Sue went above and beyond to support us before, during, and after our birth despite not being able to physically be there in person due to Covid-19 restrictions. She was available via text, phone, and facetime/zoom during all the important phases and stages of pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. She not only helped support me, but my husband as well. Her experience, advice and support was invaluable to us as first time parents. She is gentle, understanding, non-judgmental, and very intelligent. I would highly recommend Sue to guide you on your labor journey! We will be using her services again in the future and have recommended her to many friends!
My husband and I initially reached out to Sue upon the recommendation of some friends of ours who had used her services six months prior, and sang her praises. We met with her and immediately signed an agreement to have her as our doula. Throughout my pregnancy, Sue was an incredible resource for not only preparing for birth, but any questions we had along the way as well. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic hitting about a month before my due date, there were additional complications and anxieties that arose with our birth plan. Sue helped us navigate the pandemic and set our minds at ease by providing up to date information about what other doulas were finding in the hospitals, as well as helping us ensure that we were still able to have the birth experience we wanted. Throughout labor and delivery, we were able to be in touch with Sue and have her assisting us remotely, which went very well. After we came home from the hospital, Sue's expertise and support was unmatched by anyone in our lives! She was so helpful and supportive while I navigated postpartum healing and breastfeeding. Sue also checked in with us regularly for the first two months after our baby was born. We are so happy that we had Sue be a part of this whole experience, and would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking a doula!
We worked with Sue to help us navigate the birth of our first child and as a resource for support after the birth. Sue was wonderful to work with and offered us everything we could have possibly hoped for. Unfortunately due to the coronavirus pandemic, all of our interactions were virtual and Sue was not able to join us in the hospital. However, our virtual visits and text and phone communication throughout the process was intstrumental in helping us feel prepared and comfortable. Sue answered all of our questions leading up to the birth and created a birth plan that we used in the hospital which was very helpful. She was always available for questions no matter what time or how insignificant the question may have been. As first-time parents, it was extremely comforting knowing Sue would be available to us. We had one moment where our newborn started throwing up and crying excessively. We called Sue and she walked us through what was happening and how to manage the situation.
Sue is incredibly knowledgeable, personable and professional. We felt like Sue was family during this special time for us. We would recommend Sue to anyone for both birth and post-birth support. We're hoping that if we're lucky enough to have another child that Sue will be able to join us in person!
Molly and Matt Johnson
Sue is amazing!! As a first time mom who, other than my husband, had no family in the state, it was incredibly reassuring and helpful to have Sue as our doula and support person during our pregnancy, birth and postpartum time. I was hospitalized at 33 weeks for 5 days and during that stay I was prepped a few different times for birth which was scary because it was obviously not in our plan. Sue was with us and gave us emotional support that helped during that very scary time. Fortunately we were able to continue the pregnancy to full term with no other complications. When it came to our actual birthing time, we were in the midst of the COVID pandemic. Thankfully our birth center allowed doulas to attend birth in person, and she was able to be with us while we were at the birth center. She offered physical and emotional support during my very difficult labor. I trusted her expertise and felt safe with her in the room, even when the things that were going on in my labor were not going as desired or planned. She was never overbearing or ever tried to control any situations - she was simply present and offered her warmth. We ended up transferring to the hospital where she unfortunately could not be with us but she still checked in often and we knew she was there for us the whole time. I wasn't expecting much after our birth, but Sue continued to reach out and offer advice and help to us as we navigated our new life as parents. My husband and I feel so blessed and lucky that she has become an important part of our pregnancy, birth, and early parenting story and we can't thank her enough for everything she has done for us. I'll also note that my husband was a bit skeptical to hire a doula at first, and after our hospital stay at 33 weeks he was 100% sold. He realized what an important role doulas play and for us specifically, how amazing Sue was for us. If we decide to have any more children, we will definitely hire Sue again!