Testimonial for Alicia Power CD(DONA)

My partner and I learned we were pregnant with our first child and were immediately excited and a bit overwhelmed.  We learned around the same time that this would be a high-risk pregnancy, and we would need to process a lot of new information while preparing for the birth of our child. Given our circumstances, our OBGYN recommended finding a doula to support us on this journey.

After finding her contact information on the DONA International website, we connected with Alicia. We knew Alicia was the right fit for us from our first meeting.  She is incredibly patient and knowledgable -- able to answer any question we asked (or connect us with convenient resources if we wanted to dig deeper!) without passing judgment or making us doubt the process.  In some ways, she was not only supporting our birth, but helping us to find a rhythm of self-trust we are working on adopting as parents.

We worked through prodromal labor for two weeks as the pregnancy neared its end.  Alicia was constantly on call for us during that time, providing suggestions and tips for dealing with those contractions and questions to ask the doctor.  With her help, we were able to determine when to go to the hospital finally.

At the hospital, Alicia helped us with navigating conversations with medical professionals and how to advocate for our birth plan.  Given her experience, she was able to pre-emptively coach us on questions we might receive and help us think through our preferences.  She stayed with us the entire 29 hours we were in labor & delivery and then helped us with the baby's first latch.  We are forever grateful for her support!

tl;dr: We got pregnant and didn't know we needed a doula.  We gave birth and couldn't imagine not having had a doula to support us.  Alicia is one of our first phone calls to set up our medical team if we get pregnant again.

 

-Kristin + Cameron

May 13, 2022

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Alicia Power CD(DONA)

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Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50

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Birth Fee: $1000 to $1600

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50

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