Working with Elaine made all the difference in my labor and birth experience.
I first looked into working with a doula a little over halfway through my pregnancy and definitely had a lot of questions. We talked on the phone and she clearly explained why many women benefit and love working with a doula alongside the typical medical professionals. As a first time mom, I held the whole pregnancy and labor process in my mind as very sacred and intimate. I was hesitant to add just anyone into this process. After talking with her and meeting her, I was so much more confident in the positive difference she would make for my husband and I.
Elaine brought a wealth of knowledge and support that really helped empower me and my husband to take on every change and process with confidence and assurance. We felt very supported and informed in our options and she was a great sounding board for when we had to talk about certain outcomes and options. We never felt pressured any which way yet confident in the paths we took.
I will remember forever the difference that Elaine made in my labor experience. The way she supported my husband supporting me was invaluable. I can honestly say I don't know what I would have done without her. There was a strength and stamina that came out of me that I did not know I had before. I could truly go on and on singing her praises.
I am 100% convinced that anyone's labor and delivery experience will be a positive experience no matter what happens with a good doula match. I'm so thankful God wove Elaine into our story.
January 22, 2023