8/7/2019 0 Comments
Karen K. - Testimonial
I met Carla by chance when I was considering working with a doula. She is friendly, down to earth, caring, and speaks from her own experience as a mother and grandmother - as well as a doula. We first had a phone interview, and she was watching her grandchild at the time. It was very relaxing how she was able to calmly juggle answering my questions and talk to me while simultaneously caring for her tiny loved one. I could already tell that was the kind of energy I needed through my pregnancy, labor, and delivery. I also liked that she is an EMT and had added emergency and healthcare experience, and I found her pricing and packages to be fair!
Carla has been wonderful! I had difficulties getting to this successful pregnancy, was 40 when pregnant, and had some very painful physical challenges in my third trimester (that turned out to be a herniated discs in my neck). That resulted in quite a bit of anxiety for me, and Carla was always readily available to answer my many questions and calm my concerns by text, email, or phone - and quickly! She even dropped what she was doing once to come over and help me through some very painful spasms - with massage and reiki.
She gave my husband and me a helpful overview of labor and delivery, comfort techniques, and what to expect in our pre-natal visit. She helped me navigate high blood pressure, severe swelling, and what we thought at the time was a pinched nerve in my back - all of which resulted in some pressure for me to induce early when I did not want to. When it came to labor, she provided me with suggestions for alternative methods to limit the interactions I did not want, so we were able to apply some non-pharmacological methods to induce. I felt comfortable with my decisions and our team approach with the nurses and doctors at the hospital!
At our postnatal visits at home, Carla brought me very helpful tools, a lovely book and gift, and even made us a homemade dinner! She has continued to offer me very helpful guidance and support, and perhaps most importantly, encouragement along the way. I very highly recommend her, and I’m grateful she and I shared this experience.
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