From our initial "Meet and Greet", I knew Alexandra was going to be the best doula for myself and my family – and I was right!
Her comforting techniques were welcome in the delivery room and I felt very supported but not overwhelmed by having another person there. My water broke at home in the evening and she started coaching me over the phone that night. She met me at the hospital the next day for my induction and staid through the delivery. She had a lot of good techniques to help move thing along and even expediate the process when it needed it. I was thankful that I was able to deliver vaginally with no complications – and even managed to do it without an epidural! Alexandra is not only very knowledgeable in her line of work, but she has a calming presence and is a pleasure to talk to - which is a necessary asset to have in the delivery room!
We also signed up for her Postpartum doula services which proved invaluable. Due to the pandemic our family was not able to travel to help and her visits got us through those early days and helped bring our home under control. We always discussed the goals for each visit and she jumped in wherever needed. In addition to our newborn daughter we have a toddler and she was fantastic at balancing what I needed and playing with our son. He absolutely adored her!
She is very open and non-judgmental – and provided a lot of good advice during our visits and support in between visits as well. As a bonus, she is an excellent cook and often brought us something tasty and nourishing. Additionally she takes all necessary safety precautions during the pandemic and we felt very safe having her at the hospital and in our home.
I would highly recommend Alexandra for both birth and postpartum doula services. She would be a welcome addition to any family and our family will always be grateful for her.
January 26, 2021