What Clients Say About Working With Natasha...
"Bringing babies into the world sure is one wild adventure. And I am so glad Natasha was by my side before, during, and after the birth of my first child. Because this was my first pregnancy, I wanted the coaching of a doula to guide me through this exciting yet uncertain experience.
"Natasha’s calm and benevolent composure is what first attracted me towards her. She assisted in helping me discover the type of birth experience I desired, and what expectations I had of my husband, my birth, and her services as a doula. Natasha’s knowledge in natural labor pain management came in handy! Throughout my labor she supported me physically to ease the discomfort and to progress the labor process. What I found most helpful about Natasha is that she was such an encouragement to me, and made an effort to find what would make me most comfortable during labor.
"From our very first consultation all the way through the birth, I found Natasha to be well organized, compassionate, and professional. Her regular check-ins during pregnancy, to practicing Rebozo techniques in her living room, and her documentation of my birth timeline are testament to this fact. I highly recommend Natasha as a doula! I could not have achieved the birth I desired without her support!"
"I hired a doula with one goal in mind: a natural, unmedicated birth. I specifically wanted assistance with pain management during labor and an experienced, trained female companion that could assist my husband and I in achieving the birth that we desired. Natasha was amazing and did all of this plus more for us!
"Natasha has an incredibly kind, peaceful, and caring spirit. Our son came five weeks early but she was by our side as soon as we told her that I was in labor. She was patient, encouraging, resourceful, and a strong advocate for me with the delivery staff and also the NICU staff, always ensuring my comfort and making that her top priority. She worked closely with my husband to help manage my pain, showing him ways he could help and teaming up with him to help manage my pain together. We were not able to meet with her prior to the birth due to our son's early arrival, but that did not impact her level of care for us, attentiveness to us and our birth goals, or her camaraderie with my husband as a part of my birth "team." She was indispensable to me during the birth and I wouldn't hesitate to hire her again as my doula. Thank you, Natasha!"
"When I became pregnant with my daughter, I was considering a home birth. My husband wasn’t entirely comfortable with this, so I decided that having a doula would help bridge the gap between home and hospital, as it were. I wanted to have a presence who was there to support my husband and me specifically, and who had no agenda other than to make sure the birth went as naturally, comfortably and positively as possible.
"Part of my wish to have a homebirth was to go unmedicated, and I knew that having a doula’s “bag of tricks” for pain management could help make that possible -- and it did! I could not have done it without the techniques that Natasha used during my labor. Furthermore, in our meetings prior to the birth, Natasha gave me tools that helped me feel empowered and informed about all possible scenarios, and how to get the clearest information from the hospital staff. I went into labor feeling confident in the information Natasha gave me beforehand, as well as physically supported through my labor and birth itself. She was also available to answer those little “nagging questions” that arise in those months prior to the birth, and helped reduce my stress and anxiety with her informed, thoughtful, and prompt answers.
"For these reasons, I would recommend a doula without hesitation to my best friend. It is certainly possible to give birth without a doula, but the experience was so much more peaceful and natural feeling with one. Natasha in particular has a quiet strength about her that put me at ease during the entire process, which was no small feat considering I ended up being induced due to Preeclampsia! She was the perfect combination of soother and coach without being intrusive, and was also incredible at helping my husband know how best to support me. My husband and I both came away from the experience feeling like it was the best possible labor and delivery we could have had given the other interventions I needed. I can definitely attribute this in large part due to Natasha’s support not just at the birth, but throughout my pregnancy. If/when baby #2 comes around, I want Natasha by my side!"
"Natasha is a phenomenal doula. I met Natasha at the end of my third trimester. Her calm nature made me feel comfortable working with her.
“With just two home visits, Natasha taught me a lot including breathing techniques, natural birthing positions, use of birthing ball, use of relaxation oils and different massage techniques. Natasha helped me prepare my birth plan by providing the guidelines.
“Natasha was constantly in touch with me for last few days when my contractions began. Her constant encouragement and her physical presence during labor made labor more bearable. Natasha massaged my back, walked the hallways with me, held my hand, gave me honey sticks to eat for energy when needed.
“I and my husband truly believe that without her support our entire experience would have felt so different. We highly recommend Natasha for a wonderful birth experience. Thank you so much Natasha for all your support!"