BEYOND THE BOUNDS OF PREGNANCY & BIRTH
We are proudly offering an expanded variety of services:
• BIRTH DOULAS
• POSTPARTUM DOULAS
• NEWBORN CARE
• LACTATION COUNSELING
• PRENATAL MASSAGE
• INFANT MASSAGE
• PRENATAL YOGA
• BIRTH DOULA TRAINING
• PRENATAL PILATES
WHY A POSTPARTUM DOULA?
Evidence Based Info & Support
Partner & Sibling
What did other parents have
to say about their HypnoBirthing experience?
Rarely in life does any service provider become such an integral part of the most memorable experience of your life as it is in the birth of your child and form a positive experience that between wife and husband. My wife Krista and I chose Diana as our doula within 6 months of our pregnancy. This decision proved to be the wisest and most important decision that we made. Diana struck me as a confident, knowledgeable provider that held the birth delivery experience to the highest standards. She also had a great sense of humor and embodied an holistic approach towards her interaction with other people that made me feel at ease.Our following sessions with Diana, consisted of her instructing us on the history of the profession along with various exercises, breathing techniques, affirmations for both my wife and the upcoming baby. Most importantly she prepared us by instructing us with the hypnobirthing technique which on the day of my son’s birth proved to be not just “hippie mumbo jumbo” but an actually very effective way for pain management and it facilitated a very positive birthing experience. By the time that my son was ready to arrive in the world Diana had prepared us mentally. She had provided us with valuable information,prepared us mentally for a labor of a baby with minimal intervention. In the delivery room she proved to be an ally that stood side by side voicing our concerns and interests. When the day came for my son to arrive in this world it was without a doubt the greatest day of my life. My son was born naturally without any labor inductions or any medical interventions. It was the most beautiful experience of my life and I think about Diana’s contribution to that day every day, and we thank her everyday for it. Six months later my son Xavier still embodies a natural calm spirit, he is very easy going and easy. My wife and I like to think that the way that he entered the world played a significant role in his temperament. - 1/25/2016
Diana is, simply put, one of the nicest people I've ever met. She's also extremely capable, considerate and patient. My wife and I were connected to her through a mutual friend (whom Diana had been a Doula for). We attended hypnobirthing classes with Diana about 1-2 times per week. I had my guard up at first, but Diana quickly won me over, educating us on the mother's rights in the hospital, and also dispelling our misconceptions about childbirth. When delivery day arrived, Diana was available and present. She stayed with us at our apartment for 8 hours, even though she knew active childbirth was still hours away. She accompanied us to the hospital, helped us move through admittance process. The entire time, she was composed, focused and warm, educting us on what was going on. She coached my wife through active birth for 3 hours. In the end, my child came into this world without the need for epidurals or other forced measures, and my wife experienced labor in exactly the way she wanted, which is so important. Afterwards, Diana made a custom DVD for us to watch a compilation of the day's videos. It was tasteful, beautiful and so memorable. My advice to anyone considering engaging a Doula is to go with Diana. We remain friends and are lucky to have met her. - 2/10/2016
I keep writing and re writing my testimonial because I'm trying to find words that do Diana Justice. I don't know if I'll be able to find them, but I'll give it a shot. My husband and I are first time parents. My husband was pretty nervous about the giving birth part of having a baby so we knew that we would need to have someone there who was knowledgeable, confident, and caring to help guide us through this exciting, nervewraking, incredible process. Diana was recommended to us by my doctor who had previous experience with her, and also by a friend who kept telling us "you MUST have Diana be your doula" We met with her, and right away felt comfortable and confident that this is it. There was no need to interview any other doula- because we found the best. We attended hypnobirthing classes (highly recommended by the way!) with Diana, and all jokes aside, at the end of the day my husband even enjoyed them. As it was getting closer and closer people asked "are you nervous?" "you must be so scared!" And the truth was I wasn't nervous, I was excited. I wasn't scared because I felt empowered. I was given the tools to be able to not just handle the birth of my baby, but to experience it to the fullest and ENJOY the experience. D day arrived and not everything went according to my "plans" but it was ok. Diana was extremely supportive. her gentle demeanor was soothing, her jokes at the right moments lightened the mood, and her very presence was just what I needed. I can probably go on for about 10 pages but I'll keep it short. Bottom line is: Diana is the absolute best, and we will definitely be calling her for our next baby :) if you are looking for a doula, be smart and do yourself a service- call Diana! - 8/22/2017
I too was a bit skeptical about involving a doula in my birth. Wow, was I wrong! She was great! No matter how many mothers (or mother in laws) you have in the room, they almost certainly won’t have the experience of a doula.
As soon as I knew I was pregnant I knew I wanted to try for an all natural birth with no medication. This decision was met with doubt and disbelief. No one thought I would be able to do it. I took my Hypnobirthing course taught by Diana… she was a great teacher.
On February 23rd 2010, I gave birth to my fourth baby. I had Diana for my doula in this birth and in the birth of my third baby two years earlier. Both births were amazing in their own way and having Diana’s support, knowledge and calm energy.
I wholeheartedly recommend Diana as a doula and as a wonderful teacher and person. To tell you the truth, I had never heard about doulas until my wife suggested taking a HypnoBirthing class that Diana was offering. I was initially skeptical but became a firm believer in HypnoBirthing
I was pretty nervous and anxious because I had a c-section with my first daughter so I really wanted a vaginal birth this time. And I did… without epidural. Incredible experience. Painfull? Yes, very painful but I was able to deal with the pain because of Diana.
After finding out I was pregnant with my first child, I decided that I wanted to have a natural birth. A friend suggested that I look into using a doula and I began my search. My husband and I met with several doulas but we didn't feel a connection with them. Then we met Diana. Right from the start, Diana made us feel at ease. She talked with us about our expectations; it was evident that she really wanted to make our experience as unique and special as possible. During our prenatal visits, Diana taught us alot about the labor process and answered all of our questions. She also listened to all the concerns I had as I got closer to my due date and reassured me that everything would be all right and that I was absolutely capable of having a natural birth. Having Diana with me during my labor and delivery was such an amazing experience. It was as if she knew what I needed without me even asking. She used massage and scented oils to keep me calm and relaxed when I was uncomfortable. Also, I had terrible back labor and she used a TENS (electrostimulation) unit that was a lifesaver! She was supportive and reassuring when I was questioning my decision to go natural. Without her encouragement, I could not have had a natural birth. Also, having Diana there as my doula took the pressure off my husband. As he puts it, he didn't know what to expect so he was nervous that he wouldn't be able to help me. He was very comforted to have Diana there because it enabled him to just focus on being there for me, in whatever way I needed him. It's obvious that Diana loves what she does. She is meant to help mommies like me bring babies into this world. When our daughter was born on October 29, 2011, she was as excited as we were! If we are lucky enough to have more children, Diana will definitely be there with us. - 1/9/2012
Excellent hypnobirthing course. My last month of pregnancy was not easy at all, but Diana teaches you the tools to have a positive birthing experience and more importantly to manage the pain and pressure through the breath and different techniques.
During my pregnancy I made a complete 180 degrees turn – from wanting a fully medical delivery (including pain relief and poissbly even a c-section) to the decision to have a completely natural one with as little medical intervention as possible.
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