Elaine was incredibly helpful and a calming presence during the labor and delivery of our first child. A lot of what you read in preparation for labor is easily forgotten in the moment, so having Elaine there in the room was tremendously beneficial. During labor, I appreciated how she guided my husband in how to best assist and encourage me so that he could be involved in the process, too. She helped settle in when we arrived at the hospital, prepared ice water for cool washcloths, reminded me to stay hydrated, and overall coached me through the labor process. She also gave me a pep talk when I needed it most. We appreciated having Elaine capture some photos of the labor process and cherish seeing those moments of raw emotion.
Elaine’s proactive approach during the process is what sets her apart - this was apparent from our very first meeting. The prenatal visits, postpartum visit and check-ins were all great, along with knowing that she had lots of experience and knowledge to share. We wholeheartedly recommend her as a doula and will call her again when we are expecting our next baby!
September 18, 2022