Elizabeth is amazing!!! This was my first birth using a Doula and I wish I would have had one for my previous 3 births!! Elizabeth was very involved throughout my entire pregnancy. She took the time to go over my past pregnancies and labors paying carful attention to the negatives so we could make a plan to avoid them. She always stayed in touch, checked in after every doctors appointment, and was always willing to answer any questions any time. Elizabeth made sure to always keep my husband involved throughout the process. She had games and activities to help us narrow down what was really important to our birth plan goals. She never hesitated to go the extra mile!! She knew I was nervous about using one of those wraps, so she took the extra time to bring one over and show me how to use it. Elizabeth has a lot of knowledge and was great in providing resources to help me with any issues that came about. She is punctual, flexible, and always pleasant; a person you always want to be around.
On the day I went into labor, (not knowing it at the time) I reluctantly called Her not wanting to bother her telling her of my symptoms and she knew to come right over. We did some exercises took a walk and I was holding a baby a few hours later!! She was so supportive during labor. Elizabeth made sure my husband felt involved in the process, but knew when I needed her encouragement and soft hand to hold.
Her support didn’t stop there. She was always checking in on me to make sure I WAS OK!! (It is so easy to forget about ourselves when there is a new baby.)
I could go on and on!! Choosing Elizabeth as my Doula was the best decision I ever made!!
I'm so thankful for Elizabeth being at my birth!
She was so attentive to my needs giving me drinks in the birth tub and encouraging me the whole time I was in labor telling me what a great job I was doing while giving me back massages. I am so blessed to have her be apart of my birth support team. I had a homebirth and she was even willing to take a walk in the rain with my husband and I during the earlier part of my labor. She was so positive and supportive when she talked to me and thats what I truly wanted to hear during the intense moments of labor. Even when things didn't go the way we planned for our homebirth she was with us every step of the way being helpful in all the ways she could.
Thank you so much Elizabeth!
Elizabeth was such a great support and advocate for me during my first pregnancy and my present one now. I chose her again because of how well she did for my care. From taking notes for me during visits (pregnancy brain is a killer when it comes to remembering anything lol), reminding me during the time of my labor and delivery what my preferences were, especially during those moments I had when everything changed for me, due to my high blood pressure problem I ended up with a C-Section all of a sudden at 37 1/2 weeks. I felt confident and secure though in her care from her history personal and professional with dealing with people that have complications in pregnancy, and especially her specific care with those who have had miscarriages and still born delivery. She is an overall great Doula and one I can trust with my care. I really learned a lot with my first pregnancy, with the education that she provided as well, which definitely helped me to be more at peace and comforted when I had those ruff moments with my last delivery. This pregnancy has been rougher for me so glad I chose to have her again. Thank you so much Elizabeth for making my first experience and this one so much secure for me!
Elizabeth came to us during a very difficult time. I already had a doula, but when we found out that our son had died at 36 weeks, my doula asked if I wanted Elizabeth to come to the hospital. Even though I didn’t really know her, I said yes, and I am so glad that I did. She was able to support me during the most difficult experience of my life. She provided comfort, knowledge, and support. She made me feel well cared for, and showed such great tenderness towards my stillborn son. It would have been a much different experience without her care and support. I am forever grateful for the service that she provided to my family.
I found Elizabeth very early in my pregnancy. Her services provided me with real time, relevant information that kept me from googling symptoms and freaking myself out for nothing. Towards the end of the pregnancy, she helped my husband and I write a birth plan that made sense to the nurses, so much so the charge nurse was able to pair us with the best nurse for our birth goals. Labor didn’t go as we had hoped, but Elizabeth was there to help us navigate how we needed to alter our expectations. Looking back, Elizabeth’s involvement made the difference between what could have been a very stressful pregnancy and delivery, and what ended up being a very well understood process. I felt in control of my situation, and very confident in how events were unfolding because of her.