This beautiful testimonial came in last week. I was surprised to receive it as it's been nearly 6 months since the birth. The key words that stood out for me were positive, confidence, informative, warm, kind, reassuring and liaison. These are the words I want to hear from every client after their birth. Warms my heart!
Marlo was a truly excellent doula for us, and was a major factor in making our birth experience a positive one. When we met prior to the birth, her questions were thorough and definitely gave me the confidence that she really understood our specific desires and what kind of birth experience we were looking for. She was also able to fill in some of the information that was missing from other sources - what to bring to the hospital, what the birth and post-partum rooms in the hospital are really like, etc. Not only was she informative, she was warm, positive and kind, and I felt very reassured that she would be there for the birth.
On the day of our son's birth, events went much more quickly than planned (not at all what we were expecting!), and without Marlo's help and expertise we would not have understood where I was in the labour process and would probably not have gone to the hospital in time. Once she arrived at our place, she helped me with some very clear suggestions for breathing and pain management, helped my partner support me better, and acted as a liaison with our midwife. Throughout our time at home and at the hospital, I really felt that Marlo was the one person who was both there completely for me, and who had the experience to reassure me and help us understand various parts of the process. It was like having a friend there who had been through it all hundreds of times.
I recommend Marlo wholeheartedly!!
As your birth doula, I am there for each step of the birth journey. From prenatal to postnatal, I work to offer the assistance and support that you need. No matter what your birthing preferences are, I will focus on you, work with you to establish your birth plan, and work to support you in accomplishing your goals.
From guided relaxation and massage during labour and encouragement to facilitating communication between you and your birth team, I am there for you in whatever way you need. I strive to bring the best care, professional work, and compassion to you throughout the journey.