Hiring a doula for the first time was a very positive experience that went above and beyond my expectations. I decided to hire a doula to reduce my risk of needing a C-section and shorten my labor. I got exactly what I wanted and more. I chose Kennedy as my doula because of the way she described birth as a beautiful experience. As a second time mom, I wanted a different birth experience than the one I had 15 years ago. Kennedy was supportive of my decision to have a natural unmedicated child birth. After discussing it further, she helped me come to the decision to deliver at a birth center rather than a hospital. I had a super short labor (just a little over 3 hours) and had an amazing water birth. Although things moved quickly, Kennedy was my coach during the most intense part of my labor. She brought a calm and positive energy and helped me feel strong and confident. The prenatal visits we had helped 1000% because I was able to mentally and physically prepare myself for the big day. Some of the things I found very useful were the pre labor positions to try, how to hand express colostrum, how to use a birthing ball and visualization techniques. She even loaned me a tens unit to help with my back pain towards the end of my pregnancy. The postpartum visits were very sweet. I hadn’t been away from my baby since he was born but I was comfortable leaving him with Kennedy while I ran errands and had a self care day. Overall, I highly recommend Kennedy to expecting parents . She made the process easy to navigate and was always on time and quick to respond. She will make a wonderful addition to your support team. She indeed helped me deliver my joy and create the beautiful birth story I never get tired of sharing.
February 18, 2023