Testimonial for Jolene Knutzen

My husband and I weren't planning on hiring a doula until I changed my mind later in my pregnancy, so we contacted Jolene last minute when I was around 32 weeks. We had an interview with her on the phone and asked a bunch of questions, and we quickly decided she'd be a great fit. She came to our house for an in person interview where my husband and I asked her a million questions. She is super knowledgable and took the time to answer all of our questions, and she also understood our quirky sense of humor. She made us feel comfortable. 

Over the next couple weeks, I communicated some of my concerns and fears with her about my pregnancy, and she helped me think about my birth plan. I went in at 37 weeks for an ultrasound and OB visit, and to my surprise they said I was having contractions and needed to be induced due to some unforseen complications. I called Jolene and she answered right away and she supported me through the process and arrived as soon as we asked her to be there. 

She was such a huge support through my labor and delivery and postpartum, even with the nurses being difficult and giving me a hard time with certain things. I felt like I had someone who would be my partner and advocate for me. (Bonus- she brought me food when I was in my recovery room and I was starving!) 

She then came to my house for postpartum support where she helped with any questions I had, helped me vacuum the disgusting floor (which I hadn't had time to do since the baby was born), held the baby so I could shower, and was there for me in my time of need. 

Since then we've become friends and gotten together a few times, she's even helped when my babysitter fell through. I will undoubtedly be hiring her for all of my future pregnancies and births. If you are on the fence, trust me- Jolene is who you should hire! 

-Emily K

October 26, 2023

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Jolene Knutzen

Elderberry Nectar of Nebraska Doula

Birth Fee: $900

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $45

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Updated 3/6/2024

Birth Fee: $900

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $45

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