Sophia and Raj
Denise made all the difference as a Doula for my birth. My experience with Denise was so positive and she made me feel empowered and ready to have the birth that I wanted to have. During the end of my pregnancy, I was nervous and had many questions as I came closer to my due date and felt like I had a friend and expert in Denise to help me prepare for the birth and to talk out my anxieties. I felt comfortable to tell her what I was expecting from her and she provided me great insight into how she can help me overcome specific things that I felt could be obstacles for me during the birth. She was always available by phone, email and text and responded back to me asap. I had a home birth and, as planned, I called Denise to come over as soon as my midwives decided it was time to come to my home. She arrived from across the city in 20-25 minutes.
It felt great to have Denise there. She was right by my side and helped me with my breathing and she made sure that I could hold my husband's hand through some of the toughest parts of the night. After the birth, she took pictures of me, my baby and my husband. She only left after she was sure I was comfortable. She checked in on me the next day and came by to see me and the baby a week or so later and made sure I was feeling okay and breastfeeding was going well. Thank you, Denise, for everything you did for us! I will always be grateful!