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Erin Greene-Rettig

Orlando Lamaze and Hypnobirthing

Saint Cloud, FL Service range 60 miles NO RESTRICTIONS

716-597-9340

Birth Fee

$850

Postpartum Rate

$25

Birth Fee

$850

Postpartum Rate

$25


Birth Doula Experience

40 years and 500 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

10 years and 30 families served


Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, October 2000
  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, October 2003
  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, October 2006
  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, September 2009
  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, September 2012
  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, September 2015
  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, September 2018

Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No Limits

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I feel Moms need us most in the Hospital setting. I will come to you when you think you are in labor. We will labor at home for as long as you would like, and I will stay with you throughout your labor, Birth until your Baby is successfully Breastfeeding. I am then available again 24/7 via phone, text or email.I am also a Lamaze certified childbirth Educator and Teach classes and Hypnobirthing Trained! Exam submitted!

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I have attended many Birth Center Births

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I have also attended many home Births and am Water Birth, Rebozo and Spinning Babies Trained. I hold my CPR And First Aid card in good standing. Hypnobirthing educator Vbac specialist


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth pool rental
  • Cloth diapering education
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Infant massage education
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I Am the Founder and President of the Osceola County Birth network 321-Birth-77 Parent Advocate, Working with teen moms birth and Adoptive parents OSHA Trained. Peer counselor certified helping Clients With Breastfeeding.

Fee Details

My passion is to educate parents through Evidence Based Research, so you are Empowered to make informed decisions about your Labor and Birth! I offer Lamaze classes in a group setting or Private in your home or mine I also teach HypnoBirthing classes also in your home or mine I also am a lactation specialist so will help with the proper latch and positioning of your baby and will make sure you are off to a successful start breastfeeding!

Service Area

Saint Cloud, FL Service range 60 miles NO RESTRICTIONS

Client Testimonials for Erin Greene-Rettig

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Ellie Thomas

2/24/2021

There truly are not adequate words to express the thankfulness we have for Erin in the way she helped make our birth experience so wonderful. She met with me and my husband  before birth and educated us on the birth process, breathing techniques, the power of the female body and how it was designed for the miracle of birthing a child and really helped prepare us in all the ways we would soon come to find we needed. Erin always took her time with us and never made me feel crazy for asking so many questions as a first time mom. That was something that meant so much to me. As seasoned she is in childbirth, she was so humble and met me where I was at. She was the encourager and supporter that I didn’t know I needed. During labor she had the most calming prescence about her- never too close but always right there encouraging me and reminding me I was made for this when I thought I had reached my limit. She had the right words to say right when I needed to hear them! Inviting someone in to the intimacy and vulnerability of childbirth was intimidating for me at first but Erin couldn’t have made me feel more safe and comfortable. Thank you Erin for helping me welcome our sweet baby boy into this world. Couldn’t have done it without you!!!

Vic Thomas

2/8/2021

As a husband (and now father), having Erin be our doula was the best decision we made for my wife's birth. Because of the birth classes we did with Erin , I, as a husband, felt so prepared and confident in knowing how to support my wife in labor. As well, the classes drastically heightened my understanding of the birth process, which allowed me to be worry-free during labor-and delivery-because I had been educated and prepared for every stage. During labor-and-delivery, Erin's experience and care truly showed. She was fully engaged and present during the entire labor. She knew exactly where to be when we needed it: whether that was giving us space to just be a husband and wife, or being more hands on in helping to support, encourage, and love on my wife in the right way and the right time. We were able to fully lean on her to answer questions and ask for guidance during labor and felt fully confident in her suggestions and advice. Erin will definitely be a part of our birth team for all the births to come!  

Zach

9/3/2019

I cannot explain how great it was to have Erin by our side during our first birth. I never realized how important it was to be educated in the ways of childbirth so that we would know exactly what to expect. She was extremely attentive and gave so much support when my wife went into labor. She was by our side every step of the way when we needed her, but also gave us space to experience it all in our own way. Between her being our birthing coach and also our lactation consulatant, we felt loved, supported, and safe every step of the way. I highly recommend Erin as our Doula. 

Megan Beers

2/9/2019

Erin was my doula for my third baby. She was great during the pregnancy, always in contact and making sure things were going well. If I had a question, she was available to help. In labor she met us at the hospital (my water broke and labor went quickly from there, so I did not labor at home), and provided comfort measures throughout. She was encouraging and confident and made me feel so calm. She helped me into multiple positions, provided counter pressure, did the rebozo technique, and offered encouraging words and assurance. When my daughter got stuck in face presentation and I had to have a c-section, she stayed for the surgery and returned later to help with breastfeeding. I knew that Erin was so experienced and knowledgeable about birth and that she would only make my birth better. She made me feel so strong, and even when I had a c-section, I knew we had done all we could to move the baby and birth her in the safest way possible. Erin is an amazing doula and I highly recommend her!

Laura Himschoot

12/15/2018

I could not be more happy with my decision to hire Erin as my doula. My husband was deployed overseas and Erin was amazing and worked with me rather last minute when i became pretty certain he wouldn’t make it back before the birth. Erin was very kind, professiona, and caring when we met before the birth and she was calm, knowledgable, and helpful during the delivery.

My delivery ended up being much faster than my first. Erin was quick to meet me at the birthing center and jumped into action right away with applying counter pressure during contractions, applying cool compresses, suggesting helpful positions, and using peppermint oil to help with the nausea. My delivery was fast and furious and I am so greatful to have had Erin by my side to help me through. 

Bridget Simonis

9/6/2018

Erin was our doula for the birth of our son. She is amazing! She met with us twice before he was born to discuss our birth plan and give me tips on how to stretch and move to get my son in the optimal position. During my son’s birth, she was a calming and experienced presence. She guided me through movements to help with his positioning, encouraged me during contractions, and we consulted her during decisions about some natural interventions our midwife proposed. Erin was also a wonderful coach to my husband during the birth, so that he could help me in the best possible ways. She also identified my son’s tongue tie and encouraged us to have it assessed further. Her quick identification of the issue was key to me being able to have a successful breastfeeding relationship with him. We hope she’ll be able to attend the birth of our future children!

Laura Lord

6/2/2018

Erin is an angel. The first time I met her I felt like I’d known her my whole life. After my water broke, she was with me for two days straight, never leaving my side. She was full of tips and tricks and just an amazing resource. I am so grateful that she was there and a part of my birth team. The support she provided was amazing. After the baby was born, I got mastitis and Erin came to the house and spent several hours with me. She is a certified lactation consultant and is a tremendous help with breastfeeding. Thankfully, I was able to get rid of the mastitis without antibiotics. She really is a blessing. I highly recommend her and encourage you to contact her right away. You will be extremely thankful that you did!

Allison Rocket

8/25/2017

Erin was my doula a second time for the birth of my daughter because she will simply make your birth experience better, no matter what type of birth you have.  She is an expert in childbirth and has more exprerience and knowledge than most of the nurses in the delivery room.  We had a very quick labor this time and it was in the middle of the night, and she was there right away and ready to go.  She guided me through a natural birth and thank god she was there because the doctor didn't make it until 5 minutes before the baby was born.  And then it was so fun to laugh together about the whole thing when it was over.  Your search is over!

Tasha Swearingen

7/8/2017

Words can only begin to describe our experience with Erin. She's made such an impact on our entire family, it's unbelievable to think we hired her, for she's become a part of our family and more than just MY doula. As for her doula services, though, she was there not only for me but also for my family. As my 16 y/o daughters put it, "she just KNEW exactly what to do and when, and she wasn't only there for you, she was also there for the rest of us." Because our experience with Erin went so well, my teen daughters made the decision to become doulas and are in the midst of their DONA training now! Again, words can only do so much justice for Erin but suffice it to say, she's an amazing soul who knows her stuff, will be there for the entire family, and will become a part of your family. 

Hanna Flippo

5/5/2017

This is my second review of Erin, for the birth of my second child! My first birth was at a Birth Center, this time around I had a home birth. Erin brought such a peaceful spirit to my birth. She was always right there, and I never had to express what I needed, Erin is so good at reading body language that she knew what to offer at the perfect time. From whispered words of encouragment, to massage, cool compresses, acupressure, and essential oils, Erin does it all. 

One of the main things I love is how she includes my husband in everything. She would do a comfort measure, and then have him do it the next time. My husband was adamant that we use Erin again for this birth as well, and I am SO glad that we did! 

 

 

Allison Rocket

4/2/2016

Oh how grateful we are to Erin and Michael, our doulas! They are both so knowledgeable, intelligent and dedicated to their field. They are constantly studying and informing their mothers and fathers on all of the latest evidence-based research. It’s obviously something they are both passionate about and they truly care about the families they work with. It should also be noted that while Erin and Michael both take their jobs very seriously they both know how to laugh when the time calls for it. And for anyone who has been through the rollercoaster of childbirth, some doses of levity and humor are unquestionably needed at least a few times! Also, while both know a ton on the subject they always come across as kind-hearted, patient, and non-judgmental. If you are looking for someone you can trust, who have your best interests at heart and are the consummate professionals, you should hire Erin and Michael. Simply the best.

Rebecca Read

4/1/2016

Erin & her wonderful partner Michael came to meet my husband & I at our home. There we asked her tons of questions & hired her on the spot! After that she was there for me 24/7 to answer all my crazy first time mom pregnancy questions! She was absolutely amazing. If I texted her a question, she would respond within minutes! It was extremely helpful. It put me at ease throughout the whole pregnancy knowing I had someone I could ask about anything that came up. We also took a hypnobirthing class with Erin, which was super informative & helpful on the big day!

I was induced so Erin met us at the hospital at 5am. During the first handful of hours Erin helped guide me through a series of exercises to get the baby down & in a good position. Squats, lunges, walking, a lot of stuff on the birthing ball, etc. After my water broke, the contractions started to get intense! She was doing hip squeezes which were EVERYTHING in the height of the pain. It was totally what got me through each contraction. She was also using aromatherapy which was also super helpful. She had some kind of oil for everything I was feeling and it always came just in time bringing the relief I was looking for. I loved how she encouraged my husband to be involved & helped show him techniques that would help me with my pain managment! It never felt like she was replacing him, it felt more like she was teaching him how he could best help me! My husband & I also really loved having Erin as a sounding board throughout labor. She helped us process through decisions we needed to make as well as encouraged me gently when I was totally over it and wanting to give up on the natural labor I desired! I would not have been able to go through with it without Erin. My husband & I both agreed that hiring her was by far the best decision we made during the pregnancy.

We are forever grateful to have had her to walk through that season with us!!! Thank you Erin!!!

Piper Vargas

3/10/2016

Erin was so wonderful throughout the remainder of my pregnancy and during the entire process at the hospital.  After meeting Erin at a convention, I decided to switch OBGYNs at 26 weeks and to try for a VBAC.  Hiring Erin and educating myself was the best thing I did for this pregnancy.  She was always so positive, knowledgeable and really helped us to enjoy this pregnancy and birth so much more than we did with our first.  We loved taking Hypnobirthing classes with her and really believe that those classes along with her support contributed to a peaceful, enjoyable pregnancy and also a much better experience of the birth of my 2nd child.  Although I didn't have my VBAC, I was confident, knowledgeable and empowered this time to give my son the chance to go until 42 weeks (my first OB wanted to take him out at 39 weeks!!!) and we had a family centric c-section (which included having Erin in the OR with us and almost an hour of skin to skin in the OR).  She helped us plan and advocate for ourselves at the hospital and it truly was such a joyous and wonderful experience.  We are so grateful and only wish that we would have met her earlier and had a Doula for our first child.  

Anjanett Ramos

2/8/2016

From the first meeting with Erin and Michael Anne (Arlington Hope) we knew they were the doulas for us. They are backups for each other, so I immediate felt at ease.

Our son came 5 weeks early and Erin was with us the whole time. I cannot picture how my birth would have gone without her. She is really amazing! From the beginning she set up aromatherapy for relaxation and was a great resource for me, as the midwife and doctors were suggesting interventions, I knew I could count on Erin to give me facts to help me make my decision.

Having a doula does not mean ONLY natural birth. I wanted the natural birth and decided that a doula would be the best resource to get me there, and any other doula would have done that. However, Erin went above and beyond my expectations. When the midwife suggested Pitocin to get my contractions going, I was able to speak with Erin and she shared her experience and knowledge without ever making me feel like she was making the decision for me. When the contractions did come, she was a miracle worker, squeezing my hips to help me, and aiding with relaxation techniques. Once the pain got to be too much to bear for me, I asked her about pain medications and her opinions. She shared with me evidence based findings, and once again never suggested or pushed any particular thing on me. She was 100% supportive of every decision I made, even if it went against my original wishes.

She was adamant about using a peanut ball to help labor, and when the nurses kept forgetting to bring it, she insisted. Once she used the peanut ball, I was ready to push within the next contraction. She has so many tricks up her sleeve to help.

Once the baby came, she was helpful with skin to skin and making me feel taken care of. Although my husband and teen daughter were with me, I honestly could not have done it without Erin. If I am to have another child, I would want her by my side. I recommend her 100%, she is a amazing!

Jen Reyes

12/21/2015

Erin was such an amazing support to me and my family. She was there 24-7. I thought I was going into labor, at one point, and she came to the hospital despite the fact it was her son's birthday and her family was celebrating that day.

Erin gave me and my husband such great advice that was so helpful, prior to and on the day of my actual delivery. She was so reinforcing, calming and helped me relax when I felt like giving up.

On the day of my delivery, Erin knew that my baby was posterior and my pain was extreme so before we headed to the hospital, she had me do several exercises to help ease the pain and shift my baby around. She brought all of the necessary supplies to help me labor at home until I felt ready to go to the hospital. She even stayed with us at our home until we drove to the hospital at 2am. She labored with me until my baby was born at 10:41am that day. My labor was 32 hours long but she never left my side. 

Post labor--Erin was there for breastfeending and nursing advice too. She came to my home and sent me a lot of significant information that helped me a lot. Again, she was very helpful and reinforced me. I didn't give up. 5 months later, I'm still nursing my baby and pumping at work. Thanks to her, breastfeeding was possible and successful. 

My husband and I will definitely be using her services again for baby #2. She was excellent!

Sarah Allen

9/24/2015

Erin was amazing through my entire pregnancy. She came to our home for birthing classes and kept tabs on how things were going after each Dr. visit and gave encouragement, reassurance and advice when needed. She even loaned me a birth ball to help with some of the pelvic pressure and ligament pain I’d been struggling with around 37weeks.

Erin was amazingly calm and supportive as my due date came and went and I chose not to be induced. Eventually I did go into labor on my own and she was with us in one way or another for all 74 hours of my labor. She met us at labor and delivery when my doctors sent me there from an NST. She kept in touch that night as I labored at home. She came to our house at 2am when I thought things were progressing (and then I ended up lingering in the first stage of labor for another 24hours). Finally, when active labor really started early Friday morning, Erin met us at the hospital yet again. She stayed with us a full 28 hours until my son was FINALLY born Saturday morning. I could not believe how amazingly committed she was to getting me through labor the way I wanted. She helped us make decisions about how to proceed when my labor was taking FOREVER, and gave me confidence in refusing interventions I didn’t want, and getting permission to do things I did want. She repeatedly went to the waiting room to update my mother. When my son was finally born, we both cried tears of joy and she stayed until he was successfully latched and breastfeeding (even though I know she had to be exhausted!).

I could not have asked for a better experience with a doula. She showed such an amazing amount of genuine caring for me, and my family and served as a great example and source of confidence for my husband who also provided an immense amount of support during labor.  I would hire her again or recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat! Thank you Erin!!!

Kathleen McManus Fulbright

8/7/2015

Erin was a fantastic resource to my husband and I as we were preparing for the birth of our first child.  We committed to a natural birth in a hospital setting.  Erin came to our home and educated us on hypnobirthing as well as the birth process.  My husband and I learned so much over those few sessions.  When I found out that my doctor was recommending an induced labor due to low amniotic fluid, Erin met us at the hospital and was a calming prescence throughout the 36 hours of pitocin induced labor.  She walked with us, calmed us, and aided in pain relief techniques as the labor became more and more intense.  The classes before our birth as well as her assistance during our labor and birth helped us fulfill our commitment to a natural birth.  We could not have done it without Erin.  If you are looking for an experienced doula who is calm, reasurring, and just an angel, I would recommend Erin and her team.  

Axelle Rayrolles

7/26/2015

Look no further! Erin is a reliable Doula you can count on for pregnancy, labor, and postpartum.
We have worked on hypno-birthing techniques / breathing exercises in preparation for labor.
When it was time to give birth, Erin was very soothing, bringing a calmness necessary at the moment. She even took care of my mother who didn't speak English.
She assisted me in my most vulnerable moment, by paying very close attention to my needs, trying different ways to help with the surges, and being very creative in ways for me to cope, until the very last moment where I had to push.
I especially needed and enjoyed her double hip squeeze as it was the only way to relieve me.
She paced with me and was near me the whole time.
I appreciated her presence so much and she was an active part of the process. I would recommend her to anyone wanting comfort and direction at a moment we forget it all!
Thank you Erin for allowing me to a beautiful first birth, at home, in the water.

Axelle

Tiffani Morgan

7/20/2015

Could not recommend a better doula. Currently awaiting baby number 2's arrival and blessed to have her by my side again. Been an amazing support through the entirety of this pregnancy and gave me the tools to tap into my inner strength for the unmedicated vaginal birth I wanted (with my first) where I was even fortunate enough to be able to deliver my baby into my own arms! Never knew how strong I was until she helped me to see for myself. Such an inspiration and overall loving woman. She has always been there when I needed her and I could not imagine having another baby without her. Definitely recommend her childbirth education class for first or fifth time moms, very informative and calm environment. Looking forward to using the Hypnobirthing techniques I have learned this time around in her classes. Also utilized her as my lactation consultant postpartum and maintained a beautiful breastfeeding relationship with my now 2 year old son for a total of 15 months! Blessed to have her as a part of our lives!

- Tiffani, Breyden, and Baby Boy <3

Erin Jayakumar

6/13/2015

From the moment we interviewed Erin I was able to feel more at ease, confident and not afraid to be able to safely birth our first child. She assured us that  she was always just a phone call or text away and could be reached 24/7 for anything. One week before baby came I became sick and got very dehydrated. I corresponded with her many times a day for support and advice and she would contact me just to check up on me. On the day that our little Samuel was born my placenta ruptured and within hours I had to have an emergency c-section. This was not what I had planned or wanted but Erin was able to come to the hospital as soon as she could and offer her support. After baby was born she stopped by the hospital several more times to check on me and help with breastfeeding which started off to be very stressful for me. Weeks after baby was born I still was contacting her about breastfeeding questions and issues and she helped give me the confidence that I could do it and that my body was capable even after nurses, doctors, and even other lactation specialists said that I couldn't. I am very grateful to have had Erin there for support and her time and support was invaluable.

Hubert Jayakumar

6/13/2015

As a first time father, Erin was very supportive of not only my wife but also me. I was able to contact her at all times of the day and night to inform her of our progress. She was always quick to respond with encouragement and advice. As a science teacher, I highly appreciated her research based knowledge and advice. I never felt like she was taking over my role, but instead helped enhance it. Erin was extremely flexible with us the entire time. Our birth experience did not happen as planned due to complications but Erin was tremendously encouraging and helped us every step of the way into postpartum. I cannot say enough great things about Erin. She is very sweet and understanding and I highly recommend her.

Brita Hughes

6/3/2015

My fiance and I first met Erin through the Lamaze class she taught and we knew immediately that we wanted her as our doula. Her knowledge, experience, attitude, skills and demeanor are stellar. We learned so much and received such extraordinary care and guidance, we cannot recommend her highly enough. While we had planned and prepared for a completely natural birth, we discovered, two weeks prior to our due date, that our baby was complete breech. Erin, her daughter Caitlin, and Karyn Price all jumped into action and were there for us with referrals, recommendations, websites, answers to our questions, and most importantly, support and encouragement. They came to our house and demonstrated techniques to help turn the baby and they always replied promptly to any questions we posed along the way. We are so grateful for Erin's knowledge and assistance. She obviously loves being a doula and it shows. Her genuine respect, concern, and care for us is deeply appreciated and we would enthusiastically recommend her to anyone.

Erin Clark

6/2/2015

We used Erin for our second natural/Bradley method birth at Celebration Hospital. Her support and guidance were so helpful during labor and delivery for both of us (mom and dad). While in labor, she would pull different tools out of her bag that were able to provide pain relief and relaxation, from heat packs to essential oils. We were able to stay home until my water broke about 7 hours into labor.
Erin came with us to the hospital and with her encouragement we gave birth to our daughter a few minutes after arriving at the birthing room - even before our doctor had a chance to arrive! Her knowledge of natural births/techniques is invaluable. Especially in a hospital setting where the nurses do not have extensive knowledge or any experience with natural birth.
Our birth experience was wonderful and we would recommend Erin to anyone!

Angie Ewanitz

5/17/2015

We knew within just a few minutes that Erin was the perfect doula for us.  She's experienced, educated, energetic and professional!  Most importantly was that she was warm, nurturing, and a mother-figure that I was looking for. We were comfortable talking to her about anything and asking every question we could think of.  She was always available for questions and addressing our concerns about the labor process.  Erin was an absolute blessing and we couldn't have asked for anyone better.  We hope Erin will always be in our life. 

Bethany Pease Sheets

3/23/2015

Erin Rettig is everything a mother to be is looking for in a doula. Not only is she professional and extremely knowledgeable about her job as a doula, more importantly she's a very warm and caring person who can be completely trusted. I loved her respect for our convictions and opinions as parents, but also her tireless work to make sure we were appropriately educated so that by the time the baby came we were confident and well prepared. Most importantly she helped me make my fears about birth obsolete and replaced them with a tremendous sense of confidence and empowerment. I was actually excited about giving birth! During labor she knew when to push me to hang in there and keep going and when to give me my space. She also didn't once take over my husbands role, but respectfully came along side him as a fellow team mate. We, of course, relied heavily on her, and were so relieved and comforted by her deft skill and vast knowledge. I especially appreciated her availability before and after the birth just to talk or coach me thru concerns of issues. I look forward to working with her again whenever baby #2 comes along.

Hector Colon

1/7/2015

We met Erin during a talk on C-Sections presented by the Osceola County Birth Network, where we learned about and joined her lamaze/birth class. While completeing the lamaze/birth classes with Erin, we started to understand our ideas on what the pregnancy and birth experience should be like for us, including whether we wanted to hire a doula.  During the classes we had developed a great relationship with Erin, and therefore hired her as our doula.

When we had to make a tough decision at 36 weeks to drop our OB/GYN due to differences over our birth plan, Erin was completely supportive and helped us find a great birthing center quickly! She was a wonderful resource as we moved to a birthing center with a midwife.

At the time of labor, when it came time to decide to get to the center, Erin and her daughter Caitlin had already been at our home supporting us with pain management techniques, comfort, and emotional support. They helped us evaluate when we should leave, and then they continued their support for the entire ride to the center, during and after the birth.

The professionalism and expertise that was demonstrated the entire time allowed my wife and I to be with each other and focus on the birth and not worry . We cannot imagine what our birth experience would have been like without Erin's guidance through the classes, through the contractions, and after the birth of our amazing little girl. I would without a doubt recommend Erin's expertise to anyone, fathers and mothers to be.

Stephanie Lang

12/4/2014

After meeting Erin at our first consultation, my husband and I knew she was the clear choice to be our doula. Not only is Erin warm, caring, inspiring, and supportive…she is an expert in this field! Erin has seen it all, and I felt comfortable knowing that whatever happened during my birth she would be there to guide us in the right direction. Erin helped with creating our birth plan and reassured me that what I wanted was possible and obtainable. She encouraged my husband to be my advocate and always made me feel empowered and in charge when preparing for my natural birth. Erin even came to our house to give us a private childbirth/Lamaze class which was informative, fun, and eye opening and when she left we felt confident to follow our birth plan when the day came. Erin is always a phone call away and responded quickly as I had questions or when I needed support throughout my pregnancy. The day my labor started, Erin came as soon as we let her know we needed her support with her bag of “magical” comfort supplies. Erin’s presence was calm and relaxed yet she knew when I needed verbal support or just what to say to my husband so he could be as helpful as possible. Erin made transitioning to the hospital as easy as it could be and listened closely to all interactions of the hospital staff to make sure everyone was following our plan. Just when I thought I wanted to give up, Erin was there to tell me I could do it and suggest ways to get up and moving so I could continue to progress. Without her there, I’m sure I would have gotten an epidural and gone to the hospital way too early. I believe Erin’s support made my labor go smoothly, as quickly as possible, and with as much comfort as possible. When my daughter was born, it was a pleasure to have her there to witness that moment. I cannot thank her enough or recommend her enough to those of you looking to have a natural birth. Look no further, book Erin if you can!!! 

Hanna Blackford Flippo

11/9/2014

I had an amazing experience with Erin. I gave birth at a birth center. When I went into labor at 40 weeks 6 days, I txted Erin. After that first hard contraction, she was at my home. She did such an amazing job, it was almost like I didn't even realize she was there unless I consciously thought about it. I was so focused on birth and pain management. It was incredible to have someone so focused on me. My baby was posterior, and Erin would help me move into different positions to get him to flip.

I felt SO supported by Erin. She used essential oils, massage, music, birth balls, heating pads- you name it, she has an arsenel of techniques and props at her disposal.

One of my favorite things is how she helped my husband get involved. She is very supportive of dads. We also took her Lamaze class. Because of the knowledge she taught us, my husband went from not even wanting to look at or cut the cord, to sitting on the bed next to me, cutting the cord, and looking at the placenta and birth in all its messiness. 

She has such a calming presence. She doesn't let things rile her up. When my midwife wanted to break my water, Erin calmly and quietly gave me her opinion and helped my husband and I choose what I wanted to do. 

Erin helped us have a quiet and peaceful birth. I had originally wanted all my family and friends in the room. Erin helped me understand that it wasn't just a baby being born, but a family, and she let the three of us experience it in peace. 

I can't even tell you how many times I txted her in the following weeks and months, and she was always so quick to get back to me. 

If you want an incredible birth, in whatever setting and however you dream of it, Erin is the doula for you. I love you Erin!

Christina Botha

11/4/2014

Erin was absolutely amazing! I met her through her Lamaze classes that she teaches. She is extremely knowledgeable and resourceful. A little bit of my birth story.....My water broke two weeks early so I called Erin (she is always available) she met my husband and I at my house, we prayed and then we headed towards the birth center. Erin walked with my husband and I (for what seemed like miles) to get labor going. She offered up other plans and ideas to get things going as well. We called our chiropractor in and an adjustment and some essential oils later, labor finally became steady. Erin was so supportive the whole way through, even helping my husband by giving him tips on how to assist me (lamaze techniques and such.) She has even been fully available after the birth (even at 2 in the morning!) Overall, Erin was wonderful and I am so thankful to have met her! I truly believe she is the best!!

Ann-Marie Morningstar Middleton

6/13/2014

I am so glad Erin was my doula! She helped me with the birth of my third baby, I wish I would have known about her 10 years ago. After having three babies with three totally different birth experiences I can say with confidence that Erin made a huge difference. Erin was available 24/7 for any question I had. She spent so much time educating me on so many issues related to birth and baby care, I can tell she is constantly reading and staying up to date on birthing issues. The night I went into labor Erin was immediately by my side, she even rode to the hospital with me in the van. I was able to quickly and easily deliver my baby girl with Erin's help and experience what it means to enjoy a birth and trust my body. Erin taught me so much, but I think the most important was to trust my body. If I could have only had one person in the room during the birth it would have been Erin, she kept me calm, managed the pain, and was an advocate for me.  

Andrea Hayes

6/2/2014

Erin graciously offered her services to help me until my doula could arrive. It was very sweet of her because she had just come straight from a full day of work. She was very good at involving my husband and teaching him techniques that worked for me during labor to alleviate the pain. She has a wealth of knowledge and made me feel at ease. I felt we had a common bond and love for children because we both have a lot of kids. I am so thankful for Erin and I highly recommend her.

America Velez-Suarez

4/9/2014

Erin is just wonderful! She was there for the birth of my last baby and I don't know how I would have survived my pregnancy and birth experience without her. Not only is she exceptionally knowledgeable, but she is also one of the most caring individuals I ever met. She was there for me whenever I had questions or just needed someone to talk to. Her support was unconditional. I would call her all the time and she had all the patience in the world to deal with me. When I was in pain, she found me the best massage therapist on earth. Not only did Erin help me through my pregnancy, but she also involved the whole family. At first my husband was a bit weary of hiring a doula, but instead of taking his place, Erin enhanced his presence. All in all, he was extremely happy that we had her to support us during the pregnancy and beyond. We also had the privelege of doing our Lamaze classes with her and they were such a bonding moment for my husband and I. Even after I gave birth, Erin was there for our family. She guided me through those difficult breastfeeding moments and now I am a breastfeeding expert thanks to her.

We are planning to have another baby and when that time comes Erin will definitely be part of our birth team once again. My family and I would not have it any other way. Thank you so much, Erin. :-)

Danelisse Gonzalez

11/24/2013

I can't sing enough praises! My birth was definitely a special experience and I'm super happy that I chose Erin. I had interviewed several doulas and when I met Erin I automatically felt comfortable and at ease. I only wish that I found her sooner so I could've taken full advantage of her Lamaze course, but being that I was cutting it super close to my due date I didn't have time. But Erin definitely got me up to speed and gave me lots of information and I also got to meet her "back up" doula in case another mom was birthing and she couldn't get to me. Lucky for me I had her all to myself! She came all the way to my house and stayed with me through my contractions even though they stopped After several hours. she was super accommodating and helpful. Very knowledgeable and informative. She stayed with me through my entire birth and helped me with breastfeeding. I super highly recommend her she's amazing!!! 

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