I had a great experience with Anne and will be always very grateful to her for fully supporting me. I hired her based on the good reviews and a first meeting that we had where she nicely explained her role and found her very professional and compassionate.
I delivered on Wednesday feb 18th at 9 17 am a cute baby boy. On Monday afternoon, labor started and I called Anne who supported me through her messages and kept in touch. In the evening, I decided to go to the hospital as I felt that the pain is stronger. When I let Anne know, she was very professional and left to me even if I think she felt that I'm not yet in active labor. She mentioned that I might be 1 cm dilated and if it's the case I should consider going back home. That's exactly what happens; in the hospital they found that I'm fully effaced and only 1 cm dilated but they admitted me as the Dr said that I don't have to go through triage. With some nurses advice and what Anne mentioned, I decided to go home as I was hoping for a vaginal/unmedicated delivery and knew that being in the hospital in early stage means a managed/ medicated delivery and higher chance for c section. Anne joined me Tuesday morning at home and spent with me all the day helping me through contractions that were getting stronger using different techniques and having the right encouragements for me. She stayed till evening when my husband and I were finding that it's too much for her and we asked her to go home and rest. Few hours later, we went back to the hospital where they found that I'm 7-8 cm dilated. Also she promptly joined us to the hospital and supported me through transition stage that I went through with no epidural. Pushing was the most difficult part and Anne proposed to use different positions and capitalize on the fact that I'm not on epidural. Thx Anne for all your great support. You made the birth experience much better for me. I'm very grateful.
April 08, 2015