If you live in the Lynchburg area and are expecting, then odds are you've probably already heard this, but just in case you haven't - you should find a doula, and Debbie is the best!
My husband and I are so grateful that Debbie and her assistant were part of the birth of our daughter. Not only did Debbie provide very practical resources and encouragement prior to my labor, she was a unique and irreplaceable support to us both during labor as well. Due to circumstances outside anyone's control, my labor did not go as we hoped and planned, but Debbie was with us every step of the way to offer her wisdom, help me through contractions, and intercede for us in prayer. Despite the complications, thanks to Debbie and the many others who were part of our care team at Virginia Baptist, we were able to deliver our sweet baby girl safe and sound. Not only that - she also visited us the next morning in our Mother-Baby room to give me a wonderful massage and help us begin to process our birth story. I can't imagine what our experience would have been like without her!
I can't say enough how much of a difference it makes to have someone with you throughout labor who is skilled, wise, comforting, and (if you are a follower of Jesus) a fellow believer. I know there are many wonderful doulas out there, but we're not looking for anyone else. You should hire Debbie :)
February 21, 2022