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Kristina at Motherly Transitions exceeded my expectations as to what a post partum doula is. I wanted a doula due to being high risk for PPD and my desire to not allow family to come into our home to "help" until my baby was 2 weeks old. During that time I wanted actual help. Kristina was able to start coming when my son was 4 days old and had him latching perfectly within 30 mins of arrival, a feat 5 lactation specialist failed to do at the hospital. She was constantly reassuring when I had any medical concerns about myself or my son and definitely saved us a couple of nervous parent dr visits. Both her lactation consulting and her ability to answer all our questions definitely saved us a ton of money. she also was not shy about helping me with farm chores like feeding livestock and making sure I kept my lifting to a minimum to prevent any healing complications. Her help over the 2 week span was priceless and I looked forward to 4pm when i knew she would arrive and give me a chance to shower or eat an entire meal. Everyday she strove to make sure me and my baby were healthy in both body and mind. Highly recommend and I hope to use their services in the future with any other children I might have
Priscilla and Kristina were absolutely amazing during my pregnancy and delivery! I always knew that I wanted to try a natural unmedicated birth but didn't know exactly what it would entail since it was my first pregnancy. Priscilla and Kristina helped guide me in the right direction to reach my goal. I relied heavily on them ESPECIALLY because my friends and family thought I was crazy for not wanting an epidural.
At first, the biggest thing for me was making sure they would 1000% be available when I was in labor. Since not many women actually give birth on their due date, it was important for me to know that they always had a back up plan. If Priscilla couldn’t make it then Kristina would be there (and vice versa). They helped me personalize a package to my liking. I added multiple prenatal and postpartum massages and it was so so worth it!!! I always looked forward to the days that Priscilla would come over and give me an amazing massage!
I went into labor on Christmas Eve! I labored at home with Kristina and it was such a calm and relaxing experience. She always made sure to tell me that I was doing an amazing job. Once it was time to go to the hospital they switched off and Priscilla met me there. She stuck with me until I had the baby and even afterwards to help with all my postpartum needs including breastfeeding. I felt super confident making medical decisions at the hospital with her by my side.
These women were incredible and I would HIGHLY recommend using their services!!
Being pregnant and having a baby during a pandemic wasn't on my bucket list, to be sure, but Kristina and Priscilla helped me through it in a huge way! Whether it was concerns over gestational diabetes or rising blood pressure, they answered my questions via text throughout my pregnancy. And when I went into labor, Kristina labored at home with us, helping us know when to go to the hospital. I could only hold so much information in my brain, and Kristina explained what would happen next right before it happened. I felt prepared for every stage of labor. She helped me make the right choices for me and even got me upside down in the delivery room to turn the baby (not as scary as it sounds). Our baby was on the big side and probably wouldn't have been delivered vaginally if she hadn't helped to turn him. She was with us for 16 hours. The hospital nurses were great, yet I could not imagine doing it without Kristina. And after coming home, the massage from Priscilla was just the right self care moment for me. It is clear that helping to bring babies into the world is a calling for both of them. ?
My husband and I have been so grateful for the support of Priscilla and Kristina throughout the pregnancy, during the delivery and in the days after our first baby was born. They were both always available for questions (we had so many!) and support, and always responded very quickly with great advice. Both Priscilla and Kristina have extensive experience. We appreciate that Kristina was a Labor & Delivery nurse, and that Priscilla is in training to be a midwife and massage therapist in addition to their extensive experience as doulas.
Prisicilla's massages were an important part of the support both before the birth, and after. I can't recommend postpartum massage highly enough--that really helped my body to recover from the birth!
The childbirth class was wonderful, and we felt very prepared. They gave so much great information and resources which helped us develop our birth plan, and they supported our choices.
During the delivery, Kristina was present, and her help was so essential!! Her help coaching during pushing resulted in 20 min of pushing for a first time mom. I know that's not always the case, however I feel like her support helped the delivery to be much smoother and briefer than it might have been had she not been there. She also helped coach my husband, who really appreciated her presence. She also took photos of the delivery, and WOW I cry every time I see them. I am so glad we have those photos!! My OB also commented on how great it was to have her at the birth.
Having a baby during a pandemic has been overwhelming at times, especially since we haven't been able to have the physical presence of any of our family members the whole time. In this context, having the support of Priscilla and Kristina as doulas has been even more essential. They are both awesome and a fantastic team. I highly recommend them! We are immensely grateful.
We are incredible happy that we had hired Kristina and Priscilla to be our doulas. From the start it really took a lot of pressure off of my husband- who was being deployed. It help ease both of us to know that I would have support.
This was our first pregnancy and it progressed faster than I thought. I called Kristina when the contractions started around 10pm. She came to my house around 5:30am and was able to check my cervix (7cm dilated). She was able to help me with contractions in the backseat of the car during the 45min drive to the hospital. (It was the longest car ride of my life! Without her it would have been unbearable!! I was 9cm dilated when we arrived to the hospital). We finally went to labor and delivery our nurse was a little on the negative side, but Kristina really helped keep the energy positive and supportive!! With her help I was able to give birth naturally with no epidural (which before I didn't know if I would have the pain tolerance to do). But where I would say Kristina was absolutely brilliant on was the pushing! We were almost 2 hours in of pushing and had tried so many different positions my doctor had suggested that I was exhausted.. When Kristina suggested a tug-a-war technique! This is what really helped me get my little guy out!! Hands down this is what I feel like really got me through! Afterwards Kristina helped with breastfeeding and had far more tips and techniques then the lactation consultant that came by later that day! (So much so that the lactation consultant thought this was my 2nd or 3rd child!). I am extremely happy that we had Kristina and Priscilla on our team. They both were so supportive during and after the birth! Priscilla was very sweet and her massages were fantastic pre and postpartum!
This was my second pregnancy and I was determined this birth would be a VBAC and I wanted to do everything I could to make sure that happened and that included having the right people on my birth team.
I am beyond grateful for Priscilla and Kristina to share their knowledge, ease my fears, boost my confidence, and provide physical support that made my VBAC possible. I strongly recommend them for your birth team!
Priscilla and Kristina were phenomenal! They are extremely knowledgeable and confident. They checked in regularly throughout the pregnancy and were available anytime for questions and to meet in person when they had exercises to share. For the birth Kristina came to my house once labor was underway and helped with psoition suggestions and counter pressure massage and essential oil therapy.
Then she was with me every step of the way at the birth center supporting my every move and anticipating when I needed a drink or more chapstick... she was so in tuned with my every need. Priscilla was checking in throughout labor with kristina and supporting us via text too. Kristina stayed after the birth to make sure everything was well and baby latched for breastfeeding.
Then Kristina came to my house a week after birth to check in on how I was doing, healing, and how breastfeeding was going to provide any support and encouragement that I needed. And even shared ideas with how to use a sling for baby so I can have hands free to tend to my toddler.
My wife and I can't thank Priscilla & Kristina enough for their incredible service that made a world of difference as we welcomed our beautiful baby girl into our lives! I was skeptical when my wife told me she wanted to enlist the help of doulas in her birth plan. Of course I would go along with whatever she felt was best for our baby but I had always put so much trust in hospitals and "traditional" medicine that I was wary to stray from what I perceived as normal. Then I met them and I was immediately sold. Not only were they impressively well-educated in their field of expertise, they also cared as if this were their own birth plan. From the prenatal massages, live information session, to being an advocate for mom and baby in the delivery room they were amazing every step of the way! The day my wife went into labor, they were on it. Kristina arrived at our apartment early in the morning and got right down to making my wife feel as comfortable as possible. She was an incredible coach who created a warm and nurturing environment for my wife to manage the pain. She overflowed with positive energy that really made a difference. In the delivery room, she was an unwavering advocate for my wife and baby! Kristina was able to ensure the birth plan was followed and even showed the nurses (and dare I say the Dr.) a thing or two. The nurses were a little wary, at first, of the presence of a doula but I watched as Kristina quickly gained their trust and confidence. By the time it came for mom to push, the nurses, Dr. and Kristina were as one all helping to bring our daughter into the world. Priscilla and Kristina were on top of it all and were especially good at ensuring that I knew what role to play and when! To all the Dads out there, no need to be nervous - They got you too! I can't imagine a better team helping to bring our little Mia into our lives. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you Priscilla and Kristina for everything!
Working with Kristina and Priscilla was an amazing experience for us. They're such an awesome team! From all of their expertise during my pregnancy, to the massages pre and post baby, and of course throughout labor & delivery, I felt 100% supported by them every step of the way. Kristina attended our baby's birth and was a huge part of helping me to achieve my goal of not getting an epidural. She coached me through each hour and also was so encouraging to my husband and helped him to be more involved - she even convinced him to cut our baby's umbilical cord! :) This was our second (and likely final) baby so that was really special to us both that he felt comfortable enough to be more hands on in the delivery room, and I fully credit Kristina for encouraging him.
We have also used Motherly Transitions a few times for postpartum doula services at night, and it has been an absolute dream for this sleep deprived mama. I would highly recommend Priscilla & Kristina to any expecting mom!!
Priscilla and Kristina were phenomenal advocates for any new mom and dad who may just need moral support or someone who is trying to make decisions about what style of birth is right for them. They provided us with the tools and resources to discuss decisions with the doctors and make our experience memorable, special, and a whole lot less scary. We would not want to navigate another birth experience without them!
This doula duo is AMAZING and I highly recommend them! From the personal meeting/interview to the postpartum follow up, and all the birthing questions and emotions in between, Priscilla and Kristina are caring, genuine, personable, friendly, knowledgable, encouraging, calming, and supportive thru the birthing process and lactation support. I'm also very grateful and impressed by their continued follow up with me after delivery. I wasn't really sure what to expect with a doula or birthing as I'm a new mom. Priscilla was always responsive with questions, provides great prenatal, labor prep, and postpartum massages, and helped keep me calmer during our car ride to the hospital. Kristina met us at the hosptial and helped guide my husband on ways to help me labor, anticipated my needs during labor/delivery, worked fantastically with my nurse/dr team, and help me understand exactly what was going on through the whole process. I am so thankful my husband agreed for us to have these ladies part of our baby's birth story! Makes me almost ready for baby #2. :)
Priscilla and Kristina are a great team. From the first moment we contacted them, they have been very responsive and supportive. They have answered quickly to all of my messages and questions, checked in on us along the way and followed up after the delivery. This has been very important to us since we didn’t have any other help and this was our first baby. Priscilla gave me phenomenal postpartum massage which I would highly recommend. Kristina was there for us through the process of labor. She provided guidance in pushing and the initial breastfeeding, and helped me change positions and feel more comfortable. She also helped us capture those precious moments by taking many great photos. We had a great experience and would highly recommend them!
Priscilla and Kristina made my wife's delivery a breeze. For me, at least!! Doula's are the best creation for the manliest of men. I'll try to explain the best way I can. A doula is the instructions for that grill you bought from Lowe's that you thought you can put together by your manly self! You end up a little angry and bag full of extra bolts. Not with a Doula. It's in your better interest as a man to have these two on your side! If not, you're about as useful as a steering wheel on a mule if you catch my drift.
In all seriousness, they were beyond helpful. Answered all my questions and just told me to sit tight and everything is under control. Pregnant woman are scary, your wife delivering your child is another level of fear placed on you. So be smart, be safe, just get Priscilla and Kristina on your side!
Take my advice and don't think twice about hiring Priscilla and Kristina! They are seriously a dream team that you WANT by your side during labor! I always knew that I wanted to have a natural unmedicated delivery but neither of us had family nearby so I knew this goal would be difficult on our own. After extensive research I narrowed my doula search to two different businesses and couldn’t have made a better decision by going with Motherly Transitions! During our initial meeting we immediately knew that they were the perfect choice for us! Having an RN, Massage Therapist and soon to be Mid Wife on our team was amazing, what more could you ask for? I met with Priscilla several times for pain from prior injuries which had worsened during my pregnancy. She can seriously work some massage magic! Once my contractions started I labored at home for most of the day where Kristina later joined us for additional support. She had so many tricks up her sleeve! Labor is painful, there's no way of avoiding it but she made me as comfortable as possible through it! Once we decided to head to the hospital Kristina stayed by our side and aided with everything from showering to paperwork. Trust me, you'll want this! It's hard to think straight when a nearly 10lb baby is trying to force his way out of you! When her and Priscilla eventually swapped out it was as if Priscilla hadn’t missed a beat! She knew exactly what was going on! We ran into a few unexpected complications along the way and even though my labor story didn’t go exactly as planned, with the help of Motherly Transitions we explored every option including some unconventional methods that my medical staff wasn’t familiar with and I couldn’t be happier! We now have a beautiful one month old baby boy! I couldn’t be more grateful for these two ladies! They saw me at my absolute worst and were so genuinely loving as if I was family. They are seriously angels!
I met Priscilla and Kristina through another doula when she became unavailable month before my due date. I really think it was fate because I had such a fantastic experience with both Priscilla and Kristina.
They both immediately became available to me in person and via text. As a first time mom this was the biggest perk. I felt supported every time I had a question especially the day leading up to the birth. I appreciated the way they continued to check in on me and baby.
Priscilla has the magic touch when it came to my massages and provided such great advice before and after the birth. She's been the most reliable resource for all things baby related.
Kristina was an incredible person to have in my delivery room. I could not have done it without her. her quick thinking of various positions to try combined with the support she gave my husband to support me was priceless.
Had a wonderful experience with Kristina and Priscilla. Priscilla was a huge help during pregnancy and answered any questions I had via text almost immediately. Kristina attended our birth and was a huge reason we were able to deliver our son drug free. I would highly recommend them both!
When the Doula I selected backed out when I was 36 weeks as a result of an injury, I was devastated. I was also panicked about who/how anyone could replace her so close to my due date. I was nervous that I would not feel comfortable with whoever replaced her. Turns out all of my fears/worries were misplaced because she left me in the most capable hands, Priscilla and Kristina. From the moment I met Kristina and Priscilla, I felt instantly comforted. At our initial meeting they assured me I was in good hands and then they proved it. Ultimately, I ended up believing that the reason I met my original Doula was so that I wound up with Kristina and Priscilla. I loved that Priscilla was so experienced and had just about every certification under the sun, while Kristina, equally well qualified, was also a former labor and delivery nurse. I was also comforted by the fact that their main focus was making sure I had ample support during labor and delivery, as a result it was their practice to work in 12 hour shifts so that I always had a fresh coach there to help me (though, thankfully I did not end up with a 12 hour labor). Because I was over 40 weeks, my doctor scheduled me for inducement, I was terrified as I planned to have a natural childbirth and the interventions my doctor suggested sounded terrifying. When I called Priscilla anxious and panicked, she spent a half hour on the phone with me talking me through options I could try to jump start labor naturally and avoid inducement. I was skeptical, but followed her advice to a the letter and low and behold it worked! The Same was true of the labor process, I stayed connected with them via text and phone until everyone made their way to the hospital. Throughout the month I knew Kristina and Priscilla, I felt more supported By them than I did with my original Doula. Meeting them was truly a blessing in disguise and next time I will call Motherly Transitions from the start.
I had a wonderful experience with Priscilla and Kristina. Priscilla performed my labor prep massage. The massage felt great and during that time, she also answered any questions I had and provided information to calm my nerves. I left the massage feeling prepared and excited for labor and fully confident in Priscilla and Kristina's abilities and knowledge. As I neared my due date, I would text Priscilla and Kristina with updates from my doctor as well as any changes I was noticing. I cannot believe how quickly they would respond! I texted them at 2:00AM when I felt like I was in true labor and Kristina responded immediately, advised me to go to the hospital, and met me there in record time. She provided a comforting and knowledgeable presence throughout my labor and delivery. She gave me massages, kept me updated on what was going on, suggested alternate positions, took photos that we would otherwise not have, ensured my wishes were followed as much as possible by the doctors and nurses, among many other things. I would highly recommend the doula experience in general, and I especially recommend Priscilla and Kristina to anyone in the area.
I loved my birth experience and these two ladies are a huge reason for that! Leading up to my labor, I did a consult with both doulas and a labor prep massage with Priscilla, both of which were helpful and gave me lots of peace going into the birth. In the days and weeks leading up to my due date, they regularly checked in and answered my many questions. When I suspected I was in labor, they were extremely responsive in guiding me through the process of laboring at home before I arrived at the hospital. Once we got to the hospital and were assessed, their helpful advice and guidance continued. Once I was admitted, Kristina arrived and immediately got to work! She had her essential oils and lotion ready, helped with pressure relief during contractions, gave so many tips and reminders through the contractions, advised us on the various things that were happening, and provided so much peace. I think the most helpful part was having someone to remind me to change positions regularly and relax. I honestly believe this helped my contractions be even more effective! I couldn't believe how quickly I was progressing as a first time mom. When it came time to push, her guidance and expertise were even more noticeable! I tried several different pushing positions and she was so encouraging along the way, knowing exactly what I needed to hear. I pushed for about an hour and after his glorious arrival, she was back at it again to help me through breastfeeding in the golden hour. She also did a great job of helping us document the experience by taking photos & videos of me and my husband! We are so grateful for the amazing experience and strongly believe the involvement of Priscilla and Kristina helped me accomplish my goal and vision for a natural delivery. Thank you for all you guys do!!
This is now my second pregnancy with Priscilla. She was with me all of 2018 & 2019 for both my births. That is how much I loved her. She is amazing at what she does & I knew I couldn’t have done it without her. I love the fact she is there for the entire birth & does not charge you for births lasting longer than X amount of time. She is committed to all her clients no matter what. Thank you for everything you do Priscilla! Love you!
Kristina was a godsend. She visited our home, on short notice (within an hour of calling) - and provided lactation support. She was knowledgeable, empowering, empathetic, and practical. She offered simple, straightforward advice and coached us through multiple techniques. Her time with us was extremely transformative. The difference in our ability to feed our baby properly, and in our daily life in general - is night and day. After her visit we had the grace to stop ruminating on self criticism and the knowledge and confidence to breastfeed effectively. Highly recommended for anyone planning to breastfeed.
My husband and I had our first baby Jan 27 2020, within the first trimester I knew I wanted to hire a doula to try to have a natural birth. My husband and I are not super “granola” so we wanted someone who was level headed and open minded to both natural methods and modern medicine. We met with Pricilla one time and hired her on the spot. Her laid back vibes were exactly what we were looking for and her plethora of knowledge was impressive. Through the months she communicated with me at the drop of a hat. Then the week of my birth came and we were in constant contact through my 4 days of contractions. My doctor wanted to induce on day 4 and Pricilla kept me calm and gave me several methods to try to induce naturally which worked because I went into labor just an hour before my induction. She then patiently waited for me to progress from an 8cm to 10 cm which took 6 hours. The entire time she was putting counter pressure and massaging my back to get me through the pain. This was after she had a 12 hour birth before me! This woman is incredible and even my husband, who is hard to impress, kept saying “we couldn’t have done it without her” and it’s so true! She is incredible and I couldn’t recommend her more.
Working with both Priscilla and Kristina was a great experience. Both are very knowledgeable and provided support throughout my pregnancy and postpartum. I really enjoyed the massage techniques used before, during and after delivery. I had a unique situation with my blood pressure and both Kristina and Priscilla helped me with asking questions of my doctors and making sure that I had all of the information needed to make a decision. Thank you so much for helping me bring my princess into this world. I highly recommend Priscilla and Kristina.
I found Priscilla really late in my pregnancy and am so grateful that I did. From the very moment I first spoke with her I found myself wishing I had found her in the beginning of my pregnancy! She is an absolute wealth of knowledge and such an incredible support system to have in place for your pregnancy. She and Kristina make an amazing team and my husband and I do not know what we would have done without them! Their services are not only invaluable throughout the duration of your pregnancy and postpartum, but also without a question invaluable during delivery. In my husbands words, “the best money I ever spent!”... and that coming from a guy who initially was not bought in on the whole doula thing! We will absolutely use Priscilla and Kristina for our next pregnancy and this time from day 1!
My husband and I can’t say enough wonderful things about the doula care I received from Priscilla and Kristina at Motherly Transitions!
Priscilla was able to work with me on successfully turning my breech baby to a head down position in week 37 of my pregnancy with both massage therapy and techniques/exercises to do at home. Kristina had the first shift with me at the hospital when I went into labor: I was stuck in a tiny triage room for a few hours waiting on a room to open up, and she swiftly adjusted the negative impact this was having on me by changing the dynamic of the room with her positive energy, support with laboring positions in a small space, and utilization of essential oils. Her assistance with communication with our nurses was also invaluable.
Priscilla showed up in the very early morning to relieve Kristina and carried me through to delivery. Even with the epidural in those final hours, my upper body was still very sore from the earlier intense contractions that lasted for almost an entire 24 hour period - Priscilla was able to soothe me again with massage therapy so I could be as comfortable as possible. Although I didn’t end up with the natural birth I was planning for (delivered by c section after 36 hours), Priscilla was instrumental with ensuring that I was both fully informed on the options the doctor was giving me and emotionally at peace with all decisions that needed to be made during this process. She even helped in getting the doctor’s approval for some last “let’s give it everything we got” position changes and techniques for getting baby to come down into the proper station and for me to dilate fully. For this and everything that Kristina and Priscilla did for myself, my husband, and my baby, I am eternally grateful. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone in their birth journeys. Thank you!
Hiring Priscilla and Kristina was one of the best decision we have made for my wife’s pregnancy! Praise the Lord we have them as our doulas! They were very tentative from the start, we weren’t just a number or just a client, which we were very touch by that. Even though we live in the Houston area, Priscilla and Kristina had no problem driving 1 hour each way to meet with us every time! We even made a video document our birth story in YouTube, under New Parents in Training. Great service highly recommended! I know who to call with our next baby!
Priscilla and Kristina at Motherly Transitions are amazing! They are very knowledgeable and very likeable! It was very important to me and my husband to find a doula with clinical experience! There are many doulas in the greater Houston area, but you’re not going to find many that actually worked in L&D professionally. Kristina is a former L&D nurse and Priscilla is a student-midwife. Most people assume that you need a doula only if you want a natural childbirth. I was always planning to get an epidural and I knew I needed a doula because nothing is guaranteed when it comes to labor and delivery. Priscilla and Kristina will support your birth plan, whatever it is. Both Priscilla and Kristina were always available by phone/texts to answer questions and alleviate my concerns. Also, I had to go to the hospital unexpectedly at 29 weeks and did not have a babysitter for my 4-year old son. One of their backup doulas came to the hospital to watch my son, so Motherly transitions is a one-stop shop! Kristina was there at my delivery and it was nice and reassuring to have her there to discuss my options because when you go to the hospital, you have one intervention after another, and you have to make decisions pretty quickly. Also, as a former L&D nurse, Kristina communicates so well with L&D nurses. She has a great personality. It may sound crazy but we had a good time talking about all kinds of things while waiting on the baby. My delivery went well and Kristina’s presence has definitely contributed to making it such a positive experience.
At the last minute I found myself looking for a postpartum doula, thinking I would be completely out of luck! I was shocked at how Priscilla and Kristina went out of their way to arrange a meeting right away - just in case. I literally met with Kristina while I was in labor, and hired them the next day when I had my baby, for the following week! They were so flexible to accommodate a change in schedule and everyone was amazing working with us. My older kids loved them and it was so nice for me to have the down time with my newborn, knowing everything else was handled! We will definitely be repeat clients in the future!
For those looking for an astounding doula and/or massage therapist: Priscilla was my doula during the birth of our first baby girl 6/13/2019. Her service and expertise went beyond anything I could have imagined or hoped in every single way. She is a true blessing and I will be using her services again and highly recommend her to anyone that is expecting. Not only did Priscilla help me create a delivery plan, teach me about what to expect through her birthing class, coach me through any questions I had day or night (both pre-delivery and post-delivery), and equip me with a lot of knowledge to carry into being a first time mom, but she went far above and beyond with every single interaction I had with her. Her integrity and passion for what she does truly show by her attentive work, kindness, patience, personable, and character. During delivery, Priscilla provided me with techniques and encouragement I needed to have a pain med free birth that no one else could have and was very engaged throughout the entire process. Not only was she helping me get through labor and delivery, but she also knew how to instruct my husband to feel engaged in the process. She is extremely experienced in what she does, never ceases to continue furthering her knowledge, and does not push her own beliefs or opinions on you but remains diligent in being your #1 advocate and offers guidance when requested. Priscilla is very resourceful, and I really appreciated her availability to answer questions, both during pregnancy and after. It is my hope that through just some of these key highlights about Priscilla that you choose her to be at your side as well. You will not regret it. Priscilla was such a wonderful help and encouragement. It was a privilege to have her at my birth. Every woman should have a doula, but it is an extremely lucky woman who is able to have a doula as skilled, experienced, and passionate as Priscilla.
The Motherly Transitions team was such a great support throughout my pregnancy, labor/birth, and postpartum. Looking back on our experience in bringing our first child into the world, we really needed the expertise of Priscilla, Kristina, and Mikaela all along the way. They each bring amazing qualities to the table, from rejuvanating massages, excellent education and childbirth prep, coaching throughout the labor process, and lactation advice. While at the hospital, the doula team assisted my husband as much as they helped me. We honestly feel we would not have had such a positive birth experience without them. Thank you Motherly Transitions!
I am a physician who quickly learned that, in my experience, the patient/OB relationship quickly became transactional. I felt like just another patient with a baby who needed to grow and then be delivered. Compassion was lacking as was a drive to naturally allow my baby girl to be introduced into the world. On meeting Kristina and Pricilla, I learned their desire to embrace the beauty of pregnancy in its natural form. Based on my package, I interacted with both of them. They provided exactly what they said they would - support (emotional and in person) up until the delivery, during and afterwards. I had 24-7 access to them for inquires. Then, on delivery day, I was supported in every way needed. I was guided through the extreme pain of contractions, and supported inbetween. The support I received was exactly what I needed to make it through a vaginal delivery. I am at a loss for words of how grateful I am for the support (from a woman trained & dedicated to provide support). The post natal massage was transformative to help me relax & focus on restoration of my mind and body. I highly recommend this doula service & if I am blessed with an opportunity to be pregnant again, I will not hesitate in contacting them again.
Priscilla was my doula for the birth of my daughter in June. She checked in with me regularly and answered my random questions that came up. Her prenatal massages are amazing and eased so much of my discomfort!
When my water broke, she came to the hospital - while coming back from another birth! When I asked her for information, she advised me on what my options were when the doctor on call mentioned pitocin (which I didn’t want) and I felt more comfortable with my options at that point. Her massages made me feel much more comfortable while I progressed. She helped me through pushing properly and after delivery, she helped me get my daughter latched on for the first time. And her postpartum massage was amazing! It made me feel like a new woman.
I had a million questions that came up after delivery about breastfeeding for the next 2+ weeks. She quickly responded each time with help and encouragement. Breastfeeding has been so much easier and less confusing with her guidance.
I would highly recommend Priscilla to any expecting woman. She’s amazing!
I cannot recommend Priscilla and Kristina highly enough! I planned to have a natural vaginal birth and hired them as my doulas. As I got further along in my pregnancy I found out that my baby was breech and I needed to have a scheduled cesarean. Kristina came the day of my cesarean and was a great support before and after the procedure. I delivered on a Saturday and the hospital lactation consultant does not work weekends so I was very thankful to have Kristina there immediately after delivery to help with lactation support; I have been successfully breastfeeding since then! She also took my placenta and delivered my placenta encapsulation pills a few days later which has helped my mood and milk supply. I also highly recommend Priscilla for prenatal and postnatal massages! She's excellent and is highly qualified. I think one of the things I value the most has been the advice Priscilla gave me during our postpartum visit about breastfeeding and also my recovery including recovering from diastasis recti. Both Priscilla and Kristina are a wealth of information!
I cannot say enough good things about Priscilla and Kristina! From the moment we hired them, they made me feel assured that they were there to support my wishes and goals for labor and birth. We decided early on we didn't want my husband in the room when I labored and gave birth, and they not only supported this decision, but supported me so well my husband felt confident I was in good hands as he waited outside. He raves to everyone that this is the best money he's ever spent! Both Priscilla and Kristina have a wealth of knowledge about all things pregnancy and labor/delivery and I felt confident I would have a positive birthing experience with them on my side. I could not have had a better labor and birth, and I attribute much of that to my doulas!
Priscilla & Kristina are an awesome team. It's really nice that they work so closely together and with you so that on birth day you get one or both ladies and you already know them. This was very important to me as I did not want to run the risk of having a backup doula that I did not already know. Priscilla & Kristina both provided a wealth of informaiton and perspectives that helped me design my birth plan. I knew that on birth day I would be supported and equally comfortable with either of them. I also know that my descisions and birth plan would be supported.
Priscilla attended my birth and it did go as my birth plan due to the encouragement and support she provided. I greatly trusted Priscilla as she is in the process of becoming a midwife and has the knowledge base. She was also able to aid my care provider in massages to help position the baby during labor. Her skills as a massage therapist greatly helped my birth and I had a short labour. She followed up with me weekly prior to the birth and post birth and answered any questions that I had. I would definately recommend Priscilla and Kristina; you won't be dissapointed and your goals will be supported.
After a rough labor/delivery and very long recovery with my first daughter, I was looking for some extra support and guidance going into the birth of my second daughter. Priscella and Kristina were very knowledgeable and supportive during my pregnancy, giving me lots of tips to flip my breech baby, answering all my questions, and helped me feel more confident headed up to the big day. Kristina was my doula for my birth and I am so thankful she was there. She was supportive and encouraging throughout the whole labor and delivery. She got me through even when I was starting to doubt myself! I was able to have a unmedicated birth and an amazing recovery and Kristina played a huge role in that. Im so grateful for her! My husband and I are so glad we made the decision to have a doula this time around and would highly recommend this team of lovely ladies!
Where to begin! Priscilla is amazing...hands down. She has a wealth of knowledge and is always ready to help her mommas. From the moment my husband and I met her we felt comfortable. She answered all our new parent questions. We decided to book her and it was one of our best decisions. She was always a phone call away, and don’t let me forget her GLORIOUS massages!!! She helped me feel comfortable throughout my pregnancy! When time was getting closer to time for our baby girl to be born I was hospitalized. We hadn’t had our birth class yet, but it was an issue because Priscilla came to the hospital and did our class with us. When induction happened she explained it all to me and spent countless hours by my side. She kept me calm with her massages and helped me move on birthing balls. If you are looking for a doula she is your person! I wouldn’t have wanted any other with us. Thank you for you guidance and friendship! We love you!
Our baby Natalie was born in 2/25 this year. My wife was determined to breast feed our baby but we didn't have enough resources that could guide us on how to succeed. Even when we read all the literature and the few words that you get in the hospital from nurses and lactation consultant, nothing was helping, milk was not coming out.
Our baby came out with high bilirubin count and she had to eat somehow to get rid of it. Sadly for us, we had to use formula so that she could get hydrated and improve the bilirubin issue. That thing was fixed but now we had to get rid of the formula and feed her naturally. We needed help urgently. Searching in google, we found Motherly Transitions. I called and three hours later, Kristina came to our house. She listened carefully to all our concerns, gave us the perfect words. Thirty minutes later, my wife was feeding the baby with lots of confidence that Kristina gave her, amazing.
We had Kristina three nights the same week and since then, everything is moving in the right direction. We love Kristina and are very grateful for all what she did to us. Too bad we didn't know her before the birth, we could have avoided so many tears. We highly recommend contacting Kristina and making your new life an easier transition.
As soon as my husband and I found out we were expecting our first baby we knew that we wanted to hire a doula. Priscilla was the first (and last!) doula that we interviewed. As early as my ninth week of pregnancy, Priscilla proved to be a valuable resource and a trusted friend. She was always available to answer all of my questions, offer reassurance that I was doing all the right things for my baby, and even visited us in our home to help us get better aquatinted. When time came to deliver, Priscilla helped us know which questions to ask regarding our induction and she helped get us mentally prepared. We were extremely blessed to have Priscilla AND Kristina present for the birth of our son. They were like having best friends with you the entire time. They kept me company, helped me with my breathing, provided soothing massages, and knew exactly when to whip out their essential oils. Oh how I appreciated them! Priscilla and Kristina coached me through my contractions in a loving way that gave me confidence and strength. They helped guide my husband so he was always informed, involved, and by my side. Priscilla and Kristina helped make the birth of our son memorable and smooth and for that we are eternally grateful. I would recommend their services without a doubt! Love these talented ladies!
Deciding to hire Priscilla was hands down the best decision my husband and I made for my baby and me. This was my second pregnancy and, my husband and I have both said, if we could go back in time we’d hire her for my first.
While pregnant she was always available if I had any questions or concerns. Her knowledge helped me to be informed about everything leading up to my delivery. She was available to me all through Christmas, as that’s when I was due and when my minor contractions started, until I actually needed to get to the hospital days later.
My delivery ended up being harder on me than I expected. The cord was around his neck and my contractions were more intense than they were for my first child. The moment we got to the hospital we were flooded with doctors and nurses- apparently each contraction was causing the cord to get tight around his neck and it would slow his heart rate a bit and they were doing all they could to ease it on him. It felt like a crazed blur and my husband, who doesn’t like hospitals, was having a hard time right alongside me. However, the minute Priscilla got there we both felt this calming presence that was definitely needed amid all the hubbub. I ended up getting an epidural which made me shake like crazy but she lowered the lights, put on some calm music, and massaged my back, arms, and legs which would lower my shakes a great deal. It was comforting having her and Kristina there to encourage me, reassure me, and help me understand all that was happening.
Even now Priscilla has been available to answer any questions I have. I would recommend her and Kristina to anyone. Their knowledge and nurturing demeanors are exactly what a pregnant mother needs before, during, and after delivery.
I met with Priscilla pretty early on in my pregnancy. I met with several different doulas and knew right away that she would be the right person to guide us through this first childbirth experience. From day 1 she was available for any questions that I had. She frequently checked in to see how I was doing. She also met with me and my husband several times and showed him different techniques for labor support. Priscilla is also a licensed massage therapist and that was a huge bonus for me both during pregnancy and during labor. We had a great birth experience and a big part of that was due to Priscilla being there with us. We would hire Priscilla again in a heartbeat for baby #2.
Priscilla was exactly what I needed during my natural birth. She was there from the beginning of the journey helping me make decisions regarding my delivery. She toured the birth center with me and answered questions I had based on her years of experience with birthing moms and personal experience giving birth. She came to the birth center when I was far enough dilated, and kept me calm and comfortable with massage and helped put me in positions that helped speed up labor and get me ready! I felt like I was in great hands and felt confident that I was going to be able to have the natural birth I wanted because I had the right support team surrounding me, and I did! Having a doula who is also a massage therapist and lactation consultant was awesome and so helpful postpartum as well!
Priscilla was awesome. She makes you feel comfortable from the start and gets straight to the point which I like. Unfortunately I didn’t get to use her much because my labor progressed unexpectedly fast and by the time she got there I was just within a couple hours of pushing, which only lasted a few minutes. During that time she massaged my feet and legs and my shoulders which felt amazing. She also made it a point to include my husband and showed him what he can do to help me, which was important to him. I highly recommend Priscilla.
I was in labor for a really long time and as the contractions were getting intense she helped me with different techniques to cope with the pain. She certainly gave me the support and the courage to get thru this long labor. Without her i would have may be resorted to a C-section which I may have regretted for the rest of my life as I was determined to have a natural birth. Priscilla is a real star and I would highly recommend her as she has all the knowledge and experience. Prisciilla thankyou for being a wonderful Doula!
For starters,I literally could not have done this pregnancy/birth without Priscilla. I called several doulas trying to find someone to talk to about what exactly a doula does. Priscilla got in touch with me very quickly. From the first conversation we clicked & hit it off so well. We still had to meet to make sure the connection was there in person. It was & I hired her. My entire pregnancy was a true tella novella with lots of freak outs, meltdowns & scares. Priscilla was ALWAYS just a text away, day or night, to ease my mind, she still is. She drove to Beaumont to do massages & our Lamaze class! At the birth she came immediately when I told her I was being admitted. I didn’t expect her to come right away because I was only 1CM dilated. But, that’s the kind of service you get when you choose Priscilla! She is prepared to be by your side until the very end. She stayed with me the entire 15ish hours I was in labor, massaging, soothing, talking & explaining things to me, attending to my every need & tracking my contractions for me. She helped me have a successful VBAC! Which, without her support & encouragement I’m afraid I wouldn’t & couldn’t have done! She still checks in on me & replies to all my text messages. She isn’t just my “doula” nor is she just a friend, she has truly become family to me. I could not recommend a better (extra)partner for your birth than her. Thank you so much for everything, Priscilla! You made my VBAC experience amazing. I can’t wait to do this with you all over again in 2020!
This is my first birth and I wanted to go natural so we decided to hire a doula. We interviewed 3 candidates and we chose Priscilla. My husband also liked her. She was so great, very responsive with questions. She is very knowledgable and enjoyable to talk to. Her massage is divine. I am so addicted to her massage. Having a doula who is also a massage therapist is a huge plus as massage really helped me get through the painful contraction. She has a lot of techniques. Kristina also came to my birth as a practice. We loved her too. She is super sweet and her voice is very soothing. Priscilla and Kristina were a great team. Without them, I would never have gotten to 7 cm dillated with pitocin without any pain med. Although I ended up with a C-section because of baby's position but I was very thankful to have Priscilla and Kristina at my birth. After birth, Priscilla came over to my house, gave me a postpartum massage and helped me with milk pumping. She is still available for questions after birth. She is all in one package. I'm so thankful and I highly recommend them!!!
Priscilla was great during pregnancy, labor and post partum. I hired her late in my pregnancy because my husband and I didn’t come to a decision about a doula until about 2 months left in my pregnancy. During my pregnancy, she constantly checked in and answered any question I had about symptoms or other concerns.
I ended up being induced for labor, which progressed quickly overnight. Priscilla was responsive via text when my contractions started picking up at 3am. My husband was asleep through much of this phase so it was great to have someone to check in with. She arrived in the morning and stayed pretty late through what was a long pushing session until it was clear I was going to end up with a C-section. I had to be kept for observation due to complications, so Priscilla made a stop by my house once I was discharged for a much needed post natal massage and lactation consultation.
She continues to check in to see how my little one and I are progressing as breastfeeding was challenging. I would definitely hire her again (if I ever decide to go through this again lol) as she provided a lot of helpful insights (which also helped me ask my OB questions I wouldn’t have thought of otherwise) and general support, which all resulted in peace of mind.
Priscilla Brickey provided me with the perfect birthing experience and aftercare. I contacted Priscilla after being told I could not have a VBAC and the medical provider I was seeing would not be delivering my baby unless they were on call. I was devastated over the uncertainty of who would be providing care for me but Priscilla quickly fixed this. She provided me with multiple options of providers that would not only care for me be actually deliver my baby. She even listened to what I was looking for in a hospital and helped me narrow down to my final selection. She supported my birthing plan and stayed in touch with me throughout my pregnancy. When I had questions she had answers. She made suggestions but always left the decision in my hands. I appreciated her compassion for my situation, and the enormous amount of knowlegde she possesses. She provided me with the piece of mind and confidence I desperately needed.
I delivered my third baby the way I planned, (VBAC) with no complications. Priscilla stayed with me from the moment I was admitted until I delivered. I also decided to go with the placenta encapsulation and can say that was the best decision I made. i was grateful for all Priscilla did for me and my newborn. My only regret was not finding her sooner!
Being a first time Mom I was nervous about labor and giving birth. I wanted to have a natural, vaginal birth for my daughter. It was recommended to me by my midwife to hire a Doula. I did my research and found Motherly Transitions, LLC online. I met with Priscilla at her lovely and professional suite in the Woodlands. We hit it off right away. I loved how knowledgeable and personable she was. She really put my mind at ease about the issues and fears I had about my pregnancy and upcoming birthing experience. I was able to text her or call her to ask questions or get advice. I'm so glad I retained her during my pregnancy. I ended up having a long and difficult natural labor, but Priscilla was by my side the whole time (mostly massaging my lower back because of the horrible back labor I was having due to my baby being posterior the whole time). It was not a typical birthing experience, but she helped me stick to my birth plan and encouraged me to press on with my original wishes. I can tell you she was vital in the success and little glimpses of comfort I felt during the labor and birthing process. Worth every penny! My husband and I will use her again for our next child too. Not only was she there for me during my pregnancy and birth, she has continued to be a support for me as I navigate breastfeeding and being a new mom. It has made a huge difference in these first few weeks and leaves me feeling happy. I highly recommend any expecting mother use Priscilla as your Doula.
I highly recommend Priscilla Brickey for her doula services! As soon as I found out I was pregnant with my first child, I knew I wanted to use a doula. After countless hours researching my options and speaking with various doulas, my husband and I were excited to choose Priscilla as our doula. Priscilla‘s credentials were phenomenal, and her calm, confident, and supportive demeanor was exactly what we were looking for.
Priscilla was in contact with me throughout my pregnancy. She would frequently check-in and offer wisdom and advice anytime I had a question or concern. As my due date got closer, I saw Priscilla for some prenatal and induction massages. They were some of the best massages I have ever recieved. She has hands of gold!
The day I went into labor, Priscilla met me at the hospital. My labor went extremely fast and I decided not to get an epidural. I had been on the fence about getting an epidural, but at the speed the labor was progressing and knowing I had Priscilla to coach me, I was confident having an all natural birth. Priscilla was able to provide the support I needed during my labor without me having to say a word. I could have never gotten through the delivery without her help. She was able to provide me with everything I needed, and she made my husband, and I feel incredible about our birth experience.
If you are considering using a doula or looking for the right fit, look no further. Priscilla Brickey is my top choice.
All I can say is we are lucky to have found Priscilla. She is like superwomen! I don’t know how she does it all! Being a birth doula is hard enough but she also does prenatal and postpartum massages, placenta encapsulation, lactation consulting, childbirth education classes and she is going to school to be a Midwife. Not to mention she has 5 children and one on the way. Plus she was a surrogate last year!!! She is definitely an angel....
Priscilla attended our birth when she was 9 months pregnant herself and amazed me with her energy and stamina. I could not have asked for a better experience. I was in labor for about 8 hours. She kept me moving and progressing so my labor would not stall helping our daughter stay in the best position for birth. I was able to have a natural vaginal birth thanks to Priscilla. She was able to capture some amazing pictures after delivery for us so my husband could focus on me and our daughter. After she stayed and helped me with nursing and postpartum 3 days later she came to my house for postpartum massage, infant massage and delivered my placenta capsules.
I am over the moon happy with our experience and we can‘t recommend Priscilla enough! She will definitely be at our second birth!
Priscilla is an amazing doula! Her presence during the birth of our son was a tremendous help. This was our first pregnancy and with no family in town, we wanted to have an experienced and encouraging coach to help us along the way. Priscilla was that and more. In the last few weeks prior to d-day, Priscilla gave the best in-home prenatal massages that helped ease the aches and strains, and prepared my body for labor and delivery.
The day my water broke, she did a great job of calming me down and helping us figure out the best time to head to the hospital. At the hospital, Priscilla got me comfortable and helped me through my contractions with aromatherapy, music and massage. I really appreciated her calm, supportive presence. Labor and delivery went smoothly, better than we expected in our birth plan. It certainly helps to have someone you know and trust in the delivery room especially when your OB might not be the doctor delivering your baby.
She was also so supportive postpartum. Being first time parents can be hard in the beginning. She gave great advice about dealing with the emotional swings and physical recovery related to postpartum and life with a new baby. I believe the placenta pills (placenta encapsulation is a service Priscilla provides) and the postpartum massages she did for me also helped in my recovery. She even taught us infant massage that has helped our son get through gassy episodes. We cannot say thank you enough to Priscilla for being such a great support through our pregnancy.
We found Priscilla through one of our friends that used her. It was not a difficult decisions to make because our friends loved Priscilla so much. We hired Priscilla on the spot. Her knowledge and experience was exactly what we were looking for. We hired Priscilla when I was about 10 weeks pregnant so she was extremely helpful from the very beginning. I was able to reach out to her for any situation or questions that came up at anytime. At about 28 weeks I developed gestational diabetes. She was very helpful in knowing what I could eat and not eat. I had no clue what I was doing. We were able to keep my sugar levels down and I continued to have a healthy pregnancy. When it can time for the birth of our son Priscilla was ready for us! She dropped all her scheduled apts and was there for us when we needed her. She told us when to go to the hospital and she arrived when I was about 5cm. This was perfect timing as I was starting to get uncomfortable with contractions about 4-5 minutes apart. Priscilla got me out of the bed and we walked for awhile then when my legs got tired she put me on the birthing ball and started to massage my back and hips using essential oils to help with labor. It was fabulous and such a relief! 6 hours later our son was born! Priscilla was there the whole time and coached me through contractions and pushing. She also used warm towels on my pelvic floor so I would not tear. She captured some beautiful photos of my labor and birth. Thank you Priscilla for your compassion and help! I hope to have you for our future births.
Priscilla was a God send for my birth! I could not have done 48 hours of labor without her. She is compassionate and loves what she does. Being a Doula comes natural to her. I highly recommend her for massages, Childbirth education classes, labor support and placenta Encapsulation. Her prenatal and postpartum massages are amazing! In her childbirth class she taught my husband some comfort measures to help me cope at home before it was time to go to the hospital. Plus we learned infant CPR. She was so helpful in labor and kept me as comfortable as possible. My labor was long so when she needed a break she showed my husband exactly what to do which was nice to have my husband involved. Priscilla was able to capture these intense moments for us. After the delivery she stayed with us and helped with nursing and made sure I was comfortable. When she left she took my placenta and had it processed in three days. I can’t tell you how much the placenta capsules helped my energy, mood and breast milk supply. I know becuse I hired Priscilla I had the birth I wanted! Thank You Priscilla, we are forever grateful!
My second birth was better than I could have ever imagined. Completely different from my first hospital, induced medicated birth. My husband and I decided to hire a midwife and have our baby at a birthing center. She recommended us hiring a doula because a doula is more involved with labor support where the Midwife is more involved with the delivery and postpartum care. So we started looking for a doula and found Priscilla on doulamatch.net. Her profile was extremely credible and to our liking so we contacted her along with two other doulas. We fell in love with Priscilla, her experience and personality was a perfect match. She was a great source of knowledge and we could ask her questions when anything would arise. She was always available to help! When I went into labor she met us at the birthing center and was so sweet and helpful. She knew exactly what to do to keep me comfortable and made my husband comfortable as well. Her hands on approach was extremely beneficial. Her massages were so helpful and there is no way I could have done this without her. I was able to have our baby in a birthing center and non-medicated. I am so proud of myself and so happy we hired Priscilla. She stayed with us and helped me with breastfeeding and made sure I was comfortable. Three days later while at home she came to see me and give me a postpartum massage, help with breastfeeding and taught my husband and I how to do infant massage to sooth our sweet baby Johanna. I can’t say enough wonderful things about Priscilla and how she made our birth as perfect as it could be! Thank you Priscilla! We will definitely use you for the rest of our births.
My husband and I hired Priscilla for our third birth. We have a lot of experience with doula's as she was our third. Hands down the BEST! Night and day difference between Priscilla and the other Doula's we worked with. My husband really wanted to be involved this time because he was never given the opportunity before. Priscilla was great giving my husband "jobs" to do and we loved it! Her massage techniques were key in my labor. She stayed two hours after the birth and helped with breastfeeding and made sure I was comfortable. When it was time for her to leave she took my placenta for processing. It was the first time for me to try Placenta Encapsulation. I have to say it made a huge difference with my energy, milk supply and mood! If you are looking fro the ultimate Doula you need to call Priscilla. You will be happy you did!
I hired Priscilla for the birth of my second daughter Diana. My first birth did not go as planned which is why I hired Priscilla. I really wanted a VBAC for this birth because we want to have more children. All I can say is thank god I picked Priscilla as my doula because she knew exactly what to do and say. I only labored for 5 hours because Priscilla had me up and moving and dancing to get my baby to come. I even had a natural med free birth thanks to Priscilla! I had no idea I could do this natural but with Priscilla's help and knowledge it was possible. I will be forever be thankful to Priscilla and will definetly have her as my doula for future births! Her massages are exceptional!!
I hired Priscilla as a sibling doula to help with my kids during my homebirth. I live in the south College Station area and was having trouble finding someone who would step into a sibling doula role. She was very responsive to my needs and willing to tailor her services to fit what we were looking for. She ended up being so much more help than I could have anticipated and I would say she was the MVP of my birth team! She kept close contact with me during the last few weeks of my pregnancy and was willing to come whenever I asked. We do not have family in the area so it put our minds at ease to have responsive help only a text away. The morning of my birth she arrived before my kids were awake and took care of them while my husband and I prepared for labor. She even cleaned my home, took care of meals and cleaned my kitchen while I labored! When my labor stalled out she gave me a massage which helped jumpstart my labor. My husband and I were so thankful we found her and she made it so we could relax and enjoy our homebirth experience. I highly recommend Priscilla!
If you’re looking for someone to care for you when you need it the most, Pricilla is the doula you want. From prenatal massages that are AMAZING to helping with pain during labor for a drug free birth, which was very important to me, and after care like lactation support, she does it all and is so full of information to help you along the way. I’m so blessed to have her. She’s super knowledgeable and super easy to work with in all aspects. I know you will love her just as much as we do.
After the birth of my first child, I decided I wanted to use a doula for my second. The experiences were night and day different! Priscilla did an awesome job. With my first, I thought I'd try to go epidural-free; and trying to do that by yourself is HARD. With Priscilla's help I was able to not have the epidural with the birth of my son. During labor, she helped get me into positions to help keep my hips open and helped massage my back to ease the pain. She was also excellent moral support. She really helped give me the confidence that I could do it!
During pregnancy, I went to Priscilla for prenatal massage. I highly recommend her for that as well, she helped ease some of my aches and pains. After labor, Priscilla kept up with me to see how I was doing. She was a great source of knowledge for breastfeeding and baby questions. I'd highly recommend Priscilla as a doula. When my water broke, she was my first call! She got to the hospital not long after us and helped me thru the entire labor process. Thanks Priscilla!!!
My husband and I are so glad we decided to hire Priscilla. The expense was worth every penny! She was always available to answer our questions and supportive of our decisions. Priscilla educated us from the very begining and thought of things we would have never thought of when it came to the birth of our daughter. The night I went into labor my water broke at 1:30am. I called her first not sure if I should call my OB and Priscilla answered on the first ring. Since I was 40 plus and 2 weeks she told me to call my OB since my contractions were picking up. I headed to the hospital and Priscilla was there waiting for me. I felt so relieved she was there! It was not long and I was already 6cm. I really wanted to have a natural birth so Priscilla was so helpful keeping me calm and using her massage techniques to help with pain. We walked, sat on the birthing ball and it all helped my labor progress. I went from 6cm to pushing in 2 hrs. When it was time to start pushing I wanted the epidural becuse I was scared of the pain but Priscilla reassured me I was at the end and the contractions would be over soon. I am so glad I listed to her becuse she was right! The pain was over just Like that! I am so proud of myself for trying and having my baby without meds! Priscilla is amazing and you can tell she loves her job! She stayed with me after the birth and helped me with nursing till I was confident. She continued to keep in touch daily if I had any questions she was there for me! A week later she came to my house and gave me a postpartum massage, taught my husband and I infant massage and made sure I was nursing correctly. Because of Priscilla I had the birth I dreamed of!
Hiring Priscilla was the best decision I could have ever made. I was planning on having a non medicated birth, but as things don’t often happen as planned, I was scheduled to have an induction and decided to get the epirural. I thought it was going to be an easy and painless labor, but happened exactly the opposit: the epidural didn’t work.
EI truly wouldn’t have made it if it wasn’t for Priscilla’s support. She helped me both mentally and physically. She has truly blessed hands, her massages made a big difference.
I will definitely call her for baby number 2!
If you're looking for a doula look no further! Priscilla was great to work with and I couldn't have had a natural birth without her help. I have an incompetent cervix and was put on bed rest at 22 weeks. Once I got to 34 weeks I decided to search for a doula and my doctor recommended the practice Priscilla was at. Priscilla is a great communicator and answered all of my questions about bed rest and what to expect with a short cervix. She was extremely positive. I received a bed rest massage, induction massage, post partum massage, lactation consultation, and infant massage class. All great experiences!
I received the induction massage at 40 weeks and had an induction scheduled by my doctor for four days later on a Thursday. Thankfully,3 days after Priscilla's massage I went into labor naturally. Priscilla called to check up on me and texted me as my contractions got closer. When I got to the Memorial Herman- Memorial City hospital, Priscilla arrived at the same time as my husband and me. I showed up around midnight and delivered at 4AM. Initially, I did agree to the epidural, however the anesthesiologist was not able to show up until I was close to 8cm dilated. At that time, I had been going through every contraction on the birthing ball with Priscilla and she said I was just a few contractions away. With her support and coaching I decided to forego the epidural. It ended up being a great decision, in my opinion, because after a few contractions like she said the doctor had me start pushing.
Having Priscilla made my birth experience extremely positive and calm. I ended up having the on call doctor since I delivered at 4AM, and it was such a relief to have her there when I did not know the doctors or nurses. The nurses I had were great, but even they told me that Priscilla was amazing and made their job so much easier.
I definitely recommend Priscilla!
I feel so fortunate that I found Priscilla. She was recommended to me by a friend and I contacted her at the very last minute for my delivery. She was so kind and was willing to be available to me at such short notice. This was my 5th delivery but by far the most difficult. Priscilla was absolutely the 2nd best thing about my birth (of course my sweet baby was #1). She stayed by my side ALL night long. I was very anxious and her calm demeanor, kind words, and most of all soothing touch was exactly what i needed to make it through. Her massage helped to calm me and helped to relieve the pain. She talked to me when I needed an ear, and helped relax me when it was tough. I seriously couldn't have done it without her. She was definitely a God send and I recommend her to anyone looking for doula support!
Priscilla was such an amazing doula to have by my side during the birth of my son. I was hoping for a VBAC for the birth of my second child and had done a lot of research. However, I had been a bit hesitant of hiring a doula. I thought I would be able to make it through on my own. I didn't have the easiest pregnancy although I did my best to make sure I was giving myself every chance I could at having a VBAC. I was put on bed rest at 28 weeks until 37 weeks. I had begun dilating around 31 weeks and was told I would go early. At 38 weeks I decided I needed a doula if I was going to do this unmedicated which I knew was my best chance at a VBAC.
She was so informative and helfpul through the next two weeks even though we had yet to meet. I had some healthy issues with my son come up and was told it would be in my child's best interest to induce. I talked it over with Priscilla and decided to go ahead and do it. She was always great in being able to help me logically talk through my concerns and provide useful information. I felt ready to go.
The doctor broke my water and Priscilla arrived and really changed the mood in the room. She gave me a great foot massage, suggested we put on some music and dim the lights and gave me more tips to help labor get started. Sure enough within an hour my contractions picked up and we started walking the halls. It wasn't long before they got pretty intense. She helped get through each one and her counterpressure was CRUCIAL in me making it through. Soon it was time to push and she was there coaching me through each one.
I can't say enough how much I appreciate her helping me achieve the birth I had imagined. I had my successful VBAC and feel so empowered knowing what my body can do and that is very much thanks to her.
I wanted to share my delivery experience with my amazing doula Priscilla Brickey.
I had my first baby at the Memorial Herman hospital at Memorial City, it was a convenient location, but my whole birthing experience was not great. I didn't feel that the doctors and nurses really listened to me, no one really explained the full effect of the drugs given to me, and at one point I was told to either push the baby out in an hour or I was getting a Csection.
After I got pregnant with my second baby, I saw a reference for doula - Priscilla on this facebook group. To be honest, I was a little skeptical, after all it was going to be my second baby, and people always told me how much easier the second baby is. But after reaching out to Priscilla, i was very impressed by her experience and character, and decide to use her douala service for my delivery.
Long story short, she was extremely supportive prior to my delivery. On the day of my delivery, she got to the hospital very quickly (around midnight), I progressed quickly and I ended delivering my baby without epidural due to hospital's poor management. When the nurses were not being helpful and the doctors were absent, Priscilla was the one who helped me stayed calm, she gave me back massages, talked me through the processes, and advocate for me to the nurses. I didn't have a single doctor checking on me until after the baby came out and the anesthesiologist showed up too late. I would go as far as to say that my experience would have been pretty traumatic if it wasn't for her. She made my birthing experience a empowering and positive one.
After the delivery, Pricilla stayed in touch with me, gave me helpful tips on postpartum care and breastfeeding. She also provided pre and post delivery massages, which were all excellent.
I can't say enough good things about her. If you are looking for a doula, she's the one~!!!!
Priscilla provided a wonderful doula/massage service for us during the birth of our child. My husband and I were extremely pleased with her professional demeanor and helpful advice. The most beneficial part of her service for me was the massage therapy I received during the labor process. It was amazing how the massage counterpressure relieved the pains I was feeling. My labor was quite intense after pitocin was started and I believe the massage relief and breathing control is what got me through the labor process quickly and unmedicated without further interventions. I am thankful and feel blessed that we were able to have Priscilla there. She is one of those angels that walk amongst us sharing their God given skills. Thank you!
Priscilla was such an incredible doula to have during the birth of my son just last week. First of all, she has the most therapeutic hands when it comes to her massage capabilities. She definitely knows what she is doing and is truly very talented in the art of massage. The Labor Prep massage was amazing! What I also really appreciated was her massaging of my feet and back while I was in labor. It was truly so helpful. Priscilla definitely was a champion doula while we were in the labor and delivery room. She took charge counting down out loud while I was pushing, and knew just what to do to as a liason between the nurses and myself. I would say she is definitely very educated and well-informed regarding the birthing process, as well as with breastfeeding, and she also brought a great energy to the room. I would totally work with Priscilla again, (although I have vowed that that was my last pregnancy)! But I would most certainly recommend her for anyone searching for a really great, experienced doula! You will be in fantastic hands!
Priscilla was everything I wanted in a Doula. She was punctual, prepared, managed my expectations before the big day. During Labor, she was incredibly supportive and gave a heck of a massage to help ease the Pain of the contractions. She has a humble and real personality with a calming demeanor. She was by my side from 4pm until 7am the next morning. Having her there helped lift some stress off of my husband. Her post pardum massage was phenomenal! I highly recommend Priscilla for your birthing needs!
The night my water broke, I woke my husband up and told him it was time to gather our things, call family to watch our 3 year old son, and start making our way to the hospital. I texted my doula and told her that it was go time. I got a text back that said that she had had a root canal and was on heavy pain medication, and that a back up doula would assist me with the birth of our second son. I was honestly so blindsided and disappointed. I had never met this “backup doula” before and did not have a relationship established with her. But God had a better plan for me. I met Priscilla as she came into our room. It immediately felt as if I knew her my whole life, and she made me feel very at ease with her energy. She helped me tremendously with massage therapy especially since I was attempting an unmedicated, natural hypnobabies birth. Her massage therapy is seriously the best care I had ever received and certainly relaxed and eased my pain through my contractions. Her encouraging words definitely guided me, and I quickly turned to her for her birth coaching expertise. She recommended different techniques to help progress labor and different positions to help with labor. When I had to be placed on Pitocin, she coached me through that as well keeping my spirits uplifted. I was successful in delivering a 9 lb precious baby boy into this world without an epidural or other pain medications, and I have no doubt that Priscilla was a contributing factor in that equation. After our son was born, my husband even mentioned to me that he really liked her and I completely agreed. She continually checked up on me after birth and when I was having trouble breastfeeding, she coached me through that as well. I am so thankful for her expertise, and I cannot speak enough accolades about the care I received from Priscilla.
I've known Priscilla for over 12 years. I met her while she worked at The Women's Hospital as a massage therapist. To this day I still see her for massages. She has helped me through my 3 pregnancies. I've gotten to know her well over this time and can say she is honest, caring, smart and hardworking. If I needed her as my doula I would have complete confidence and trust in her.
I have known Priscilla for 7 years, since 2011. I was pregnant through IVF, and had a rocky pregnancy. She was highly recommended by my fertility doctor for pre-natal massage. Priscilla starting coming to my house to give me prenatal massage, and helped me through my complicated pregnancy (including the last 4 months on bed rest!). I continue to use Priscilla for massage today.
Priscilla is extremely knowledgable, kind, and patient. She is committed to her patients/clients, is reliable, punctual, and caring. Unfortunately , I am unable to have any more children... but, if I did I would not use anyone else but her! I have recommended her doula services to friends, and they have raved about her. I highly recommend Priscilla.
Priscilla and I met only weeks before I delivered. She was highly recommended by a Mom-Friend and we immediately bonded. She offered her expertise and advice even as she was carrying her surrogate child (I know amazing, right?) Even being advanced in her pregnancy, she was always accessible by phone, willing to travel and her enthusiasm was so encouraging. She did not waver in her commitment to see me to term, she was constantly in communication, without being intrusive. She even gave me the words to communicate with my doctors and caretakers, so that I could experience my birth plan as I envisioned it. I am so glad to be connected to her. She reminds me of the strength women naturally possess and also the importance of relationships with one another. Priscilla is definitely of Superhero caliber!
I have been using Priscilla for more than 11 years and she helped me so much through both of my pregnancies! I had a lot of back pain in my first pregnancy and could not have made it without her. She was wonderful post pregnancy and beyond. She is amazing at knowing how to find the areas to target when in pain. There is nobody else that compares to her and her level of expertise. She is truly the best!
Priscilla ended up being my back up doula and I was so lucky to find her. Even though there was a very slim chance I was going to need her she still showed up to my house to meet me, learn about my needs, and stayed in contact with regards to my doctor appointments and information on baby's size, measurements, etc. In the end, I needed an induction and Priscilla had to fill in for my doula. She was extremely reliable and showed up at the very beginning of my induction and was there every step of the process. She kept me distracted and relaxed the entire time. Her demeaor was calm, yet encouraging. She massaged me the entire time and met my specific needs. She took pictures during the birth so my husband could focus on me and baby. Afterwards, she continued to check in with me and baby. I highly recommend Priscilla. She is knowledge, supportive, and easy to talk to. So happy she was a part of our birth experience!
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