Testimonial for Tia Dowling-Ketant, CD, CLC

Tia is AMAZING, 10/10 I recommend! This was my first pregnancy and we asked ourselves "do we even need a doula?" but we connected with Tia and immediately clicked. Overall Tia is knowledgeable, well connected in local hospitals and just an overall joy to work with. See specifics below on how Tia helped us before, during and after labour.

Pre Labour: (1) Gave us a mini birthing class to understand every step of the birthing process (2) Taught us labour coping mechanisms and tactics (e.g., breathing, labour stretches, massages) (3) Shared a draft birthing plan, helped us to make our own and review with our doctor (4) Provided support during small hospitalization at 34 wks (5) Was a constant resource for all things birthing - shared helpful links (e.g., labour, pregnancy exercises) (6) Visited me and phoned several times as I was past my due date and was very stressed 

During Labour:  (1) Asked hospital for resources that I did not even know you could ask for! (e.g., warming bags, switching of hospital rooms) (2) Advocated for me multiple times (e.g., one of my nurses kept sticking me to get an IV in and Tia immediately asked for someone else to put it in to avoid further distress) (3) Kept me comfortable during all of labour e.g., brought me water, literally fanned me as the delivery room became warm, massages, aromatherapy, recording parts of my labour for my personal record! (4) Lots of verbal support and hand holding as I began to push! (5) Taught my husband how best to support me

After Labour: (1) Immediately helped me get my first latch from baby to start breastfeeding (2) Visited me at home to just check-in and helped me learn how to pump and reduce breast engorgement (3) I was diagnosed with preeclampsia and Tia helped me navigate this entire experience. I am currently 10 weeks post partum and I STILL reach out to Tia as needed and she's there for me and my family. 

-Mak and Will

December 05, 2022

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Tia Dowling-Ketant, CD, CLC

Metoodoula Services

Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: $55 to $65

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Updated 4/20/2024

Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: $55 to $65

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