Not even sure where to begin when defining what an amazing doula Cara is. She worked with us for several weeks for birth classes and when the time came for me to be medically induced with my son, she was there every step of the way. Without Cara's encouragement and knowledge my husband and I would have felt very unprepared for the medical inducement, long labor and then the unplanned c-section. When first meeting Cara, I wasnt sure she had the assertiveness to stand up and speak for me when the time came, but let me assure you I was wrong. I was able to fully rely on her to help me as my advocate, all the while respecting our choices. She also took the most amazing photographs even though everything happened so quickly once the need for a C-Section was determined.
After delivery Cara was available via text for questions I had on breastfeeding and came by to check up on us a week or so after our birth.
I would without a doubt hire Cara again even if I knew in advance I needed a scheduled c-section etc. It was wonderful to have someone there with her vast knowledge. If you are reading this trying to decide if you should hire her- do it. She is worth every cent and more.
September 16, 2013