Testimonial for Emerald Doulas

From the moment we spoke with Melanie for our consultation, we instantly knew EmDo was a match for us. They offered a variety of classes and support groups that provided us with SO much information about pregnancy, child birth and beyond. When I think back on my birthing time, I am brought to tears of pure gratitude to have had Melanie by my side.

We worked directly with Melanie and Whit during my pregnancy. Both women were extremely professional, yet comfortably familiar. By the end of our pregnancy, they felt like family  

Once our birthing time arrived, we met Melanie are the hospital for the first time in person, since COVID19 caused everyone to meet virtually. I couldn’t help but hug her so tightly, with consent of course. I felt so comfortable and safe in her presence. Melanie was nothing short of PERFECTION during my LONG birthing time. She seemed in sync with my husband and I. She seemingly effortlessly floated around the room, using comfort measures for me, whispering my Hypnobabies cue words and making sure my husband was taken care of.

There was a point in my birthing time that I requested the epidural. This was something I’d avoided in my first pregnancy and made clear I’d like to avoid again. When I asked about it, Melanie asked me to think about how I would feel afterwards if I decided to move forward with this method of pain relief. She helped me try a few more natural pain relief options / comfort measures and then we revisited the conversation. I was sure I wanted to move forward and we did. And she supported me and my decision at that time. I felt so empowered and supported. When I felt like giving up, she held my hand and coached my through. I will be forever grateful to her.

With our permission and gratitude, she captured so many heartwarming moments of our birthing time and birth of our son that we will forever cherish.

-Sonjia Lopez

November 17, 2021

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Emerald Doulas

Emerald Doulas, LLC

Birth Fee: $1600

Postpartum Rate: $45 to $55

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Updated 6/22/2024

Birth Fee: $1600

Postpartum Rate: $45 to $55

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Updated 6/22/2024

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