Testimonial for Vanessa Flanders

Vanessa was our Doula for our first child, and we had a very strong desire to have a homebirth - right away Vanessa had helpful tips for us to ensure that we could position ourselves to be able to have that (positions/tips to ensure head-down & most optimal positioning for baby). Vaness was incredibly helpful with carseats and came over to show us how to install the carseat, and made sure that we were comfortable doing so. I will say that she showed us things that the instructions don't necessarily tell you to verify that it is positioned correctly!

Vanessa was great at checking in throughout the pregnancy and leading up until the birth. We had a very fast labor (6.5 hours) and Vanessa was amazing at helping work through contractions while we waited for the midwife team to arrive. Vanessa was great about not only helping me but also helping my husband to help me, she worked seamlessly with our midwife team and especially since we were birthing at home with a small team (as compared to larger hospital teams) it was nice to have an extra pair of knowledgeable hands to help. During the final moments of the birth, Vanessa was even able to capture some photos of the first moments of us with our son.

Even after the birth, Vanessa was helpful with check-ins during the first couple of weeks and helped coach us through troubles with sleep (both our son and us!), sleeping positions, and milk and feeding questions.

We were very fortunate to have Vanessa as our Doula and would absolutely be checking her availability first if/when we are pregnant again!

-Darby

December 28, 2020

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Birth Fee: $1800 to $2000

Postpartum Rate: $45 to $60

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Updated 3/31/2024

Birth Fee: $1800 to $2000

Postpartum Rate: $45 to $60

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Updated 3/31/2024

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