I honestly don't even know where to begin. My love and admiration for Amber has continued to grow as time has gone by. We've only known each other for a few short months but it feels as if we've been friends for a lifetime. I had originally wanted to hire a different doula who turned out to be unavailable and ended up referring me to Amber. I was disappointed because I had heard such good things about that particular doula. I remember her saying to me, "don't worry, everything happens for a reason". Well, it turns out, that reason is that Amber was meant to be in my life. From the moment we met I knew she was a perfect fit for me, my husband, and our baby on the way. I always felt so great and confident about my birth team after each pre natal visit with Amber. She always is so comforting and wise and is equipped with so much knowledge I never felt more prepared.
Unfortunately my beautifully crafted birth plan we created went completely out the window when I arrived at the hospital. I was preeclamptic and it turns out the baby's cord was twisted tightly around his neck and stuck under his arm so it was advised to do an emergency c section. All the while Amber did her best to never leave my side. She made sure I knew I was doing an amazing job handling the deck of cards I had been dealt.
She continued to be a pillar of support for me after we got home. From watching the baby while I napped, to bringing lunch, dinner, cookies, coffee, doing dishes, the list goes on.
Amber and I have become great friends and I couldn't be more thankful for her love and support during such a special time in my life.
May 24, 2022