We are so pleased with our birth experience and Tiffany's role in helping us achieve our somewhat hazy goal of an unmedicated birth. Meeting her for the prenatal appointment, we felt instantly at ease with her non-judgmental approach since we were uncertain which path we would purse until labor started. (Although we found her through community referrals, it turns out she is also very well known and respected in our midwives' office and at the hospital where we delivered, which says a lot.)
Our labor was somewhat unusual for a first time birth in that we did not have early labor so we arrived at the hospital already in the very active stages, and Tiffany was there shortly after we arrived and did not leave until well after our son's birth 12 or 13 hours later. She provided invaluable support during the labor and delivery for both me and my husband, always encouraging and supportive of my choices and suggesting multiple options to keep things moving. Her training as a midwife was paramount to the process going as smoothly as it did and I can't say enough how happy we are with the decision to have her there. Although hiring a doula is not an inexpensive venture, I can think of no better way to spend the money in preparation for the arrival of my little one.