Testimonial for Jackie Prescott

We cannot say enough good things about our experience with Jackie.  When my water broke at 6am on a Saturday, District Doulas were in touch by phone and text every half hour for all of my questions and with helpful suggestions to progress labor.  Jackie joined us at the hospital when I was about 5cm dilated, and right as Jackie arrived, the nurse shift changed, and our overnight nurse was not very experienced.  It was so great to have Jackie there to advise on best next steps, help me with positioning and, frankly, help the nurse (with the blood pressure cuff, the fetal heart rate monitor, etc.). Most importantly, my body stopped progressing at 9cm (where I sat for 5-6 hours) and my cervix swelled, and the doctor was pretty abrupt/cold about suggesting that it was time to consider a C section -- something I really wanted to avoid if possible.  At this point, Jackie politely asked the doctor to step away so we could discuss as a family, and I very much valued her experience and opinion as to whether we could try anything else to progress the last cm. Jackie told us that it was possible the baby's head was coming down a bit crooked, which could be causing the swelling and lack of progress, so she suggested we take a few more hours and do some intense positioning work to try to work the baby straight. Jackie then sprung into action, and she and my husband (who had to help hold my weight since I had an epidural) had me in every position imaginable (think runner's lunges, child's pose with the bed inverted, etc.). A few hours later, I had progressed to 10cm and was ready to push! I completely credit it all to Jackie; I would not have been able to have a natural birth without her, as I likely just would have deferred to the doctor. Beyond the birth support, it was also great to have Jackie and District Doulas during pregnancy and after birth as an additional resource to ask questions. They are always incredibly responsive and knowledgeable.

-Lauren

September 19, 2023

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Jackie Prescott

District Doulas

Birth Fee: $2000 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $55

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Birth Fee: $2000 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $55

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