Testimonial for Hannah Woods

Hiring Hannah was the best decision my husband, Cory, and I made for the birth of our son. I wanted to have a med-free birth and after our birth classes we decided we needed additional, experienced support. Only a month prior to our due date I contacted several doulas to see if any were available. Hannah was the first to return my plea for help and we set a time to meet soon after. Upon meeting, we immediately liked Hannah. She was easy to talk with, had a great sense of humor, and put us at ease. During our prenatal appointments she answered tons of questions, advised about additional baby gear, and calmed my anxieties. We established a great bond within the short time we knew her. I could tell she was ready to partner with us and empower Cory to support me during labor.

I honestly don't think I would have birthed our son med-free had it not been for Hannah. She was supportive during my labor at home via phone and text. As planned, she arrived at the hospital soon after they finished checking us in. She directed Cory in how to assist my labor. She clarified what medical staff were saying. She suggested positions to move labor forward. She listened to me and read my body language to assist me in ways I didn't know I needed (ex: I forgot about food/water). Her words were always reassuring and empowering; often repeating sayings to focus my mind. She took care of Cory (i.e. suggesting he needed to go eat), letting me focus on labor. When I started pushing, she counted for me so I used each push effectively. She counted to 10 for almost 2 hours. Hannah celebrated with us when our baby finally arrived. She helped me learn to breastfeed our son after they finished my stitches.

During postpartum care, she helped debrief labor and days following. She not only went over facts but feelings as well. She worked with me on breastfeeding and other infant care. Overall she was amazing. We will definitely give her a call when preparing for baby #2.

-Laurie Schroeder

October 04, 2018

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Hannah Woods

Stumptown Doulas

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