Birth Fee: Not specified
Birth Doula Experience: 1 years
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
I'm so grateful to have Erika as a doula during my first pregnancy and childbirth. She is so supportive, calm, and resourceful and is a natural at this kind of work. Although a part of me was uncertain about having a third person with me and my husband during the birth, she was able to manage her role really well. It still felt like an intimate, personal experience because her presence was reassuring without beign overbearing. In fact, she helped my husband to support me better and he really appreciated that. Before the birth, she was always accessible and helped provide information so I could make the right decisions. She really helped me channel a lot of my fear/anxiety about birth so that I became more positive, and that mindset helped a lot. During labor, she was great at helping me relax, manage pain, and trust the process while also advocating for myself. Erika is a wonderful doula and I am so glad I had her!
My husband and I are first time parents, and having Erika’s calm, supportive and professional presence as a part of our birth team was incredible. She was great at helping us decide what we wanted for our birth experience, educating us, providing resources and giving me the confidence that I could have the natural birth that I was hoping for. She was always easy to reach for questions, and was right there with us when our little one decided to come 2 weeks early. I also really appreciated her postpartum visit. It was great to have her come see us long before the 6 week checkup with my physician to make sure I was doing OK. I cannot recommend Erika enough.
Childbirth isn’t just a physical experience, it is a mental one. Hiring a doula helped me view the birth experience in a more positive light. I am certain that I was able to relax on my way to the hospital and throughout the early part of labor because of the tools I learned from Erika. Everything I learned from her helped me mentally get through the birth of my daughter. Erika is a wealth of knowledge and has such a calming personality.
Erika was great and very knowledgeable and supportive, answering any and all questions we had during the pregnancy and while in labor. Having an advocate who knew our wishes was something I didn't realize we would appreciate as much as we did. Erika's calm demeanor and willingness to keep me comfortable and relaxed from the start made having her there incredibly helpful.
Having Erika as my doula was the best decision I could have ever made. She was an incredible support to both me and my husband. Erika really helped me through my breathing early on in my labor. She helped me to feel relaxed and was amazing at encouraging me and believing in me. She knew my birth plan and helped me follow through with it even in the toughest decisions throughout my labor. I would highly recommend Erika because of her calm nature and the peaceful atmosphere she brings to the environment. It was such a blessing to have her at the birth of my son, which is one of the most intimate experiences of my life.
Most highly recommended! Erika was my doula for my 3rd birth, in May 2018. She is fantastic, an ideal doula. She is kind and professional, supported me in the just the way that was best for me. She is a great listener and will truly support you for your birth in the way that is best for you. She provided visualization during labor, supported my husband and me emotionally and practically, and was a pro at dealing with the hospital staff when we arrived at the hospital. I had 3 natural births in hospitals, each with a different doula, and I can say from my experiences that Erika is a total pro. Feel free to contact me directly at email@example.com if you want to hear more about my experience with Erika.
I had never really considered using a doula, but I knew I wanted to avoid induction & so I decided to try it out for my second birth. Erika was an amazing support and coach and I would highly recommend her. It doesn't matter what type of birth you are dreaming of, if you are an epidural asap or all natural type- she is an awesome person to have on your team!
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