I believe that God always has a plan because after reading Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth a dear friend at work told me about a doula – Carol Anne. From the first phone call with Carol Anne I felt so comfortable with her.
I can’t really explain it but she felt closer than a friend and more like family – very real. Carol Anne provided me with very valuable information as she is very knowledgeable in her field, she was always professional and also at the same time very personable with a great heart. She managed to let me know of the reality of various inevitable aspects of childbirth but at the same time she reassured me that things would be great – it was a perfect balance of information.
Throughout the pregnancy she was there every step of the way when I needed her. She waited with me for the birth of my child with the same anticipation as my husband, my family and I did.
When my labour finally started she was there coaching me through the process. At the hospital she was an angel and made the whole experience easier as I was guided with her care. She inspires me and she also moved my husband and family. I believe that she does God’s work here on earth by making labour and and the whole childbirth experience more structured and easier to manage by tending to every need of the mother and child – and caring deeply about the mother and child every step of the way.
I will be forever thankful to God for Carol Anne – her gift, her vocation and her expertise in her field. I admire her passion for what she does and wish for every mother-to-be to have Carol Anne by their side.