From the start, Dietra was incredibly easy to be around and talk to. During our first meeting, her very calm demeanor and presence gave my husband and I a lot of confidence that she would be equally as steady during something as wild as giving birth. She was attentive and respected what we had in our mind for our birth plan (which went straight out the window because of COVID!). The only unfortunate part of our experience was that it was muddled by the pandemic - our hospital was not allowing more than 1 support person, including doulas, so we had to transition to a remote support situation. Dietra took the lead and figured out how to do remote support via Zoom. Her flexibility and patience was absolutely wonderful. Post partum, she answered many, many questions between my husband and I and offered plenty of support and resources. We would highly recommend working with Dietra if you are considering doula support during childbirth!
It was wonderful working with Dietra! We were able to meet once before the birth as my little one decided to grace us with his presence a few weeks early. She had a lot of great info and things to think about for the birth and led me through making a lot of decisions that would have been impossible in the moments of labor and birth. She stuck with us through a long day and was immediately able to remind me about certain things I did and did not want to do when I finally delivered my baby. I would work with her again the future!
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