Testimonial for Marissa Hathaway, MPH, CD(DONA), CBE

If you are a type-A personality, who likes data and needs someone to tell them straight "how it is" you can't find a better doula than Marissa. She is not only knowledgeable, caring and has a great sense of humor, but she also is extremely  interculturallary aware and managed to navigate with ease culturally  and language specific moments, superstitions and beliefs. She really taught me how to be an advocate for my own healthcare descisions in the medical setting - something I will take beyond this birth and into rest of my and my family's healthcare experiences. The most amazing thing is also her flexibility and ability to make anything work. As I was admitted for my birth I turned out to be COVID positive, so she could not come in person . Despite that she managed to still truly "be there", giving play by play instructions when we asked , coaching when required and just support without judgment  when we needed it via phone and video chat. Her constantly reminding me that the important thing is not  healthcare provider comfort/ ease of work, but my comfort and what works for me made all the difference in those tough moments.

All in all having Marissa as part of my first childbirth experience was the best thing we did for ourselves as a family.

-Mary

November 08, 2022

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Birth Fee: $1900 to $2100

Postpartum Rate: $50 to $60

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Updated 4/21/2024

Birth Fee: $1900 to $2100

Postpartum Rate: $50 to $60

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