PRENATAL + BIRTH + POSTPARTUM
We met with Francie and Samantha late in my pregnancy and I am so grateful we had them to support us. I was going through some rough preterm labor starting week 28 and was on bedrest since then. I don't know what I would have done without them. They were both an amazing knowledge resource and supported us during multiple hospital visits. They provided us with a lot of useful information and helped us formulate our birth plan.
Throughout the process, they explained the pros and cons of various decisions which helped us to feel more comfortable going into labor. I felt really well prepared and relaxed going into my induction in week 41. Francie supported me during my labor with massages and different positioning techniques. As a result, I had a delivery of my dream - fast and easy :) Max was born within 5 hours.
Both know amazing resources for massages and an amazing Lactation consultant, who was life saving when struggling with breastfeeding. Samantha did not hesitate to come to our apartment within an hour after Max was severely dehydrated. She supported me with breastfeeding until I felt comfortable being alone. They are wonderful doulas and amazing people. Should we have another child, we definitely would have them as our doulas. - Petra and Markus, Williamsburg.
I want to send you a profound thanks for everything you did for me during my birth. Your presence was so comforting and calming. You provided comfort to me in so many ways with your breathing techniques and calming oils. Your knowledge of the labor process was amazing. You knew just what I needed at all times! My husband was so relieved to have you there with us. Having you there took so much pressure off of him, that he was actually able to relax and provide me with emotional support. There are no words that can really explain how amazing and awesome you were and are! - Amita and Adam, Sunset Park
From the start, Samantha's professionalism pleasantly surprised me. She was always on time and very considerate of mine and my husband's schedules. From the very first visit we knew that we didn't have to look any further, and that Samantha was the right doula for us. Our favorite part of Samantha's prenatal visits was the hypnotherapy session, one of her many skills. Her voice is always calm sounding and reassuring, guiding us through these "uncharted waters".
Samantha saved the day when my labor had stalled, with her awesome advice, and her willingness to drop everything to come over and help - she really got things going. Without her I don't think I would end up having the home birth I planned for. Samantha was there for me and my husband before, during and after labor. I am so grateful for all the suggestions on how to care for our newborn baby and how to take care of each other as new parents. We are definitely recommending Samantha to all our friends.
- Alisa and Remi, Ridgewood