Testimonial for Valerie Godbout

Valerie was instrumental to me having a successful VBAC. I was so stressed out and unsupported through my labor and delivery with my older son, that I made no progress in my labor and had to have an emergency c-section. 

With this labor, I went about it differently. I hired a birth center instead of a hospital and I got a doula! Best decision I've ever made. Valerie really helped me stay calm and trust my body. She made sure I stayed hydrated. 

Most importantly, she paid close attention to when I would tense up (which was often!) and reminded me to relax my face and my shoulders and my posture. Releasing that tension would take my pain from a 10 to a manageable 7. 

There was a point where I didn't think I could make it. I was so close to asking for a transfer so I could get an epidural. She encouraged me and reminded me of how much progress I had already made. She also advocated for the midwives at the birth center to offer me natural pain relief like heat. She did counter pressure which helped a lot. 

In the end, I had a successful VBAC and a peaceful, unmedicated birth like I always wanted! 

-Carolyn

June 20, 2020

a photo from Valerie Godbout

Valerie Godbout

Duolovedoula

Birth Fee: $1800 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $50 to $55

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Updated 5/3/2024

Birth Fee: $1800 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $50 to $55

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