Doula Testimonial 2 for Brittany N.
In the days leading up to giving birth in the middle of a global pandemic, it was very clear that my rough "birth plan" was going to have to flex a bit. We had secured another doula through the Rose Babies Doula program in early February, but she was unable to make it due to health concerns, so Brittany cheerily stepped in with very little lead time.
It wasn't until the second phase of my induction and the start of active labor did I truly understand Brittany's invaluable approach to being a birth partner. The moment she stepped into the room, she helped me to the bath, where I actively labored with her by my side for 8 long hours before opting for an epidural so I could get some sleep.
Her calming, supportive nature also allowed for my husband to get some rest, which turned out to also be imperative - after a total of 40 hours of labor, and 24 hours of active labor, my husband's partnership through two critical contractions helped me *narrowly* avoid a cesarean birth.
Which is all to say, I know for certain that my labor and birth story would have been wildly different if we hadn't had Brittany's expertise, compassion and support for the time that we did. I highly recommend her if you're looking for a wonderfully gracious, patient, knowledgeable and non-judgmental birthing partner!