We hired Kerry and Cara on the recommendation of a good friend. I am so glad that we did! I had two prior natural births with the support of doulas, and I knew with certainty that I would want the support of a doula for the delivery of my third child as well. My husband and I met Kerry and Cara once during my 3rd trimester and talked through my prior deliveries as well as our hopes for my upcoming delivery. They were both absolutely lovely in person and we left the meeting feeling confident and ready. After my due date came and went, I began communicating regularly via email and text with both Kerry and Cara. They offered encouragement and ideas for natural induction. I opted to forego the medical induction that had been scheduled for me 14 days post-due. I had some anxiety about whether or not that was the right decision for me and the baby, but Kerry, Cara, and the midwives were all supportive. When labor finally began on its own in earnest, Kerry's presence and support made the very challenging task of childbirth that much easier. She had a great rapport with team at the hospital. She supported us in big ways (ensuring that the tub was filled) and little ways (bringing me juice during and after labor) and was calm and steady throughout. We felt very grateful to have had Kerry’s undivided attention! We got to see Kerry again a few days later when she stopped by to see how we were doing and to deliver the encapsulated placenta. She also brought an awesome wrap carrier and more of her amazing homemade nipple butter. My recovery has been smoother and nursing has been much better this time around. My husband and I agree that Kerry’s services were well worth the cost!
October 02, 2017