Testimonial for Tia Dowling-Ketant, CD, CLC

Tia offered her Doula services in the middle of the Covid pandemic when we were struggling with cancellation of gynecology appointments.We had previously discussed getting a Doula but thought it might not be possible due to the quarantine. Chyna in all of her perseverance and craftiness was able to locate Tia. Our first few meetings with Tia were over zoom and were informative. She gave us virtual lessons on the process of lactation, discussed the different stages of labour and overall aided in our mental preparation.As the due date drew more near we did away with Zoom and graduated to in-person meetings. During these meeting Tia gave us examples of breathing exercises, massage techniques, and went over the birth-plan. She included Joe in the process, easing his anxiety. Chyna was very determined to have a natural no-med birth and Tia encouraged it. Tia was available via text/call for all questions. She also provided  recommendations to encourage labour. The day Chyna delivered our little one, Tia exceeded all our expectations. When Joe called Tia around 1am to let her know about Chyna’s contractions. Tia used her knowledge to determine that Chyna was in the second stage of labor and was on her way to our apartment. When Tia arrived she assisted with pain management techniques, then we headed to Brooklyn Birthing Center. We arrived at 4am. The midwife on-call informed us Chyna was 9cm dilated and ready to push. Chyna safely delivered our healthy baby girl before 6am. At the BBC, Tia was advocated and supported us and even through postpartum. Tia supported us through Chyna’s breastfeeding difficulties which we overcame. Tia continues to reach out through the weeks for check-ins. Tia has a great personality and amazing sense of humor. She made us feel very comfortable. We highly recommend Tia to all future parents. No matter what your birth goals may be, Tia can help you meet them.

-Chyna Haywood

October 17, 2020

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Tia Dowling-Ketant, CD, CLC

Metoodoula Services

Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: $55 to $65

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Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: $55 to $65

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