“I had a very difficult time breastfeeding. Carolyn was always supportive and offered new ways to try and help. When I made the difficult decision to stop breastfeeding she never made me feel guilty and showed the support I needed.”
“Carolyn was never judgmental. She was always available to listen and assisted with providing many options regarding our concerns.” Janice
“She made sure I was eating and drinking enough and gave me the confidence to breastfeed.”
“Carolyn was an invaluable asset during my birth process. I could not have gone through it and went without the epidural without her. Her calming voice and massage techniques and reassurance to me was fabulous. She was a great presence in the delivery room and helped both myself and my husband through the entire process.”
“Carolyn was an enormous help in my delivery. She was able to provide support for me, and my husband was able to focus me on the techniques for labor. Having the extra support was reassuring because I knew all needs were being met. Stress levels were kept to a minimum and my needs were expressed to the doctors and nurses when I wasn’t emotionally or physically ready to deal with them.”
“Labor was much longer than average (57 hours). Carolyn’s assistance allowed me to use natural pain management techniques much longer (49 hours) than otherwise would have been possible. She also greatly assisted the father by allowing him to focus on other needs during labor. Carolyn stayed for the entire labor with very little rest and provided a constant amidst rotations of doctors, nurses, etc. That was very comforting and helpful.”
I can’t imagine doing this without the support that Carolyn provided.
Single Mom by Choice, Krista
“I had no idea how much there was to learn about all things pregnancy through postpartum, and I went into this feeling pretty prepared having done a lot of independent research. I am truly grateful for you sharing your vast knowledge with us yesterday and look forward to calling upon you in the future if/when the need arises. It’s been enriching meeting and working with you!”
Katie and Michael
“My doula provided my favorite resources for breastfeeding before my baby’s birth. I have had no major problems. When I shared info from other resources she always extended on the info. Her skill and comfort with babies and related activities was valuable. I had to provide instruction to my mother and other family members but never to my doula. She always provided stress free help and advice.”
We both felt you were the best fit, most knowledgeable and a good blend of practical and hippy.
` Kelley and Scott
“Carolyn helped with early breastfeeding support. Overall great attitude and personality and has a way with our twins! I am completely satisfied with the service provided. Carolyn’s attitude was valuable. She never told me what to do or not to do but gently delivered suggestions. I looked to her for education, but still chose what was best for me.” Sue and John
Sue and John
Carolyn was extraordinary. I had a complicated delivery and post-delivery. Carolyn provided the utmost amazing support, guidance, advice, care and love throughout the entire labor and delivery process. She is kind, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable.
Jill and Patrick
“Carolyn is extremely thorough and detailed. I don’t know that I could be any more prepared to be a postpartum doula.”
“Very helpful!!! She bonded very well with the mother and father and was a huge help to nursing and midwifery staff. Would love to have her back to help with any patients!”
Diana Staley, R.N.