Kate Andreeva-Marino


As soon as I got pregnant, I knew I was going to hire a doula. A few members of my family had doulas for their birth experience and highly recommended it. It was time to search. I went on a few different websites and looked up many doulas’ profiles, but still couldn’t pick one. I mentioned this in a conversation with one of my cousins who highly recommended Renée since she was a friend and a wonderful person all around. I looked up her credentials and reviews and was very impressed.

So I called and then we spoke on Skype. I really loved Renée but at that point was starting to get hesitant about hiring a doula all together because I was diagnosed with placenta Previa and if it didn’t correct itself, it would be a C-section, but I’m glad I did.

Renée was very supportive throughout my pregnancy: answered all of my many and frequent questions, provided with useful information, met with my husband and me multiple times in person and via Skype. She was always punctual and very helpful.

Unfortunately my placenta remained Previa and I had to get a C-section, so I wasn’t able to go through the labor like we planned. However Renée helped me plan my gentle cesarean birth. She was at the hospital during the procedure cheering up my family and saw me right after to help with breast feeding. She also arranged a few postpartum visits to make sure breastfeeding is going well.

We were highly satisfied with her services, experience and knowledge.
We highly recommend Renée as your doula and will be working with her in the future if we decide to have another baby.