For my first pregnancy and delivery, I had the notion that we (husband, baby and I) would all be better off if we worked with a doula, and in working with Annie, this was so so true! I can truthfully say that Annie exceeded my hopes for what a doula would bring to the process. From the first prenatal visit to the postpartum visit and everything in between, she was positive, knowledgeable, compassionate and truly ‘there’ for any issue that came up, both physical and emotional. For labor and delivery, her suggestions and support with comfort measures, as well as advocacy in the hospital setting, made all the difference. I am convinced my labor would have been significantly longer if not for her support. Annie is an amazing doula and I would recommend her to anyone without any reservations!
What should I bring with me to my birth? Everyone talks about having your bag ready to go, but what does that actually mean? What are people packing in these so-called birth bags?! Here is … Read more