My wife ended up with severe preeclampsia at 32 weeks and had an emergency c-section. Despite this not being even close to our due date AND only getting about 36 hrs heads up, Dannah showed up at the hospital ready for the c-section. It was our first time meeting in person due to COVID and she was like a fairy god-sister. We weren't initially sure if having a doula for a c-section (especially one so early and not preceeded by any labor) would make much of a difference but IT DID. Dannah was in the OR with us and then with my wife in recovery while I followed baby to the NICU. Dannah brought us lunch in the NICU a few days later and checked in on us for weeks until baby was discharged at which point she came to the house for a proper check in. I can't possibly recommend Dannah enough. Finding a queer doula in Seattle that we really jived with was strangely harder than anticipated. We feel that we gained a friend and resource for parenthood in finding Dannah and can't possilbly recommend her highly enough! Truly. Having a doula >>>> not having a doula. But having Dannah as your doula is on a totally different level.
August 22, 2021