Love Notes from Doula & Photography Clients
...she helped me tremendously as I weaved my way through the maze of options and opinions related to everything baby!
Bend Yoga in C’ville was a huge part of keeping me healthy, happy and feeling as great as one can feel during the 9 months of my first pregnancy; they also introduced me to the idea of having a doula. I didn’t know anyone who had used one before and I had heard many traumatic birthing experiences which had left me incredibly anxious/ terrified for the actual labor and delivery. Maggie immediately was a warm, friendly, down to earth coach for my husband, Eddie, and I - calming our natural fears and encouraging us to feel how we needed to feel. Looking back on how our son’s Birthday progressed, I can say that Maggie being there in person, and on-call in the hours before, 100% positively impacted our experience...
I was more than apprehensive about getting a doula, we had attended multiple partner prep classes, read books and watched videos. I thought I was ready for anything that labor could have presented us with. Despite my grumblings about spending the money to have someone else in the room during labor, my wife insisted that we get a doula. It was the best decision she ever made and I will never doubt her again. We interviewed multiple doulas in town and finally clicked with Maggie. Maggie was amazing! She was the perfect combination of caring and professional...
Maggie was an excellent doula for us. From the pre-birth sessions up until labor and delivery - and even after birth - she was an excellent support person for my wife and I. In the birth room, her experience shined through. She was able to help my wife as well as me get through the birthing process very well. Added bonus - she takes INCREDIBLE photos if you add on the birth photography option. So glad we enlisted Maggie's help for the birth of our first born! Thanks again, Maggie!
I have to give a huge shout out to Maggie for not only her birth services but her amazing photography. She is by far the best investment I've ever made! Her nurturing nature, her guiding hand, her prep support and delivery support are bar none. Her photography skills were the icing on top and I am so grateful to have had her through the entire pregnancy and to have beautiful photos of our baby girl making her way into the world. She's the best!!!
Maggie was absolutely amazing! My wife and I would have been absolutely lost without her. She was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and I am extremely confident in saying that there is no way it would have gone as smoothly as it did without her...
My husband and I spent much of my pregnancy unsure about whether or not to hire a doula. My husband had planned and prepared all throughout the pregnancy to be a very active birth partner, so we weren't sure that the added value a doula would bring would be worth the financial investment. However, after having worked with Maggie, we both wholeheartedly agree now that the experience was worth much, much more than the initial financial investment. It was the best decision we could have made!...
When we first met Maggie we both felt comfortable and relaxed in her presence. She was alert and present in our first meeting. Her knowledge, combined with a relaxed professional personality, quickly made us realize that she would be a great fit for an experience that would require her skills and qualities...
Maggie was absolutely one of the best decisions we made in our long journey to our first child. My wife's labor was roughly 36 hours and Maggie stayed by our side the entire time. I'm not sure how she did it...
Maggie went above and beyond what my husband's and my expectations were of her. She went completely out of the way for us and gave us the best possible birth experience...
Maggie is an incredible doula. Our prenatal, birth, and postnatal experience was completely enhanced by her knowledge, support, and compassion. My husband and I felt very cared for, and Maggie completely (and without judgement) helped support us in all of our decisions surrounding birthing and caring for our baby. She is also very nurturing and responsive, and always left me feeling good about questions I had asked, concerns I had, etc...
Maggie is able to so naturally capture the essence of children. They can be the hardest to photograph, but because of her patience, and loving demeanor, their true selves come out in front of the camera
We were graced and blessed with Maggie as our doula for the birth of our son! I couldn't have done it without her! She was fantastic!
As much as we give thanks to you, it is still not enough for everything you invested in our birth.
You are an excellent doula and really believe in the natural process of childbirth. I much appreciate the work you do and have very much enjoyed the births that we have had together thus far. You are a wonderful advocate for the families and I know you make their experience even more valuable with your love and support. Your existence in the hospital throughout the delivery gave a strong feeling to my wife. You are truly a very special woman and so empowering doula in helping families during their pregnancy and throughout delivery.