I absolutely love Elaine & cannot write enough great things about her! This was actually my second time using her as our doula. She is so educated on everything birth related, as she has 5 kids herself & also works hard on continuing her learning in this field and has a true passion for birth work. I was initially drawn to her because of her extensive knowledge on spinning babies & acupressure techniques, but honestly she goes far beyond just that. She is always such a calm & friendly presence from her initial prenatal appointments to the big birthing day to her sweet postpartum visits. She always has sound advice when questions pop up throughout the entire pregnancy & beyond- it is obvious she truly wants what is best for her clients and is always quick to respond back via text. During my birth, she set up a realxing environment & continuously gave me acupressure to help with the onset of my labor. She made me labor tea & was so nice and personable to both my husband & I as we waited for labor to start. She felt like part of our family! She recommended various things to help progress labor. She always knew what to do and when to do it. I consider her an expert in this field & was respected & appreciated in the delivery room as everyone worked closely together. She was genuinely very helpful to all & never overbearing or annoying. When the pushing stage came, she reminded me how I was so strong and gave my husband support and directed him for what he could do for me. When my pushing became weak, she gave me more acupressure and I would have stronger pushes after that. She also used her rebozo and had me pull it to make my pushes more efficient- and it all worked! She was so awesome from start to finish and I would hire her again and again. I cannot recommend her enough- if this is your first or fifth delivery you won’t regret it! She goes above and beyond in every category & is just the best!
June 17, 2022