Testimonial for Alicia Power CD(DONA)

Hiring Alicia was the most important decision we made leading up to the birth of our daughter. Being my first, I had a very specific idea of how I wanted labor to go. Alicia went over every detail with us in our first two meetings to ensure that we were all on the same page about my wishes, and she shared her many resources and tools. I was unexpectedly induced at 37 + 4 with preeclampsia. I was scared and emotional, but Alicia guided me through my options assuring and empowering me that I was still in control at every step. She joined us at the hospital and set up a beautiful environment for me to labor in (essential oils, spa music, and low lighting). She massaged my lower back during contractions, which was the MOST helpful comfort measure, and she helped me change positions often. I really think I would've asked for an epidural if it weren't for Alicia's support, but I never did. Things took a scary turn when I suddenly felt the urge to push and we weren't able to get a nurse in the room for 10-15 mins. I was in a lot of pain, and baby's heart rate was dropping without recovery. We later found out I was experiencing placental abruption. Alicia was talking me through the pain, and was a calming presence for us during the scariest moments of our lives. I was ultimately rushed to an emergency c-section, and she was there for my husband who was left terrified in our L&D room without time to scrub in. Thank God baby and I were okay, and Alicia immediately jumped in to help me breastfeed once I awoke from surgery. When we got home, Alicia came over and helped me make sense of the sequence of events and my feelings surrounding the birth. It helped immensely to speak with someone knowledgable who had gone through the experience with us. Having Alicia as your doula is an investment you will not regret, whether your birth goes to plan, but ESPECIALLY if it does not. I never anticipated needing her as much as we did, but I am forever grateful to her.

-Morgan

January 23, 2024

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Alicia Power CD(DONA)

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Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50

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Birth Fee: $1000 to $1600

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50

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