Having a doula attend our birth was invaluable to our birthing experience. Throughout the pregnancy, Wenda met with us to discuss our plans, take notes during doctor's appointments, and help us work through our concerns. We called Wenda when my labor began, and she met us at our house, helping me labor at home until we made the decision to go to the hospital. Because Wenda was there to support us, my husband and I were able to relax knowing someone with a clear-mind would guide us through any decisions we might need to make. Knowing Wenda and Cris were with me and we were a team meant I was able to relax, turn-in on myself, and focus on working with my body while I was in labor. As I neared transition, I got very tired, but Wenda's encouragement and suggestions helped me through my most challenging contractions. This support helped me achieve the natural childbirth I hoped for.
Wenda's support for both Heather and me was invaluable throughout our birthing process. I'd been concerned that a doula's work would overshadow my role of supporting my wife in labor, but Wenda's presence instead allowed me to focus my energy on Heather and her needs. Wenda shared a more expansive knowledge of birthing, and she offered an objective and attentive perspective on the laboring process and decision making. In keeping with our plan for a natural birth, she reassured and encouraged us both every step of the way. It is truly a blessing to have had Wenda with us to help bring our daughter into the world.
Phyllis was an invaluable partner through all stages of my high-risk pregnancy and delivery, and continues to be a wonderful part of our lives. She was just the calming, caring presence my husband and I needed at the hospital, where she offered much-needed physical – and emotional – comfort! Phyllis is always available to lend advice, has incredible experience, resources and community connections, and provides wonderful care for our little Henry.
~ Allison and Alan
Carrie was a gift and an incredible asset during our labor. Her calm and encouraging demeanor helped enable us to remain confident and relaxed during our successful natural birth experience. She is well trained and educated. She is also wise, thoughtful, and supportive. Carrie is everything one could ever ask for in a Doula. We plan to use her again!
~ Chris and Liz
Bridget and Jessica were so loving and encouraging not only throughout the birth process but also throughout the latter part of my pregnancy. This was my 2nd child, but my 1st natural (non-medicated) birth. I looked forward to each and every prenatal visit to hear their ideas and learn about laboring positions and various ways to cope with labor pain. They were always passionate and knowledgeable in answering each and every question that arose, and they made me feel like no question was a dumb question. When I sit and think about the birth of my son, I still hear their cheery words of encouragement telling me, "Yes you can!" and "You are doing so good." I could not have asked for a better birth experience, and Jessica and Bridget helped to make my dream birth possible the 2nd time around.
We didn't have to worry about things because we knew that Alison would tell us what was part of the normal course of childbirth. It was great to have someone with us with so much experience.
Wenda is amazing, and after being with us through pregnancy and 41 hours of labor, she’s also like family. At first, we weren’t entirely sure we wanted a birth doula. We were concerned that a doula might eclipse Jonathan’s role or distract us from the intimate moments we knew we’d be sharing during labor. Then we met Wenda, and she put us completely at ease. We can’t imagine what our birth story would have been like without her. She knew exactly when to offer support and when to hang back. She was a rock through a very long and strenuous labor, and we can’t thank her enough.
~ April and Jonathan
Postpartum care is like a bridge from before the baby comes until after you are on your feet. It provides strength for the transition to successful mothering.
Phyllis was a wonderful support before, during, and after our baby's delivery. My husband and I hoped to have a natural, low-intervention hospital birth. Phyllis met with us several times before the big day to talk about our goals and our different options, and met us at the hospital when we called. With her help and support we were able to accomplish all of our birth goals! Labor was not easy but she provided soothing massage, encouragement, and suggestions throughout to help us manage my pain and successfully deliver our healthy baby Samuel.
~ Denise and David
Having Christina as our doula at both of our natural births was a wonderful decision. She provided a sense of calm and encouragement as well as great support for both my husband and myself. We highly recommend her services for those seeking a natural birth.
~ Heather & Robby
Our first birth experience lasted about 26 hours and my wife was in no shape to give me instructions. Having a doula was the best decisions we have ever made. I would never want my wife to have a baby without one.