Testimonial for Lydia Robinson CD(DONA) IBCLC

For our second birth, I knew I wanted a doula to help achieve an unmedicated hospital birth. I wouldn't be able to have a doula accompany me to the hospital though, because during the pandemic our hospital only allowed one support person. Lydia offers many different services, one of which is helping couples prepare a birth plan. We thoroughly went over the risks and benefits of hospital procedures that are routine during labor, birth, and newborn care. After that discussion my husband and I created our birth plan and felt much more informed of our options and prepared to advocate for ourselves if needed. We then chose to continue working with Lydia so we went with the virtual doula package. It was so comforting during the last weeks of pregnancy to be able to ask her any and all questions, all of which she answered promptly. Knowing that I would be able to call or text her during labor eased my fears. In addtion, we had access to the Evidence Based Birth site and all of its resources. When I did go into labor, Lydia helped with pain management by telling my husband how to do counter pressure which ended up being what helped the most with easing pain. We were able to have the birth we envisioned! Once the baby was delivered Lydia gave advice on my physical recovery, and cared about my mental health as well.  She also helped breastfeeding get off to a successful start by troubleshooting a painful latch. Hiring a doula made the 3rd trimester, labor, and postpartum seasons a smooth transition for our growing family. I will always be thankful to Lydia for being an important part of this special time. 

-Anne DeSalme

November 16, 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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