I debated for a while whether or not I needed a doula to accompany my husband and me through the birth of our first child. I’m so pleased with my decision. I didn’t want an all-natural birth. I just hoped I wouldn’t need a c section, and didn’t want an early epidural so that I wouldn’t be stuck in bed for hours and hours. Yvonne gave me all the tools, support and knowledge to make that happen!
Yvonne helped demystify the birth process. She acted as a bridge between us and the medical community by explaining in more depth what was going on, as well as the next expected steps, something that the medical team doesn’t have the time to do. Yvonne helped me prepare a realistic birth plan and the birth amazingly went as planned. She supported my husband and me through a most memorable labour. She looked after everything I needed but also had an eye out for my husband who wasn’t comfortable through the whole experience.
I’m forever grateful to her for coaching us through the experience of a lifetime.