The birth of my first child was challenging and despite having a doula, I felt that she wasn't as supportive as I would have hoped. So after becoming pregnant with my second, I knew I wanted an experienced doula who could provide support and suggestions in any circumstance. A friend recommended Tiffany and little did I know that I would end up with two amazing doulas! Jen and Tiffany were both exactly what I was looking for... experienced, compassionate, present, genuine, and absolutely delightful to talk with. I never really felt nervous about the upcoming birth because in my mind, I had a dream team of support.
When I went past my due date and was feeling discouraged, Jen called me to talk through my feelings and offer her encouragement. She was so compassionate and helped me stay positive. Then when my water broke 4 days later, Tiffany was very responsive and quickly met us at the hospital when things ramped up quickly.
Throughout my labor, Tiffany was right there with me, a comforting voice in my ear, guiding me through each contraction and each stage. She was like having a GPS of my labor, telling me what to look for next, what to expect, and where to turn. She had one helpful suggestion after another... at one point in between difficult transition contractions, Tiffany suggested that I try to feel my baby's head. I reached down, skeptical that I would feel anything, but I did! I felt her head and with it, my confidence soared! A few contractions later, I felt her move down even further and it was time to push! Tiffany was again a calm voice in my ear, helping me to direct my energy in to pushing. 20 minutes later, my daughter was born! I honestly feel like I had the perfect birth... it was exactly what I wanted and Tiffany was a big part of helping me achieve that.
Tiffany and Jen make a fantastic team and are truly gifted at what they do! - C.O.
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