Testimonial for Denise Bolds MSW, CD(DONA) CLC, CBE

My wife needed more medical care than she would have liked for this pregnancy. We were seeing an MFM. He and his team weren't very personable or compassionate about our situation. We wanted a Black doula to provide some personalized support, compassion, and advocacy.

When we first spoke with Denise, it was instant chemistry. My wife instantly felt comforted and like this was the right doula. Denise is incredibly experienced and knowledgeable. She mentioned that she had been a part of over 200 successful deliveries. She also shared her experience working with Black women as their doula and advocate, saying that it has so much meaning to her because she is a Black woman who sees herself in those women. This sealed it for us. It only took a few minutes after our initial call for my wife and me to decide that we wanted to move forward with her. We let her know, and she immediately gave us access to many resources around pregnancy and birthing.

Denise was very supportive and attentive to our questions and concerns. She made herself available for calls and texts throughout the pregnancy. This was so helpful since my wife had a lot more medical care this pregnancy and thus a lot of questions. Denise invited us to her breastfeeding class monthly; I believe we took it four times! And she shared information about an Evidence-Based Birthing course that my wife and I took to learn even more. As we got closer to the due date, she visited us at home and talked to us about everything we could experience in the coming weeks. Denise joined us at the hospital and supported my wife during labor. She also stayed after the baby was born to help my wife with breastfeeding and the initial latch. She was even available for follow-up conversations and a visit after we went home.

Denise made us feel safe, seen, heard, and supported throughout the pregnancy. We would have made it through as well as we did without her. I'm eternally grateful.

-Chris

August 23, 2022

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Denise Bolds MSW, CD(DONA) CLC, CBE

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Postpartum Rate: $40 to $60

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