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 assisted my husband & I with the amazing birth of our second daughter. I could tell from our first meeting that she was the doula for us, as we wanted someone extremely professional, knowledgeable, warm, and confident. Our prenatal meetings were both relaxed and productive. Sam took a thorough history–something I very much appreciate from any care provider–guided us through a birth class “refresher,” and helped us write a birth plan. Her previous experience assisting an unmedicated delivery at a hospital was incredibly helpful as well.
I think Sam exceeded all of our expectations on delivery day. She was encouraging when we were not immediately admitted to the hospital. Her positive energy kept me focused on our goal. She even joined me in doing lunges down Second Avenue to help labor progress! Super insightful in knowing when my needs had changed and when to head back to the hospital. I don’t remember her ever leaving my side from the moment active labor began. I especially remember her coaching when I got to 7 cm, a perfect mix of intense and calm that got me through those contractions. Not to mention the amazing photos she captured of the birth, including the moment of sheer joy when I got to hold our daughter, my very favorite photo to date.