Hiring Amber was the best thing I ever did and worth every penny. I hired Amber as a PPD and she was amazing. So much so, that I ended up keeping her until my baby was around 8 months old. She had so much useful information, but didn't force any particular method or view on me - rather she provided me with all the information about a topic and let me make choices and supported me. (For instance we talked about alternatives to using formula).
Amber also showed me a variety of techniques to help my baby sleep, learn, eat, etc. For example, she encouraged me to wear my baby (it totally works!), and showed me how to use a breast feeding pillow for tummy time! She had different and unique strategies for keeping my baby entertained. In addition to that, Amber didn't waste a second. If the baby was sleeping, Amber would do things to make my life easier - tidy, cook some food, organize things, etc. This is extremely important because I have hired other Doula's from this site, who were great, but when the baby slept they used that time to surf the internet or watch TV on their phone. Amber makes sure that every moment she is in your home she is helpful and that is a hard quality to find.
I would have hired Amber as my Doula during pregnancy if my circumstances were different (I moved to Seattle just before giving birth). I could see how Amber's approach and support would be beneficial for pregnant ladies.
Initially I was reluctant to let someone in my home, but Amber truly understood the importance of her role in my life and the importance of taking care of my child - another quality that seems hard to find in someone. I trust Amber completely and do not hesitate to recommend her. I am happy to provide more information if you need it! firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 04, 2016