Hiring Kira as our doula was one of the best things we did while preparing for the birth of our second child. After a difficult labor and delivery that resulted in a c-section with our first child, I was very driven to have a VBAC this time around. Kira was so helpful from the beginning by making recommendations of ways I could best prepare my body and mind for a successful VBAC, she taught me so much. She not only has extensive knowledge but her passion for birth and empowering birthing women is incredible. She partnered with my husband and I, we talked at length about my goals for this labor/delivery. I was especially emotional as I recently lost my parents. I knew that my emotions would be at an all time high during labor and delivery. When the big day came, Kira's presence brought a sense of calm. When I went into labor, Kira was at the hospital with another client. Kira was more than prepared and sent her back-up doula to support us during early labor and Kira would get some sleep and join us later in the day. It is important in the business of birth, to be flexible and understand that things are unpredictable. If you're reading this testimony and considering Kira, take heart in knowing that if something kept Kira from being at your birth, she only allows the best for her clients. When Kira arrived at the hospital, she was ready to have a birthday party. As I neared pushing, I was in disbelief that I was going to get my VBAC but I was also terrified. I had never pushed before and I had shared how scary that was for me. Kira coached me through the whole thing. When I felt my breath getting out of control, Kira calmly brought me back. The atmosphere my daughter was born into was perfect. Not many people can say their labor and delivery was magical...but mine was magical. Kira helped to make that possible. She was so in sync with me and my husband. I don't think I could have another baby without knowing Kira will be by my side.
-Marguerite (Meg) Tupou
September 19, 2020