From the day we first met her our relationship with Heather felt special. She has such a unique way of making you comfortable and at peace which was essential during the time of birth. Heather is extremely competent, knowledgeable, and kind. Her presence is an extremely positive one and she was very respected and well-liked by the hospital staff all of which had previously worked with her and this had a further hugely positive impact on our birth experience. Heather was so encouraging and real during the birth and made us feel comfortable, strengthened and empowered every step of the way. If we ever had another baby, Heather would be our doula without any doubt. Heather made it a point to bond not only with me as the mom but also my husband which was totally amazing. The two of them were chatting and cracking jokes in times where I didn't need support and had a very good relationship which further made this birth experience more special for me. It was like everyone in the room had made friends and created the most loving and gentle environment for the birth of our daughter. I will never forget how at piece and one with the world I felt when I came back from a trip to the bathroom and saw Heather holding my newborn daughter. I remember thinking "this kind of amazing village is what surrounds the perfect birth". Heather was key in making me feel this way. Ina May Gaskin, the mother of natural birthing once said "if a woman doesn't feel like a goddess during birth something has gone wrong". Well Heather Keeney truly made me feel like a goddess during my birth. It was simply magical and beautiful - nothing short of what I felt during a previous homebirth and even thought this birth took place at a hospital. I cannot recommend her enough. Our family is in awe by how fantastic she is and we look forward to seeing more of her in the postpartum time and beyond.
July 10, 2017