Testimonial for Mary Skinner

          Having Mary as our doula was great.  I was a little hesitant to work with a doula because I knew I would be having a scheduled C-section due to past medical complications, and I didn’t know how a doula would help.  But having Mary as our doula was incredibly helpful!  She’s a wealth of information related to all aspects of birth.  Before my birth we met to do prenatal yoga, and review beneficial excercises, poses and postures.  She also helped me put together a birth plan and review all of me and my husband’s preferences about everything so that when the time came to go to the hospital I felt prepared and ready.  

          At the hospital she was an advocate for our birth preferences putting us at ease and making the experience easier.  Her presence was calming and reassuring and the food she left me with was a welcome delight compared to the stale hospital food.  Every time she visited after the birth was different based on what I needed that day and how I was feeling, (but always involved delicious food!). She knew how to deal with all the pains, and discomforts that come with a birth (in whatever form it takes!), and when I felt stronger she led me thru personalized yoga sequences.  Her sound bath and massage sessions were absolutely heavenly, always worked around the needs of mother and baby (nursing, diaper changes, spit ups etc.), and offered a space for mother-centered calm relaxation that was otherwise hard to find with a newborn in the house (even the baby loved the sound baths!).  She also jumped in with changing diapers, folding clothes, dinner prep, washing dishes, and absolutely whatever was needed  I highly recommend working with Mary!

-Rashell George

February 12, 2024

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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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