I had a wonderful experience with Sue. Especially during this challenging time, Sue really came through for me and my family. She made sure to have multiple Zoom meetings with us, and always stressed her availability should I have any questions, which was very reassuring. For the actual labor, when my husband couldn't come due to hospital regulations, she brought her laptop to access a Zoom meeting so my husband could feel part of things, and she made sure to call him and keep him updated at every stage of the process - and even took pictures of the newborn for us! As a doula, Sue was both capable and comforting, using different positions and techniques to keep the labor moving forward. She was always there, endlessly supportive, and really kept me going. The labor was a positive, wonderful experience, thanks to Sue! This is not to mention the follow-up, making sure both mother and baby (and family!) were doing well. One wonderful touch was the birth timeline Sue kept during the labor, which kept track of what happened at exactly what time. It was a great way to look back and relive the day our baby was born! Thank you so much for everything!
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