Great! She was very instructive and nuturing during the pre-natals. As anxious as I was, she was very calm and reassuring, which made me feel relaxed and in good hands, which would also be true in during labor and beyond. I had a very fast labor, but she forsaw such and was at my house very shortly after "the call". The birth occurred at home, but my midwife was stuck behind traffic. So, as things were quickly progessing and a desire to push came along, Chloe positioned me to slow things down a bit and coached me to stay calm until the midwife arrived. It was an incredible wild ride, and my husband and I were so glad to have her help there! I'd also been worried about post-partum depression, and in the early baby days, she provided wisdom or more re-assurance! I am very thankful for Chloe!
I can confidently say that i would not change one thing about my birth experience thanks to the help of my husband and Chloe. Let me give you a little background. I scheduled 4-5 interviews and Chloe was my 3rd. I arrived with a list of 20-40 question beyond the "Tell me about yourself" and "Why did you become a Doula?" Chloe was so warm, steady, and instantly put me at ease. She is not pushy whatsoever but she has attended enough births to know what is going on, where the towels are kept in the hospital, and recognizes the different stages of labour a FTM would have no clue about. Overall- my husband and I were BLOWN AWAY by our experience with Chloe. Chloe is the epitome of warm and nurturing. She is keeping up with the latest birth information, but most of all it is obvious she is passionate about what shes does. Chole is the total package and honestly you do not need to look any further than this amazing woman. My husband and I agreed Chloe was our rock through my 27 hour all natural birth and I doubt I could have done it with anyone else. I can write a novel on this phenomenal woman but I will leave you with this. My husband and I would scrimp and save to pay double Chloe's fee to have her at our next birth. She is exactly what we needed and truly a God send
The best decision we made hands down was to hire Chloe to be our doula. She's the only doula we interviewed because she passed the two most important factors: 1) by the end of the interview I felt like I would be comfortable with her seeing all my bits, and 2) she wasn't going to judge me or shame me for any decisions I made during labor (e.g, getting an epidural). Throughout my pregnancy she was always available to ask questions and wanted to be kept in the loop with what was going on and how I was doing. I really felt like I had made a friend so that when it came time for the big day it didn't feel at all like there was a stranger in the room with us. We met a handful of times before I went into labor, and she visited me when I was admitted to the hospital for complications. My actual labor and delivery were pretty traumatic and I don't know what my husband and I would have done without her there. Seriously. And after I was released from the hospital she even came over and folded laundry! She is not only an amazing doula, but an amazing and special person. My husband and I already know that if we have another baby we will absolutely hire Chloe again. I miss her already!
My husband and I were very happy to have Chloe as a doula. My favorite part about her is that she is very knowledgable and responsible. Since it was my first pregnancy, everything was new to myhusband and me. When my water broke at 5:30am, she answered our call immediately and guided us every single step. She was sitting right next to me during the labor and helped me to focus. Also, she is such a great listener and communicator. She understood what our expectations were and respected the way how we wanted my labor to be like. During the labor, I completely trusted her and my labor went very smoothly with her help. She always wanted to make sure I was hydrated enough and breathing properly. After I gave a birth, she wrote about birthing story of my child and it was very impressive and memorable. It shows all the details what we had been through that day. We were very happy with Chloe’s performance so we will definitely hire her again for my second child.
My wife and I are extremely happy with Chloe. She is very punctual and always seems up to date on all the new techniques. The Mid Wife thought we would be in for a 3 day labor, but Chloe had a lot of tricks up her sleeve and good info on how to quickly and safely induce. We interviewed multiple Doulas before we picked Chloe and it just seemed that her Energy is what we needed. She was calm and cool when she needed to be and turned into a ball of energy when my wife was getting exhausted from pushing. She also has many visual aids to help and many techniques for pain management. Working with Chloe you can tell she takes a lot of time and care to make sure her clients are taken care of. She makes amazing lactation cookies, and has the energy for the entire labor. My wife and I will totally use her again and we will be suggesting her to all of our family and friends.
The natural, unmedicated hospital birth of our second child was everything I hoped - totally supported, beautiful, empowering and full of healing after experiencing disappointment and regret over my first birth. I credit much of that to our amazing doula! Chloe was my comfort, reassurance and peaceful voice in the midst of all my fear, freeing my husband to be my strong and loving husband. She used her wealth of knowledge about birth and bodies to offer helpful suggestions throughout pregnancy and labor. At my worst during labor, exhausted and full of fear, she kept me grounded with comforting words, humming a soft tune, gripping my shaky hand. Like she knew just what I needed in the moment. Though this birth went beautifully and exactly as hoped, I have no doubt that Chloe would have been totally supportive and loving in the face of anything unexpected. This pregnancy was fraught with numerous concerns over baby's health, extra monitoring and much anxiety. Every fear expressed to Chloe was met with understanding, comfort, love and wonderful advice. I sent her so many emails with my fears and frustrations, and each reply was exactly what I needed at the time. Baby was breech until 38 weeks, and during those weeks of worry Chloe had lots of helpful information about our options. Thankfully baby turned on her own, all other concerns were dismissed and we went on to have an amazing birth! Chloe has not only been called to help women and families, she has been blessed with a gift. Her demeanor is calm, joyful, comforting, relatable and honest. Our first meeting felt like I was chatting with a long lost friend. She truly loves this work, loves helping women and families, and wants to make the world a more peaceful place by supporting them during the amazing transition of birthing a baby. I'm so glad I found Chloe. My only regret is not having her at my first birth. I hope we decide to have more kids in the future because I would love to have her as my doula again!
Where do I even begin on how amazing having Chloe as our doula was!?
My husband and I began searching for a doula when we found out we were expecting our second baby. Our first birthing experience was not a pleasant one and I was looking for anything we could do proactively to have a better experience the second time around.
We met with Chloe and one other doula but immediately felt drawn to her calm demeanor. We met with Chloe twice for prenatal appointments during which she went over our desires for labor. Our baby was presenting breech from about 32 weeks on. Chloe was so supportive during that time, we were in contact frequently to discuss different things I could be trying to flip baby.
After weeks of trying everything baby just wouldn't budge and I was scheduled for a csection. I was totally overwhelmed with losing our desires birth experience and terrified on major surgery. Chloe was so supportive, she was willing to come sit with me and talk it over before the surgery. Chloe met us at the hospital the morning of the procedure and her presence was invaluable! She stayed with us in the waiting room and kept me calm. Our hospital only allows one support person in the OR but Chloe was able to talk with the nurse, doctor and anesthesiologist and was able to join us in the OR. It was so amazing to have her in the OR, she was able to stay with me and keep me focused while all the crazy was going on around me.
Long story short I LOVED having Chloe as a part of our team. If/when we decide to have more children Chloe will be one of our first calls!
I wanted to try to have a natural birth as I had witnessed some births while in nursing school that I believed could have had better outcomes if the mother had been able to move more. I was fearful of the feeling of being stuck in bed with an epidural. I also especially wanted someone who would support not only me but also my husband. Chloe was so helpful through out labor and as I was hoping supporting my husband who at some points was pale simply from supporting me and not being able to easily take breaks. She helped us to try other positions to manage labor and contractions. We enjoyed her calm and confident manner, and sense of humor. When had started to think about having a doula when we heard about the statistics of how outcomes are improved with doula support, we where unsure if the cost would make sense to us. We thought Chloe's fee was very reasonable and even felt like paying a little extra so that it could be saved for another family that might have more difficulties with the cost. We had a "Textbook" first time labor, and where even able to not use the the monitoring belts and just have periodical checks. I was doubting myself during transition and wondering if I needed the epidural but with encouragement, and checking my progress was able to continue and refocus. Her assistance was invaluable to us and we will probably use her at our next delivery also.
My husband and I are so grateful to have had Chloe as our doula. She was wonderful for the preparation, labor and birth. She was insightful with ideas and direction on how to deal with my pregnancy. Chloe's experience was exactly what I needed to have a successful "All natural vaginal birth"! I don't think I could have felt as strong as I did without her support.She was everything I needed and more, like having a trusted friend with the added benefits of doula training. She even wrote us our labor story and baked us some lactaion cookies after we had gone home from the birthing center. I'd definetly use her again when we deside to have another one. I would not hesitate to recommend Chloe to my friends and family, and would highly recommend her services to anyone.
I am so thankful that my husband and I got to work with Chloe! I wanted a drug free VBAC in the hospital and Chloe was able to help me achieve that. She had a bag of tricks and suggested various positions to labor positions that helped me get through each contraction. The birth of my 2nd daughter went better than I could have ever imagined! Prior to going into labor she met us several times and we went over some pain management techniques that were very helpful. After I gave birth she also came by for a visit and wrote up a beautiful story of my daughters birth that I will forever save in her baby book.
She really has a passion for what she does and is great at it, I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for a Doula!
We are so grateful for Chloe. Her calm, comforting presence and wisdom made all the difference. Her support was incredible and both my husband and I felt heard, validated, and respected leading up to, during, and after the birth. She brought such a joy to the whole experience and I have whole-heartedly recommended her many times already to friends and strangers, too!
Chloe was amazing! My husband and I could not imagine going through that day again without her help. She has such a calm caring manner which put me at ease while managing to focus me on the task at hand. There were a few times I started to lose my focus and panic but she was right there at my side to boost my strength and help me cope.
Chloe was there for us throughout the whole experience. She was on the phone checking on me once I let her know contractions had started and came over once we were sure they were progressing to help us labor at home for a while. She was great at suggesting new positions to try and to make sure I changed these positions often to help things along. After my water broke at 12:30 am we labored a little longer before going to the hospital where it seemed to take forever to be admitted. The bed was very uncomfortable in triage where they only let one person be with you and my husband couldn't seem to comfort me like I was needing so he had Chloe come back to help me. This was much appreciated once she came in and helped me with counter pressure and reminders to breath and that this contraction would be over soon making what felt overwhelming at that moment seem like much less of a mountain to climb.
Once we were admitted I was having back to back contractions and felt the need for an epidural which I don't know if I could have stayed still enough to get if Chloe wasn't there to help me manage the intensity of those contractions. Things went pretty smooth from there though it was a very long day she was there for me every step of the way. My son was born after 37 minutes of pushing with constant encouragement and hand holding at 7:37 pm. I will definitely hire Chloe again if we have a future pregnancy, I feel blessed to have found her for this one!
I decided to hire a doula for the delivery of my second child because I knew my husband would be unable to attend the birth and I wanted to make sure I had extra support. I loved Chloe's gentle energy as soon as I met her. I appreciated the time she took getting to know me before the birth and we talked a lot about different techniques to deal with pain. I ended up having back labor and it was much harder than I expected but Chloe was so helpful. She had lots of ideas of different positions to try, she spent a lot of time rubbing my legs and feet since they ached through the contractions and she helped so much with my breathing. She manages to be soft-spoken and gentle, yet provides a strong presence which kept me grounded when things became overwhelming. When I was sure I couldn't get through another contraction she was my cheerleader, reminding me of the end goal and of my own strength. I am so grateful I found her and had her with me during my intense birth experience. She really was there for me every step of the way.
As first time parents, my husband and I felt like we needed as much assistance as possible with the birth process. We met Chloe through doulamatch.net. After reading the reviews we decided to meet in person. Chloe impressed us with her calming and caring demeanor and reassured us about what her role would be on the big day. Although our baby decided to make her appearance three weeks early, Chloe was right there with us. She was a huge help in getting us through some intense back labor, and comforting and encouraging during the pushing stage. After the birth, Chloe continued her support role which included some awesome home-baked cookies! I highly recommend Chloe as a doula; she is a complete professional and truly cares about her clients.
We were blessed to have Chloe assist with our recent birth. She was a great listener who took time to hear our priorities and concerns before labor, during the birth experience, and in our follow up visit. During our labor she was a source of calm encouragement and strength, and she adapted quickly and calmly to meet our needs. She is caring, gentle, perceptive, and positive, and it was so assuring to have her as part of our team! My husband and I enthusiastically recommend Chloe to anyone considering a doula for their birth experience.
I met Chloe through a friend of mine who had recently worked with her during the birth of her son. She highly recommended her as she had, had a rather tramatic birth. My previous birth was a csection due to my son being a bottom down breech, knowing that I wanted to attempt a vbac, I felt confident that Chloe would be able to handle anything my vbac all natural attempt would throw at her.
On August 13th I started having semi regular contractions that progressed through the day, by 12am on the 14th contractions were regular and progressive, I asked Chloe to come to the house around 2am, by 4am we headed to the hospital. Labor was pretty intense through out the day, but with Chloe and my husband by my side we made the day go by pretty smoothly. By the time I had entered the transition stage of labor I didn't think I could do anymore, but Chloe made sure I was in the correct positions to ease pain and have my labor progress as it should.
By 722pm on August 14th we had our 8lb 4.6oz 20inch baby girl just the way I had wanted ALL NATURAL!
I wouldn't have been able to do it without Chlor and her guidance as a doula!!!
Thank you Chloe!!!!
Chloe was a lifesaver during my birth experience. To start with, my son was a little over a week early and while we were prepared for his birth, there was much my husband had to do prior to going to the birth center. Chloe was able to be there and support me through my contractions while my husband gathered all our bags and prepared our food to bring. Additionally, my labor progressed quickly and Chloe guided us in knowing the correct time to call them midwife and drive over.
At the birth center, my son's breech presentation was realized and we all headed to the hospital for an emergency C-Section. Once again, Chloe was irreplaceable as she coached me through painful contractions while I was in triage waiting to go to the operating room. I felt the need to push and she had a trick to help!
Chloe's help was invaluable to me and I highly recommend her as a doula.
Chloe was such a joy and blessing to have during my last pregnancy. I did not have a doula the first birth and it was tough. Chloe met with me several times before my labor began and we worked on different laboring and birthing techniques to help me with pain. She met me at the hospital and did not leave till after the birth of my little guy, which ended up being almost 36 hours. My water broke before my contractions began so I wasn't needing much support so instead Chloe played and sang songs with my 4yr old and kept her busy. Once the contractions started Chloe was by my side helping me breath and relax. She even slept on the floor to stay close by. During my pushing she was right their helping my husband and mother, encouraging me. Overall I would say Chloe is amazing! She is a sweet, caring, kind, and gentle person that I now have a wonderful friendship with. She helped me beyond words through my labor, longer without medication then I ever imagined I could do.
Chloe was my doula for the homebirth of my fifth baby. As a doula myself, I am picky about who I want at my births, and I know about what qualities are important in choosing a support person. Chloe has a gift of nurturing which suits her well for the role of a doula. She is intuitive about a laboring mother's needs and offers support with a quiet and unobtrusive presence. Her gentle spirit, trust in the process, and reassuring words provided a source of strength for everyone present at the labor/birth. My husband was able to enjoy the process more because Chloe was there to help him as well, providing breaks when needed, discussing progress, and going around the house getting comfort items so that he could stay present with me. She helped us to feel supported and nurtured as we welcomed our baby. The birth was beautiful and all that we hoped it would be. Chloe helped make it special through her tender care and attention to little details that we had mentioned were important to us. We are glad she was a part of our homebirth!
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