Testimonial for Mary-Lou Crossley, CD/PCD(DONA)

Mary-Lou came to our aid under some unique circumstances. When the doula we had originally hired needed to quarantine around our due date, she arranged for Mary-Lou to take over in her place. So our journey with Mary-Lou began without any preceding meet-and-greet or birth planning sessions and our first in-person introduction happened once early labour had begun and we called her to our home. Despite not having any prior opportunity to get to know us, Mary-Lou was able to quickly zone in on our personalities, needs and preferences and provide amazing supportive care from that moment on. My husband and I found Mary-Lou's knowledgeable and calm presence to be incredibly helpful. She was able to guide us through various relaxation techniques as well as positions to facilitate optimal positioning of the baby. We were especially impressed with her ability to remind us of all of the options available to us at each step of decision-making. She quietly and tactfully checked in with us in a wholly non-judgemental way, ensuring that the next step as suggested by the physician or nurse would still be in line with our own preferences. Once our daughter arrived, Mary-Lou was able to provide an important first lesson in breastfeeding, allowing us to get off to a good start from the very beginning. 

In short, we cannot imagine the story of our daughter's birth without Mary-Lou filling a central role. It was so very comforting to have her support and guidance throughout and we are endlessly grateful for the care she provided for all three of us. We would not hesitate for a moment in recommending her services to other parents who are considering hiring a doula.  


 
 

 

-Dana & Morten

January 28, 2022

a photo from Mary-Lou Crossley, CD/PCD(DONA)

Mary-Lou Crossley, CD/PCD(DONA)

Since Forever Birth Services

Birth Fee: $1600

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50

SEE FULL PROFILE

Updated 2/7/2024

Birth Fee: $1600

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50

8

Years on DoulaMatch

SEE FULL PROFILE

Updated 2/7/2024

Certified Doula
VERIFIED CERTIFICATION
Years in practice
YEARS IN PRACTICE
11
Testimonials
CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
18