Hiring Meg as our doula was one of the best decisions we could have ever made! Since we were first time parents, there were several times throughout the pregnancy that things came up and we just needed reassurance that it was normal. Meg was always available to answer questions, no matter how silly or small they may have seemed. Meg also worked through our birth plan with us, helping us to clarify and streamline it. When things began to deviate from our birth plan due to circumstances out of our control, Meg helped us navigate the changes. When induction became the necessary choice and my partner began her 56 hours of labor, Meg was the calming presence we needed. She came to the hospital as soon as we told her we needed her and helped us determine the best choices for us during labor. Meg's experience provided us with an arsenal of "tools" to use during the long labor that we would not have had if we were alone, including ways to get baby to turn and help the labor process continue and ways to help my partner feel as comfortable as possible. After baby was born, Meg stayed with us to ensure we did not need anything but was respectful of our time and space as a new family of three. She continued to check in on us via text and a follow up postpartum visit after baby was born.
I recommend Meg to all of our friends who are expecting. Trust me, you will not regret it. I tell everyone that Meg was just as much of a support for me, if not more, as she was for my partner. It was so reassuring having Meg with us.
November 09, 2015