My experience with Alicia has been amazing. She's been present for two of my births. The first one she was actually volunteering at gals which was a hotline for doula. So I didn't know who I would be receiving or if we would get a doula. It was all unfamiliar territory as new parents. She came at the tail end of my labor after I had already been given an epidural and labored for quite a few hours. She was a calm and supportive presence for my husband and I in this time of anxiety and uncertainty.
So when we were pregnant again with our second I wanted to try to have her again but this time be able to support her business. Admittedly, things were a little tight budget wise and we had to decide between her and a different doula.
Alicia was so accomodating, compassionate, and understanding and was willing to work with us to make it possible for us to hire her for our second born. I knew after speaking to her again that it wouldn't be the same with a different doula. Since she ahd been there the first time and offered such a calm, peaceful, and knowing energy.
I ended up having an incredibly quick labor and was only there for about 30 minutes but that support that she offered us was irreplaceable. I might have had my son in the hospital hallway after my water broke if it wasn't for her helping me through and getting the security guards attention to get us a much needed wheelchair. Since my labor was so quick she ended up driving to visit us for our postpartum even though we had agreed to virtual visits based on what we could afford.
Overall 11/10 stars for sure! And hopefully in the future if we decide to have another child we will be able to hire her again and we'll be in an even better position to support her business further!
We would highly recommend her services!
September 18, 2023