Testimonial for Laura Bowman

When I was 7 months pregnant, I decided I wanted to give natural birth a go; I came to this website since I knew I wanted a private Doula for both home laboring and the hospital delivery. When I called Laura the first time she answered right away and spent over 30 minutes getting to know me and asking all the right questions. After that conversation, I knew I didn't need to interview anyone else - I felt so comfortable.

On our first visit, Laura brought another Doula from her cohort to make sure if she wasn't available for our delivery, that someone would be and we would also get along with them. We went over our birth plan, packing our hospital bags, and preparing for postpartum recovery. In the weeks following the first visit, Laura kept in close contact and sent so many resources to me.

I ended up being induced instead of going into labor naturally so I did not labor at home at all. Before the induction, Laura discussed the emotions around the process with me and made sure I was comfortable with everything. When the day came, she was there at the hospital with us supporting the whole time. She helped support me and my husband through 15.5 hours of unmedicated labor. She was amazing with the support, suggesting different laboring positions and coaching my husband through supporting me. When I did ultimately decide to go with the epidural (after making only 2cm of progress with no breaks between contractions) she was fully supportive. She made me feel confident that I could get through anything, but also supported when I made a decision that I was trying to avoid.

After I delivered, having Laura there was a true godsend. I had a rough time with meds and was unable to hold my new baby. While my husband was being rushed into packing, Laura took the wheel and helped with caring for our babe. I'm so thankful she was there for us! I will have her again at our next child's birth in a heartbeat!

-Alyssa Fiscus

August 04, 2021

a photo from Laura Bowman

Laura Bowman

VESSEL doula

Birth Fee: $2000 to $2300

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50

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Updated 4/15/2024

Birth Fee: $2000 to $2300

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50

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Updated 4/15/2024

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