Client Testimonials

"Having Alex as our doula was one of the best decisions we made. As a 41 year old first time mom, my husband &I felt more comfortable having our baby in a hospital. But we were also very keen to have a natural birth.  As the pregnancy progressed we realized this might be difficult without plenty of support and planning. 

Thankfully, we met Alex and she guided us lovingly and gently towards our goal. She recommended some amazing books and dvds, which really opened our eyes to what was normal and  possible, and were a great antidote to the medical view of childbirth.  Without her, I would not have been able to banish my fears and really believe I could achieve what we wanted. She also organized hiring a pool for me to labor in which we set up at the hospital and which ended up being awesome. During my labor I discovered she had magic hands (oh the relief!) and a magic fan ;-). 

And we did it!  We delivered a beautiful 8lb 1 oz baby girl at the hospital without any medical intervention- and we have all three of us thrived from day one.  Alex has been there for us while we negotiated the new parent terrors- responded to calls and texts and emails, visiting us frequently.  She has gone above and beyond everything we expected. 

Alex is a beautiful person- very down-to-earth, warm and calm. We feel very blessed that she helped us bring Evie in the world and that she continues to be part of our lives."
                                                                                                                                                     Mark, Sarah and Evie- Napa

"I am so thankful for you Alex!!!!!!!!!!! I literally don't think I could have had a successful VBA2C(vaginal birth after 2 cesareans) without you!  Thanks for helping me have the best chance to deliver vaginally by assisting me with finding a doctor that was pro VBAC and a hospital that caters to MY needs not their own."
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"Cullen and I were both so happy to have you on our team during labor.  You were great to have around us as a coach, cheerleader, and companion.  You kept us smiling, and entertained him while I was asleep. We were so grateful for your presence and keeping us positively focused. . . you kept us laughing.  Especially for his sake, I was less worried about his state of mind because of your presence.  You made me feel like we were in it together. "
                                                                                                                                                             R- Glen Ellen, Ca
 
"Alex is an amazing doula and a wonderful person. She is a mom too, so she understands what it is like to experience labor. She is able to make an incredible difference with her knowledge of childbirth and her caring nature. As a first time mom-to-be, I was very nervous about what to expect during labor. Alex went above and beyond - she was so patient and always encouraging. She was also able to help my husband be a part of my labor experience by suggesting various ways he could support me. Alex brought me chapstick, comfy socks and a lavender scented towel to keep on my pillow in the hospital - little things that I really appreciated. She took lots of photos (which we requested) of our daughter when she was born. This enabled my husband to focus all of his attention on our baby and me.
 
 Alex told me I could contact her anytime with questions or concerns. She visited my daughter and me about a week after the birth to check on us. She even visited a second time so that I could catch up on sleep. Alex put the dishes away and soothed my daughter so I had time to take a shower. My husband had already gone back to work, so it was great having Alex there - I could have a few hours to take care of myself. I still occasionally e-mail Alex with questions ranging from breastfeeding to naps. She never hesitates to give me great advice. All of these things demonstrate Alex's selflessness and kindness. I am very appreciative for everything Alex has done for our family. She played such an important role in my labor, postpartum, and bringing our beautiful first baby into the world. I am forever grateful."  
                                                                                                                                                        C- Martinez, CA
 
"I truly appreciate everything you did to help me during labor. Your presence gave me an extra bit of confidence throughout the process. Thank you, Alex, for being an amazing part of my support team!"
                                                                                                                                                          L.- Santa Rosa, Ca
 
"This was my first pregnancy and I really didn’t know what to expect. There was so much information out there and it was hard to decipher what was the best route for us. Alex was there to answer all our questions and she supported us all the way through. Having her in the delivery room gave me such a huge feeling of security. My Husband was also grateful for her support. They both work as a team to stand by me during one of the most important times in my life. She was such a huge part of this journey that she’s practically a part of our family now!"
                                                                                                                                                              M. - Fairfield, CA 
 
"Alex was great, she did whatever was necessary and it allowed the rest of the support team to function smoothly."
                                                                                                                                                               A- St. Helena
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