Testimonial for Gretchen Retka

I had a great experience with Gretchen! In our pre-birth visits Gretchen shared a wealth of knowledge and resources, helping me feel very informed going into delivery.

My labor started ahead of the induction date, but stalled after I got admitted. Gretchen promptly came to the hospital and stayed until a few hours after my delivery (which happened almost 15 hours after I was admitted). In addition to coaching me through different postural exercises, she encouraged me to try other methods of pain management before taking the epidural, and helped advocate with the pitocin timing.

During the pushing stage Gretchen kept me focused and was a voice of calm and encouragement. It was wonderful to see that many of the nurses recognized her and often deferred to her knowledge. She also helped my baby get latched right after birth and provided valuable breastfeeding advice.

Gretchen’s warm and caring nature, combined with her immense knowledge helped make my birthing experience very positive. I highly recommend her!

-Sallie

January 26, 2024

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Gretchen Retka

Holistic Sister

Birth Fee: $3000 to $3250

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $35

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Updated 4/14/2024

Birth Fee: $3000 to $3250

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $35

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Updated 4/14/2024

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