Sweet Words

What are clients saying about Rock the Cradle Doula Services?

One of the best parts of my job is working with so many lovely families! It truly is an honour to get to know my clients during such a wonderful time in their lives and to be invited to share with them in the joy and beauty of their child’s birth.

Here’s what they have to say about working with me:

In short, Sylvia was incredible. Thank you, over and over again, for the life-changing experience: you believed in my VBAC and you helped me trust my body to birth my daughter.

Sarah, September 2014

I would suggest to any woman that she work with a doula during childbirth – and I couldn’t recommend Sylvia more highly. She is a great caregiver.

Renee, October 2014

Sylvia was a life saver!  Sylvia really helped me get through the first 3 months of my son’s life and for that I am eternally greatful. I would recommend her services to everyone, as she is wonderful!

Lea, Montreal, November 2014

I have to say if I didn’t have Sylvia, I probably would not have been able to deliver without the epidural! It is amazing to give birth without any medical intervention, since you can recover so much faster.  After baby was delivered, Sylvia helped us for the breastfeeding part. Even until now, she still answers to our questions regarding the baby.  It is always good to hear advice from someone who has the knowledge and experience. We highly recommend Sylvia’s services! 

Vivien, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, October 2014

I asked Sylvia Otvos to act as doula for my third pregnancy. I had not hired a doula for my previous pregnancies, and I wondered if I was being a bit silly to do it after already being an experienced mom. Not at all. It was the best decision I could have made, and labour the third time around was a completely different experience. I would recommend her to anyone else who is feeling anxious about giving birth, or who simply wishes to make the experience more meaningful. 

Susan, Montreal, October 2014

Sylvia helped us define our vision, feelings and wishes for the birth. She was an invaluable help during the birthing process as she was a constant presence and guidance for both of us. We have no regrets on our choice and would hire her again if we have more children. 

Claudia, Verdun, October 2014

I can honestly say that without her things would have not been the same. I’m very grateful for all her support, care and genuine interest in my and my baby’s well-being.

Katya, Kirkland, September 2014

I used the services of Sylvia for the birth of my daughter. Her three pre-natal visits were very helpful and very informative. She listened to all our concerns and answered all our questions. She helped me consider what type of birth I wanted to have and how to design a birth plan. I feel she really made a difference during my birth. 

Shamron, Westmount, August 2014

Sylvia’s support throughout my pregnancy was a huge contributor to not only a successful breech delivery, but my positive outlook on the whole experience. I am confident that we made the decisions that were best for me and our family because I had the right support along the way. Sylvia is supportive, professional and just what we needed!

Jill, NDG, June 2014

I decided to work with a doula for 2 reasons. I wanted private prenatal classes where my husband and I felt comfortable to ask questions and learn about the birth we would both soon experience and to have support and guidance for a natural birth. Sylvia was instrumental in both of these instances. We were able to learn in a comfortable environment (our home) and gained valuable knowledge about what to expect, from the moment your labour starts until you leave the hospital. During labour itself Sylvia was a great comfort and support and helped me to reach my end goal, a birth without epidural. I truly believe I could not have done it without her help. I will be working with Sylvia again if I am so lucky to have the chance 🙂

Jaymi, Montreal, May 2014

Being a first-time mom and having high expectations for as natural as possible a birth experience, I enlisted Sylvia as my doula. I found the prep sessions with her very informative and yet relaxed, easing any fears that I had about the impending big day. I highly recommend Sylvia’s service.

Julie, Montreal, February 2014

Sylvia was an invaluable part of our birthing process. She really helped us have the natural childbirth we were hoping for. We’re so grateful to have had Sylvia there for the birth of our daughter. I would recommend her without hesitation!

Christine, Montreal, February 2014

With Sylvia, you’re not just gaining a doula’s service for your birth but a friend in a fellow mom with helpful tips to solve baby problems months down the road. You won’t regret it!

Lisa, Montreal, February 2014

I’m very glad I chose Sylvia to be my doula. During the labour and birth she was a reassuring presence. She has been great at responding to emailed questions about all sorts of things before and since the birth, helping me to remember details of the birth, and giving very good advice about infant habits (sleeping, breastfeeding, etc).

Megan, Montreal, February 2014

Sylvia is a kind, knowledgeable, and dedicated doula. She was always available to answer our questions during pregnancy, labour, and even after we brought our baby home. During labour, her experience and calm presence were exactly what I needed. She knew when to let me take the lead and when to step in with suggestions, and was very accommodating of myself and my husband. She was really instrumental in having such a positive birth experience. I couldn’t have asked for anyone better, and I highly recommend her!

Emma, Montreal, January 2014

I decided to have a birth doula as I really wanted a bigger support system than just my husband. As first time parents, I wanted someone else there to support not only me but my husband during the whole birthing experience.
When I met Sylvia, we clicked right away. I would definitely recommend having a birth doula, especially Sylvia! Thank you Sylvia! We couldn’t have done it without you!

Donna, DDO, January 2014

From the initial visit, Sylvia’s useful tips and knowledge grabbed my attention and with every meeting thereafter I felt stronger and believed in my body. I enjoyed my birth very much and I only hope that the next time will be even a better one, with the help of Sylvia. Sylvia has a passion for birth and she emanates this with her clients. I would recommend her to anyone, whether it’s their first time or not.

Mehrsa, Pierrefonds, January 2014

We were so blessed to have Sylvia as our doula. Her presence made such a difference. She truly helped us to remain grounded and positive during my labour. She was positive, respectful, knowledgeable and calm. The experience would have been very different without her and we are so grateful for her help in welcoming our little girl into the world. We highly recommend this warm, kind, positive and strong doula.

Tara, Montreal, June 2012