Today on August twenty-third a year ago our beautiful son was born. We decided to hire a birth doula. For many reasons but two in particular : My last baby was 10 years ago and I wanted a repeat VBAC. So I was nervous about the how I could manage pain with out epidural. I knew that I was going to need so much support besides my partner. When we meet Alicia Power we were really impressed with her. Very knowledgeable and respectful. Took account of all my needs, my wishes. I work in the health field so, I could see the passion In her work. They way she took care of me. She has great bed side manner from my experience. She had so much patience, since english is my partners second language. She explained thigs so well that it left him relieved. She guided him on how he could comfort me during labor. Even voicing postivie affirmation to him.
Even though I could not have my mother present during the birth because of COVID protocols. I really felt like she displayed motherly affection towards me. She reassured me and made me feel safe. The nurses were even impressed with her.
I can't say enough about how thankful I am that Alicia was there during my birth. She will always be remembered . She filled my mind with so many beautiful memories. Suggestions she made while I was laboring . Suggestions that made my birthing experience with my partner unforgettable.
August 24, 2022