Testimonial for Amber Matteson

At my therapist's suggestion, I connected with Amber because she is specially trained in pregnancy after loss -- a uniquely delicate time with complicated emotions and fears. So I hired Amber for three prenatal meetings and was sure that we would not have her in labor and delivery.

My husband and I came to trust Amber over several prenatal appointments covering everything from the birth plan, baby carrying, nursery set up, and laboring at home -- all of which were very helpful preparation steps that I wasn't getting elsewhere. Then, at 38 weeks pregnant, I started exhibiting signs of early labor. I kept in touch with Amber over several days to ask her what was happening, and she was so calm and clear on what I could expect to happen next and the timeline for the baby's arrival. Over the next three days, I went to the hospital twice and called in several times, every time sure that I was having the baby and each time being sent home or told by the doctors that I still had weeks to go. She disagreed with them and said that the baby was coming in the next few days. I agreed with her, AND SHE WAS RIGHT.

To make a long story short, we called Amber to our house while I was laboring at home, and she stayed with us until the following day after the baby had been born! She was essential in helping my husband keep me comfortable, telling us when it was time to head to the hospital, staying with us overnight in labor & delivery, answering ALL of our questions, and explaining every decision. By the end, she was holding my leg and cheering me on while I welcomed my son into the world.

I was the biggest skeptic in the world about hiring a doula. But, now Amber feels like family. Hiring Amber was the best money I spent during my pregnancy. The support my husband, son, and I received from her is UNMATCHED. We wouldn't have got that compassionate and personalized care otherwise.

Thank you, Amber!

-Shannon Felton Spence

September 14, 2021

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Amber Matteson

Intimate Connections Doula & Perinatal Services

Birth Fee: $0 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $55

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