I always knew I wanted to be a mother.
I was never worried about getting through pregnancy but had so much fear surrounding labour and delivery. Any time I thought of it all I could picture were the many popular cultural portrayals of a woman screaming in agony as she birthed her baby. This was not the experience I wanted to have and once we found out about the Lifetime of Love Doulas, I knew our experience could be positive and beautiful.
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 & Carol Anne are vibrant and kind women. They are extremely knowledgeable. They instantly made me feel like I could do this and it could be a positive experience.
Fast forward to June 30,2018 – the day our sweet baby girl joined us.
Sarah was on call and would be joining us at the hospital. She arrived at the hospital and intuitively knew what to do when things started getting intense. She stayed right by my side and made sure I was comfortable but also made sure my husband was managing. She was a great liaison between my husband and I and the nurses and Dr’s. She made the whole process seamless.
Between the classes and their in person support, I had the tools to have a birth experience that far exceeded anything I could have ever dreamed of.
It was calm and beautiful. It was an experience that made me feel completely powerful and proud. That day, we welcomed two new members into our family.
There are no words that can describe how thankful we are for having these incredible women part of our pregnancy and labour and delivery journey.