We decided to go natural around month 7 and were a little nervous about being able to find support. It was a last minute decision and we had missed our opportunity to sign up for support classes. Luckily after some Googling we came across Tracy's website. We submitted our info and received a call the same day. We explained our concerns and after one meeting we knew we wanted her in the delivery room with us. Tracy is warm, calm, strong and a great listener. She made us feel comfortable throughout the entire labor and delivery and even though we were in labor for 40 hours she stayed there the entire time. She truly loves what she does and it shows! Now our precious baby girl is here and there is no way we could have done it without Tracy. Thanks Tracy, we love you!
Posted: 6/19/2010 • Last edited: 6/23/2010 • Link to this review
Throughout my pregnancy, Tracy was a great resource for both of us and even enhanced my husband's role by providing us both with a wealth of childbirth information. Tracy is the consummate professional and offers clients an incredible wealth of knowledge. She was a fantastic resource and loaned us several books and DVDs and introduced us to some great websites. She also assisted us with writing our birth plan. Tracy took time to get to know us and our childbirth preferences and goals. She did not prescribe any processes, methods or procedures but provided us with balanced information about all of our options. Throughout my pregnancy, Tracy was always available and approachable. She made both of us feel comfortable asking questions. In addition to meeting with us several times, she checked in with me via e- mail and phone and sent me relevant journal articles - always with citations so I knew the source of the information. All of this allowed us to make informed decisions and helped me to know what questions to ask my health care providers. I went into labor relaxed and confident and more excited than nervous. During my nineteen and half hours of labor, she was a constant, calming influence for me and my husband. In addition, she helped us navigate hospital standard procedures and medical jargon. Because of Tracy's assistance, I was well-prepared and had the birth I wanted.
Posted: 5/26/2010 • Link to this review
Tracy provided excellent support before and during my labor. I don't think I could have made it without her! I was set on having a natural birth experience, but when I developed pre-eclampsia I was devastated, thinking my goal would be unachievable. Tracy helped me make it through the tough Pitocin induction, and provided great massage techniques that my husband used to ease my contractions. She also reminded me of my goals when I started to demand an Epidural. She was fabulous and because of this great experience I'll have a doula at all my births to come.
Posted: 5/25/2010 • Link to this review
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