We first met Barbie at a "Meet the Doula" night hosted by Doula's of RI. We felt an instant connection to Barbie as she is down to earth, easy to talk to, and shared a number of things in common with us. Even though we only had a few minutes to talk with her at the event, she was at the top of our list. After the event, we scheduled an in-home meeting with her in which we spent a few hours discussing our birth wishes and what she could provide to us for a successful birth process. After this meeting, we were convinced that she was the doula for us. Barbie offers two pre-natal visits, each of which were multiple hours long. She helped us put together a birth plan and offered great insight and advice for the remainder of the pregnancy. Barbie is the reason we were confident in our birth plan and the labor process. As this was our first child, there was a lot of trepidation and concern of the unknown. Barbie was fantastic at answering all of our questions and helping us navigate the birth process. The day that labor started Barbie was in constant contact with us and helped answer any question we had. When the time came to leave for the hospital, we felt comfort in knowing that Barbie would be there with us through the birth. During the final stages of labor and through birth, Barbie was there every step of the way offering advice and coaching. After birth, Barbie stayed with us until everything settled down and we could relax. Even though the birth of our child was late at night, she came back later that day to check on us and offer any assistance we needed. We’re very fortunate to have had Barbie with us through this process and could not have done it with out her!
November 26, 2018