Kira, thank you for helping me deliver our baby earth side! We are forever grateful!
Kira was actually our sub doula as i went into labor as our hired doula was on a planned vacation. I guess it was just meant to be because we had an incredible experience with her. She was my rock during the most difficult time in my life, giving birth to our baby! I tell anyone who will listen if it wasn't for her, i don't think i would have had the strength to deliver unmedicated. Anytime i thought it was time to give up, she was right there changing things up and endlessly encouraging me. Her spinning babies knowledge had a big impact and her overall knowledge on birth was vital as she advocated for me for things i didn't know i needed. We had to deliver in the hospital (unplanned) without my family our chosen midwives due to Covid and i was terrified once my birth plan began to unravel. But Kira's presence was such a relief. She took charge the moment she got there which gave me a sense of peace because i immediately felt i was in good hands. She also did magical things like draw me a essential oil bath with fake candles, help me pee, ensure i was hydrated, instruct my partner as necessary, keep me cool, express my wishes to the doctors and nurses whom i didn't know, wrote down my birth plan for all to read in the room, and even give the doctor a piece of her mind when he was too rough when stitching me (long, terrible story). Mind you, i had never met this woman until we were already in the thick of it! A stranger who immediately felt like my best friend who cared for me and loved me. If that isn't the most incredible ability, to make someone feel this safe within such a short period of time of knowing them (although it feels like a lifetime in the midst of it)! This was Kira in a nutshell. If i ever have another baby, she will be the doula of my choice, hands down!
March 31, 2022