Testimonial for natasha blanchard

After having a baby during COVID without a doula (I had wanted one, but couldn't have one), I realized for my second birth it would be an absolute necessity if I wanted someone to advocate for me in my desire to have an unmedicated childbirth and guide to me through the pain.

Natasha began early during the third trimester in teaching me safe positions to encourage/assist my low-lying placenta to hopefully move away from my cervix and how to begin practicing breathing and pushing for delivery.  My baby settled into an OP position (head down but sunny-side up), so Natasha's focus moved to helping me move my body in ways that would help baby move the way she would need to to turn before delivery.  My placenta did in fact move out of the way, and baby turned during delivery.

The day baby was born, I was apprehensive about contacting the hospital too early, as that's what led to my induction with my first child.  I followed my intuition which Natasha helped establish within me and I was able to do nearly all my laboring at home.  Things moved so quickly at the hospital (baby was born within a half hour of being admitted) that I only had Natasha present for the pushing, but her advice and attention via phone during labor was invaluable.  

Natasha has been a wonderful support since giving birth as well.  She's not just knowledgeable about pregnancy and childbirth, but about recovery, breastfeeding, and home remedies for any difficulty.  On top of that, she's got a wonderful spirit and personality and is a supportive presence all around.  I very much would recommend having her on your team.

-Jenna Sher

June 26, 2023

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Postpartum Rate: $55 to $75

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