Testimonial for Emerald Ortiz

I flew from St. Croix to Rhode Island to give birth in my home state for better care. A relative recommended me a doula for a safe and rich experience. I came across Emerald on doulamatch. After reading her testimonials, I immediately contacted her. She was super responsive, flexible and empathetic.

Emerald guided me on my pregnancy and birth journey. All of her tips, recommendations and information were extremely helpful to me as a first time mom. Doulas come with expertise going to different hospitals. I wanted to conceive a natural water birth without any induction. She recommended me a hospital that had great maternity care, and a group of midwives & OB/GYN’s that were about working with the women’s body in the most natural way, rather than being invasive (unless necessary). I appreciated her input, and I am so thankful to come across her. 

I didn't do a water birth, due to a busy week of labor at the hospital. Nonetheless, we carried on and Emerald helped me through ball exercises. I had to be induced 5 times in order for my cervix to soften and dilate. She stayed right by my side when my contractions became intense. Before I delivered, I ended up taking an epidural shot, because the pain was unbearable. I had a safe vaginal delivery in the afternoon with a beautiful baby girl. Looking back, I can’t imagine giving birth without Emerald. She was my rock from the beginning to the end. When my emotions were up and down, she kept me sane, and constantly reminded me to breathe in and out.

A lot of things changed for me from my original plan, but everything played out safe with patience. When I had to make decisions, I always asked for Emerald's opinion before deciding. I didn't have my partner with me, only my mom and Emerald, which was enough support for me. I will always remember my birth experience when I look at my baby. I highly recommend Emerald to anyone who is looking for an unpretentious doula. 

-Romina Ramos (first time mom/30 yrs old)

February 22, 2021

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Emerald Ortiz

Sacred Wombanhood Birth Support Services

Birth Fee: $1700 to $2000

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $45

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Birth Fee: $1700 to $2000

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $45

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