My Husband and I are beyond thankful for the thoughtfulness, guidance, and calmness that Elaine provided for us throughout my pregnancy and through the birth of our first baby. We met Elaine a couple of times before our due date; during those meetings, she was very informative by giving us topics to consider when coming up with a birth plan. Our conversations flowed naturally and she quickly became someone we could confide in and looked forward to seeing! Throughout the pregnancy, she was SUCH a great support and went above and beyond in ways I did not expect from a doula! I had a very lengthly labor (36 hours- some of which were at home); Elaine was with us through the whole process- in the beginning she answered our every question via the phone, offered to come to our home while we continued to labor, and stayed with us in the hospital throughout the entire labor process until about an hour after birth. By the end of the experience, we were so sad to see her leave! She became like a sister to me! Elaine also helped me to navigate some slightly difficult family dynamics, in order to keep the labor and delivery room nice and calm which was super important to me. Elaine brewed some pregnancy tea which ended up being one of the only things I wanted to drink while in labor. She also support my decisions and made sure I was well informed (even during the delirium that a laboring mom can experience). I would HIGHLY recommend Elaine to anyone... even my husband has been singing her praises to our family and friends, telling everyone we could not have gotten through such a difficult labor without her. Thank you Elaine for everything.
December 04, 2019