Testimonial for Karen Wenger CD(DONA)

I want to start off by saying that I feel terrible for not writing this sooner. My son was born 7 months ago and I have been so deep in the midst of motherhood with (now) two kiddos that I forgot to write a review for Karen, who SO deserves good reviews. Now that, that has been said, I want to applaud Karen a million times over for the work she did with me. I hadn't originally had a doula in the budget for my homebirth but because my midwife, Mary, had literally just delivered another baby as my water broke, she sent Karen to my house to be there for me until she could make it over. This was the first time I met Karen and she immediately brought a sense of calm to the space. My contractions came on strong and hard right away, much different than my first birth. They were only 2-3 min apart and this lasted the entirety of the 13 hour labor and eventually they were coming on right after another without any breaks. I felt out of control and Karen held my hand and breathed through every single  wave of contractions-- reminding me so gently to breathe down into my pelvis and not high up into my chest. This made a world of a difference. Her patient and kind eyes told me everything was going to be okay. I needed that, someone right there with me in my face helping me through. However I believe if someone else needed a different kind of support, Karen would have been so intuitive as to what they needed and would be that for them as well. She was an expert at the craft of caring for a birthing mother and if I ever have another child I will, absolutely be asking her to work with me again. Birth is so intense and wild yet her gentle and calm  nature made it possible for me to dig deeper into myself and find my own power to birth my son right in the comfort of my own home. I highly, highly, highly recommend her. 

-Taylor Hicks

March 18, 2022

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Karen Wenger CD(DONA)

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