Doula was a word I did not know existed prior to my pregnancy. Upon my research about giving birth- I quickly discovered the importance of hiring a doula. My husband and I were first time parents and we knew only as much about bringing a baby into the world as any new parent. Since I noticed that successful businesspeople and professional athletes all have coaches and mentors to help them achieve their goals. I realized that if my goal was to have our baby naturally without any medication – then it made perfect sense to hire a doula.
My expectations were beyond exceeded. The first meeting I had with Grace- I felt connected right away and that she was there to support me. A few qualities that I picked up while working with her are that she is very attentive, kind, professional and knowledgeable. She made herself available to me for any questions and concerns I had prior to birth. Grace’s demeanor is wonderful- she is always very clam, positive and confident. She prepared me well ahead of time and came to labor with me at home before we headed to the hospital. It was such a relief to have her with my husband and I at home, because we did not have to worry about knowing the exact time of when to go to the hospital. We had complete trust in her and she directed us on what steps to take next.
Finally, Grace was a very supportive role as my doula and her encouraging attitude throughout the whole process helped me make it to the finish line. Without a doubt- there is no way that I could have succeeded in a natural birth alone. It was such a good experience. She helped me stay focused through every contraction and kept me motivated. I am so grateful to have had Grace as my doula and will definitely have her with me as my doula in the future.
August 25, 2017