This was my first pregnancy and so many things made this experience uncomfortable and a bit scary. I lost my mother a year before I became pregnant and my grandmother a month before my due date. My husband was also unable to be at my side since he was out of the country. We were both excited and anxious about our unborn son. We were however uneasy as we were both quite clueless on what to do, how to go about doing what was required during and after the pregnancy.
My Doula however was able to calm all anxieties I faced providing me with not just information but genuine care and support. The presence of Tia was able to help me gain the comfort most persons would have depended on a mother for which was quit surprising and empowering.
The sessions with Tia were not many, however the few encounters provided invaluable strength and empowerment to do what I believed would have been my most pressing challenge with ease. She loved this job and it definitely showed. My calls and texts were never a bother and she too called in to ensure that things were alright throughout my journey.
On my day of delivery, Tia was unable to remain with me. I initially was a bit skeptical about this situation especially since I had grown to trust her in a unique way, however, she partnered me with another Doula and as much as I would normally take some time before warming up to persons, I did the opposite and was immediately able to sense such great positive energy from the other Doula and was able to trust and be efffectively aided with my delivery, giving birth to beloved like a champion. God knows had I not have them both, my experience would have definitely being a different, having much challenges and anxieties, and probably a longer delivery period as well.
May 10, 2018