So, we found out we were pregnant in late 2017 and we began interviewing quite a few doulas in the area. As soon as we interviewed Staci, we clicked right away and knew she was the perfect fit for us. She was such an amazing support for our first pregnancy and delivery. Staci was a huge part in preparing us both for labor, delivery and parenthood. She educated both of us about the process of childbirth and recovery. When it came time to deliver she provided the calm strength needed for not only me, but for my husband and mother as well. The moment I told her I was in labor she was on standby and told me she would come to me as soon as I wanted her. I ended up requesting her almost immediately and Staci stayed with us through the entire labor. Her presence was soothing and her knowledge was extremely valuable. Though we had wanted a fully natural birth at that point it was clear that I needed some help, and with the support from Staci, we decided on an epidural after discussing risks and benefits in that moment. It ended up being the right decision for us. After four hours of pushing and 20 hours in labor my son came into this world and greeted us face up. I have no doubt in my mind that if we had not had Staci supporting us, our son would have been a c-section birth. Staci was able to give us the knowledge, guidance and support to have our son without the need of a c-section. The knowledge that she passed on to us gave us the confidence to take home our son, care for his needs and bond with him. Staci is a wonderful addition to our wonderful birth story. I highly recommend her and can't wait to hire her again for our next pregnancy!
November 08, 2018