As a mom of 3 and a Lehigh Valley area newborn photographer, I am drawn to the birth experience. Birth stories in particular are probably my favorite part of newborn sessions! Everyone has a different experience and there is always some exciting story behind each birth. Being in the newborn business, I have connected with other businesses who also enjoy a good birth story! I recently did a question-and-answer session with Knitted in the Womb Lehigh Valley! Check it out below!
Knitted in the Womb Lehigh Valley
What is the name of your business?
Knitted in the Womb
Where are you located and what area do you serve?
Knitted in the Womb Lehigh Valley is located on the west end of Allentown and serve all of the Lehigh Valley and surrounding communities.
How should prospective patients/clients contact you?
Prospective clients can contact me by email
Yes! You can find the website here
What services do you provide?
I am a birth & postpartum doula and childbirth educator
Do you take insurance?
Many insurance companies will provide some reimbursement for childbirth classes, though few do for doula services. Birth doula services and childbirth classes can be paid with FSA money. Potential clients should contact their insurance company to see if birth doula services are covered.
Are you affiliated with a hospital? Which one(s)?
I can work in any hospital.
What do you want parents to know about your Knitted in the Womb Lehigh Valley?
My goal is to help my clients feel empowered and supported during the childbearing year.
What is a favorite story that you have about a client/patient/situation/etc as you did your job?
I often say that “labor is a head game.” That is, birth is not just a physical process–its emotional, mental, and spiritual as well. I had a client who had very fast births with her first two babies–she went from 4-5 cm to birth in less than an hour each time. So, she anticipated the same with her 3rd. As she started early labor, she unfortunately knew that her husband would be unavailable to be with her for about 6-7 hours, so he would most likely miss the birth. I met the couple at the hospital as she got settled in, and then he left. She was 4-5 cm at this point. Her contractions then slowed down to a level that was tolerable–but annoying. After about 5 hours into this, she remarked to me how bothersome this was, and said that if she didn’t give birth soon, she would ask to have her water broken as soon as her husband was back. When he returned the look on his face was priceless–he was so happy that he hadn’t missed the birth! As soon as her OB arrived to check her, she requested to have her water broken. She was a solid 5 cm dilated at that point, and the OB broke her water. Ten minutes later, she was holding her healthy baby in her arms.
What advice do you have for expecting/new parents?
I advise new or expecting parents to seek out information to make informed decisions. It’s also important to know in the end, to trust your intuition and understand that you will never make everyone happy with all of your decisions.
What is unique about what you offer expecting/new parents?
I offer a customized childbirth education experience where individual client concerns are addressed in depth as they come up. My doula services are customizable with “perks” that clients can choose from.
Are there any other special things about you or your Knitted in the Womb Lehigh Valley that you’d love to share?
My business is legally able to celebrate with champagne! In April 2022 my first “client baby” turned 21 years old.
Are you looking for more content for expecting parents in the Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania area? Be sure to check out the blogs below!