testimonials

Kind words from beautiful families.

a note from carrie

"My clients become extensions of my family. I am truly dedicated and invested in their care and want them to thrive in pregnancy, birth and postpartum. It's an honor to work with such amazing individuals who trust me to be a part of their journey and for that I am blessed."

a.

MOM OF ONE

"Carrie was beyond what i had expected out of a doula. She’s kind, calm and knowledgeable. She’s been a huge support before, during and after the birth of my first child. It was because of her that I was able to make the best decisions possible for my and my baby during labor. She was there when I wasn’t expecting her to be and was a major reason my birth experience was a positive one. I’m so glad she was able to help my husband and I during our journey into parenthood."

 

A.

MOM OF ONE

"Carrie was awesome! I felt very well educated and prepared as much as one can be for birth. She made herself available from the start of the process till the end. She also was a great support for my husband as he didn't know what he should be doing or how to help me throughout the labor process. I will highly recommend Carrie to all of my friends/family having babies. I will definitely use Carrie again in the future."

J.

MOM OF ONE

I struggled with the decision to have a doula, and now looking back on my birth it was the BEST decision my husband and I made to add Carrie to our birth team. In our prenatal meetings, she took the time to listen and explain all the options and pathways a birth could take, helping us create the a birth plan that suited us. I always wanted to have a natural birth without an epidural.

While I was laboring, Carrie kept in contact via text and supported us all day until I decided to go to the hospital. There she set the mood for the most "relaxing" birth- twinkle lights, motivation signs, and constant verbal affirmations (per my approval in birth plan)! She also made sure I was drinking water and eating a little bit for energy- two things I did not want to do but thankful to her for helping me understand the importance of staying hydrated ( side note it hurts more if you are dehyrdated). In my hard contractions she was right there applying counter pressure and heat and reminding me to keep the focus on letting my body do the work and relaxing. It was amazing. My husband was able to stay connected emotionally and be my major support. He is so grateful that Carrie was there to allow him to have this opportunity to work as a team to help me through labor.

When I felt like I couldn't take it anymore and was requesting an epidural, Carrie suggested other options that would allow me to stay in my ideal birth plan--- and it worked! I did it without an epidural! It was a beatiful incredible experience! Carrie made sure we were all set in the hosptial before leaving. She also came 10 days postpartum to the house to talk about first days with baby, how the birth went, and what to expect postpartum.

Carrie is compassionate and a wonderful support. You can tell she really is passionate not just about babies but about MOM and dad too!! My husband and I are grateful to her and highly reccomend Carrie to anyone seeking a doula for their birth! :)

 

J.

MOM OF THREE

"Carrie was able to come to our home and help me labor there up until we left for the hospital, making it the shortest time I've had to spend in labor at the hospital (this was my third birth, previous 2 were without a doula). She answered all of our questions and was amazing at helping me into different positions to relieve pain! She helped my husband feel more at ease and walked him through how to help me during contractions. This was my best labor ever and Carrie was a key factor in that!"

 

 

E.

MOM OF TWO

"Carrie is delightful and very knowledgeable. She sat with me after my c-section while my husband went to the NICU with our baby. She brought so much peace to us both that night. Highly, highly recommend her!"

 

A.

MOM OF FOUR

"Carrie was so great before, during and after the birth of our twins! Having the support of a doula was amazing! I felt encouraged and empowered to be able to birth my twins the way I wanted. Having a doula provided me with knowledge and techniques to manage pain which was very important to me since I was wanting an unmedicated birth. I was able to birth my twins the way I had hoped and I know that Carrie played a vital role in helping me achieve that goal!"

 

J.

DAD OF FOUR

"Carrie was such an incredible presence in the room, and a valuable resource while we were making decisions. Thank you for helping bring two new babies into this world!"

 

b.

MOM OF ONE

"Carrie is simply amazing. She was so calm and aware of my physical needs during the birthing process. I felt empowered and in charge of my own delivery. Carrie is an amazing doula, forever a part of our little family."

 

J.

DAD OF ONE

"Carrie was amazing. She helped guide us and put us at ease in what was a complicated and stressful delivery. She was there every step of the way for my wife making sure she was hydrated, creating a calm environment, using techniques to make sure she was as comfortable as possible and advocating for her...when it came time she was a familiar, reassuring friend during the entire process. Highly recommend Carrie!!"

 

 

K.

MOM OF ONE

"Carrie and Randi were amazing to our little family! So grateful to have them work with us. Our birth went so smoothly and quick!"

 

N.

MOM OF THREE

"Carrie has been amazing all 3 times I’ve asked for her services (c-section, postpartum 2x). She cares about mothers in such a tender way. She’s a non-judge mental breath of fresh air. No one will regret hiring Carrie! It was so nice to have a woman who asked me about my health, life and how could she serve me to make days a little easier after I gave birth. You won’t regret it!"

D.

MOM OF TWO

"Carrie played such an important role in helping our family transition from having 1 child to 2. She was able to help out when we felt overwhelmed and make sure I was taking care of myself. It was absolutely invaluable to have an extra set of (very experienced) hands when we brought home baby #2! I wish I had had her around the first time!"  

MOM OF THREE

D.

"Carrie is awesome! Especially loved the lactation energy bites she gifted me, so thoughtful and delicious!"

E.

MOM OF THREE

"Thanks so much for helping support us in our transition to 3 kiddos. The boys still ask about you!"

S.

MOM OF 2 THEN 3!

"My husband and I had plenty of family and friends near to help us, but it was so nice to have somebody come in and just seem to intuitively know what we needed to make that day run as smoothly as possible. Carrie was kind & gentle, respectful, extremely helpful in some stressful moments for me and clearly loves what she is doing!"

"The care and compassion that Carrie brought with her each visit will forever be remembered, cannot thank her enough."

 
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