Testimonial One

“I waited until pretty late in the game to decide to get a doula, and even then I wasn’t convinced that it was totally necessary. My husband was even less sure as he didn’t really understand what a doula was there to do. But we decided to go for it anyway and met with Jess just a few weeks before I was due – we felt so comfortable with her right away and she shared a lot of useful information about the birthing process & what she would offer. When I eventually did go into labor, I was absolutely and completely blown away by how intense and painful it was. Despite all the reading, researching, and talking to people, I felt like nothing could have prepared me for that – or my partner who felt a little bit helpless. Having Jess there was probably the best decision we could have made. She gently encouraged me to switch positions, but understood when I couldn’t or didn’t want to. She was there to offer ideas and solutions, while trusting in me to know what was right for myself. She provided counter pressure during intense contractions for literally hours on end. She guided my partner on how to offer me pain relief as well. She even braided my hair during one of the quieter moments! My labor lasted over 24 hours and ended in a c-section (which by that time was not only necessary, but also a huge relief for my body and mind!). We opted to have Jess in the room during the c-section and it was a tremendous source of comfort and support for both my partner and myself. We are eternally grateful for Jess’s support, wisdom, and compassion during one of the most important days of our lives!”