When my wife first told me she wanted to work with a doula, I had my doubts of the necessity of the addition to our birth plan.
I'm very happy to say that I was dead wrong and having now worked with Sue I can easily say that it was the single best plan we made. Having Sue around to comb out the details and help us stick to our birth plan was crucial and I don't know how I ever could have slept without her help.
Thank you Sue!
This was our second time using Sue as our doula - we can't recommend her enough!
We first hired Sue in 2016 for our first birth - my husband and I loved her as soon as we met her and were excited to work with her. Though we had wished for a natural birth, we had to schedule a c-section, but thankfully Sue was still able to support us. She attended our external version appointment to attempt to flip our breech baby (which was unsuccessful), and then the OB allowed her to be in the operating room during my surgery. Her calming presence was invaluable.
We knew we wanted to work with her again for our next pregnancy, and when we informed her that we would be having a VBAC at home with a midwife, she was excited for us and ready to help. Her encouragement and excitement helped us stay positive and hopeful for a healing, natural birth.
Almost four years after the birth of our first daughter, our second girl was born at home with the help of our incredible birth team.
When I called Sue to tell her that labor was progressing, she got to me as quickly as possible and jumped right in to help. She was right there encouraging me, holding me, helping me breathe through contractions, and squeezing my hips to help ease the pain.
There's no doubt that she was a big part of me being able to achieve my dream home birth, and I will forever be grateful.
Sue also makes a detailed log of the birth, keeping track of the progression and times, as well as details about the environment and who was present. Having all of that information postpartum is incredible, especially since most of the details fade from your memory quickly.
Sue keeps in contact regularly after birth - she checks in frequently and is always available to answer questions. She's a wonderful wealth of knowledge and experience!
We're so thankful for Sue - she's an incredible doula, and you won't regret having her by your side!
Sue was my doula for the birth of both of my daughters! One was born October 2019 and the next December 2020. For my very first birth in 2013 I did not have a doula and my birth didn't go as planned. So with my second, I very much doubted my ability to give birth without interventions.
I ended up having 2 successful, intervention free births at the Minnesota Birth Center with Sue as my doula. My husband and I both agree that I/we could not have done it without her!
Sue is calm, laid back, and extremely knowledable. She is a fantastic doula, and she brought so much peace of mind to me during the birth of my babies!
Sue was incredibly wonderful to work with from the start! She made my husband and I feel at ease for the birthing process and prepared us with what to expect despite so many unknowns during birth and labor. We felt really prepared going into the hospital from her guidance and were grateful to get to have that preparation with her ahead of time.
She made us feel at ease and was very helpful and available via text message to answer any questions and follow up with us once we got home from the hospital.
We would absolutely recommend her services to anyone looking for pre-birthing help!