Alex is an incredible doula and we were so lucky to work with her through my pregnancy and birth! She's extremely knowledgeable and helps you think through the many possible scenarios in advance in order to feel confident in the moment - but what I really love most about her is her ability to keep the mood so calm and light in the room during the birth. She has an incredible ability to read the room and she really matched how both my husband and I were feeling and provided just the thing that was needed as we progressed through the many hills and valleys of labor. From counter-pressure massages to light chatter, she just always knew how to give the thing that was right at the time. I also loved discussing options with her as my labor progressed. She was never judgmental or pushy, but provided her opinion and, most importantly, her support. Further, so many of the hospital staff (doctors, nurses, and lactation consultants) that cycled through my room during the birth made it a point to tell me later how wonderful they thought Alex was and how great it was to have her in the room. She treats everyone with respect and has incredible social intelligence. We've been in touch with her ever since my son was born - she's always available by text to answer all those middle-of-the-night postpartum questions and I wish we could've worked with her even more as a postpartum doula (we moved cities shortly after the birth). Finally, I also highly recommend checking out her podcast ("In The Family Way"). I listened to it on long walks in the final trimester of pregnancy and found it so very helpful and look forward to listening to more. Anyone who works with Alex is lucky to have her in their corner during this major life transition.
February 21, 2022