Hiring Kerry was by far the best decision John and I made for the birth of our first baby AND postpartum support. The weeks leading into labor—Kerry was very responsive to my emails and texts, punctual for our appointments, very resourceful and knowledgable about all things related to MY birth plan and always made us feel at ease with the process. But the real highlight for me personally, was having Kerry by my side the day of delivery. As expected, NOT everything went accodrding to plan. But Kerry's knowledge of the hospital, staff and her years of experience as a doula, certainly made everything much easier to deal with. She knew exactly how to put me at ease when things got a little tough and worked along side my partner John to help bring about a sense of calm, support and even humor at times : ) Having never experienced labor before—there were definitely some scary AND painful moments (I opted out of an epidural). But Kerry knew EXACTLY what I was feeling (physically & emotionally) and helped me get past my fears and to the finish line! When it was all said and done, she was by my side holding my hand while the docor and nurses wrapped things up. We certainly established a level of trust with her that allowed us to continue working together into postpartum and with our baby. Her postpartum support was crucial to our survival. Not only did she help us with our baby, but also made sure that I was doing "all the things" to take care of MYSELF. We absolutely LOVE having her in our lives and can't imagine getting through "the 4th trimester" without her.
-Marybel & John
September 18, 2019