Testimonial for Hayley Weichler, CD-L, CBE

My husband and I were so grateful to have Hayley with us for the birth of our daughter at Hunterdon Medical Center in July 2019! From our initial meeting through our first weeks at home with our baby, Hayley was a gentle, wise, encouraging, and sensitive part of our team. In our meetings before the birth, she took time to connect with us and understand our hopes and worries, helped us think through options and figure out priorities, and taught me and my husband supportive positions and movements for early labor. At the hospital, she was a critical support for me and my husband throughout 14 hours of active labor - doing everything from bringing cold packs for my neck, to reminding me to breath deeply through contractions, to physically holding me up so I could stand or squat through contractions, to staying by my side so my husband could get a couple hours of much needed sleep during periods when my labor slowed, to helping us think through medical decisions at critical points in the process. Although I had to have an induction at 41 weeks and wasn't able to begin my labor at home like I'd hoped, thanks to Hayley's hands-on support (as well as the patience of my doctors) I was able to avoid other medications and have a birth that, although very intense, also felt calm and manageable. While I appreciated Hayley's presence and touch, my husband found her support even more invaluable as she had the experience with the process of childbirth to be able reassure him and put in context things that otherwise might have been worrying. We also really appreciated her home visits in the days after our daughter was born, as she showed us ways to soothe her with swaddling, gentle massage, and different holding and carrying positions, and was an encouraging, understanding listener for all the doubts and uncertainty we were feeling as new parents. I highly recommend Hayley for anyone looking for support before childbirth, during birth, or in the postpartum period!

-Ellie

August 07, 2020

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Hayley Weichler, CD-L, CBE

Compassionate Beginnings Doula and Birth Services

Birth Fee: $1725 to $1925

Postpartum Rate: $55 to $65

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Birth Fee: $1725 to $1925

Postpartum Rate: $55 to $65

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