Arti's Reviews & Testimonials
When I found out I was pregnant with triplets I was excited, but also completely terrified. One of the first things I thought of was how would I ever sleep again! I immediately went on a search to see where I could find the best overnight help. From the first email and phone call with Marlo I felt confident I had found the team I needed to help me get through the first few months. Marlo is wonderful and organized a rockstar team to help us survive at home. Arti, Savannah and Aimee have all been absolutely amazing! I felt immediate trust in each of them to watch, feed, and cuddle my babies so I could get a few hours of much needed rest. They are all so caring, warm and knowledgeable. In the moments I started to feel overwhelmed I knew I could count on them to listen to my frustrations and fears and help me navigate caring for 3 babies. They each brought with them wonderful experience and always had answers to my many questions. Now as I venture more on my own I feel so lucky to have had their support and guidance over the last few months.
Arti supported our family in the very early weeks postpartum as well as later on, when my son was around 7-10 months old. She is a real natural with babies and clearly adores them. She is also very knowledgeable and professional and was able to give me good advice and refer me to medical help when I exhibited signs of mastitis. As a bonus, she is able to see what housework needs to be done and completes it without being asked, which is a total godsend for an exhausted new mother. I highly recommend her services!
After my first meeting with Arti I was positive that she was who I wanted to have in my home, sharing the journey of first time parenthood with my husband and me. She is kind, patient, honest, relatable, knowledgeable and has a refreshing sense of humour. She never made me feel stupid or naive (even though I can say now that I was), but instead shared her expertise with me in a way that made me feel confident. I am admittedly an introvert and was initially nervous about having someone in my home, but Arti made that so easy. We chatted for hours about anything and everything and she put me at ease at a time when life was anything but easy. I will absolutely reach out to Arti again if the opportunity arises and 100% recommend her to anyone looking to work with a doula.
Arti helped us a lot when my son was born. We were first time parents, and did not know much about newborn and Arti came over and helped us with everything. She is a type of person that you can trust hundred percent and her caring and warm personality and deep knowledge of postpartum issues made our journey much easier. She helped us with everything from breastfeeding to bathing our son. We would have been lost without her help. I would highly recommend her services
Our experience with Arti was wonderful. This is our second child so we felt like we know what to do, we wanted to do our thing and weren't sure how a doula will fit in. On the other hand we knew how supportive having one can be. And indeed Arti's presence in the delivery room was priceless. She just felt the right thing to do at any given moment, she ran back and forth to help us get what we needed whether it was drinks, arranging the tub, or calling the staff when baby was ready to come to this world. Also, she knew exactly how to place herself so that my partner would be able to support me and be significant as he should be. She was calm, confident, and attentive to our needs so much. She is knowledgable and seeks knowledge all the time. She is available before and after labour if needed. And she's just fun to have around. Arti has a strong belief system and values, she is very spiritual and yet grounded. We LOVE her and strongly recommend her! Thanks for being a part of our journey Arti!
At 37 weeks and 5 days and after a whole weekend of false alarms thinking my water has broke, my husband and I gave birth to our baby girl at Woman's Hospital on June 27th 2017. A day I will remember for the rest of my life. As a new mother to be, there was overwhelming amount of information on preparing for everything, it was like a crash course you had to complete in 9 months and then get tested for it for the next 20 years! Having Arti with me made my journey a lot more at ease. I was stubborn at first thinking I could do it all on my own, but when the day came, having guidance and support and even afterwards made every move a-lot more confident. I highly recommend having as much support as you can get as some days when you have the baby blues you have someone to turn to or when you doubt yourself, Arti is just a text message away!
My experience with Arti was wonderful. She was very thorough with explaining things to me. I knew I could rely on her based on our connection. She was extremely helpful the day of my birth. I am so glad she was there - she made sure I got some rest as well as my partner, well hydrated (literally feeding me water and apple juice without me asking for it), and relaxed. She worked wonderfully with the nurses and especially hand in hand with my midwife during delivery. She also captured very emotional moments of my birth (with consent) that I would not have gotten if she was not there. I highly recommend Arti! Thank you so much Arti for your wonderful help delivering my firstborn !!!
Arti was our doula for the birth of our first child a month ago. I wasn't sure that I wanted a doula, but my mom had encouraged me to consider it, and after doing a bunch of research I contacted Arti. i was immediately impressed by how prompt Arti was in getting back to me and how professional and organized she seemed. Our meetings were really informative and helped put my husband and I at ease. There are so many things to learn about when it comes to having your first baby, and Arti was a great guide. When I went into labour Arti came to our house to help, and I was really grateful for her support. I was feeling confident and handling contractions well with Arti's help with pressure and the TENS machine, even after we got to the hospital. Unfortunately we ended up having an emergency c section, but I feel that I probably could have delivered without any pain medication with Arti's support if there hadn't been an emergency. Avoiding the epidural wasn't even that important to me! I just honestly felt that with Arti's knowledge and support that labour, while difficult, was totally manageable. Arti is a great doula, and her enthusiasm, dedication, and knowledge were really helpful for us. Thanks Arti!
Arti was an incredibly calming and encouraging presence throughout our birthing experience. She was organized and very 'present' in her attentions. She lent a stability to the room, both through setting an emotional tone that was comforting and also by providing an explanation and context to what was to happen next. Her knowledge and instruction was incredibly valuable to us as first time parents, as it provided an anchor of sorts. She was reliable, considerate and helpful without ever being intrusive or in the way. From the beginning, Arti was committed, pleasant, and warm. She had very good instincts in when to gently assert herself and when to fall back and allow the room to flow. We were incredibly grateful for having her there with us, and we found her to have been an essential part to the success of our birthing experience.