"Thank you Michele, for such a beautiful first time birthing experience! You were SO amazing with me and with my husband. When my mother was in the room watching all of us, she said that when Tommy looked lost you would guide and help him with what he could do for me. He and I agreed that you were sooooo helpful and we want you there when we have our next child. I couldn't have imagined going through everything that I went through without you there. God put you in our path for a reason and we will always feel a connection with you. I wish that NY State would make it an option for all women giving birth to have a Doula present in the room of delivery, even though getting to know you before made it so much more personal. Or maybe doctor's offices would have one on staff or something. Doulas need to be known for all women giving birth! I tell everyone that my my birthing experience would have been AWFUL IF I didn't have my Doula there because my OB/GYN were not very helpful and the majority of the staff wasn't much better during my stay. But Michele was there holding my hand and helping my husband and I every step of the way. I love you Michele!"
"Thank you, Michele and Chris, for a wonderful birthing experience! The doula/back-up doula plan worked perfectly, and I was lucky enough to get to know both Chris and Michelle. Michelle was present at labor and delivery, and provided wonderful support. She was terrific, and truly helped me have a beautiful and in-control labor and delivery. Both Chris and Michele were available for meetings and phone calls in the months before and after delivery. I highly recommend both of these wonderful women, and wouldn't consider laboring without a doula!"
"I just love this little lady! My husband and I hired Michele to be our doula when we became pregnant with our firstborn son, James. I was sick most of my 2nd trimester and had a lot of trials during my third. Michele kept me on my feet and feeling positive about life, even when my grandmother passed away close to my due date and I was devastated because I could not go to her funeral and did not get to say goodbye. She was there for me, praying as needed, sharing her time well beyond the necessary. I am so glad she was the doula for me."
"The doctors decided to induce my labor and the whole process was not what I would have wanted or intended. Michele supported me and my husband every step of the way. When the baby's heartbeat dropped too low and the doctors whisked me out of the room to have a c-section, she stayed behind praying with my husband and helping him to stay calm....making it easier for him to be calm for me during the surgery.After he was born she checked in with me regularly, to see how the baby was doing and myself...if I needed anything or any help. She has since become a great friend for both of us."