Birth Fee: Not specified
Birth Doula Experience: 8 years
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
I just couldn't be more thankful for Naomi! I feel like it was the best decision we made, hiring a doula, and Naomi was the right one for us. From her home visits, to her ability to talk to my husband in Spanish, to just her amazing reassurance when I had to basically throw my plan out the window, she was the support we needed.
My delivery did not go at all as planned and there were a lot of decisions to make. Naomi was amazing at helping me and my husband stay calm through the decision making and helping me advocate for what I wanted. We ended up with a birth I was still really happy with, even though it wasn't to plan.
I really appreciated the way she reassured me when things got stressful. And helping remove stressful elements in a very tactful, non-confrontational way. I also think she made the difference in my husband knowing how to be there for me.
Oh! And we hadn't even talked about pictures, but she stepped in a took some with my phone. Thanks to that quick thinking I have some of my most cherished pictures.
If we ever have another baby, I will be calling her right away!
I am so thankful for Naomi, and I don't even want to imagine what our experience would have been like without her! Not only was she positive, supportive, flexible, and calm on the big day (all 18 hours of it!), she also helped us so much beforehand, educating us about pregnancy and the stages of labor, gently urging us to sign up for a class, connecting us with an amazing chiropractor, and directing me to The Birth Hour podcast, which I ended up loving.
On the big day, Naomi was a rockstar-- It's hard to put into words what it meant to have her there with us on our team. Most of all, it was so comforting to know my husband had her support. Since none of the hospital staff was bilingual, Naomi was his vital link to everything that was going on, particularly toward the end when I was no longer able to focus on translating or talking. Also, I know my husband was overwhelmed and scared when, after 17 hours of labor, a C-section was necessary, but I was so thankful when I saw that Naomi was sitting right there with him.
We appreciate you SO much, Naomi, and we are so thankful you were part of our daughter's birth, as well as all the preparation leading up to it. Thank you!!
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