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!