2 years and 25 births attended
Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula
Clients per month: 1 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
During the Covid-19 crisis, I am offering virtual doula services and education via the zoom platform (free to download) at a reduced hourly rate. Please email me for details.
Albany, NY Service range 25 miles
I was about 7 1/2 months pregnant when my husband and I met with Liz. I had recently lost my mother when I decided to reach out to Liz about providing emotional support during the remainder of my pregnancy and labor and delivery. My husband and I were looking for someone who could answer the simplest, sometimes confusing or just strange questions along the way. We felt confident in her research-based knowledge, with her own personal experience peppered in.
I truly believe Liz came into my life at just the right time. She has a bright energy about her and a calming demeanor. Whenever I felt overwhelmed, she provided steady guidance. She encouraged me to be proud of my birth plan and fully supported me in each decision. During my labor, my husband was very thankful she was there every step of the way. It allowed him to focus on me while taking slight direction from Liz when needed.
My son recently turned six months old and she is still there for me as a resource and, more importantly, as a friend.
From Our first meeting with Liz I knew she was the right person. She had a great positive energy. I wasn’t feeling great about my Obgyn, so to have someone in my corner and being as supportive as Liz was a relief. She assured my husband and I she was only a phone call away, making him feel just as apart Of it all. She was great about following up after Dr. apts and genuinely asked for updates as time got closer. As soon as I called Liz to tell her our baby girl was on the way I felt at ease. Liz not only reassured us everything was okay but her excitment was contagious. It was happening, there was going to be a baby! About 3 AM, it was show time. I called Liz and she was on her way! I don’t think my husband and I would have made it through the next 12 hours with out her. Liz never skipped a beat. Holding my hand coaching us along and being a solid supportive energy in a room full of nurses who were quite the opposite. Things went sideways, It was intense and scary but Liz was right there when we needed assurance of what was the best option for baby and I. finally baby Made her debut. Liz stayed long enough to make sure we were comfortable but still giving us our space to enjoy being together as a new family. Just when we thought it was happily ever after, I was having complications from labor. Liz still was our support, checking in regularly, suggesting chiropractors, dr’s, giving her professional and personal input on what might help. She went above and beyond what we had imagined. I don’t think I could say enough about everything she has done for us. I had to cut Out half of my digital post to fit! We are so glad we came across her on the doula network and can honestly say she is now more that just our doula. We hope she knows she will forever be apart of our family. We just hope by the time we decide to have another child she will still be an active doula because we couldn’t imagine doing it without her.
So many times in conversation my wife and I tell each other how happy we made the decision to hire a doula, and we're especially happy that we have Liz working with us. Before our pregnancy I had no idea what a doula was. But now I can't imagine going through a pregnancy without such an incredible resource. From our first meeting we were completely comfortable with Liz, and she has been an excellent support for my wife and I leading up to this point. My wife is due in two days from now, and as I wait for the call I'm happy to express my gratitude for the peace of mind that I have knowing the care and support we will have during this most exciting time of our lives.
I had a very lovely experience with Liz. I heard about her from my husbands cousin that had just worked with her in October.
I never really thought I’d hire a doula but after hearing such great things from our cousin and his wife we decided to give Liz a call. During our first meeting together I immediately felt comfortable around Liz. I had many questions all of which she answered very thoroughly. It also gave me some comfort in knowing she has three children of her own so she was able to share from her own birth experiences. I left the meeting knowing I was going to continue working with her throughout my pregnancy and labor.
Liz always scheduled meetings that worked for Our schedules so she was very flexible. She also made it very clear that as we got closer to our delivery date she would 100% be available to us at all times. Closer to our due date she even provided us with her husbands information and a backup doula in case any unforeseen event came up where we couldn’t reach her right away.
On the big day, Liz arrived very shortly after we got to the hospital and came totally prepared. She helped comfort me in any way possible and was my voice when I was having contractions. She was very well prepared with what we had in mind and wanted for this delivery and she advocated for us the entire way through. She knew exactly when to step in to provide support and when to just sit back and watch me do my thing.
I would absolutely recommend Liz to any of my friends and family. She truly was there for my husband and me
Liz is the best doula I could have asked for. While I was still pregnant, she was available whenever I needed her for questions. We met to to put together my birth plan, which was immensely helpful. She knew exactly what questions to ask me so that I would be prepared for virtually any situation that could have arisen in the delivery room.
Once I began labor, she was absolutely indispensable. To this day, I still don't know how she did it because Liz seemed to know what I wanted and needed before I even did! She was a constant source of reassurance and calm that helped both me and my husband. As a first time mom, I expected to have a lengthy labor. But with Liz's support, I only labored for 9 hours. Only 6 of those hours were in the hospital and I only pushed for 10 or 15 minutes! Not only did I have a relatively short labor, but it was everything I wanted and I owe that to Liz! She not only helped me, but also helped my husband. She coached him to give me exactly what I required. It gave him the confidence he needed to be a wonderful birth partner for me.
I can't imagine having gone through the amazing experience of the birth of my first child without her. I sincerely hope she is able to be there for me for any future children I have.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Liz!!
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