Having Heather as a support person during my pregnancy, birth and postpartum was definitely the best decision I ever made. Heather was absolutely amazing. My pregnancy was a struggle with complications, doctors who didn't want to listen to my natural birth plan, and uncertainty galore. Heather was there for every question and issue. She helped calm me down when my doctor told me I was selfish for not wanting an induction, she reassured me when I was faltering in my plans and she supported me with information about ALL options and scenarios that could possibly arise. She met with me twice prior to my birth, was with me through labor and delivery and one meeting postpartum. Heather came over to my house and was a huge support system during early labor, helping me when needed and showing my husband different techniques to better allow him to support me as well. During transition at the hospital she helped me focus and breathe and reminded me of my birth plan decisions. She stayed by my side until I was moved to recovery, helping me to breastfeed successfully. Heather then came over one week after my birth and talked with me, making sure I was doing well, giving me advice and showing me how to baby wear using different wraps. Through it all, Heather was kind, always available and wonderful. I truly believe I could not have had the successful natural birth I dreamed of without Heather's help and I am beyond grateful for her friendship, kindness and support.
January 25, 2013