What doula support means to my clients
When she got to me, she was the picture of calm composure. A new person coming into the birthing space can be stressful, but with Maura I almost didn’t notice when she arrived.
Right away, she made us feel comfortable and excited that things were going smoothly. I could have NEVER done 40 hours of natural labor without her- I really couldn’t have.
Maura was so calm, collected, and VERY educated. Her medical background was a plus...One of my best memories of that day was laboring in the tub with the sweet smells of aromatherapy, along with Maura & my family who never left my side.
She also provided support for my husband - this man was initially skeptical about having a doula & now talks with pregnant couples he knows about how important it is to have a doula, & then promptly provides them with Maura’s contact info.
Having your first child is an experience that’s very difficult to fully prepare for. Having Maura along for the ride gave us a huge amount of confidence, knowing that she’d be able to answer whatever questions may arise.
When we showed up for our 40 week appointment...we discovered that our daughter was breech which meant we were headed towards a c-section. Immediately my husband was talking and texting with Maura who walked us through all our options and the evidence behind each choice. As I wiped away my tears, Maura’s guidance put me back into the driver’s seat to make decisions about our care.