Testimonial for Leah Kohlstrom, CBD, CCBE. CLC

After a difficult first birthing experience with postpartum complications, I knew that I wanted to hire a doula for my second pregnancy. My husband needed a little convincing, but after our first meeting with Leah, he soon realized that a doula wasn't meant to replace him as a birth partner, but to support the both of us. I was hoping for a non medicated birth experience with little interventions this time, after a cascade of interventions led to a prolonged pushing phase, chaotic birth experience and subsequent nerve damage with my first. My second birth experience was everything that I hoped for and both my husband and I don't know if it would have been possible without Leah. She found ways to help with pain management and sought out the nurse manager who specialized in spinning babies to help get the baby in the optimal position for the unmedicated birth I desired. She went out to get food for lunch for us and encouraged my husband to take a nap, while she tended to my needs. He never felt like she was replacing him as my birth partner, but was an added support with the knowledge and experience of birth and labor that we didn't have. She was a calming and reassuring presence. She even visited us for a postpartum visit with pastries and had the magic touch for putting our newborn to sleep! Her knowledge and demeanor was everything we could possibly have asked for in a support person. 

-Kaly Rumery

December 28, 2023

a photo from Leah Kohlstrom, CBD, CCBE. CLC

Birth Fee: $900

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $40

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Updated 3/28/2024

Birth Fee: $900

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $40

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Updated 3/28/2024

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