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Being invited to be part of such an important and life-changing time for a family is both
an honor and a privilege. And so it is with an extra special THANK YOU to these families
that I share some of their stories and experiences (in their own words) from working with me.
Hilary is WONDERFUL. My husband and I feel very grateful to have found Hilary when we did. We had considered hiring a doula for the pregnancy and birth of our first baby, and as soon COVID-19 hit, we were certain we wanted (and needed!) the additional support. We were both so comfortable with Hilary during our initial zoom introduction call that we confirmed we wanted to work with her while on the call. Childbirth is perhaps the most personal thing that a couple goes through, and it was very important to use that we were comfortable with whoever we would be working with. Hilary is warm, compassionate, incredibly knowledgeable, attentive and has a great sense of humor.
One of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life was choosing Hilary to be my doula. It’s hard to put into words how impactful she was in so many areas of my pregnancy and birth experience. From our first meeting, I could tell she was a smart, caring, encouraging woman and instantly made me feel comfortable. She helped us prepare for the birth of our baby, and also just got to know us as people and as a couple, which felt so important too. Anytime I had a question, she was always there to help, and just supported me as I approached my due date. When I started early labor, she was in constant contact with my husband, which he said was incredibly helpful.
Hilary was absolutely amazing! We had two meetings before the labor to practice different positions, to discuss the different birthing options, and put together a birth plan. She was an awesome reasource of information and was wonderful for referring further videos and readings for topics on labor positions, breast feeding, and tummy time to name a few, and was constantly answering me and my husband’s questions. She is just such a positive and sweet, caring person to have around, I was so happy she was our doula!
We had such a great experience working with Hilary! Before meeting with her my husband and I were feeling really nervous and unprepared for the birth of our second child. Even though I had been through birth before, I had been induced and had a pretty intense experience the first time, so had a lot of questions to ask, and processing to do in order to get ready for #2. After having our prenatal meeting (where Hilary came to our house), we felt so much more equipped, and at peace!
We had an amazing experience working with Hilary as our birth doula. As a first time mom, I knew I wanted additional support during the birth of our daughter. Hilary went above and beyond before, during and after birth-- providing support in a nonjudgmental way, answering questions, offering resources, advocating for our wants/needs and helping to create a positive and calm environment to welcome our daughter. She met with us multiple times before our due date to help us create a birth plan that we were comfortable with.
Hilary has made the transition from pregnancy to being a mother feel seamless and much less scary than I had anticipated. From day one she has helped me immensely without me having to always ask for help, including, but not limited to: support with breastfeeding, general baby care questions, diaper changing, company during quiet times when I needed company, watching the baby when I needed quiet time, support during walks to get some much needed postpartum/c section exercise and fresh air and other support when needed.
Hilary was a wonderful resource throughout my pregnancy and a great support during my unexpected c-section. As first time parents, it was a great relief to my husband and I to know that she was there to answer questions and help us think through our birth plan. And when our baby had different plans, Hilary was right there with us, in the middle of the night, even though it was 3 weeks ahead of my due date.
I just gave birth a month back and Hilary joined in with another doula to tag - team at my birth. She was great, and even though we hadn't gotten to meet in person before, it was like she could read my mind! She joined my team at the last minute since my original doula had Hilary as a doula and they both wanted to come - I couldn't have survived without both of them.
Hilary was a great source of support and information for me and my husband during the first few months of parenthood. She was patient and kind, great with our newborn son, and helped educate us both in a non judgmental way about things like breastfeeding, tummy time, returning to work, and overall newborn care. She provided helpful info and resources and was also enjoyable to chat with along the way. I highly recommend her services!
Each birth experience is different and usually involves unexpected decisions and changes along the way. Having Hilary there as a guide as those changes came up was incredibly helpful to my husband and me. She accompanied us with patience, grace, and humor for more than 34 hours of labor. She is knowledgeable, professional, humble, respectful, passionate, and reliable; she made such a connection within the first two meetings that felt we had known her for ages. Hilary is a fantastic doula, and I highly recommend her.
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