I cannot recommend Birth Matters NW enough! After a very difficult and traumatic first labor and delivery, I knew I needed additional support for my second. I interviewed a handful of doulas and it was so clear that Mariah and Gina were a perfect fit!
During our first meeting they asked to hear my first birth story in detail. It was so cathartic to explain my birth story to people who really know and understand birth! Both Mariah and Gina have a gift; they know exactly what to say and when to say it. They also know how to truly listen! If you want to feel heard, they are your people.
Throughout my pregnancy, I felt so supported. It was comforting to know that Mariah and Gina were always a text or phone call away! They also sent me the very best resources and connected me with an amazing prenatal massage therapist and lactation consultant.
At 41+1, I woke up with pretty intense contractions. When it was clear that I was in labor, my husband contacted Mariah and Gina. Since things were moving fast, we met them at Evergreen hospital. Right when we pulled up, they were there, helping me walk, helping me breathe, helping me relax. Mariah was on call that week so she stayed with me and fielded the questions from the receptionist.
Throughout laboring and pushing, Mariah knew exactly how to keep me calm. She knew exactly what to say, where to push, where to touch, how hard to press, how to help my husband support me. She was my voice and my advocate!!! I really cannot imagine doing it without her!
Birth Matters NW will always have a special place in my heart. I am so thankful they were a part of my birth team!
March 02, 2021