I hired Cara and Kerry to coach me through my labor with my first child. The day I went into labor Cara was on call. I was so happy to have her, but the best part about hiring Cara and Kerry is that both women have such a great vibe and are so calm I know I would have had a great experience with either of them. In the lead up to my labor I worked a lot on not being scared, and they gave me a lot of great insight to get in the right headspace. I was also happy with their focus on my husband. He wanted to be really involved and they were his coach as well as mine.
I could go on for a long time about my amazing birth with Cara. We had had a lot of good talks about what I wanted in labor in the months leading up to the birth, so I didn't have to answer any questions or make any decisions while I was laboring. Because of this, Cara was able to come in and take complete charge of my well being. It was the most soothing thing I could imagine to have someone who knew exactly what I needed with out having to say a thing. She also knew exactly how the hosptial worked, including secret stashes of ice and juice. She knew all the doctors and midwives as well. She never got in anyone's way while also doing an amazing job of managing my birth and making sure the medical staff was making me comfortable. Every single one of her suggestions for a position change or drink I'd do and it felt amazing while I was in the hardest part of labor. I ended up having an incredible birth that was so chill and quiet, two words I have never heard to describe birth, and that was 100% because of Cara. The woman carries fairy lights with her in her bag to make the room feel calmer and warmer. I mean, you won't be in better hands if you want powerful and calm support during the most vulnerable and important experience of your life. I feel so lucky to have found her and credit her for the most impactful experience of my life.
June 22, 2017