The MVP of my birth experience was definitely Emma. She was an amazing resource during pregnancy, an advocate during the labor and delivery and a comforting, helpful presence postpartum. She worked seamlessly with the labor and delivery team -- so much so that I recently ran into one of the nurses and the first thing she said was, "you had that awesome doula!" I recommend Emma wholeheartedly. I had a super long labor and delivery with an induction, hours of unmedicated labor, hours of medicated labor, getting to full dilation with pushing before the medical team recommended a c-section. Emma provided amazing massages and taught my mom and husband her moves! She had broth on hand when I couldn't eat and helped to make me as comfortable throughout. She explained what was happening at every step (medical speak can be hard to decipher while in labor!) helping me to feel good and empowered. She truly held me up during the labor and delivery marathon. Anyone who picks Emma as their doula is lucky - she is one of a kind!
February 21, 2019