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Caring & Informed About LGBT Issues

posted Nov 17, 2015, 5:44 PM by Lisa Baracker   [ updated Nov 19, 2015, 10:45 AM ]
My partner and I were extremely fortunate to have Whatadoula as our doulas and highly recommend their services. Their presence, knowledge and support were so critical during the pregnancy and birth process. The birth of our child was such a special moment in our lives and we were glad Whatadoula was on our team.

As a gay couple, we felt Lisa & Yume were extremely caring and informed about the particular challenges that LGBT couples and families can face during this process.

Yume was the doula who came to our birth and she was excellent in her communication with the medical staff and our extended family who were there at the hospital. It was incredibly reassuring that Yume knew exactly what to do during the labor and when it was time to call the doctor to deliver the baby. She was right by our side helping us push and bring our child into the world.

The pre and post-birth visits that Yume & Lisa did were really useful for us. They are extremely knowledgable, listened to our concerns, and answered all our questions. They were very informed about the policies and practices of hospitals and went through our birth plan with us. It was great to have them walk us through the concerns we had with laboring at home for too long.

After the birth Yume created an herbal sitz bath that was instrumental in my healing - it really helped relieve the pain and discomfort I had when I came home. She also did my placenta encapsulation and provided me with pills that helped my postpartum recovery. Postpartum, I felt strong and my recovery was good - I can thank Yume in large part for that!

Catherine & Laura