Testimonial for Lydia Robinson CD(DONA) IBCLC

I was lucky enough on my 30th birthday to win a doula virtual package. I was filled with so much information about this pregnancy that I didn't know about my last pregnancy 7 years ago. This pregnancy took me on a long journey from doctors telling me he had an irregular heartbeat to hes measuring small to the my last 2 weeks telling me my fluid level looks too high. But because I pushed the issue of having a medical reason each time they set up a date for me to be induced I declined and just kept going to my 2 weeks appt until I was 30 weeks I went 2 times a week to be monitored. With my doula by my side and her helping me understand my choices I declined any unnecessary things I didnt need. At 39 weeks and 5 days my water broke and my husband and I went to my mom's house since it was closer to the hospital than where I live which is 45 mins away. My contractions were 8-10 mins apart for about 3 hrs more after that it started to progress once I was resting and getting myself mentally prepared all while updating my doula. Decided to go to the hospital after I was 5 mins apart because I felt weird but still updating my doula when I could. Once I got to the hospital to get checked out they read my birth plan and I thought it was all a go until I realized I felt too much pain and pressure and when I got up for a contraction to move around I started to bleed and the doctor wanted to check me out. My placenta abrupture causing me to bleed and after contraction I had which was now 3 mins apart they gave me a shot to try and slow down the contractions but that didn't work. I had to have a csection.It wasn't what I wanted to experience but things happen for a reason and he was born 6lbs8oz and overall im happy with the choices I made.I'm so thankful for the knowledge she gave to me and for understanding my needs. I can't thank my doula enough for all the information and everything she gave to me to help make my journey better! My voice was heard and Lydia was great!

-Crystal Rucker

November 11, 2020

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Birth Fee: $75 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

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Birth Fee: $75 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

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