April M

My husband and I hired Linda to be our doula for the birth of our second child. She provided so much helpful information and checked on me regularly throughout my pregnancy.

I went a week past due, and rarely more than a day went by that she didn’t send an inspirational or uplifting text or e-mail. She knew I was growing more uncomfortable by the day! She really kept my spirits up as my husband and I awaited our new addition.

I finally went into labor and called her right away, since I had a feeling it would be a quick birth. I’m glad I called, because I woke up at 1am and had the baby at 2:39am! We barely made it to the hospital ourselves, and Linda made it there about 10 minutes before the baby was born.

We had discussed various coping techniques during our prenatal visits, and she remembered that I had found the hip squeeze helpful during my first labor. She came into the room, dropped her ‘bag of tricks’ in the doorway and started squeezing my hips! After two contractions my water broke and before we knew it, the baby was born.

While we didn’t get to use any other techniques, her support and encouragement were so important. She kept me focused, positive, and centered. After the whirlwind was over, she got some of the most amazing photos of my sweet boy!

I was so thankful that she made it in time, that she was able to jump in and do exactly what I needed when I needed it without thinking, and that she captured some very precious moments on film. I definitely recommend her!