IT IS AN HONOR TO BE A PART OF YOUR BIRTH EXPERIENCE
Heather is truly a breath of fresh air! From researching encapsulating my placenta to offering help on our breastfeeding journey. She has been so patient, informative and prompt. Heather made the entire process seamlessly easy and comfortable from day one. If you’re looking for a professional with that motherly touch, look no further.
My husband and I were blessed to have Heather at the birth of our baby girl. She is such a sweet, caring person, she helped me through the admission process. When my husband did arrive a few hours later, he was exhausted from working double shifts that week and needed to sleep so Heather stayed awake by my side, helping with anything and everything I needed throughout the night. She was my voice when I felt I had none and such a strong yet loving support, in addition to my husband, when the time came to give birth to our baby. She was a comfort to me from the time we arrived at the hospital and throughout the entire experience to the very end. I am so grateful to have had her by my side. I would highly recommend her doula services to anyone wanting a knowledgeable, experienced and compassionate birth support person.
I cannot express how grateful I am for Heather’s help and support for my wife and I during the birth of our daughter. She was comforting, understanding, and caring throughout the whole birth experience. She was a great help to both of us. I would absolutely recommend her to other expectant fathers because having her there took a lot of pressure off of me and I worried less because I knew my wife was in good hands.
I had a wonderful experience with Heather Whitcomb as our doula! She led us through 6 weeks of birth classes that had us well prepared for a natural hospital birth. She was a great resource in the delivery room and I was glad she was by our sides. You won’t regret having a doula!
Heather is knowledgeable, encouraging, and kind! After taking the 10-week comprehensive course we feel so much more confident to handle any challenges that come our way. The classes were packed with information and so enjoyable week after week! We had our last class yesterday and both agreed that we’re going to miss our meetings with Heather! I cannot recommend taking a class with Heather highly enough. You won’t regret the added confidence and peace of mind that comes with feeling more prepared!
It has been just over a year since I finished Heather’s class and left a glowing review. I wanted to check back in to give a more specific testimonial of how crucial Heather’s guidance and support was throughout my labor, birth, and postpartum experience.
I am eternally grateful that we took Heather’s advice and enrolled in the 10-week comprehensive class. Even though my partner and I were dead set on our planned home birth, Heather advised that we could never be too prepared. Because of this we took a course that covered laboring and birthing at home, birth centers, and the hospital. We discussed different interventions and how to manage the various stages of labor and birth in each situation. We left the class feeling confident, if not over-prepared.
After 24 hours of broken waters and on and off labor, I had to transfer to the hospital. Although I didn’t anticipate having a 60-hour labor complete with IV antibiotics, 35 hours of pitocin, and an epidural, I was able to feel confident throughout the process, largely due to Heather’s education. “Over-prepared” was the new “prepared” and I felt so empowered knowing what to expect at every twist and turn.
My partner was able to physically support me and advocate for me in ways I doubt would have been possible without Heather’s education. My primary goal was to feel like an active participant during my son’s birth, instead of feeling like his birth was something that was happening TO me. The knowledge from this course was instrumental in helping me achieve that goal.
I can’t thank you enough, Heather. If you’re on the fence about taking this course or hiring Heather as a doula and you’ve read this far..I could not give her any higher of a recommendation!!
Heather was so great to work with. I used her to encapsulate two of my children’s placentas and she made everything work so seamlessly! When you are giving birth, the last thing you need is another stressor and my experience with Heather was the opposite of that. She worked with me even when I approached her last minute. She was flexible and gave clear and easy to follow instructions for preparation. She provided the fast and amazing service of pick up at the hospital and home delivery. She had a wide area she covered for pick up and delivery which was an amazing part of the package. Included with the encapsulation are clear instructions, some extra goodies, and and her openness to be contacted for any follow-up support. Extremely professional while also being warm and helpful – just what every new mom in recovery needs. I would recommend working with her to anyone.
Heather was an excellent support person for myself and my husband. She made the birth of my second child a great experience and made sure that we were well educated along the way.
We are very great full for the knowledge given to us during this class. It prepared us for birth and we knew what to expect and the stages.
I found Heather going into my second pregnancy. My first delivery was not ideal and left me feeling extremely nervous about this pregnancy and delivery. From day one Heather made me feel supported calm and empowered to advocate for the birth experience I want. She encouraged any choice or decision my husband and I came to. Even during the delivery when we were thrown a curve ball she helped me husband and I stay calm take our time and make the best most informed decision for our family. She was sure to always make my husband feel included. Gave him tips and tricks to support me in the delivery and was sure that it was still our experience as a family and she was there to help not take over. I was beyond thankful I came across her and her services. In times we needed the support she was truly there every step to guide us and empower us. I would highly recommend Heather to anyone and everyone.
My partner and I had a terrific experience with Heather. We opted to employ Heather’s services as a placenta specialist. From the very beginning, she provided us with abundantly detailed information about her packages, her professional process, her offerings, and her expectations. If and when we ever had questions, Heather was prompt and clear with her responses. She fit seamlessly into our birth team when it came time for delivery — what’s more, her turnaround time was absolutely amazing. We received a beautiful care package from Heather just a day after we had returned home from the hospital. Without any hesitation, I would recommend Heather’s services to anyone interested. Thank you, Heather!!!
Heather truly took the time to make sure my husband and I had all the information we needed to prepare ourselves for the birth of our first child. Our daughter ended up coming a few weeks early and my birth plan ended up having a few hiccups in it – but Heather was there for any questions I had and throughout the entire process. She was extremely professional, respectful, and helpful to myself my husband and the entire birth team at the hospital. We will absolutely be using Heather’s services for our next childbirth when the day comes!
Heather was very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. She encapsulated my placenta for me, and she was prompt picking it up & returning it to me. She went above and beyond answering my questions & providing me with details. I highly recommend her services! It’s nice to have these options in the area.
So glad I used Heather for my placenta encapsulation. She was very responsive and worked with my doula to organize the delivery of my placenta quickly after birth (even though I gave birth 2 weeks early). She then had my capsules posted to me within a day of me arriving home from the hospital. They come in lovely jar and are easy to swallow. I would highly reccomend Heather if you want a smooth encapsulation experience!
As first time parents, Heather did so amazing at making sure we were prepared and happy. She answered all of the questions we had and made sure to look things up she didn’t know. We felt so much more comfortable with our upcoming birth after her program was over!
Heather was recommended to me by my midwife, described as someone they enjoyed working with in labor and delivery. She was a great fit to my birth team on a personal level and a vital part of my successful natural birth. Heather provided a wealth of knowledge for pre- and post-natal information and offered a calm and collected vibe in the delivery room. After this positive experience I recommend doulas to all my expecting friends aiming for a natural birth and would 100% refer Heather for anyone in her radius.
Very happy with my capsules, they’ve helped me tremendously with PPD and anxiety. Very grateful for you willingness to drive out and get my placenta only days after I gave birth, that was beyond helpful. Also thankful that you responded to my inquiry so quickly as I decided moments after giving birth that I wanted to keep it and had no idea what I was doing so your quick response was a god send! Very pleased with our transaction, thank you so much!
Absolutely 100% satisfied, so grateful to you, Heather. I’m passing your name along to all pregnant ladies I know 🙂
Heather was a wonderful asset to our birthing team. She was professional in her communication from day 1 and always quick to respond and answer any questions. We did childbirth education classes online and met with her via zoom once a week to review the information, which was presented and explained in a way that was easy to understand. When it came to labor, I felt more prepared due to the work we had completed ahead of time with Heather. Although my labor and delivery experience did not go as originally planned, Heather was responsive, helpful with explanations, and stayed all through the night with us until our baby was born. We are very thankful for her support all through our pregnancy and our labor journey.