I would very highly recommend Amy as your doula. She was exactly what I was looking for in a doula. She was kind, supportive, knowledgable and very passionate about what she does. She responds to emails and phone calls right away and will research and answer any and all questions you have throughout your pregnancy. She also meets with you regularly face to face to get to know you, put together your birth plan, go over stages of labor and comfort measures, etc. I felt completely comfortable with her from day one.
I was hoping to have a natural birth in hospital setting, so my birth plan was tailored to that. However, my birth experience did not go as planned. I ended up having to have pitocin and an epidural as my labor was not progressing as it should have been. Amy was there every step of the way to help me through the emotional ups and downs of labor. I should also mention that it was close to 40 hours from the time my water broke until I delivered my beautiful baby and she was there EVERY step of the way. She stayed up all night with me doing massage and helping me breathe through contractions for six hours before I had the epidural. Every time the nurses came in and wanted to do something, she talked it through with me so I felt comfortable. She did not leave my side for the entire process. She even walked the halls with me for hours. My husband was there with me as well, but Amy provided a kind of support that he would never be able to or know how to. We are both so glad that we chose her as our doula.
I plan to stay in touch with Amy and she will always be a very special person in our lives for the role she played in helping bring our beautiful baby boy into the world.