Annaleah was great! We found her very reassuring and knowledgeable in our pre-birth meetings. She helped me come to terms in advance with my planned C-section and was really helpful when my water broke early and it turned into an unplanned c-section! Her post-partum visits helped me feel less frazzled and more confident with my baby each time. I would whole heartedly recommend her to anyone looking for an emotionally supportive, caring and well informed doula.
Annaleah was a wonderful addition to our birthing team. She coached us in advance so we felt prepared and knew what to expect in the big day. She joined us at the hospital as we began our induction and helped us make the right decisions for our birth. Things got a little hairy at the end of the labor and Annaleah kept us calm and focused. We really had a great birthday experience in large part thanks to her! Her support hasn't stopped there. Her postpartum visits have been invaluable in our adjustment to life with our newborn. We highly recommend Annaleah's services!
My partner and I were not sure we needed a doula. We kept going back and forth about the pros and cons, but as soon as we met Annaleah we knew we wanted her to be part of our birth experience. Even as a new doula she was a wealth of knowledge and never seemed bothered by my many questions. She was calm and reassuring about all our choices. My partner was worried that a doula would push a certain agenda on us, but Annaleah was supportive of us in all our decisions about the birth. When the time came to call on her for the big day she was responsive, caring, and unbelievably helpful. She let my partner rest during a long, long labor, and it was amazing to feel like I had someone in my corner during the entire experience. One of the nurses even said Annaleah was the best doula she's ever worked with! Her postpartum visit was invaluable and she made me feel like I could be honest about everything going on with me physically and emotionally after birth. Most importantly, I feel like we made a new friend. I truly recommend Annaleah to anyone looking for a doula.
I found Annaleah through the volunteer doula program at Birthways. I didn't really know what to expect from a doula, but I feel like the luckiest person in the world that I got to work with Annaleah. She made my birth so smooth and helped me stick to my birth plan. She is great.