Testimonial for Chaney Williams

I hired Chaney for my second pregnancy/birth after a traumatic first birth and transition into motherhood. My main goals were to go unmedicated in labor and set myself up for a better experience postpartum.

Given the circumstances surrounding my first birth, I had a lot to process the final weeks of my pregnancy, and Chaney was available and supportive in all of that. Through setbacks with an extremely unsupportive provider, frustrating late test results (I was GBS+ and concerned about what that might mean for my labor plan!), and prodormal labor, I had an additional person to lean on in those final months and weeks. I was so thankful for that, because not all doulas are (understandably!) so available and supportive before labor.

The night I went into labor actually started with my water breaking (darn it! I didn't want to head in yet!). Only a few short hours later, I was powering through powerful contractions. By the time Chaney arrived at our house, it was clear it was time to head to the hospital. Somehow my provider didn't save my birth plan, so Chaney took care of that, protecting my birth space for my husband and I to continue the laboring we had established. I wasn't long at the hospital before baby made their entrance, and was put right on me. Chaney took some pictures I still like to look back at today and am thankful to have, especially as I was not about to hire a birth photographer (nor was there space in that tiny room!). Chaney supported me in my birth preferences, even when I started begging for an epidural or c-section, and overall helped me and my partner come together as a team in this birth, facing the hardest and (second!) scariest thing we've done together in such a way that brough us so much joy, love, and gratitude. I'm still on a birth high almost a year later! I recommend Chaney for anyone who needs that extra emotional support and reminder of their own power. It was instrumental in our positive experience.

-Heather K

July 17, 2023

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Chaney Williams

The Intersectional Doula

Birth Fee: $1000 to $1400

Postpartum Rate: $20 to $25

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Updated 1/26/2024

Birth Fee: $1000 to $1400

Postpartum Rate: $20 to $25

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Updated 1/26/2024

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