Doula Client Reviews

Celia was always available throughout my pregnancy and childbirth, whether via phone, email, or other communication. She listened and answered all of the questions and concerns that I had. When needed, she provided additional information and well-research findings. This open communication was a tremendous resource to help us make decisions about birth and care. Her childbirth education materials left us feeling empowered, encouraged, educated, and more informed about what we would face ahead of us.

When it came time to deliver, Celia was attentive to all of my needs, and flexible when those needs changed by the moment. She was a calming, encouraging, and supportive presence throughout my labor and birth. Her postpartum visit was also very helpful, with providing reflections upon what happened and weaving those experiences into the birth story. She also provided a variety of books and resources for parents of newborns. I'd highly recommend her! -K.R.

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Celia was amazing from start to finish. She was very flexible for our first meeting, especially when my schedule suddenly changed. She won me over from our first conversation. She was very professional about her services but still laid back and easy to talk to. Before signing the contract, she was very open in helping us pick out the services we needed and was super helpful in allowing us to eliminate services that we didn't need from the package we selected. We decided on the massage and aromatherapy package, adding the belly binding. We had one prenatal meeting and we were able to discuss all of the details my husband and I wanted to go over for the birth. I had 3 prenatal massages prior to birth and all were amazing. The first massage was my first massage ever; Celia made me feel very comfortable. After that, I greatly looked forward to each massage. I constantly texted Celia as the birth got closer. She was very helpful in answering all my questions and letting me know when I should call my midwives for reassurance or to answer medical questions. The morning my water broke, Celia was ready all day for my call. She provided many tools that I could try to use to help my labor get started. I ended up at the hospital in the afternoon because I had to be induced. Celia came up to the hospital in the evening when my contractions started to get pretty intense. I didn't give birth until the morning at 10:30 am. Celia stayed by my side every second, doing everything in her power and pulling out every tool in her arsenal to help me handle the pains and intensity of labor. I had a medication-free birth and really needed everything that Celia had to give. She held my hand all night while I endured the night of contractions. She massaged, did aromatherapy, coached through breathing and my tones, provided her TENS unit, and a bunch of other things I can't even remember. We could not have done it without Celia! –H.E.

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From the moment I met Celia during our consultation I knew i wanted her to be part of my birth team. This was my 5th pregnancy, yet my first home birth. Initially I thought I knew everything i needed to know about birth and I just wanted Celia to be my backbone during the rough moments of labor. Needless to say she was so much more. She gave me strength I never knew I had, her positive, calm energy flowed through the room and gave us the perfect atmosphere to welcome our son. Celia taught me how to truly tune into my body and relax through childbirth. Everything I learned from her helped me to have the perfect birth I so badly wanted. I know I could have had a nonmedicated birth but definitely not as easily as I did and I have Celia to thank for that. Overall she is just someone you want to be around. Not only will she provide you with every tool to have your own perfect birth but she will also become a friend in the process. Words just can' express enough how awesome she is as a doula. –J.H.

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Celia was an amazing and informative doula. All of our meetings were always filled with excitement, encouragement and anticipation. As first time parents, we appreciated every visit and techniques to practice to prepare for birth. Even though delivery didn’t go as planned, Celia still stayed hands-on and stayed engaged with me. I was very emotional and little did she know I really pulled from her strength. Celia’s support was very beneficial to not only me but my husband. Her presence in the room gave me support and her caring touch reassured me that everything was okay. Thank you Celia for being with us during one of the best moments God has blessed our family with. –M.A.

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I couldn't have asked for a better, more caring, more humble and knowledgeable person to be my Doula! Celia was there for me from the beginning to the end of this wonderful journey. I'm a first time mom and I would take Celia as my Doula again without a doubt. I knew from our first consultation that she would be the perfect help to me!​ ​​At 36 weeks I was very emotional and had so much going on around me that I started feeling lonely. At 37 weeks we found out that I was having a full beech baby with an anterior placenta so it was going to be tough to turn the baby naturally. We did ECV with Dr Cummings but it wasn't successful. I knew my birth plan was about to suddenly change so emotionally I was not in the right place in my life. At 38 weeks we went to Dr Cummings together with Celia to do a second ECV so that I could maybe have my baby in water but I started bleeding the second we walked in the office, I was one cent dialated. That night I started my contractions and Celia knew everything that was happening so she decided to come over to my house even though I felt like I wasn't in pain and still had time for the baby to come. My Midwife even told me to have a glass of wine and go to bed cause this baby won't come for another few days. Celia made the right decision to come over cause that night I had my beautiful breech baby boy naturally in the hospital with Dr Cummings. She was my hero that night and came over at the right time! Celia was truly there for me, emotionally and physically, throughout my pregnancy, birth and after birth! I couldn't have done this without her help, support and knowledge! -S.K.
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My labor was fast so there wasn’t much time for various support techniques as usual. She applied pressure to my lower back while I was in the birth tub and used aromatherapy as well. After the birth and immediate postpartum she helped alleviate discomfort by massaging my legs and feet. I had a wonderful experience with Celia and could recommend her to anyone. Both the pre birth support and the labor support were excellent, and her communication was great. Love Celia! –S.R.
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Celia’s quick response to phone calls and text during labor as well as her support in reminding us of the things we wanted out of our birth were very helpful to my husband and I. Celia’s words of encouragement helped calm me. In labor, what helped me relax were things that were discussed at our prenatal appointments like taking a bath, abdominal breathing, moving around, reading birth affirmations and listening to music. Her additional support as well as calm presence after delivery was beyond appreciated. I didn’t know I should eat after delivery and her gentle offering of a small snack helped me when I didn’t even know I needed it. And the foot rub afterwards was a happy distraction. You have made this time easier for my family. Your support has been invaluable. -A.C.

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Partner Review- You really do make this world a better place. Amber couldn’t be more grateful to have you in her life. You have the ability to spread hope motivation, and happiness gracefully. J.C.