Having Teresa as my doula for my pregnancy and the birth of my son, was the best thing that I could have done for myself during the process. I did not know a great deal about pregnancy and knew even less about labor and delivery prior to becoming pregnant and was feeling very unprepared for the whole thing. Teresa offered invaluable support and knowledge throughout my pregnancy. She helped me through my doubts and concerns and offered helpful and encouraging advice as I talked through things with her during those months.
I found Teresa through another doula in the area and my husband and I felt comfortable with her right away. During my pregnancy she was always available when I needed her. I spent a lot of time emailing her questions and looking for the support that I was not able to find in all of the reading that I was doing to prepare for the coming of the baby.
My birthing experience was fantastic and having Teresa there was such a help. She was an advocate in the room for me and my family and helped to make sure that I was involved in decision making as things progressed. She helped me through the labor and delivery and was a wonderful support in the hours that followed the birth. I would recommend a doula to any expectant mom, and would warmly and whole-heartedly recommend Teresa specifically. Her calming and nurturing style and presence were just what I needed throughout my pregnancy and birth.
~ Maia ( mom to Connor & Preston )
Teresa is a warm, wonderful, incredibly experienced doula and I couldn't have asked for anyone better. I was so pleased I chose her. In addition to the birth experience itself, throughout my entire pregnancy and also post-partum, Teresa has provided incredible emotional support, by email, phone, and in person, for whatever issues arise for me. She is always thorough and helpful in her responses. You can tell she truly loves what she does and cares for each mother that she works with. One of the main reasons I chose her is that I wanted someone very experienced this time, since I was hoping for a VBAC and I wanted everything to be optimal (my last doula was new to the profession, and while kind and caring, when things got difficult during labor she didn't know how to support me).
Teresa was fabulous during my birth, and I consider her one of the reasons I was able to have the natural childbirth VBAC successfully. During the pushing phase I was having difficulty and the midwife and doctor were considering a c-section. My doula was quick to provide some suggestions to help me direct my pushes, which really helped me. alot! I could go on and on about how much I loved Teresa- I would recommend her to all of my friends, and if I have another birth someday, I will definitely hire her again. She was helpful and full of knowledge and suggestions but presents everything in a very sensitive and non-obtrusive way. During the labor/birth, she is so competent and understanding.
~ Laura Ann ( mom to Jimmy & Elliot)
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