Testimonial for Donna Rigert

I decided to obtain a doula well into my pregnancy.  From the start, I knew Donna was the one!  She was warm, lighthearted, and eager to share in the joys of both my pregnancy and delivery.  The day we met, she greeted us with an adorable receiving blanket for our little guy!  My pregnancy became difficult around 36 weeks when prodromal labor. started.  No matter the time of day, Donna would answer my calls eagerly and walk me through each of these false alarms (though it wasn't false labor!).  As frustrating as it became, I always felt reassured after we spoke.  At 39 weeks, the labor became intense, and Donna was sure that it was time!  She made the drive to my home and stayed with me the whole night, sleeping on my couch as I progressed.  The next day, we went to the hospital, only to find out that it wasn't time.  We all went home, only for her to come back the next day.  60 hours of labor later, I delivered my baby.  While I had wanted a natural water birth, I was completely exhausted after about 50 hours and considered an epidural.  Donna assured me that this was okay if I needed it.  It turns out that she probably saved me from a c-section as I hadn't slept in 2 days and wouldn't have been able to push.  After the epidural, she even convinced my midwife and the OB to do a happy dance! It totally lifted my spirits.   Through every hour, she was by my side in one way or another, helping guide me through this brand new life experience.  A few weeks later, Donna came to visit us and even brought my family a delicious dinner!  Even two months later, Donna checks in to see how we are doing.  She is my doula extraordinaire!  I highly recommend her for her amazing level of knowledge, passion, and remarkable ability to intuitively know exactly what you need at any point in your labor, whether it be a good laugh or a serene calm. 

-Amy Baio

February 03, 2013

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Donna Rigert

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Birth Fee: $1600

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $45

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Birth Fee: $1600

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $45

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