Testimonial for Saltwater Doula LLC - @saltwaterdoulanh

If you're considering hiring Ashley, just do it!  She was such a pleasure to work with - very knowledable, kind and caring.  My first birth experience was pretty traumatic - active pushing for 5 hours, vacuum delivery, OP (face up baby), 4th degree tearing, retained placenta, hemmorage, and a trip to the OR - and I wished that I had hired a doula believing that if I had, some of the above wouldn't have happened. 

Well I was right.  After talking extensively with Ashley about my fears and concerns and desires for my next delivery, she gave me exercizes to do at home to make room for baby to prevent another OP birth.  During labor, she worked some of the same and some additional exercizes to relax me and make space for baby. 

The result.... I pushed for 3 or 4 contractions (not hours), and literally laughed my baby out (yes, laughed!) Baby was presenting OP and TURNED HERSELF as she was coming out - due to the space Ashley gave to her! NO vacuum! 3rd degree (not 4th!) tearing.  

Also - if you're trying to decide whether to do an epidural, just do that too.  I went natural for my first, and planned to do the same with my second.  After getting induced, the contractions came hard and fast and I wanted the epidural ASAP.  I was amazed at how with the epidural, the pain was gone and I was able to feel the contraction doing its job to push my baby out.  

I'm so thankful to Ashley for helping provide me with a wonderful birth experience the 2nd time around!

 

 

 

 

-Erin

October 12, 2022

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