It gives me great joy to have helped so many women and families experience their pregnancy and labor in a positive way. I’m especially happy to share some of the positive feedback I’ve received from clients, many of whom I’ve remained in touch with.
Robin and I met what feels like a lifetime ago when we were both working in different careers (in the same field.) She knew I was pregnant before I could even tell her....and when she told me she was studying to become a doula, it was a no-brainer to ask her to be a part of our experience.
She is very, very informative and when she didn't have an immediate answer to one of my questions, found it for me in a very timely manner. She is kind and calm, both of which were appreciated during what can be a very stressful time. She carefully plotted out with us our birth plan, and was sure to remind us that it could go any which way....which allowed us to prepare for anything that came. And all throughout the pregnancy, she was on call and so very good to check in on me/us often.
I unknowingly went into labor and spent most of early labor alone because of it, though I was ironically texting with her throughout that time. Once we both knew what was going down, she got to the hospital as quickly as she could and stayed with us through the delivery of our baby girl. She was one of the first humans to hold our little one and she will always be a part of her birth story.
In addition to being a support to us during the birthing of our daughter, she also photographed for us the experience, pulling in from her former career (where we met) into her new one.
When we were released from the hospital, we hired her to come do a few overnights at our home to help us settle in. I cannot speak highly enough of this offering or stress how vital it was to have those hours of sleep. She would wake me to nurse and then take the babe to burp/change/swaddle back to sleep. And she kept the pooch company, too!
10/10 would hire her again in a HEARTBEAT!