As first time parents, we weren't familiar with doulas, but our experience with Jenn has made us true belivers in the field. After interviewing several doulas, we chose to work with Jenn for her professionalism, her knowledge (as a childbirth educator, lactation consultant and doula!), and her warm and calming nature.
In our two meetings before labor, Jenn made sure we were armed with all the information we could possibly have about what to expect in labor and after, she even gave us a rebozo to practice with. In the weeks surrounding my due date, Jenn was always available to answer my questions and calm my freak-outs. When labor was finally imminent, Jenn arrived quickly and set about explaining the induction process to us, helping us keep in mind the birth plan we had drafted.
Neither myself or my partner would have made it through labor as well as we did (induced, but no meds!) without Jenn's humor, reassurance and encouragement. She led us through various poses and helped me keep my calm and breathing measured when contractions got to be their strongest. She kept a close eye on my partner too, forcing him to take a break before our little darling made her appearance.
Throughout all, Jenn has been an indespensible resource and support for our journey into parenthood! She has been eager and available to answer any questions we have had, and has communicated with us clearly and quickly. I couldn't have asked for a better birth experience, or for a more capable and warm doula to help us through!