Amber was beyond amazing in the birth of my baby girl! Birth aside, the prenatal care is something that other mothers told me that they did not receive, and it totally prepped me for how the entire labor was going to go and how to manage it. I had a 36 hour labor and she was there guiding me throughout the entire thing. Providing me water and food, words of encouragement, making the space look and feel like a safe place, and mentoring movements and pain management throughout. My husband was lost on how to help me, and she stepped in as a fantastic support emotionally and physically. She was literally a shoulder to lean on in my most painful contractions. Not to mention the spiritual guidance that she embodies, like a goddess of birth and the epitome of a safe place. Because of Amber, I didn't doubt myself once throughout such an egregious labor and that is a nod to a doula who is incredible at her craft! Even the postpartum care was great - a meal in bed, loving reflection, and the processing of my placenta with really beautiful keepsakes. I almost didn't use a doula and I wouldn't have gotten my natural home birth without Amber. She was heaven sent. We plan to use Amber for all of our other children that we plan to have!! Not only that, but I have a friend in her for life. We love you!!!
December 27, 2023