Testimonial for Ryah Jo (she/her) Silver CD (PALS) CBE, OMP trained

Ryah is incredible. Our birth preferences were to have as minimal medical intervention as possible and we are clear that without Ryah, our birth story would have been very different. She is the perfect blend of using non-traditional intervention and knowing when it is time to use traditional medical intervention if the situation calls for it. 

We chose Ryah because of her extensive knowledge and experience, and her very calm, no nonsense bedside manner.

My husband and I are both pretty data driven people. Doing things that have anecdotal stories to back them up is not really our thing. Evidence based care is really important to us, and one would think that OBs would be up to date on the latest clinical research for non-traditional but highly effective interventions, but they are not. For example, consuming 6 dates a day 4 weeks prior to your due date dramatically impacts cervical ripening and therefore labor length. My OB didn't know about the multiple clinical studies that supported the efficacy of consuming dates, but Ryah did! And that's just one example in a slew of many non-traditional interventions.  

She is also well versed in "baby spinning" which is all about understanding how the baby is positioned in the womb during labor and how to reposition them so they are optimally aligned to decend down through the birth canal. For example, back labor is caused by the baby being oriented such that the spine of the baby is pressed against the spine of the mother. And when a contraction happens, it presses the spines together making it extremely uncomfortable. But using a variety of movements that are kind of like yoga but for your baby, it's possible to reposition the baby to rotate, eliminating back labor. 

She was recommended by my OB's office. I would and have highly recommended Ryah to my friends and family.

-Adina + Mike

April 24, 2021

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Ryah Jo (she/her) Silver CD (PALS) CBE, OMP trained

Ryah Jo' pregnancy birth and beyond doula services

Birth Fee: $1800 to $2200

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $60

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Birth Fee: $1800 to $2200

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $60

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