SO MUCH GRATITUDE! We hired Barbie as our doula and truly feel we would not have had the birth experience that we did without her. She is amazing.
This was our first pregnancy and when I found out I was expecting, I knew I wanted a doula when it came time for labor. What we discovered was that by having Barbie by our side early on, we were able to equip ourselves with a lot more information and access to things, which allowed us to feel confident each step of the way.
As a first time parent, you don't know what you don't know. Barbie was a tremendous help when it came time to navigate birth class options, what to do when our baby was still breeched at 37 weeks, and how to encourage our little one to make his way out when we exceeded our expected due date.
Barbie was our champion when labor started! Our goal was to have a non-medicated birth and one of the most helpful coping techniques Barbie provided at this time was how to breathe differently through the various phases of labor. She was a constant advocate and source of encouragement to get us through the most intense moments.
Selecting the "right" doula is critical for such an intimate and life changing experience. Barbie served as an emotional, physical, and educational resource throughout our pregnancy and we were so thankful to have her!
January 14, 2019