I decided to hire a doula because of the fears I had with childbirth. My husband and I met with Audrea and immediately felt comfortable with her. I liked that she had so much experience as I had had a rough pregnancy and needed reassurance. Thank goodness we met when we did because my water broke 5 hours later! We called Audrea at 2 am; she answered and provided us with advice on when to go to the hospital. She met us there a few hours later and stayed by our sides until we had our son early the following morning. She even brought snacks!
What I appreciated the most was Audrea helped me to stick to my guns about what I wanted for the birth. The OB practice I used was quite pushy, and she helped to explain things and supported my choices. She tried a lot of techniques to ease labor pain, but ultimately, her and my husband made a great team during pushing. My husband was grateful that she was there earlier in the day to pace the halls with me so he could rest and be there for me during active labor and after delivery to care for me and our son. She did a follow up after birth to see how we were transitioning to life at home with a newborn and continues to stay in touch to this day. It’s clear that Audrea truly cares about the families she works with and I’m so glad we hired her. We would definitely recommend her to other moms-to-be looking for a doula.
February 11, 2019