Testimonial for Mary Skinner

Mary was an essential part of my birthing story. I decided I needed a doula about 6 weeks before my due date and was anxious for support as birthing fear and preparation crept in.  Her calming spirit was just what I needed. Mary helped me connect with my body, calm the outside world and focus on what I could do for my baby and self in the weeks leading up to his birth. Through yoga, conversation, pain management techniques, breathing and meditation, massage and energy work she got me to the headspace I needed to get ready for labor.

At the hospital she hit the gas pedal, keeping me in pain management head space with close talking, different positions, shower laboring, and ultimately helped me to the finish line. It was my first birth and I was in labor for less than 10 hours with only about 25 mins of pushing. I know the work we did leading up to birth and in the hospital helped bring baby boy into the world quickly.

Her postpartum support was essential. It gave me something to look forward to in those early weeks. The full body massages gave me life as I healed and felt the pains of breastfeeding and being hunched over all the time caring for baby. She made me feel seen and cared for, holding space for me to mentally process birth together. All my emotions didn’t phase her a bit!! PLUS here meals and treats she dropped by were all delicious!

Mary has found her true calling in life as a doula and us mamas are all better for it. What a gift! I would highly recommend her and her services.

-Anne-Marie Ikenouye

December 13, 2023

a photo from Mary Skinner

Mary Skinner

Lotus Doula Tribe-Holistic Doula Services

Birth Fee: $2000 to $3500

Postpartum Rate: $60 to $100

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Updated 4/8/2024

Birth Fee: $2000 to $3500

Postpartum Rate: $60 to $100

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