Dear Sarah and Carol Anne, thank you so much for your service. 

At first we thought it was something of a luxury to hire a doula for the birth of our baby but after going through the experience, I believe it was a necessity.

I don’t know how we could have gotten through it without you both. ​You were both so supportive and kind, providing useful information and checking in on us regularly.

Carol Anne was there for me through each contraction – saying what I needed to hear and pressing on my hips to ease the pain. No judgement of me walking around like a zombie in adult underwear, or communication through moans rather than words. You sure chose a challenging profession but we are so grateful for your services. It really changed the experience from being scary and unbearably painful to manageable and feeling like we were safe. ​​