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.
We were referred to the doulas by a couple of our friends who had taken their prenatal classes and had them present at their birth. As soon as we met them, I knew things would be different. We took their HypnoBirthing class and from class one the fear I had started to recede.
Sarah’s calming words, encouragement and reassurance gave me the strength to endure my labour. When our baby girl finally arrived, healthy and safe, words could not express how thankful and grateful we were to have Sarah by our side. I truly feel that having Sarah at our birth contributed to my positive and short labour. I didn’t think I could have my first baby at home, naturally, and I did it!