Testimonial for Rachael (Rae) Ard

I have known Rachael for a very long time and not only is she an amazing person, she proved that she's an amazing doula as well. I was induced at 33 weeks 6 days due to preeclampsia and it was a very scary time for my husband and I. We had established that Rach would be our doula, and I was so relieved since COVID restrictions had been a lot more lenient at our hospital. When Rach arrived she made sure I was comfortable despite being on magnesium, pitocin, and having a foley in. I decided to have a natural birth (albeit at the last minute) and she ensured I was breathing and controlling each contraction with my breath. When it came time to break my water, I was nervous and unsure but Rach helped my husband and I come to an autonomous decision and helped me through the hardest part of my labor. 30 minutes after my water broke and two pushes later our son was born. My entire labor was around 5 and 1/2 hours and Rach was there for all of it (she even got pictures of the baby being born since he was quickly whisked away to the NICU after birth).She ensured I was settled and stable after leaving that night. In the weeks following his birth, she stayed in constant contact with me and remained a support throughout the newborn period. I would definitely recommend Rach to anyone looking for a doula! Unfortunately my husband and I aren't having any more children, but if we were, I would utilize Rachael again without a second thought. 

-Christa Bogan-Forman

February 21, 2021

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Birth Fee: $800 to $1300

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $45

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Updated 4/23/2024

Birth Fee: $800 to $1300

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $45

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Updated 4/23/2024

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