“As first time parents, my husband and I wanted to do everything we could to ensure an unmedicated and natural birth for the delivery of our baby girl. I believe the best decision we made was hiring Brandy to be our doula. Upon meeting Brandy, we knew she was a great match for us!
She was so helpful in providing us with materials and educating us pre-labor. When the time came for the actual labor, Brandy was so helpful in supporting my husband and I to labor at home for as long as possible. When I retell my birth story, I always say that when Brandy came over, it was like she flipped a switch and made the contractions really start to count! She reminded us of techniques we had learned in our childbirth class and gave us the emotional reassurance we needed to be confident in our ability to birth a baby naturally. She was able to recognize just when we needed to go to the hospital, and when we arrived, I was ready to push within one hour. I’m happy to say we successfully had a unmedicated birth.. At my post-labor appointment, my OBGYN actually commented that Brandy was the most helpful doula she had worked with. Almost as important as her support during labor was her post-partum support. For us, breastfeeding was very difficult. I can honestly say that if I had not had her support, I would have a formula fed baby. I am so thankful for my breastfeeding relationship with my daughter, and I know it’s due, in part, to Brandy.
When you hire Brandy as a doula, you get the added bonus of great photography! I love looking back on the first moments my husband and I spent with our baby girl. I can’t say enough wonderful things about Brandy, but I can say that I wouldn’t hesitate to use her services again and reccommend her to anyone having a baby!” 4/24/2012