Gabe was absolutely wonderful! We could not have had the peaceful and open experience we had without her. Some things, due to medical complications, simply did not go according to our birth plan. Gabe's flexibility, courage and tenacity in the face of the labor and delivery process being so unpredicatble was a tremendous comfort for us. Gabe was there every step of the way, making sure that our preferences were honored despite the challenges. She was able to help us see what might be impulsivity versus addressing true suffering. When things took a turn and I needed to accept an epidural to allow my delivery to continue successfully, Gabe responded with grounded clarity and provided a space of non-judgemental support. Even though the the medication was not part of our original plan, with Gabe's support we could see that peacefully gretting our daughter certainly was and that I needed to come to a decision for myself to see that end goal. Ultimately, our beautiful baby girl arrived and we cannot thank Gabe enough for being such an instrumental figure in witnessing and assisting in the welcome of our new family! We cannot thank her enough or recommend her more highly.
July 12, 2017