Here are some kind words from a few of my past clients.
“You go above and beyond! I was much less anxious while pregnant, I knew as soon as I texted or called you would be there to help! I really appreciated you coming over to work with me to get the baby in a better position. You were a constant reassurance while I had prodromal labor. I felt much less anxious in the hospital once you arrived and more at ease knowing that one of us knew what to do! If you hadn’t been there I probably would have sat around watching TV full of self pity. I liked having you there to keep me company and keep me active. I felt like we didn’t waste any time, we were always working to get that kid out!”
“You helped me come to terms with and handle the emergency.” (Mom)
“We are very thankful for all you helped us with that day!” (Dad – Expressed on baby Ronan’s first birthday.) Ronan was born early at 33 weeks due to an emergency situation. He was born tiny, precious and strong! A tense start but a happy ending for Mom and baby.
“When I was going through everything with my alarmist women’s center, you provided a good, calm perspective to help me keep my focus and relax. It was incredibly stressful for me have to go to the hospital/OB office 3+ times a week with two kid in tow, all while hearing different opinions on the health of Adeline, and even different “plans” for my end of pregnancy. You were a constant in the face of an overwhelming amount of variables. You were receptive and respectful of my vulnerabilities, requests, and birth plan. Also, you helped and advised me when Adeline was coping with my strong let down.
You are reliable, easy to reach, generous and thoughtful. I would recommend you to anyone who wants a stupendous doula!”
“You gave me confidence in every sense about breast-feeding my baby. You are very professional and always use the right words to give advice. You have all the professional and personal experience. I love the way you keep informed about important topics and the friendly and kind way in which you transmit that.”
“Working with you helped to relieve a lot of my fears.
I’d heard a lot of different things from different people, and because of my mother’s difficulty breastfeeding, I was worried that I may not be able to. Consulting with you helped me to talk about these concerns, and hear professional facts and personal testimony that I could trust.
Also, I used almost every technique you taught me for easing the labor process and “getting through it.” I truly think I would not have been able to make it through my first labor naturally without your help. It gave me confidence and removed many of my worries. You have so much knowledge and want to share it – but you go with the flow of what your client needs. I would recommend your services to anyone who wants to have a natural birth experience.”
“When my third child was born I thought I was well-versed in breastfeeding a newborn. That all changed when unforeseen medical issues occurred with my son. Erin was able to point out certain things that were contributing to my sons condition and was able to help me overcome some of the difficulties I faced continuing to breastfeed. Along comes baby number four and I am still learning each baby is different! Thanks to Erin, we were quick to address my fourth baby’s needs and there is calm once again in our home.”
“I was having trouble with sore nipples and painful breastfeeding because of Rose’s shallow latch. You were able to pinpoint the problems we were having right away. You gave me specific things to continue and things to do differently to improve Rose’s latch and to decrease my discomfort. Several of your ideas were the opposite of what I was doing, and I’m so glad you offered them because I was headed down the wrong path. It was so helpful to have advice tailored to my own nursing problems. Before you came over, I was watching youtube videos and guessing what I could do to alleviate my pain. After you came, I felt confident going forward with your advice. This took away the fear and frustration that was building in the back of my mind. Within 24 hours I noticed less pain when nursing. You listened to all of my concerns, questions, and ramblings. You thoughtfully answered my questions and made me feel like I wasn’t crazy. You were so sweet to check in on me in the days following and see how everything was going. Also, you were assertive enough to offer me help without being at all pushy. I would recommend you as a doula or for help breastfeeding to anyone who is interested in those services, or is having concerns about child birth or difficulty breastfeeding. You have a kind and patient personality that would put anyone at ease. You are very informed on childbirth and breastfeeding, and I know you would be a wonderful advocate for any mother.
I really am so thankful for the help you gave me.”