I was initially wary of having a stranger at our first birth but went along with it. Christina’s prenatal sessions were helpful and practical, but it was during the labour I really appreciated having a doula. Christina was there for phone support and then at home for the early stages of the labour so we didn’t have to go to hospital too early. When Simone was getting anxious Christina knew just the right things to do and say to calm her down. So good we used her again for the second baby…and the third baby!
Sean and I had a beautiful natural drug-free birth in May 2012. We decided to engage a doula due to my anxiety issues related to pregnancy and birth. I doubted my ability to give birth naturally, let alone without pain relief. I had thought initially that a planned caesarean birth would be a good option. Christina’s calmness and wealth of knowledge relating to child birth helped us – especially me – to slowly over come our fears.