Ashley – Hospital Birth

Ashley & Jackson on their first walk

Jessica was our Doula for the recent birth of our son Jackson and I can’t convey in words how valuable it was to have her as part of my birthing team, (I actually felt like she was my birthing team).  I was not going to have a Doula until a good friend really stressed I should and I am sure happy I listened.

Jessica helped in the following ways:

1) Pre-Birth Education

– Jessica did private sessions with us at our home which was great as the information was tailored to our needs.  Also, my husband and I have very busy schedules and as such we could schedule the sessions to fit our needs.

2) Birth Support:

– The hospital birth of Jackson ended up having some painful and dramatic moments.  I felt like Jessica was there to support me and my husband throughout the process.  As the nurses and doctors went into “medical speak” Jessica made sure I understood everything that was going on, (very important for someone that is analytical and likes to understand everything), and also was my advocate.

– During my contractions Jessica knew exactly what to do to help me through it.

3) Post Birth

– Jessica’s home visit was so great to answer any “new mommy” questions and help guide me as to where to get support where required.

Overall, Jessica was always a phone call/e-mail away and her support meant the world to me during my pregnancy/birth experience.  They say that the biggest birth complications comes from the mother being stressed.  I can confidently say that Jessica’s expertise and support reduced my stressed greatly and turned what could have been a stressful experience into a great one.

– Ashley

Read more testimonials, or check out the post “What does a doula REALLY” do for more information.

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