Testimonial for Marlene Morris

Marlene is a highly skilled professional who loves her work. COVID-19 caused our entire process to become virtual. However, I can say that I truly felt she was at my side every step of the way. 

Marlene spent hours providing me information, resources, and answering my questions. By the third trimester, I had a very detailed birth plan that made me feel confident about entering this experience. 

As I've learned, no birth goes as planned. Marlene was able to adapt to every unexpected instance and, believe me, there were many. I was in labor for 2.5 days and during eight-ish hours before leaving for the hospital, Marlene was able to diagnose the position of the baby by my pain, something the doctors did not bring to my attention. She was able to instruct me how to position myself to attempt to turn my daughter over. 

Eventually, I decided to head to the hospital, Marlene stayed on the phone the entire time. It was as if she was in the room. In fact, after hours and hours more of labor, I broke down and asked for and epidural because I was completely exhausted. I must have some sort of high tolerance to the drug because I felt everything through the dosage. If it weren't for Marlene, I believe they would have let me remain in that level of pain, which would have defeated the purpose of getting the epidural. I needed sleep. Marlene fiercely, but calmly advocated for me. The nurse was receptive and I was able to finally get a break. 

Having a baby is serious work, the unknown can be frightening, and the pain along woth the exhaustion can skew your thinking. It's important to have a team that keeps your head in straight. You need people who know you and what you want, people who won't let you get taken advantage of because you're indisposed. Essentially, you need Marlene. 

My daughter and I will be forever thankful for Marlene's help, guidance, and energy. 

-Courtney Smith

May 22, 2021

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Marlene Morris

AgapeCode Doula LLC

Birth Fee: $900 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $100

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Updated 4/11/2024

Birth Fee: $900 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $100

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