At 30 weeks pregnant, my midwife was no longer able to see me and I switched to a group of midwives as they were the only ones that could take me on. However I knew this would mean I might have a person I had never met deliver my baby, exactly what a didn't want, so I hired Kelsey to ensure I'd have a familiar face during labour and birth. However, my water broke before I had a chance to meet Kelsey, so we met at the hospital. Despite this rough start, Kelsey made me feel safe, cared for and confident. She helped get me through the worst of my contractions better than the medication by applying pressure and doing massage. She was also able to coach my husband so he knew how to help as well. During the birth she listensed to what I needed and counted me through each set of pushing. She made me feel calm and powerful during the delivery. Postpartum, Kelsey also supported me at home with my breastfeeding journey. On our final visit she gave me a print of my placenta, a beautiful baby blanket made by her mother and a book that made her think of me. She was an incredible listener and I would strongly recommend her for her expertise and comfort. Thanks Kelsey!
May 19, 2022