My husband and I decided to get a doula for the birth of our first child. We found Megan on the RI doula website and quickly set up an appointment to meet with her. We knew in the first 5 minutes of meeting her that she was the perfect fit for us! She met with us a few times before our due date to discuss our plans for the birth along with offering us information on a plethora of baby topics! She was always very prompt in getting back to us if we had questions between meetings and was very good at checking in with me when my due date was getting closer, she was also super supportive when I was getting frustrated for going over a week past my due date!
When we finally did go into labor we contacted Megan and she went into full doula mode. While I stayed home during early labor she would check in on my hourly and even offered to come to my home. When it was time to go to the hospital we let Meg know and she was on her way there too! I was checked at the hospital and it was recommended that I return home since we still had quite a bit of time. Meg returned to our house with us at 11:00pm where we stayed until 5am when we returned to the hospital. My son was born that same day at 3:00 in the afternoon! It was a very long labor but Meg stayed by our side the entire 18 hours! Our experience would not have been the same without Megan. We are first time parents and without her we would have felt lost in the whole process, the time she spent with us was invaluable. We could not thank her enough for her support during such an important time in our lives.
My husband and I HIGHLY recommend having a doula after our experience with Megan and will DEFINITELY use her again if and when we decide to have another child.
June 07, 2014