From Dad: As a 1st time Dad, I felt overwhelmed by the amount of things I needed to learn & despite having read books, felt unprepared. I shared with Amanda my goals of being an engaged & supportive partner as well as my concerns around not knowing what to do or say during labor. With Amanda's guidance, I learned comfort techniques, how to advocate for my wife, & what to expect during the process. Amanda provided me with a myriad of resources including one that combined two of my favorite things - Dads & beer. She also helped me learn tips & tricks to create a comfortable birth environment including, lowering the sounds of the hospital machines, lowering the lights in the delivery room & adjusting the thermostat. I can say with 100% confidence, Amanda strengthened my role & gave me the tools to feel confident throughout the L&D process.
From Mom: Amanda was quite literally the anchor during our pregnancy & the calm we needed during an unpredictable labor. Amanda is knowledgeable, personable & passionate about her job. During our pregnancy she answered every text - making me feel like I had an advocate who respected my decisions and never judged me. When my water broke, Amanda immediately picked up my call. She was at another birth but took the time to quickly guide me through next steps. My labor sped up quicker than expected & during our drive to the hospital Amanda quickly arranged her backup to meet us. My biggest fear was not having Amanda available (a fear you may share). Fear not - Amanda's backup was amazing. Amanda brought her up to speed & it was a seamless transition. Amanda continued to checkin & an hour after I began pushing, ran into my room & jumped into action. My husband & I were shocked. We didn't expect her to come after the birth to join ours (at 4am!) with her amazing fan and encouraging words in tow. I cannot recommend Amanda enough.
-Jake and Alisa
December 20, 2022