lexington, ky, hospital birth
When my wife first said, “We should get a doula”, I had to google “Doula” because I had no idea what she was talking about. After studying up on the profession, and knowing my wife wanted to have an all natural birth, I agreed to begin interviewing doulas with her. Needless to say we only interviewed one doula, Meagan, and knew there wasn’t a need to look any further. My wife and I were both nervous going into the interview, but after leaving we felt a calming peace and confidence in having a doula present for the upcoming greatest day of our lives. Meagan’s knowledge, experience, and peaceful and relaxing disposition cemented her as our doula.
After making our choice, Meagan met with us in our home twice . During Meagan’s visits she greatly helped my wife in clarifying the birth plan. She asked many questions which brought to light ideas and situations that we might encounter and details of which we were unaware. Her knowledge throughout the entire process was an irreplaceable resource to have.
Day of Meagan was nothing short of a super hero! My wife’s birth plan was to go all natural and medication free, and Meagan had all the knowledge, techniques, and supplies necessary. From her relaxing massages and oils, to the constant application of counter pressure to ease discomfort, Meagan was a rockstar. Without her help I can’t be positive that my wife would have been able to achieve her goal, as her labor was extremely intense and unusual. Meagan was like family being in the room with us, doula for life!
Lexington, KY, Hospital Birth
At first I was skeptical about hiring a doula, I always have the "I got this" attitude. But our first child's birth experience left us feeling as though we could have done more to make this major life event more meaningful and go more smoothly.
After receiving solid recommendations and hearing some great stories from friends who had worked with a doula we decided to meet with Meagan. From the beginning she put us at ease, she has a very peaceful personality. She interviewed us to understand our priorities as well as our personalities and worked with us to develop a birth plan.
During labor Meagan was a rockstar! Always helping my wife relax, suggesting good positions, encouraging her though contractions, and coaching her with breathing techniques. She even took a few photos for us and met with us after we came home. She did an outstanding job, I wish we would have had her help us with our first child...
Thank you Meagan!!!
Lexington, KY, Hospital Birth
Meagan was absolutely incredible. I was very unsure about having a doula at the beginning of the pregnancy. Meagan was such an asset to our baby's birth! She 100 percent enhanced labor and delivery of our first child. Meagan not only helped my wife out, she was a calming presence to me as well. She showed me several techniques to help my wife! So thankful for hiring our doula! I would recommend Meagan to anyone who is even thinking about having a doula and will try to hire her again if at all possible if we decide to have another child.