As a first time mom, I was very scared of child birth. Sue helped me remain calm throughout my pregnancy. Whenever something unexpected would pop up, I could contact her and she would ease my mind. During my labor, Sue was there to talk me through contractions and make me feel at ease with the decisions that I was making. She is very knowledgeable and has a lot of experience with all types of births. She genuinely wants each mom to feel strong and empowered with the decisions that they are making. If I have any other babies we will definitely work with her again!
We will forever be grateful that we hired Sue to be our doula and be apart of our birth team. She exceeded our expectations months leading up to the birth of our daughter and the months after. We appreciated her openness of helping us build our birth plan that we felt comfortable with. She was there for us when our birth plan didn’t go as planned and helped us feel comfortable during this transition . She was a constant support when we had questions or concerns and always addressed every situation in a professional and knowledgeable manner.
We would highly recommend Sue to anyone looking for support before, during and after welcoming their little one. She is beyond amazing!
My relationship with Sue began when I was given the advice to find a post partum doula before our son Matthew was born. It was the best thing that could have happened for both of us! I was a little hesitant at first, thinking about inviting a complete stranger into our house, but after one conversation with her, I knew she was the one. We had an instant connection on the phone and I immediately felt relieved. She was warm, kind, and with her cheery demeanor, I knew she was our gal. Sue is so knowledgeable in her field and you can definitely tell she loves what she does. Matthew ended up coming earlier than we thought and she was very flexible with changing the dates of our visits. Then, when we met in person, the way she handled and talked with Matthew put me at ease. I knew we were well taken care and with her assistance, I was able to focus on my own self care. By the time we had our last visit, the conversation, chemistry and the way she was with Matthew made me think of her as more than our doula, she was now a friend. I was very sad to know our time with her was up, but knew this wasn't the end of our relationship. She still checks in on us from time to time and I LOVE that I know she's always a text or phone call away if we need it. We are so lucky to have met her and I know that if we get blessed with more children, she'll be one of the first people we call. We love you Sue and thank you soooooo much for all the help you gave our family!
My wife and I weren't planning on hiring a doula -- we had no cause for concern, no pregnancy complications, we both have supportive families, etc. But all our friends who used a doula highly recommended we hire one too. Sue Chargo came highly recommended from our Nurse Practitioner friend (who interviewed four doulas), so we decided to hire her.
From the very beginning we were both impressed with Sue's demeanor and expertise. She is extremely knowledgeable while also being empathic and easy to get to know. The idea of having a stranger be a part of this very intimate moment was a little scary, but after the first meeting we knew we were in very good hands with Sue.
Sue helped us prepare for the hospital visit, and she was a sounding board for us when we had some labor questions (e.g. is it time or not?). My wife was very anxious about everything, and Sue was fantastic at hearing her concerns and providing comforting insight.
When it came to the big moment, Sue was incredible! My wife was in labor for 18 hours, and Sue was available the whole time to help her feel comfortable. She knew to step back when my wife and I wanted to be close, and she was there to step in when the pain needed to be managed more actively. She helped cultivate a comforting atmosphere, and she offered helpful coaching when it came time to push. When the baby was born, she stepped back entirely to allow us to have our special moment as a brand-new family! She took notes throughout the whole time so we would have our experience documented, and she took some of the most amazing photos during some key moments.
Both my wife and I are so grateful for Sue's help. We can't imagine going through this without her, and we will definitely hire her again for the birth of our next little one.