"I feel as though I can’t put into words truly how blessed we feel to have you in our lives! Thank you tremendously Emily! We were beyond blessed that Emily was the on-call Doula at the birthing center the night I went into labor. From the moment she walked into the birthing room, she helped me in ways I couldn’t have even imagined. I thought beforehand that I wouldn’t need a Doula, but I was very wrong. She helped me to progress my labor when it was necessary and helped me to relax and rest when I most needed it. She allowed me to listen to my body and the cues it was giving me, but also gave me the guidance when I needed it, which helped me to further be at ease and anxiety-free during my labor. She updated my mother, who was worried as she had never seen a natural birth, nor known someone to have one, on everything that was happening, which kept her calm. This was our first baby and Emily taught me to listen to my own body. I am thrilled with my birth experience, my daughter and my husband. Not only did Emily help us tremendously during labor, but she also guided us through many experiences postpartum. From my first herbal bath with my baby to correctly latching during breastfeeding, to answering my questions day or night, Emily has helped me to feel fully confident and embrace motherhood, and I cannot thank her enough. I thought I wouldn’t want or need a Doula but next time we have a child I won’t hesitate to hire Emily as my Doula, who felt more like family throughout my entire pregnancy, labor and postpartum experience. We feel tremendously blessed to have her in our lives!"