I can’t say enough wonderful things about Sue and the services she provided to my husband and I during our pregnancy, labor and delivery process, and postpartum care. From the first time we met with Sue, we knew she would be a perfect match for us…and we were right! She was a kind and gentle demeanor about her and is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to childbirth and pre/postnatal care. Sue helped guide us in setting up our birth preferences and really eased our minds about the entire birthing experience. She always made herself available to us if we had questions and was prompt in answering emails and texts. During those first few days at home when we were so busy adjusting to life as new parents, she continued to check in and offer support and guidance. Her gentle and calm approach during the labor and delivery helped my husband and I stay relaxed. I truly believe that Sue’s knowledge and guidance helped ease my discomfort and pushed my labor along, more than I could have done on my own. She provided insight and suggestions to my husband throughout the laboring process so he was able to be involved and helpful to me. I can’t speak highly enough of Sue and our experience with her. As our prenatal experience has come to an end, it’s sad to think we will not continue to be in contact with Sue. However, I know she is always available to answer any questions we have and I look forward to connecting with her if and when we decide to have another baby!
Sue was a phenomenal resource and help during our first weeks home with our daughter. She is kind, knowledgable, and professional. She helped both of us feel comfortable with our baby, and provided support when needed. After our time with Sue, she reached out several times to check in on us and our baby. We are so glad we decided to work with her!
While my husband and me both knew from the beginning that we wanted doula support during the birth, we largely underestimated how critical and appreciated Sue's support would be, both for the birth and post-birth experience. From the intial meeting until the last postpartum visit, Sue genuinely and holistically cared for our family-- she affirmed our desires, listened to our fears, and brought wisdom, experience, and compassion to each conversation and visit. While the birth was radically different than what we had envisioned, ultimately ending with a c-section, Sue's presence throughout each chapter of labor, delivery, and recovery was incredibly calming; her naturally intuitive self gently guided both myself and my husband through the process, alleviating fears, doubts, and concerns when labor took a few twists and turns. While much of the c-section and hours after were a blur, I distinctly (and always will) remember Sue's presence and the comfort that it brought to our family. I was so pleasantly surprised that the same comfort and care extended far beyond the birth-- she was so attentive and checked on us almost daily. Even while she was on vacation the week after our birth, she provided the kindest ongoing support and encouragement as I navigated breastfeeding challenges and the adjustment to motherhood. Her post-partum visits felt like an old (and very wise) friend stopping by to love on our babe and check on us. We will forever credit our incredibly positive birth experience to the amazing team we were surrounded by, especially including Sue.
This was our 3rd birth but our first birth using a doula. Sue was leader of a "mommy and me" class I took with my 2nd child so when we got pregnant, she was one of the first people I thought of. We interviewed 3 women and Sue was the best fit for us! Sue was so supportive during my pregnancy to both me and my husband, and when I started contracting every week starting at 35 weeks, she checked in regularly. The meetings beforehand were really helpful, especially when she brought her "tool kit". She was so organized, I didn't have to worry about forgetting anything because she was so prepared.
I went into labor in the middle of the night and Sue met us at the hospital right away. She was my advocate to the nurses while her and my husband helped me through my contactions ( I had a natural birth this time). She knew the things I needed without me saying and was amazing for my husband- he said he was so grateful she was there. She knew what hands-on techniques to use and what kind of verbal support I needed.
After the birth, she took pictures and stayed to make sure we had something to eat and helped me with nursing. She came to our house twice to check in, but also checked in regularly when she knew the "baby blues" and hormones would peak... having the post support was realy nice too and knowing that at any point I could reach out to her was amazing.
Bottom line, we had an wonderful experience. I love how supportive, easy going, knowledgable and humorus Sue is and highly recommend her!