Erin has such a calming presence, a caring spirit and is very knowledgeable. My labor/birth process was a memorable and amazing experience thanks in large part to the role she played. I was able to labor at home longer thanks to her, and her perspective and guidance were truly irreplaceable!
Erin has a gift- she knows how to comfort in the way a mother wants and requests to be comforted, but can also suggest new information from past experiences in a way that is really helpful. Erin was not only tremendously attentive and caring during my labor, but also imparted wisdom and advice in a way that can calm any nervous parents for the weeks leading up to the big day. Erin’s attention to detail and her perception of people is what makes her a great doula!
It was so empowering having Erin as my doula! It is amazing what a difference it makes having someone else alongside you who supports you and believes that you can do it, even when you may be questioning yourself. She provided the extra encouragement and reassurance in the moments I needed it most. I loved how she was able to offer techniques for my husband to support me through labor so he was an active participant as well. Meeting with Erin before and after my birth was also extremely helpful in my mental preparation and to process everything that happened afterwards. Not only was Erin an incredible support and advocate during my birth, she has also continued to be an amazing resource with my breastfeeding questions and concerns. Erin is an incredibly dedicated and kind person and it is clear that she is passionate about helping women through their birth journey. I would full heartedly recommend Erin to any expecting mama!
I was as surprised as anyone when I began the process of seeking a doula. I had always put the idea out of my head because I didn’t think I would want or need a lot of “cheerleading” and I wasn’t sure the cost was worth it. How wrong I was! I had decided I was committed to a natural birth, and the idea of a doula just kept coming back into my head. The more I read and researched, the more I began to realize how much my husband and I would both benefit from having the support a doula can provide. I spoke with several people who’d used doulas, and the overall theme was: totally, completely worth it.
I began the process of looking, and my husband and I met with Erin when I was pretty far along in the pregnancy. I didn’t know if that would be an issue, but it wasn’t. Erin was calm and kind. She helped put our minds at ease about the process, provided a ton of great perspective, gave us things to think through, and suggested some great resources. Working through our birth plan with her guidance was so helpful. When the day arrived, Erin came over to our home promptly and stayed with us through a lengthy labor. Her coaching, support, and presence were invaluable to myself and my husband. Looking back at the beautiful, just-as-we-wanted-it birth of our daughter, we are so thankful Erin was a part of it. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a doula!