As a third time birther you'd think I would know what to expect and wouldn't want/ need a doula. You'd be WRONG. This was my 1st experience having a dedicated helper for just me and my needs.
Sophia is amazing!
She helps you get comfortable with all the what if's. She makes sure your birth plan is exactly what your looking for and you know all the options you actually have.
She's with you all the way. She goes over basic info on whether you want the vaccines, what positions you might want to try to birth in, and statistics for options your doctor may be discussing with you such as epidurals and inductions and c sections.
She had several visits with us about what to expect in all sorts of situations and what we were expecting of her.
She was on call for us starting about a month before our due date and was very good about checking in with us and making sure our needs were gettin met with any questions or concerns we were having.
Once it was go time for us she was there with in the hour and made sure all the staff was on board with our birth plan (that I forgot about and she brought), rubbed my legs and feet with essential oils to relax me, brought little twinkling lights to help keep the lights low and a little fan that I would have never thought about but was EXTREMELY needed during my ring of fire time.
Sophia was magnificent at communicating with us and the staff about what we wanted to occur for this emotional event.
She gets my vote and recommendation for the best birth advocate and support help. Her skill set is ever growing and her drive to honestly HELP you get the experience you want is uncemented.
If you're on the fence about birth help I'd go ahead and get the doula, Sophia the Great!
September 25, 2023