It is the greatest privilege to be invited into someone’s birth process. Below are some kind words from the students and client’s Samantha was lucky enough to serve.
We had the pleasure of first meeting Samantha at the childbirth preparation course she was instructing and were immediately taken with her professionalism, knowledge of the birth experience (important given we were first time parents) and great sense of humor. Although we had never intended on having a doula present for the birth of our daughter, after meeting and speaking with Sam we decided we definitely wanted to have her along as part of our journey and are very pleased that we did. Sam guided us though the last two months of the pregnancy and was always available for advice on everything from our choice of hospital to any and all questions on the actual birth process. Her approach is open, honest and practical and what we were particularly impressed with was her focus on not only understanding what we wanted and needed but also on opening us up to other available options and ways of thinking. Sam made herself available 24/7 from up to two weeks before our due date and on the day stayed by our side through the 26 hour delivery. She worked tirelessly with us through multiple birthing positions and seemed to be available for massage and coaching on breathing at each and every contraction which got us through some very challenging moments! Her sense of humor and professionalism never wavered and we were so very pleased to have her by our side when our daughter Francesca finally made her appearance!
Sam has stayed an important part of our lives since Francesca’s birth and we would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for (and even those who don’t think they need) a doula!