As we were preparing for the birth of our second child, my husband and I decided to look into Doula services because I was going to be attempting a VBAC and I knew I would need support if I also wanted to have a natural labor. Evana came highly recommended by my OB and the recommendation did not disappoint. From the time we had our intake phone call until after delivery I felt an immediate connection to Evana and she always knew exactly how to provide support at any given moment. She even won my husband over with her genuine nature and willingness to help advocate for the birth we wanted. The end of my pregnancy was very difficult and she helped keep me positive and was there to support me and answer all of my questions about what labor could and would feel like.
I didn’t go into labor until the day before my scheduled C-section at 41 weeks and 5 days, and I labored for two full days in the hospital before ultimately needing to have another C-section. Evana was there the entire journey first helping me through contractions, then helping to keep me calm and positive, and then supporting my husband and I in our decision to have a C-section, and in the surgical suite during my surgery. She stayed with me when my husband left with the baby and went with me into recovery because I was afraid of being alone during the time my husband would be attending to our newborn. She made sure that we were comfortable, safe and supported in our mother baby suite before she left the hospital. Nothing went as planned over the course of the birth of my second baby, which was very difficult, but Evana provided the information and emotional support my husband and I needed to change course along the way.
October 07, 2021