Testimonial for Denise Bolds MSW, CD(DONA) CLC, CBE

My husband and I have worked with Denise for two births, and we have loved working with her both times (2020, 2023). I delivered at Mount Sinai West in NYC. Denise knows the hospital very well which has given me a lot of comfort. At both births, she was my mouthpiece- asking questions; presenting my birth plan; managing nurse's' expectations and care for me; helping me decipher new information in the midst of contractions (not easy to do!). I could not and do not plan to ever give birth without her coaching and supporting my husband and me. 
In terms of her support to my husband and me, it was very professional and warm. For the first birth, we were in "go-mode" from the minute we met at the hospital. Denise jumped into action advising my husband of the plan we had already discussed and keeping him on task with my breathing. When I became delirious and unsure of my decision to have an unmedicated birth, Denise coached me to a better place. I delivered safely without medication or intervention. For the 2nd birth, I was not ready to deliver immediately. Denise was right by my side, sharing jokes and keeping me comfortable. When suggestions were given for induction, she stepped in to request a less invasive approach first. When I started to have the strong contractions, Denise was once again supportive. Very hands on with helping me try different positions; words of affirmation; massage. Then she alerted the nurse to alert the doctor that I was ready to push. In both my births, Denise basically was guiding my birth while hospital staff just focused on getting me water, checking my IV and fetal monitoring. I highly recommend hiring Denise!!

-Karyntha

April 18, 2023

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Denise Bolds MSW, CD(DONA) CLC, CBE

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