My experience with Joanne has been very positive.
She was present during the birth of both my children and supported my birth plan 100%.
She was very communicative with me as I neared full term. Joanne had lots of ideas and resources and pointed me to referrals for passing GBS test and pelvic floor care.
When it came to labor and delivery, Joanne was amazing--she's a seasoned pro. She stayed up all night with me, doing massage, counterpressure and telling me birth stories and keeping my mind positive - during the long wait for active labor to start.
She knew almost all the hospital staff and knew whom to ask for what to get things done. This is very critical when you are in pain and in a hospital setting.She was also great with my husband and showed him ways he could be involved and helpful.
In the end, we were very happy with our choice and would definitely seek out Joanne in the future if we have more children in Durham.if she is busy, she is open to back up doulas of your preference and has the great Triangle doula collective behind her.
April 01, 2016