I have unwavering gratitude for Yvonne who was my doula for the birth of my daughter in December 2017. Her prep sessions were a pleasure, we had great laughs and she answered all of our questions honestly and without judgement. I love her sense of humour, her confidence, her steadfastness, and her aura of absolute calm. She is equally intuitive and down-to-earth…exactly what we needed. When I went into labour 3 weeks early in the middle of the night, Yvonne was just a text and call away, ready to guide me as the most epic day of my life began. She was at my house as soon as we needed the extra pair of hands and helped me and my partner navigate what ended up being a natural labour. Her advice throughout the labour was invaluable and I trusted her implicitly. She was our advocate at the hospital and helped us communicate our needs clearly to the staff there.
Even 3 months after my labour, Yvonne has been there to support me emotionally, to reassure me, and to help me through the challenges of the post-partum period. I also really appreciate all of the Facebook groups, events, classes and get-togethers that Rock the Cradle and their extended team offers. They are truly there to support birthing women and their partners in their journeys in different and ways. If you’re wondering if a doula is for you, all I can tell you is not to hesitate, and to meet these women – they are dedicated and strong and will do everything to make your birthing experience a positive one.