We’re grateful to have found Cindy for the birth of our second child. We did not use a doula for our older daughter’s birth, and while we prepared by reading about labor and taking a Lamaze class, we didn’t have the support we wanted once we were in the hospital.
With our second child, it was invaluable having Cindy’s calm, supportive presence in the room. Cindy helped me breathe and relax my body, massaged pressure points, proactively retrieved ice and warm packs, brought and hung up soft lights, offered me different positions that may help ease contractions, gave me imagery to use during contractions — the list goes on. Her level of experience made a huge difference- she could help in the moment and also predict what I might need soon. I have had a far easier recovery than with my first in large part thanks to her guidance and support during labor.
In the months ahead of our birth, Cindy also gave us a wealth of resources including videos, books, and stretching guidelines, and was always available to answer questions and check in. We would highly recommend working with Cindy!