Sue was a great addition to our birth team. She stuck with us through a long, eventful labor, and her energy and positivity never waned! She brought great ideas to the table for the birth itself, and kept me (the non-birthing partner) fed and cared for. Sue handled so many details that we wouldn't have thought of, or have been able to manage well during the process, allowing us to be focused and present and joyful during what might have otherwise been a stressful experience. She has continued to keep in touch and be a warm presence in our lives since the birth of our sweet baby boy!
Sue was our doula for the birth of our first baby earlier this year, and we have only great things to say about her! She met with us a couple of times before our baby arrived to discuss our birth preferences. We had to make some changes along the way, since our baby girl was breech right up to the end. Sue was so helpful in giving us advice on things we could do to try to coax her to flip. She also put us at ease once it became clear that we would be having a C-section. Although it was not our original birth plan, Sue made us feel comfortable and confident going into the birth. It was also very nice to have her in the OR to keep me updated on what was happening with the baby for the few minutes that the nurses and her dad took her for her initial measurements. Sue stayed with me afterwards when the baby had to be taken to the warmer for a half hour, and my husband felt like he could go with the baby without feeling like he was leaving me alone. Sue also helped us with the first feed, which was very helpful. She has followed up with us after the birth as well and has made sure we've felt supported all the way through. Sue is so knowledgeable and has a personality that really puts you at ease and makes you feel confident. We love Sue and would recommend her to anyone looking for a doula!
We are forever grateful to have had Sue as our doula during the pregnancy and birth of our second daughter. Throughout my pregnancy, she was eager to answer questions promptly, provide encouragement, and check in whenever we needed. Not only is Sue so experienced and knowledgeable about all things pregnancy/birth/babies, she brings such a peaceful, gentle, calming, and confident energy to each interaction. She is also an excellent listener and very detail-oriented. During my labor, Sue helped us achieve the calm, peaceful birth we were so hoping for. She came well-equipped with lots of comfort measures that helped ease my nausea and back pain and cope with contractions. Sue was very affirming and had such a strong, confident presence when we needed it most. She helped us process through our birth and ease into parenting two children while letting us know she is still available for anything we need. We highly recommend Sue as a doula!
Joe + Krista Drechsel
Sue was an amazing partner throughout my pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! Sue provides a knowledgeable, calming, reassuring voice. I felt comfortable asking any questions that came up, and her responses were always rooted in research she has done. She was also always willing to send articles and resources to ensure credibility. Sue was always quick to respond to texts and calls. During the birth, Sue was such a great support to both myself and my husband. She allowed him to be the main support person I needed and guided us through the process. After the birth, Sue reached out and was very helpful with any questions that came up. I can not picture my pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience without Sue. She was monumental throughout the process!