Testimonial for Tia Dowling-Ketant, CD, CLC

As a first time parent I truly do not know what we would have done without Tia. Tia helped us with everything from finding the right doctors, to answering pregnancy questions, to identifying when to go to the hospital, and to getting my baby to latch. Words can't describe how grateful I am for Tia's warmth, support and expertise. I would be so lucky to work with her again in the future!

On my first consultation call with Tia I knew that I wanted to work with her - we hit it off in our laidback demeanor and joking around while handling some pretty big topics. Tia immediately made me feel seen and heard when I expressed my concern with the OB that I was working with and helped me to consider the benefits of working with midwives. When I told her about my husband's apprehension with midwives, she offered to hop on a call with him and talk him through it, answer his questions and assuage any concerns -- working with Park Slope Midwives was the second best decision we made after hiring Tia. Third was birthing at New York Methodist Presbyterian Hospital. All were the most incredible experiences.

As I neared closer and closer to my due date Tia would check in on us and see how we were doing, she helped answer questions as I got increasingly curious about what was happening in my body, and when my water broke at 6am she was there 100%. She called me right away, coached me through what I should be doing, when to expect to go to the hospital, etc. While in hospital she advocated for me, coached me through movements, techniques, breathing and made sure I kept going even when I didn't want to anymore. Moments after my son arrived Tia asked if I was ready to try and breastfeed--I thought she was crazy! But it was the best suggestion. My baby latched immediately and it was the greatest feeling on earth. My birth was fun, hilarious, beautiful, LONG, and full of ease and comfort knowing that I had Tia by my side guiding me the whole way.

-Annaliese

January 06, 2024

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Tia Dowling-Ketant, CD, CLC

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Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: $55 to $65

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Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: $55 to $65

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