Testimonial for Mathilde Bourgon

I'm a first-time mom, expert worrier, and obsessive researcher with a demanding full-time job. I knew as soon as I found out I was pregnant that I needed an expert coach and mentor to help me prepare for the kind of birth experience I wanted--calm, safe, informed, and with as few interventions as possible. My partner and I found Mathilde in a list of resources for the birth center we began our prenatal care with, and after our first conversation with her, we knew that she was the right fit for us. She had the knowledge and experience we were hoping for, and was very personable and supportive. We hired her right away. As my pregnancy progressed (and got more complicated), she was at our side. Rather than telling us what kind of birth we should have, she asked questions, listened, sent resources, checked in, and gave us exercises to try in preparation for labor and delivery. She helped us navigate the transition from midwife care/birth center to an OB/hospital birth plan (and even helped us find providers that met our needs!). I had contractions for days before I delivered our baby, and she was present via text the entire time, talking me through what was happening and offering strategies for managing my emotional and physical experience. She met us at the hospital and immediately got to work helping me implement my birth plan. Because Mathilde was present, I was able to focus completely on my laboring, and my partner had the support he needed to support me. I felt confident, empowered, and uncharacteristically relaxed the whole time. She followed up with us after the birth, reaching out frequently. She came to our home to talk through the journey and to cook us a delicious and healthy meal during the rough newborn days. I recommend Mathilde to all of our expecting friends. If we were ever to do this again, we'd get on her schedule as soon as we saw the positive test. My only regret is that we didn't hire her for postpartum care, but perhaps it's not too late!

-Jasmine Lee

March 04, 2022

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Mathilde Bourgon

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Birth Fee: $2800

Postpartum Rate: $60 to $80

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Birth Fee: $2800

Postpartum Rate: $60 to $80

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