"Emma was a wonderful addition to my birth support system. She made us an awesome picture birth plan with all my preferences and even laminated it! My birth didn't go quite as planned. I hoped to go into labor naturally but due to having a small baby, they were calling IUGR I had to be induced. This meant no laboring at home, no water birth, and I was scared the labor would end up lasting days or even end in a C section. I truly believe having Emma as a doula allowed me to have shorter labor and vaginal birth. She supported me and my husband and gave us lots of ideas for dealing with intense contractions. The rebozo was an awesome tool and she even brought massagers and rubbed my back etc. She even brought a speaker for us to use. She advocated for us and got nurses into the room when we needed things. I'm very grateful we went with Emma as our doula."
"Emma really listened to my specific needs, I felt like she heard and understood exactly what I needed. She kept a good eye on me during labor, in terms of both comfort and hydration. She was also a great support for my partner, as this was our first child and neither of us had any idea what to expect."
"Emma was so supportive throughout my entire pregnancy. She worked together with me to figure my ideal birth plan and how to make it happen. Not only did she emotionally and mentally support me through my rough pregnancy, but she was constantly trying to help me physically find ways to relieve back pain and make me more comfortable as I neared the end of my pregnancy. Unfortunately, I ended up having an emergency c-section a month early and Emma was unable to attend the physical birth, but that did not stop her from checking in on me and helping to make my postpartum journey as easy as possible.
Thank you for making me feel heard and supported through this scary journey, I couldn’t have done it without you!"
"I am so very grateful that Emma was one of my birth doulas! My planned home birth turned into a hospital transfer after 24 hours of laboring at home, and in that time, Emma was steady, supportive, and incredibly present. From the moment she showed up at my house, her grounded energy helped me breathe through each intense contraction.
She provided incredible hands-on support while I labored, and there truly wasn’t a moment I felt alone, largely because of her presence. She anticipated what I wanted or needed before I had to ask, and she guided my partner through how best to support me as well.
Her firm and loving demeanor was an even greater blessing once we had to navigate being at the hospital unexpectedly; she knew what to ask for and how to advocate for me. All of this was in addition to the weeks of text support before my birth, and she’s been super supportive since the birth as well! Can’t recommend her intuitive skills highly enough."