“My husband and I would strongly encourage anyone who is going to have a baby to hire a doula. It’s worth every penny to have someone who can help get you through, especially if it’s your first and you have no idea on what to expect.
Wouldn’t change anything, thought everything the doula did was all very helpful.My husband was even impressed with everything she did to help. One of the nurses that was on duty said she wanted to have another baby, so that she could have a doula.”
It meant a lot to my partner and I to have Mel in our corner the entire time. During labor, we kept getting new nurses and new midwifes, while Mel provided much appreciated continuity of care. The frequent bodywork while in labor helped tremendously. Bodywork is my favorite healthcare modality and I am sure I would have been in a lot more pain and stress without her healing touch. Mel is full of knowledge and experience regarding pregnancy and labor, so it was great to use her as a resource whenever something came up.