $2000

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

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