Testimonial for Elsie Walles-McConaughey, CD(GPS)

TLDR: Hire Elsie. You won't regret it. She is the calm friend + advocate you want/need.

My husband + I still talk about how different the delivery of our second baby was compared to our first (traumatic for everyone), and we give so much credit for that to Elsie. Elsie has this chill and calm vibe, so even in the moments where I would have usually been swearing, crying, or scared her calmness was able to ground me in a calmness I never expected of myself given our traumatic + stressful first delivery. 

She took the time to get to know us, the story of the first delivery, our worries, fears, hopes, etc. As well as what would help not just me, but also my husband as he carried some fears from the first time around. I know husbands can often get ignored or their feelings + thoughts get written off as irrelevant but this was still a highly emotional thing for him too, + I wanted to make sure his concerns and hopes were heard as well. 

She never pushed anything on me + always asked what I wanted. And with that, she never had this air about her that "she knew best" and I needed to just listen to her. Which was great because I wanted to feel as though I had some control over this delivery, I didn't want to be told to do certain things or made to feel what I was hoping for was silly. For example, Elsie remembered that sometimes when I'm hurting I don't want to be touched. So she made sure to ask me before using counter pressure during contractions. She also knew that I hoped to hold out as long as possible before getting an epidural + helped me work through different alternative pain relief methods that helped get me closer to the pushing stage w/o medication.

Running out of space - She is amazing. All we could have hoped for in a doula

-Kait

June 25, 2024

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Birth Fee: $1850

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

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Updated 7/19/2024

Birth Fee: $1850

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

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