My biggest worry during my pregnancy was about my birth plan. I didn't know if I wanted a hospital or home birth. I have a friend who is a midwife in Maine recommend that no matter what type of birth I would eventually have that I should hire Leah to be there. I am so glad I listened to her. Leah was a very supportive presence throughout my pregnancy. I ended up transitioning from a hospital birth plan to a a home birth plan half was through my pregnancy. I was so glad to have Leah as a consistent member of my team throughout this time.
Early on in my pregnancy Leah had me and my partner write out a birth plan and send her a physical copy. It took us a while to finish but in the end I really appreciated the process. It helped me make some important decisions and prompted a lot of great conversations between my partner and I. After further reflection there were many instances like this where Leah facilitated discussions, helped set goals, aided in planning and logistics and was an all around helpful member of my birth team.
I cannot recommend Leah highly enough. For all women, hospital or home birth, anxious or excited about labor, first pregnancy or third Leah is right for you. She is an amazing, loving, organized, knowledgeable doula. Who knows how to be supportive during pregnancy, labor and postpartum.
January 13, 2020