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!
As we were planning for the birth of our first child, we knew we had friends and family that we could count on, but I wanted someone experienced in the field with unbiased trustworthy information. My friend who had Sarah as her doula recommended her to me.
We had planned a home birth and as these things go…it didn’t go as planned. After 24 hours of labour, trying everything the midwives and doulas suggested we did end up in the hospital for a cesarean section delivery. I was terrified but as the main roll for my doulas, they stayed and provided invaluable emotional, educational and physical support.
My husband and I took their HypnoBirthing and Breastfeeding Basics classes. We learned so much while also having a lot of laughs! I found it so amazing to learn about how my body and baby work together in labour, and this helped me gain confidence in the process. My goal became to have a peaceful, natural birth.
I knew nothing about home births, doulas or midwifery until a dismissive doctor influenced me to discover this world of healthy, happy birthing in my third month of pregnancy. I decided on a home birth, immediately registered for the Lifetime of Love HypnoBirthing® classes with my husband (private, in home, where no question was too stupid) and had a joy ride the rest of the pregnancy.