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.
Sam Hillstrom was by far the most wonderful doula I could ever have asked for! For a long time, I had no idea whether a doula was even necessary for me, as my husband is a great physician, and I thought he would be sufficient, but honestly, I could NOT BE HAPPIER that we chose to have Sam as our doula! Even if my labor experience had been easy, she would have been of great comfort and companionship to me, but as it was, my labor was very long and very difficult, and there were several complications with the first eight hours of staff we encountered (those who actually delivered my baby were wonderful, however). I truly don’t think I would have gotten through my birth without her!
I was in excruciating pain for HOURS! Sam absolutely saved me–she has the most natural, soothing, intuitive gift for helping birthing mothers find the best possible positions to breath through pain, she teaches amazing breathing techniques to handle even the most brutal contractions (trust me, I know!), and she never left my side.
Sam was an absolutely AMAZING birth coach! What I love about Sam is that she makes sure you have the experience YOU want to have and is fully committed to the birth experience you, as the mother, have your heart set on. In summation, she is the best in the business, and you would be very fortunate to have her as your doula!