Testimonial for Denise Bolds MSW, CD(DONA) CLC, CBE

Being a first-time mom (with a very type A personality), first-time parents, and with the uncertainty of COVID, we knew we wanted a Doula to help us during pregnancy and as support during delivery. So happy and grateful we went with Denise as our Doula! Her knowledge, support, and genuine compassion really helped me to navigate our unexpected c-section delivery and the first weeks postpartum.

During our prenatal sessions, Denise took the time to learn about us personally, my birth plan goals, and shared a plethora of additional resources for us to read/watch. With significant experience at our delivery hospital, Denise provided realistic expectations as we developed my birth plan. We also took the Evidenced Based Birth course with Denise.

Up until Week 38, I was having an uncomplicated pregnancy. At 38 weeks, I was sent to the hospital with elevated blood pressure. While I was at the hospital being monitored, Denise constantly checked in, and then when the plan was made to be induced, Denise shared insights on what to expect in the coming hours and made a plan to come to support us in the hospital. Things did not progress fast enough, so we began to consider a C-section. During this time Denise was there with strong emotional support, helped me to feel empowered in the decision, and gave my husband & me space when needed.

As I recovered in the hospital, Denise checked in on us daily. The day we were discharged, she came by for a home visit. Because of all the fluid from induction, I was super swollen. She gave tips to navigate breastfeeding being swollen so we didn’t have to supplement. Denise came back a week later for another visit, this time to help to make sure we had the latch down and different holding positions. This really helped me build my confidence in being able to breastfeed.

If you are looking for a Doula, I would highly recommend Denise. As friends start to have babies, she will be the one we recommend!

-Brittany

December 22, 2020

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Denise Bolds MSW, CD(DONA) CLC, CBE

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