I feel so grateful to have had you as our doula for our second child.
At first I wasn't even going to have a doula, but then I realized that I wanted some professional support during the labor and birth process, and I'm so glad that I got you.
From the beginning you were so personable and open, and a great listener. You balance this with your professionalism which communicated that you take your work very seriously.
You so clearly know that a pregnant, laboring, and post-partum mother is often very sensitive.
I really appreciated that you said to call or text you with questions anytime, because it helped me feel comfortable reaching out to you several times to ask you questions and to get emotional and moral support.
I liked that when I asked you pregnancy and birth-related questions, you shared your knowledge and ALSO you directed me to resources such as books or articles that provided further information, if I wanted to read them. You were so supportive of my questions and choices all along.
While I was in early labor and then active labor, we talked several times and you helped me assess my progress based on what I shared with you. When I was ready to have you with us during labor, you came right away and integrated smoothly into the process.
I really appreciated how you supported my mom and Jesse as well as me. One thing that was great was that you were massaging/pushing my hip while I was on my side and having intense contractions. You seemed to just know that would be helpful. At one point you reminded me of a birth preference after I had been talking with a care provider, which was so helpful. It was also wonderful to have you there after Noa was born to help us start breastfeeding, and to share in the exhilaration that I felt after the birth.
You are positive and compassionate and those are fantastic qualities in a doula.
Thank you again!