Testimonial for Leah Garner

I highly recommend Leah's services as a birthing doula and the investment is 100% worth it! I hired her late in my 2nd trimester and she was answering my questions right away. She helped soothe my nerves about what to expect in the late stages of my first pregnancy, when everything felt overwhelming. She also showed that she would be supporting my husband through this as well which was very important to me.

We had a planned pitocin induction due to issues with the placenta. This was not what I had envisioned for our son's entrance to the world; I was so disappointed. I had wanted a hospital birth but wanted to labor at home for as long as possible. This went right out the window the day I went in for my 39 week appointment and was told I would need to be induced in 18 hours. I was on the phone soon with Leah; she asked questions directly to the doctor that I wouldn't have been able to even think of. She was ready to go the next morning, questioning the nurses about what was available to me, things I wouldn't have even thought to have asked for. She was also making sure I had every amenity I could while laboring: a mountain of pillows, all my snacks I had brought, every birthing ball they had, and even chicken broth which lifted my spirits! 

I ultimately decided to get an epidural but was struggling to make the call. She talked me through the decision process and never made me feel guilty or ashamed about it. When the contractions were the most intense, she was there to guide me through and show my husband how to help me. She was a familiar face that coached me through pushing when I was losing focus and wasting energy. Everyday I look at the pictures she took of our son being born and his first moments. My husband was so impressed with her and said she filled in all the gaps and made it a wonderful experience. She is exactly the person who was meant to be with us for this journey!

-Sonja Beall

May 30, 2024

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Leah Garner

Gracious Hands Doula Services

Birth Fee: $900

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $35

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Updated 6/2/2024

Birth Fee: $900

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $35

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Updated 6/2/2024

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