Testimonial for Heather Keeney

Heather was our birth doula for our first child in November 2012. She was amazing. We could not have labored naturally, with no medical interventions, for as long as we did without her help and guidance (~12 hours during active labor at the hospital where she met us). However, labor had stalled at 7 centimeters (probably due to the lengthy 2 day pre-labor contractions and the fact that I was getting extremely tired) and I needed an amniotomy, which didn't work. At that point the midwives wanted to whisk me back to get a c-section. Heather suggested I try an epidural first to get some much-needed rest, and then see what would happen. It worked, and I was able to deliver a beautiful baby girl vaginally. I firmly believe Heather saved me from getting a c-section, which was my ultimate goal for trying to do it naturally.

She was a great resource and support person not only during the labor and delivery, but also during the weeks leading up to the big day. Her style is flexible and non-judgmental, and she supports whatever her clients want to do as long as it feels right for them. She is warm and friendly and made herself available at all times, and during active labor was very hands-on, eg. putting counterpressure on my lower back against all the back labor I was having. Heather made herself a quiet resource at the hospital so as not to interfere with and create a negative vibe with the hospital staff, and she kept to the background and made extremely helpful suggestions to my husband and I. She exhibited a good balance of being an objective observer who could evaluate what was going on without being emotionally invested, and being a wonderful support person who was positive and encouraging. She stayed with us the entire 25 hours we were at the hospital and always made it clear she would be there for us no matter how long it took. I highly recommend Heather with absolutely no reservations.

-Michelle Moh

December 02, 2012

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Heather Keeney

Ordinary Miracles Doula & Birth Services

Birth Fee: $1200 to $1500

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $45

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Birth Fee: $1200 to $1500

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $45

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