Testimonial for Maris James, CD (DTI), CBE, CBC

Maris is the best! We were so grateful to have her support and guidance for the birth of our first child--and we can't wait to work with her again.

After having conversations with several other doulas, we chose to work with Maris because of her extensive experience, non-judgemental approach and gentle demeanor. As a first-time mom, I was so appreciative of all the pre-birth support Maris provided to our family. She met with us in our home to talk through questions and show us comfort measures and spinning babies techniques, which helped us to get our baby out of breech and into an optimal position for birth. She was available on email/text/phone for all my anxious questions (from what is "normal" during pregnancy to what to pack for the hospital) and she always made me feel validated and empowered in the months leading up to birth.

When I went into labor, Maris was on-call checking in on us and providing guidance. She came over around 2:00am to help me labor at home overnight and then decide when it was time to go the hospital. Maris also provided counter-pressure to help ease the intensity of contractions, which was essential because I was in labor for over 36 hours! Her calm presence helped me so much, especially during challenging moments. I never felt pushed toward any pathway, just supported and encouraged throughout the whole process. 

Following birth, Maris continued to support our family -- visting to help with breastfeeding and babywearing, answering questions via text, and generally helping us to feel that we could do this whole "parent" thing. She is great!

-Tessa

October 23, 2022

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Birth Fee: $1900 to $3000

Postpartum Rate: $45 to $75

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Birth Fee: $1900 to $3000

Postpartum Rate: $45 to $75

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