My husband and I hired Grace for the birth of our second child. We were hoping for a successful VBAC and Grace helped us to accomplish exactly that. I met with Grace three times prior to the birth. My first birth had been difficult and traumatic so I had a lot of fear and anxiety this second time around. During these two meetings, Grace helped alleviate my fears and together we came up with plans to help avoid or better cope with problems or interventions that might come up as I attempted a hospital VBAC. Grace promised to be there for me during early labor to help me determine when it would be best to head to the hospital. She also gave me several exercises to try that were supposed to help baby into the optimal postion for delivery.
My labor began late at night (around 1:30 am). Grace was at my house within 20 minutes of my calling her. Labor was fast and I was in transition by the time she got to me. My husband was out of town so Grace drove me to the hospital. She helped me stay on top of my contractions during the car ride and when we arrived at the hospital. She was excellent with the hospital staff. My daughter was born within an hour of us arriving at the hospital. Grace stayed with me for 2 hours following the birth and helped me begin breastfeeding. At our post-partum visit, she made sure I understood all details of the birth. Since it was so fast, she knew I had a lot to process and I appreciated that she took the time to review the experience with me. I am so thankful to her for giving me the confidence to attempt a VBAC and so grateful for her assistance in helping me have a positive VBAC experience. I would highly recommend Grace's doula services and if we are blessed with a third child, we will definitely be hiring her again.
July 14, 2016