Where do I begin, Amanda was a God send during my VBA2C! I knew going into it I needed extra support and Amanda provided that and so much more. She's such a sweet heart she knew how to reassure me when I thought I'd give up. Reminding me to breath and relax and my birth was everything I would have dreamt of. My husband was so appreciative of the support she provided. We both agreed that we would have hired her a million times over! I loved the belly casting her and her partner Ginnie provided just a cute memorabilia for this pregnancy that has been a first for me. I look forward to getting my newborn's pictures taken in it=) I'm so glad Amanda was my doula I highly recommend her!
Ginnie Calabrese of Loving Birth Services was a wonderful addition to my birth support team which otherwise included just my husband. He is the strong silent type, so while he was supportive, he didn't know quite what to say or do. Ginnie was a great model by offering me encouragement, reminding me to keep drinking water, and doing whatever I asked, whether that was to put pressure on my low back during contractions, or support my leg while I was pushing for 3.5 hours. I felt her gentle presence continuously, and when I doubted my ability to do what needed to be done, Ginnie kept me motivated and assured me I was doing a great job. She generously made herself available for questions and support at all
hours both before and after my daughter's birth, and I never once doubted her commitment or her passion for this work! My midwife apparently had a bad experience with a doula in the past so was not thrilled to hear I hired one, but she ended up being so impressed by Ginnie that she referred one of her other patients! I truly recommend Ginnie without any reservations!
My in-home prenatal massage with Angie was exactly what I needed during my pregnancy. It was one of the best massages I’ve ever had, both relaxing and therapeutic for my very tight back. I slept better after my massage than I had in weeks and my sciatica disappeared (which I didn't know was possible at 39 weeks). I only wish I had started getting them from her earlier in my pregnancy. I highly recommend Angie!
The belly casting process was awesome! It's a neat thing to do because you could do so much with it. You guys did a lovely job making mine! I'm so happy I did it! I so can't wait to paint it and do the birth announcements with the baby in it! It's going to look amazing! Thank you so much again!
The siblings class was fun and the children enjoyed it! It is a great way to prepare the siblings for a new family member. You were very informative and patience with the children. The activities and questions were right on point with the childrens questions. Thanks for taking the time out to explain what it would be like when baby gets here! We all had a great time in this class. It was a very helpful tool and experience.