Since I was young I wanted to have a natural birth. My mom gave birth to my brothers and I naturally and always talked about birth in such a positive light. Soon after I became pregnant with my first child I realized that most women don't talk about birth like my mother did. I still wanted to have a natural birth though and started doing research. I didn't know much about doulas, but I heard they were a great help in achieving a natural birth. One of my friends recommended Grace as a doula and talked very highly of her. From the first moment I met Grace I noticed that she was extremely educated and up to date regarding birth, including hospital births, birth center births, and home births. I was a little nervous about everything and she instantly made me feel better and calmer. She recommended many good resources (including great books), helped me search for birth classes, and gave a few birthing location recommendations too. I started my care under an OB/Gyn and as I talked with Grace she helped me learn more about all my birth options. My husband and I decided that we would check out a few birth centers. Grace recommended an amazing birth center where we ended up switching our care to. Grace was supportive each step of the way. As my due date approached my husband and I still didn't know the full scope of what a doula does. Once Grace arrived to our home to help me labor there we soon realized how valuable her role would be in the birthing process. She was absolutely amazing! My husband and I raved about how satisfied we were with hiring her as our doula. My husband was my main support and Grace was extremely helpful in directing us. Grace went above and beyond what we were expecting. I honestly don't know what we would have done without her! During the postpartum visit we felt as if Grace had become a member of our family. Grace helped me achieve the natural birth that I wanted. My husband and I highly recommend Grace as a doula!!
September 07, 2017