TESTIMONIALS

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Kristina & Pedro

With Leiko by our side, my husband and I had the support we needed during labor and a guide to suggest what to do and how. She advocated for our wishes in the clinic throughout the process, something that is priceless, because instead of having to use our energy negotiating the conditions we wanted, we were able to focus on the delivery together.

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Silvi & Jesus

Thank you for teaching me at the time of the bath that "I could do it" that I still had the strength and that I was doing it well. Thank you for treating us with such delicacy and love, for that tranquility in your eyes that I always found in moments of maximum exhaustion ...

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Ninette & Ezequiel

When I started classes I was very afraid of what would happen to me during the delivery and face the whole pregnancy, and with each class I came out with more information and things to investigate that gave me the security that I feel today to face this birth of both the baby and ours as parents.

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Ingard & David

Thank you Leiko, for being an angel of peace, for sharing your knowledge with us and letting us know that we are designed to give birth !!!

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Antonina and Manuel

What I liked the most about Leiko is their patient attitude towards partner decision-making. In the first lesson she told us: "I am here to pass on all the information I have, share with you my experience and my knowledge, but the decoctions will be taken by you"

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Anny & Octavio

Everything that we live is beautiful thanks to all that follow-up of Leiko, the breathing exercises, the physical exercises, the dialogues, the readings, the videos and those guiding video calls. Everything everything everything helped. I was all beautiful, relaxed and my baby was very peaceful.

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Lourdes & Alfonso

The information and the way in which Leiko explains the topics have shown us things that we did not know. It has made us feel safe to make decisions and have good communication with our doctor, and wait without fear for the arrival of our baby.

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Gabriela & Edward

My experience with Leiko was wonderful. As a doula, she played a fundamental role in the course of my pregnancy that triggered the delivery that I always wanted from my heart, a labor at home with her and my family and finally in the clinic, having a natural birth without any type of intervention, and so on. it was.

Kristina and Pedro

 

I always knew that I could give birth as normal and natural as my mother, my sister, my grandmothers, my great-grandmothers and the vast majority of women throughout history, unless the unlikely happened and a situation arose meriting a cesarean section. However, knowing that the highest rate of cesarean section in the world is in the DR, I was concerned that I could find an obstetrician proponent of normal delivery and when I got pregnant, I began to worry about the experience of delivery in the clinic: would they allow me to do labor according to my wishes? Would you allow my husband to accompany me during labor and delivery? And when my baby was born, would you respect my wish not to give him formula?
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The answer to my concerns was Leiko. My husband did not know about doulas, but I had prior knowledge and hoped to find one that could prepare us for childbirth, accompany us through the process, and most of all advocate for our wishes and rights in the clinic. Leiko surpassed everything my husband and I expected. When I first contacted her, we had a meeting to get to know each other and for her to explain more about her services to me. At the end of the meeting I knew that I had met my doula. Speaking with her, it was evident that she is passionate about doula work and that she does it to the highest standard of quality, using up-to-date and evidence-based information. In addition, she gave me confidence: confidence in me and my body's innate ability to give birth, and confidence in her skills, knowledge and in her commitment to safeguard the rights of her clients.
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With Leiko by our side, my husband and I had the support we needed during labor and a guide to suggest what to do and how. She advocated for our wishes in the clinic throughout the process, something that is priceless, because instead of having to use our energy negotiating the conditions we wanted, we were able to focus on the delivery together. We thank you forever for being a part of Kristofer's arrival and all that you did to make it a healthy and happy birth.

Ingard and David

 

My pregnancy was complicated from the beginning, I had 5 fibroids and a "very narrow" pelvis, all pointing to a cesarean section. In the 39th week of my pregnancy, my doctor indicates a sonography where he sees that my fibroids are the same size as weeks before and did not obstruct the birth canal, and he encourages me to try a vaginal delivery and I said yes, but with more fear than shame. She was full of doubts and very nervous, because she had not taken prenatal classes and had no idea how to give birth ...

And it came to my Leiko! with an aura that conveyed security to us from the moment he walked through the door.

We had time to spare, but he dedicated an afternoon to me and we practiced prenatal exercises and filled me with knowledge, gave me the peace of mind I needed, empowered me to know that I was made for that, to give birth !!!

And so it was I had my son vaginally at 41 weeks, 8.2 pounds, with a circular and 5 fibroids !!!

Thank you Leiko, for being an angel of peace, for sharing your knowledge with us and letting us know that we are designed to give birth !!!

Lourdes and Alfonso

 

Taking the prenatal classes has been a rewarding and empowering experience for us. As future new parents, she has helped us clear up doubts and fully enjoy each stage of pregnancy.

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The information and the way in which Leiko explains the topics have shown us things that we did not know. It has made us feel safe to make decisions and have good communication with our doctor, and wait without fear for the arrival of our baby.

Silvi and Jesus

Being able to prepare for the birth of our son Amalur has been the most exciting process of our lives. We always knew that we were going to have it in our house and everything was arranged for it. From the first contact we felt that we were with a team of women who love their work, the most important work in the world, to help, support and accompany the birth with love, respect and without haste.

Peace of mind, a lot of peace of mind knowing that three great women were going to be sharing this unique and wonderful moment, professionally and humanely prepared. As a woman and now a mother, I reaffirm the importance of "the way of being born" for one's life and for the world, among women we understand each other and during the process the looks were our dialogue of understanding to connect with the process to receive Amalur, this not only made us feel at all times the peace that women need, but the experience for my parents of seeing their first grandchild born and feeling the smell of life that was breathed throughout the house was a healing gift for them too.

We thank you infinitely for your great loving capacity to transform the world with humanized births, with infinite respect for the rhythmic process of being born and for being three great women full of human wisdom. Thank you for teaching me at the time of the bath that "I could do it" that I still had the strength and that I was doing it well. Thank you for treating us with such delicacy and love, for that tranquility in your eyes that I always found in moments of maximum exhaustion, thank you because Amalur will be able to see in a while the wonderful moment in which we saw each other for the first time, and will know the importance that we have women in this world.

Great women I will repeat with you.
Feel proud of your work for the world because it is really wonderful. We love you from Montecristi.

AMALUR March 7, 2018 7:37 PM Montecristi

Antonina and Manuel

 

Every first-time woman asks herself, what is the pregnancy going to be like? What will the delivery be like? What does the process include?… And in most cases we don't even know.

I have heard about doulas several times, but I had no idea who those people are. I started looking and found information, then I was curious if doulas live here in the Dominican Republic. Luckily I met several people, but I liked one: her name is Leiko Hidaka.

My husband and I took prenatal classes with her. We did an educational program for couples and we both discovered a lot of information about childbirth, types of childbirth, our rights, medical information, what birth is like with the presence of the partner and how he can be a support figure, etc. interesting! Much information that unfortunately the vast majority of doctors do not explain ...

In this country, 90% of births in private clinics occur by caesarean section. Doctors find a thousand reasons why you should do it but in reality they are not true (I do not include here the cases when it is the only option and if there are risks). Doctors earn a lot of money with it and at this time the lives, rights and desires of women take a back seat or do not take it into account ...

If it were up to me, I would send all couples (future parents) to take prenatal classes (maybe you would even change your opinion about how you would like your delivery to occur).

What I liked the most about Leiko is their patient attitude towards partner decision-making. In the first lesson she told us: "I am here to pass on all the information I have, to share with you my experience and my knowledge, but the decisions will be made by you."

Gabriela and Edward

 

My experience with Leiko was wonderful. As a doula, she played a fundamental role in the course of my pregnancy that triggered the delivery that I always wanted from my heart, a labor at home with her and my family and finally in the clinic, having a natural birth without any type of intervention, and so on. it was. She gave me all the information, support and strength I needed in those months, taking into account that I had a natural birth in every sense of the word after a cesarean section of less than two years, with 98% of those who knew it in against and saying he couldn't do it.

My instinct as a woman told me yes but I didn't know how to explain it and she helped me with that. Even when I was about to throw in the towel and on the date of the cesarean section she sent me just the right information for that situation, the baby still did not fit in at 39 weeks. When she sent me why, I took the strength to keep waiting. And indeed, I could wait for my moment and my baby's moment.

I felt respected, supported, I feel that I respected my baby and that will always be in the most important place in my heart. I had the humanly humanized birth that I always dreamed of !!!!!

Ninette and Ezekiel

 

We are very grateful and happy for the prenatal classes with Leiko. We liked the personalized level with the couples we were with, and the relaxed atmosphere allowing the hours to flow with enthusiasm.

Their presentations are complete and easy to understand, with a lot of information to understand step by step what we are going through during pregnancy and / or we will go through at the time of delivery.

When I started classes I was very afraid of what would happen to me during the delivery and face the whole pregnancy, and with each class I came out with more information and things to investigate that gave me the security that I feel today to face this birth of both the baby and ours as parents.

The pre-delivery / pre-natal classes are a very useful tool, to solve doubts, offer information and above all to anticipate to the parents (us) what will happen both at the time of giving birth and during the pregnancy. I highly recommend them!

Anny and Octavio

 

We are the Peña Jaquez family, Papa Octavio, Mama Anny and the little Patria Lilith.

We had heard and read about Doulas but in our imaginations that was not a question that occurred a lot in the DR, until one day at an event I was super surprised because I had a Doula in front of me. Yeah that Doula was Leiko! what emotion for the knowledge shared by her in that space!

Just 2 months later I found out that I am pregnant and I needed to be able to trust a being that sees the pregnancy from the natural, from that organic response process of the body that should only be guided. I wrote to Leiko and asked her to accompany me. Yes, because a doula becomes your sister, guide, caregiver, counselor ...

 

Everything that we live is beautiful thanks to all that follow-up of Leiko, the breathing exercises, the physical exercises, the dialogues, the readings, the videos and those guiding video calls. Everything everything everything helped. I was all beautiful, relaxed and my baby was very peaceful.

 

That process would not have been so beautiful without your support, my beloved Leiko. We thank you eternally for your work, dedication and effort… The best doula !!!