IT IS AN HONOR TO BE A PART OF YOUR BIRTH EXPERIENCE
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.
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.