Testimonial for Amber Matteson

Working with Amber was the single best decision we made for our birth. Before the birth, Amber spent several hours providing us with pain manage techniques, reviewed possible birth interventions, and helped us make a birth plan. We never felt judged or led to any particular decision.
I could call Amber with questions leading up to the birth. When I went into labor, Amber offered to come whenever we wanted her. When she arrived, she talked me through the contractions and used tools to help with the pain. When labor progressed and I said I need an epidural immediately, which was not in my birth plan, she was supportive. At the hospital, Amber traded off with mu husband applying counter pressure to my back. She brought calming music, gentle lighting and scents that made the environment calmer. She was by my side and offered encouragement when I said I couldn’t do it. My husband felt empowered to be the best birth partner and could ask her questions whenever he felt unsure.
Afterwards, Amber regularly checked in. When I expressed that I was having extreme baby blues and anxiety, Amber asked for my permission to research therapists, something I needed but didn’t have the time or energy to do with a newborn.  She did a follow up visit to answer questions and helped us give our son his first bath.
Amber has a gentle, reassuring nature. She is approachable and easy to speak with. She understands wanting a natural birth that balances and respects science. We also greatly admire Amber’s commitment to inclusion and to helping all who birth have the most positive experience possible, regardless of their gender identity, sexual orientation, race, size, or any feature that might cause others to discriminate against them.
We would absolutely recommend for anyone to work with Amber as their doula. She is an incredible doula and brings the values of inclusivity and respect to the birth. We are so grateful we got to work with her!

-Rebecca and Ben

March 06, 2021

a photo from Amber Matteson

Amber Matteson

Intimate Connections Doula & Perinatal Services

Birth Fee: $0 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $55

SEE FULL PROFILE

Updated 4/24/2024

Birth Fee: $0 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $55

4

Years on DoulaMatch

SEE FULL PROFILE

Updated 4/24/2024

Certified Doula
VERIFIED CERTIFICATION
Years in practice
YEARS IN PRACTICE
7
Testimonials
CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
44