We are first time parents and we had an incredible experience with Janna. We first hired her because the information about labor/delivery/postpartum on the internet and the books was way too overwhelming for me (the mom) to read through. Figured having someone who knows would help even if we aren't prepared. But I came to realize only after making it to postpartum how HUGE her impact ended up being for us. I had a weeks long early labor and while my healthcare providers were mostly dismissive, Janna was there to address every single concern I had. She taught me about everything I needed to know to be prepared for labor and delivery as well as postpartum prior to my labor. During labor, she was proactively taking care of me and helping me do exercises to ensure baby's position was in the right place for smooth delivery and reduce the risk of C section. She was also there to help me through emotional breakdown that I experienced midway through labor. When I got home postpartum, I reflected on my overall experienced and realized that I had the best LD experience I could have possibly had because of Janna. My husband also felt that her impact was immeasurable for all three of us. Her personality and approach was great fit for us. Our plan was to do whatever the health care team thought best to make sure our baby was safe and healthy and to prevent C section as much as possible. I was already planning on getting an epidural and was able to get it as soon as I was admitted. I felt that Janna did her best to help me get the birth experience I wanted.
January 31, 2023