We found out about our pregnancy at a very surprising time in our life. We were so excited and overwhelmed with all the changes the year of 2007 would now bring us. Knowing that God always has a plan for us, we continued in our faith and journey to becoming parents.
Sebastian and I have known Theresa for many years and definitely wanted her Doula support for our birth experience. We really appreciated her pre-natal support with her visits to our home to relax our fears and prepare us for the whole labor and delivery experience.
The day had finally come, and with a little denial on my part, and the soft persuasion on Theresa’s part, we were off to the hospital to find that I was already 5 centimeters dilated. That took up the whole morning, and we spent the whole afternoon laboring in the hospital. I found myself to be very relaxed, which is not like me. She constantly suggested different birthing positions. She was so supportive and patient with me. From the little prayer in the bathroom when I felt I could not go any further, to holding my hips through my contractions. She was an amazing support, and I know I would have had a very hard time, had she not have been there.
I remember the last few hours were very tough as the contractions got stronger, and it became time to start pushing the baby out.
Her support during this time was the most crucial to me. The constant coaching, and knowing just what I needed, from a cool cloth to having something to drink, was just what I needed.
I am so grateful to have had Theresa there with me during my labor and delivery. I really wanted a natural childbirth, with no medication, no epidural and no cesarean. I believe that having her there to keep me focused, calm and relaxed, really helped that come true.
If we ever have the opportunity to have more children, I’m definitely booking her in again!!!