"Claire was amazing! As a first time mom, I had no idea how much support I would need during the labor and delivery. Claire went above and beyond my expectations. She was both extremely professional as well as my advocate and friend during the whole process, making sure I had what I needed every step of the way. She was also an amazing support for both my husband and mother, helping them both be involved in supporting me during labor. During our postnatal visit, I was so surprised she had taken the time to capture and record my "birth story," and we got to process the whole thing, with laughter and tears! I highly recommend Claire and am very thankful for the service she provided to us."


"Even though I’m a second time mom, I was still clueless about labor being a VBAC candidate and you were calming, helpful, funny, supportive, and took a real interest in getting to know my family so you could help us have the best possible journey! We could not have had the great experience we did without you! You’re a rockstar and we love you!"


"We loved working with Claire! As first-time parents, we really didn't know what we should expect or what we wanted our birth to look like. Claire asked us great questions to make us think about what was important to us, and helped explain things we weren't sure about or were unfamiliar with so that we felt comfortable in our decisions. She also showed us great support techniques so that my husband could have an active role in the labor. We loved knowing that we would have someone with us from beginning to end that we knew understood us and what we wanted."


Claire is such a kind person! Her passion shines through in every email, phone call, and text message, which made her so approachable. I remember calling her the night my contractions began and the excitement in her voice when she heard it was me at 9 o'clock on a Friday night - I felt immediate relief. Talking with her helped me relax during early labor, and while I was pushing her words of encouragement were priceless. An excellent doula that I would absolutely recommend.


"Claire prepared us for labor and postpartum life - she provided great resources so we knew what to expect and who to call if I needed help with breastfeeding - her recommendations were super helpful when my baby wasn't getting enough to eat. She was also always available when I had questions or concerns, even in the middle of the night. I love our birth story and the photos taken - we would not have remembered such an accurate and beautiful account of our baby's birth on our own."


"Our prenatal visits helped facilitate important conversations between my husband and I on our expectations and hopes for labor and immediately after baby arrived. While we had discussed some topics, you helped us cover a wide range of occurrences we had not considered. It was especially helpful for my husband, as he was not as aware of the stages and progression of labor and how he could be supportive. We are both very organized and detail oriented people, and working with you helped us feel confident and prepared as best we could. Your presence was calming and controlled during labor. I appreciated having another person to talk to - both about what was happening and just to take my mind off of what was happening! It was also hugely helpful to my husband to have someone there to support him. You were able to give him a break to get out of the room, eat, take a breather, etc. without feeling like he was leaving me alone. For both first time and repeat parents, I feel like a doula is a huge asset. We particularly found it helpful knowing we would not have family around to support us during labor. It makes a lot of sense to us to work with professionals like you who are trained in this area and can bring their expertise to the delivery room."


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