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

My husband and I worked with Denise as first-time parents. I was looking for someone who was deeply experienced and certified; could offer practical advice and hands-on delivery help; was familiar with the patient experience at a major hospital; and could meaningfully support all of this for an interracial couple, including a Black mother. We encountered Denise through her website and doula sites like these. By the time I watched the introductory video on her site, I felt like I trusted her, and by the time we had our interview call, I was ready to end the search. Denise had the strengths I was searching for, plus ‘extras’ — our package included a weekly birth class where we learned with other parents-to-be; a great breastfeeding class that we could take multiple times; an in-person visit where we got to connect face-to-face before the birth; and photos of our first moments with our child, which are precious to us. This all came with access to additional resources like research articles, worksheets, course videos, and practice quizzes. The day I delivered, Denise helped me immensely with massage, stretches, and oils that felt amazing for my body. She listened to what I said I was feeling and rallied the hospital staff to come in at the critical time. She helped me to stay focused on my breathing while I pushed, and brought a speaker to help fill the room with the music we had. And she led me into delivery poses that helped my baby come out seamlessly. Before the delivery, Denise was supportive via text by staying in constant communication with my husband about how things were progressing. Even earlier in my pregnancy, if I wanted to gut check something (e.g. a breast pump brand), or to share an FYI about things I was discussing with my OB, Denise was responsive and always followed up about the outcome. We are super grateful to have found and worked with the Bold Doula, and think other parents looking for similar priorities will be too.

-Catherine

September 08, 2023

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Denise Bolds MSW, CD(DONA) CLC, CBE

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