I’ve known Maddy for over 10 years and when I found out I was having a baby, I immediately wanted her in the room with me. I knew she was doing doula work and knowing her personally, I couldn’t imagine a more calm, supportive and positive person to have by my side. The idea of child birth was scary to me and even though I have an incredibly supportive husband, I felt it would be beneficial to have someone with us who had been through this before, someone that could support me AND my husband since this was a new experience for both of us. She did not disappoint. Not only was she readily available in the months and weeks leading up to my son’s birth, but when the time came for his arrival, she brought so much extra love to our birthing experience. She provided encouragement when I was starting to feel weak, she provided a laugh when I was breathing through the pain and she provided relief when my husband needed a moment to rest (we were in this for almost 30 hours). Towards the end of my labor I realized I would need to have a c-section, this was heartbreaking to me, but Maddy took it in stride, provided a warm hug and reminded me that it was all going to be ok. I really can’t say enough wonderful things about her. If you are looking for a partner to join you on your birthing journey, she is the best.
Where do I begin, just upon meeting Maddy, I felt like I had known her for years. She has this way about her that makes you feel comfortable and at ease. When choosing Maddy to be my doula, I knew that she was loving, caring, companionate, and educated. While she was my doula for both of my pregnancies, labors, and postpartum times, I never felt judged and always felt supported no matter the day or time. Maddy gave 110% of her time, love, and knowledge; thanks to that, I (or we) are forever thankful and hold her dear to our hearts!