I was motivated to hire a doula for our second birth to not only be a support to me as the birthing person, but also to support my partner.
Sue was excellent at just that. She was in constant communication with my partner which allowed me to relax a bit more. When she arrived for delivery, she immediately stepped in to support he and I which shifted the energy in the best way. She noted the timeline of events and provided documentation afterwards, which was SO helpful to process. She has continued to be a wonderful resource weeks into postpartum.
If you are looking for a supportive resource, Sue is highly recommended.
We are so thankful we had Sue as our doula for the birth of our first baby. Sue was not only extremely knowledgeable, but she was also accessible throughout the whole pregnancy and postpartum. It put my mind at ease knowing I had someone to reach out to if I had any questions or concerns at all. Sue was great during the birth, she was hands on but also knew when to let my husband take over. She had a wide variety of tools that she brought with to offer comfort and knew just when to use them. Her presence in the birth room made me feel at peace and confident. We will definitely have Sue with us for the birth of our next baby!
Fantastic experience. We are so grateful that we had Sue with us as we welcomed our first son into the world. Her knowledge and support was so helpful during our very long labor! She has been with us every step of the way through pregnancy, birth and postpartum!
Sue was an amazing doula! From our first interaction to after my son's birth, Sue was incredibly responsive, kind, knowledgeable and caring. Although this was our second birth and child, I learned so much from her regarding the labor process, what to include in a birth plan, pain management options, and what to expect the first few days/weeks with a newborn. While she wasn't able to be physically present during the birth due to circumstances outside of her control, Sue still provided support via text every step of the way. I had a great birth experience because of her ongoing support and because I was able to implement some of the pain management and laboring strategies we discussed during our prenatal visits and while we made my birth plan. She she also provided wonderful support after the birth through frequent follow ups and a home visit. I also highly recommend taking the breastfeeding course she offers! Breastfeeding this time around has been a breeze (which wasn't the case with my first) and I truly believe it is because of what I learned in that course. We would not hesitate to work with Sue again if we have another child!!