Testimonial for Stephanie Read, CD(DONA), Ayurvedic Doula, RPYT

I hired Stephanie to be our doula for my second birth. I had a great doula the first time around, but this time I was looking for something different -a connection, a feeling that she was going to be the perfect doula for us. I wanted someone that I could be completely comfortable and myself with. I immediately felt connected to her energy when we met.

Stephanie's knowledge leading up to labor helped move things along as I got closer to my due date. During labor I could definitely feel her calm presence which was exactly what I needed. I was able to listen to my body and take my time, embracing the experience - laughing, talking, breathing together through it all. She knew exactly what positions to recommend, letting me try them when I was ready, always giving options, making sure my husband was also very much apart of the team. Hip squeezes, fanning my face, giving me sips of water, rubbing my legs, encouraging me - she did all the right things at the right time. She read my face and my body and was extremely in-tune with my needs and worked seamlessly with the midwives and birth assistant. Once I was in the transition phase, Stephanie saw that I was progressing fast and that I needed to focus and stepped back to let me work. Within what felt like minutes, I was pushing and out came baby. Not long after she was right by my side, making sure I was drinking water and feeding me the nourishing food she had prepared for me. Everything was perfect!

In the days afterward, she kept in close touch making sure I was emotionally and physically doing well and recovering. Once settled at home, she came by to visit and talk about my experience and how things had been going and brought by the last meal and snack items.

Stephanie is an amazing doula who I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for someone they can wholeheartedly trust to have in their birth space

-Ivy Bell

September 05, 2022

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Stephanie Read, CD(DONA), Ayurvedic Doula, RPYT

Stephanie Read, CD(DONA) & Ayurvedic Doula

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