Working with Justine as our Doula was an amazing experience! I highly recommend her services. She was well educated, informed on all birthing questions I had, and was a big comfort. My husband and I both felt really connected with her and she valued our birth plan. Justine became our friend through this experience. She was my advocate and a huge help in the delivery room. Now as a new mom I can still connect with her with any questions. Justine was a great Doula and I plan on having her by my side for our next child!!
Megan, Mother to Adelyn
"During labor Staci was the best emotional and physical support we could've asked for. She helped me focus my energy to get through our planned natural birth. She also helped my husband feel comfortable with what was happening. I missed her terribly in the brief moment she stepped away to use the restroom! She knew just how to rub by back and what to say, which seemed like a miracle at the time. Staci helped keep the atmosphere calm, nurturing, and supportive. Her voice and words and touch were more comforting than I can express."
Taylor, mother to Wesley
"When my husband and I met Justine, her warm, professional, and passionate personality made us want to interview her right away. We coud not have made a better choice in working with her. Our labor ended with a healthy baby and a healthy mom, for which we are so grateful, but it was nothing like we'd imagined: we went from hoping for a water birth to induction to a failed vacuum extraction and eventually to a C-section.
It was all unexpected and quick, and it would have been much more traumatic if we hadn't had Justine. She prepared us well in our prenatal appointments to be flexible in labor, and she always made sure that our priority was to be comfortable with the decisions we made while in labor. Because of this preparation and in spite of the "dream labor" we had in mind, we were able to own all of the decisions we made, and there is no grief for the vaginal birth that might have been. During and after the labor itself, she was a source of endless comfort and steadiness for both my husband and me.
Justine was a key member of our labor team, and my husband and I will be forever grateful that she was present with us during our son's birth. We highly, highly recommend her."
Jenne, mother to Oscar
"Staci was our doula for the birth of our second baby (and oursecond home birth!). It was very important to me to have a doula that my 2-year-old daughter would be comfortable with, since she would also be a big part of this new baby’s birth. I was drawn to Staci initially because not only was she incredibly warm and comfortable to be around, but she was very kind to my daughter.At our birth, Staci was a very helpful, comforting and supportive presence. She is also incredibly intuitive--she seemed to know exactly what we needed and when (position changes, cool washcloths, photographs, etc.). I appreciated the time and attention she gave to our 2-year-old after the birth (and that our 2-year-old was so comfortable with Staci). She was a seamless addition to our birth team!Staci was also super quick getting our placenta capsules back to us—in addition to the capsules, she dried bits of the cord and did two beautiful prints with my placenta. During our prenatal and postpartum visits, I always felt comfortable and valued with Staci—she is very present, warm and knowledgeable. I felt like she really understood what my vision of my birth was (even though I had a hard time putting it into words), and she treated my whole family with love and respect. If we have another baby, I would definitely call Staci to be our doula again!"
April mom to Oscar
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