I am not one to usually leave reviews, but the spirit has moved me.
Being pregnant at the height of Covid last year (with my first baby no less) was not ideal. It was downright stressful at times (actually a lot of the time). Add on to that a move AND a breech baby that just didn’t want to budge…I was reeling. Everything was going not the way I pictured. Enter, Chelsea and Lauren. If it were not for them, I don’t know how I would have dealt with things. They supported me, prepared me, championed me. They helped me make sure I had control over the narrative of my birth story, even if it wasn’t what I anticipated at first. Then you add in the magic that is Kayla. She was the ultimate teacher (her classes were THE BEST, and I wish every new parent could take them) and like a best friend all rolled into one. She’ll answer your crazy questions and field your frantic calls. This woman knows her sh*t.
The one memory that stands out to me – which just solidifies who these women are: The day after I brought my daughter home from the hospital – I was not in a good place mentally. The baby blues were hitting me HARD, and I was overwhelmed with breastfeeding and so incredibly worried that in 72 hours, somehow, I had become the world’s worst Mom. I remember my husband reached out to Chelsea, asking if someone could come. Because as amazing as he was through the whole process, he did not know how to help me. How to reach me at that moment. Within an hour, Chelsea and Kayla were at our door. THERE WAS SNOW ON THE GROUND, as it had just stormed the night before, and yet they still came. They talked with me, they helped me, they listened to me and let me cry, and assured me I wasn’t a terrible mother. They were just there, and they saved my life in a way. I don’t know what I would have done without them.
Om Mama Doulas are true angels on earth, and if having a doula is for you, then you want them on your team. You just do. And I know for when I make this journey again someday, and have another baby, they’ll be who I call.