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Exactly What We Hoped For

posted May 6, 2013, 9:43 AM by Lisa Baracker   [ updated Nov 3, 2014, 10:29 AM ]
Hiring Whatadoula was one of the best (and most important) decisions that we made as we prepared for the birth of our son. The pregnancy unexpectedly became medically complicated at the very end, throwing many of the choices we had made up in the air, or so we felt. The doulas helped us navigate the complicated landscape of medical advice and evidence that we found ourselves in the middle of, and assisted us in making several decisions that proved key to avoiding the major interventions that we'd hoped to avoid in the first place. They also provided a caring, calming presence and perspective at times when we were desperately in need of both. 

We very much enjoyed your collective level-headedness and good senses of perspective and humor, all of which helped us out at various points in the process. We also felt (and never were given any reason to see things otherwise) that we had hired calm, reliable, knowledgeable, and confident people who would help us to make it through a process that we weren't all that confident or knowledgeable about ourselves. We benefitted a lot from working with Whatadoula as a group, rather than just one individual - we felt that each of doula brought several unique characteristics to the table. 

In the end, the birth went exactly as we'd originally hoped, and we have a beautiful baby boy and a very healthy mother! 

Jesse, Jacob, and Ernest