Heather was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Everything we could have ever wanted in terms of support before, during, and after the birth! My wife and I are first-time parents and this was my first pregnancy, so we had a lot to learn! Heather was there for us every step of the way. I have some complex health issues (and past medical trauma) that made me really scared to give birth. Heather has so much experience and knowledge as a doula and parent herself, and she has such a calm presence about her. I was so nervous going into my c-section, and she made me feel relaxed and prepared. This was exactly what I needed!
Heather helped us so much with things such as deciding what my "ideal" birth would look like (and all the contingencies if that didn't work out), what to pack for the hospital, tips on how to communicate with medical providers and advocate for myself when issues came up, questions we had about newborn care, and challenges I encountered with breastfeeding. Heather goes above and beyond to make sure you are supported, both emotionally and instrumentally. Over the holidays, the problems I was having with breastfeeding escalated and I almost gave up on breastfeeding due to the pain/frustration. Heather connnected me with multiple IBCLC's, and if it weren't for Heather going the extra mile to help me find a lactation consultant ASAP over Christmas I'm not sure I would still be breastfeeding at this point! I'm forever grateful.
In addition, I have severe asthma/allergies and fragrance is one of my biggest triggers. Heather was able to provide her services while being entirely fragrance-free -- something that is hard to find! Heather also took extensive COVID-19 precautions (e.g., testing before seeing us, wearing a mask), which we really appreciated and made us feel safe.
We can't wait to hire Heather for more postpartum doula services, she truly is the best!
January 08, 2023