Some Kind Words
Jen became my doula after I suddenly found myself a pregnant widowed mom with a six-year-old boy. My due date was just two months away. She took me under her wing with compassion and understanding.
As soon as we met, I knew I was important to her and the process of my birth meant as much to her as it did to me.
She met me for 3 prenatal appointments - each time with a new focus on concerns I had, pain measure techniques, relaxation, breastfeeding and postpartum planning. She was an incredible resource from the day we met. Even now, she visits me almost 5 weeks after giving birth.
My birth went amazing! I felt prepared and safe. I have no idea what I would have done without her. She fully supported me in all my decisions. We tried every labouring position and when my body needed more relaxing she encouraged some water therapy in the shower.
She thought of everything, even providing music and dimming the lights. She reassured me that everything was going well and that she believed in me, because of her I believed in myself too.
Jen supported me at the hospital for 13 hours and breastfeeding was a success within an hour of birth. She has visited me every week since my daughter was born, coming each time with new information, helping hands and getting me back into the swing of life. She has even provided me with some baby carriers from her baby wearing library.
I cannot say enough amazing things about Jen.
I highly recommend her!
I had a successful VBAC because Jen helped me to believe in myself. She empowered me with motivation and we made a birth plan together. She supported me with love and kindness always. She was there for me when I really needed her. She is excellent in her profession and I strongly recommend her services.
Thank you for everything you have done for me and my family, Jen!! I just can't even imagine what my birth experience would have been like if you were not there to support me. You are amazing. Thank you for your on-going support and encouragement. I was so worried about my medical conditions which rendered me a high risk birth but you gave me all the tools I needed to feel confident and empowered.