Our mission is to support all women throughout their unique journey into Motherhood. Birth is only one part of that messy, beautiful equation.
"Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mother's - strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength." Barbara Katz Rothman, PhD
She reminded me of what I wanted and helped me dig deep to find the strength I didn't know I had to keep going. She not only supported me but also my husband.
Thank you, for giving me the education and encouragement I needed to practice the innate art of nursing. It might seem simple for some, but after a failed nursing attempt with my first these moments are all the more cherished. I never knew nursing could be such a beautiful, life giving (to both involved) experience.
She assisted me in having such a wonderful, hospital-based birth. She supported my wishes and decisions 100%.
She calmed me and helped me be centered throughout the entire process. She answered my many, many questions, walked me through all of my choices, was prepared with several options for achieving my dream and offered me more support than I ever expected (but was SO grateful to have!).
I had surgery to remove the overabundance of scar tissue I had accumulated in my perineum two years prior. I didn't touch any of the creams they prescribed, instead I used the placenta salve. My Doctor was shocked by how quickly and properly I was healing, with zero complications. With my painful scar tissue history, we were all amazed.
My Doula called Amy, the amazing placenta magician, as soon as my baby came out and placenta was about to be delivered. Amy was at my house in what felt like minutes with a blender, fruits, yogurt, veggies and got to work making my smoothie. She took just a thumbnail sized piece of placenta and added it to the delicious recipe that we agreed upon before my delivery. Amy is super communicative and wanted to make sure I was going to like how the smoothie turned out. I slurped that puppy down- believe me! It was the perfect post delivery boost. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
I couldn't have done it without her calm and motivating spirit, creating a relaxing tone throughout the chaos.
Her presence made me feel confident as a brand new mom and that I was doing a good job. I did not even ask her to do anything, she listed off things and asked if she could do them to help me.
She takes a vested interest in the needs of my family and has a very broad skillset from which to offer advice. Since she is a mother herself, it is comforting to discuss the trials and tribulations of parenthood with her, and I enjoy sharing "mommy wins" with her too!
It was baby #4 and my husband works 10 hr shifts so she really helped keep everyone happy and having fun and I didn't have to worry but could focus on bonding and meeting new baby's needs. And I didn't feel like I was neglecting the others it was as if we had a happy fun friend for a few hours in the evening to wind the house down. So worth it!
She was so intuitive with entertaining my three-year-old still-adjusting new big brother and my twin infants. She wore one baby around the house while working from room to room helping with laundry, clothing organization, bedding, etc. so I could have a few moments to myself. She fed us and fed the babies bottles or would bring them to me as needed.
She notices all the littles things that need attention (whether I had a fresh drink in reach, when the paper towels needed restocked, when the kitchen needed swept); while simultaneously sweetly engaging my big kids and helping me relax so I could truly rest.
She cleaned, did laundry, picked up groceries, and gave me invaluable help and advice about the most varied topics, from the cloth diapers I had bought but had no idea how to use, to baby wearing, to postpartum emotions. She Did whatever I needed done so that I could rest, shower (!), and enjoy my baby. She is a godsend and I highly recommend her to every momma!
When we first decided to book a post-partum doula, one of the key reasons for doing so was to have someone in the home who truly understood what it is like to be a mom who has just given birth. I could have hired a babysitter and a house cleaner, but her services went above and beyond that.
She was at labor and delivery waiting on us when we got there. She stayed awake while we napped on and off thru the night watching the monitors and explaining what they did and translating dr talk.
She did counter pressure as I was having intense contractions, she knew my birth plan and what I wanted, and helped me breathe and calmed me down when I felt like I couldn't do it any more. I'm so thankful we were able to have her with us, it made my birth experience so much better!