Testimonial for Melissa Johnson VIRTUAL AND IN PERSON SUPPORT

Our experience from the Dads point of view:  

We first met Melissa from doula match.  My fiance and I were taking the Confident Birthing class and after the second class she had mentioned that she wanted to hire a Doula.  To be honest I didn't even  know what the hell a Doula was prior to the class and even after the classes it was still a little murkey.  And it was by far and away the best thing we could have done with our birth.  We are/were new parents and didn't really know exactly what all it entails, we just knew how we wanted it to go in an ideal set of circumstances.  We had a pretty set in stone set of expectations that we wanted to follow and with both of us being fairly stuborn, we wanted it to go that way.  We "interviewed" her at a starbucks and started chatting with her about what she does, how she handles situations, her style, etc.  We felt that it was a good fit, and at the time more or less what we were expecting--another advocate in the room with us during the birth that knew our birth plan and what we wanted to accomplish, what we were willing to sacrifice, etc.  It turned out to be so so so much more than that.  She itterally saved the day.  My fiance had prodermal labor (SP? Back labor) for 5 straight days leading up to the actual birth; and she was miserable  Melissa answered so many quetions for us at all hours of the night about everything that was going on, tips and tricks to try and the importance of getting as much rest as possible.  This was after a membrane sweep and we were considering another intervention before gher water broke and we were at the hospital, at like 2 am I had to call her bc I simply couldnt help--didnt know what to do to keep her from the pain she was in...to be cont.  

-Andrew

April 30, 2019

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