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

The birth class my husband and I took for our second baby was absolutely essential for us. We were hoping for a VBAC and wanted to equip ourselves with more knowledge and understanding of the labor and delivery experience (as we didn’t do this for our first) and the information, insight, and support Heather gave helped our entire experience go as we hoped. I truly believe this class and Heather’s support helped me achieve an unmedicated VBAC and I would recommend ANY of her services to anyone hoping for an empowering prenatal, birth, and postpartum experience!

Taylor C.

Heather was a great doula especially with me being a first time mom! We chose her initially because of her professionalism and her clear understanding and explanation for how she could help us. We took a birthing class along with the doula services which gave us a good understanding of what to expect in various labor scenarios. The workbook was something I referred back to at different points of pregnancy as my birth plan was changing. Heather was super fast at responding to any of my calls or texts and gave good support ahead of and during the birthing process. She even stayed into the early hours of the morning to help with lactation and snap a few pictures after baby arrived. It was so great having her support throughout pregnancy and birth and I’d recommend her to anyone!

Lauren N.

Heather provided us with knowledgeable and kind support during the pregnancy that was very helpful. We are first time parents with many questions and she spent meaningful time with us and patiently guided us during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum (in particular, breast feeding strategies). Our baby has a great latch and feeds well.

David F.

Heather was an amazing support as a doula— my husband and I took her birth class and she was present for the birth of our baby girl. She provided invaluable resources to help us prepare for labor/delivery and postpartum. A few days after our daughter was born, she helped me with breastfeeding in a scheduled home visit. She is skilled in her profession as a doula- professional, compassionate, knowledgeable. She was involved in the most special time of our lives and we will always regard her highly.

Celia P.

I was terrified of childbirth when we first contacted Heather, but I’m so happy to say our experience wouldn’t have been as great as it was without her incredible support. Childbirth classes in advance laid a valuable foundation and completely changed our perspective of the type of birth I/we wanted. Meeting with her weekly helped build a great and comfortable relationship. We felt very prepared for the big day and knew largely what to expect and how to adapt. Heather was present for our birth and was a key part of our delivery experience. She helped us sort through decisions based on our plan when I was getting tired. She supported both me and my husband through labor and was just a great presence to have to keep the mood calm and laid back. She held my hand and gave me a critical pep talk when I needed a distraction immediately post delivery. She followed through as we got settled in the hospital and was a strong resource in our first weeks at home navigating breastfeeding. I couldn’t recommend Heather more and will forever be grateful for her role in welcoming our baby boy into the world!

Brandi G.

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.

Samantha K.

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.

Nadine

Heather was an amazing Doula and educator. I had a vaginal birth without any pain medications and there is no way I could have gotten through it without her. She was knowledgeable about every problem I encountered and knew so many tricks to get through my contractions. She gave as much help as we asked for during my babies birth. God gave her a gift to help ladies through childbirth and I feel so blessed that she got me through it. If I ever had another baby I would 100% hire her again.

Kirsten L.

Heather was amazing! She was available and answered any questions we had. She is the perfect combination of professional and personal. She made the labor and delivery process so much more relaxing and helped me find a confidence in myself that I didn’t know I had.

Sarah B.

Highly recommend, the services exceeded my expectations! She’s very kind and informative, the hospital made us wait for hours before releasing and she was still kind and patient while waiting and had my products along with a couple extra goodies back to me the next day!

Amanda M.

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.

Todd

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!

Sarah G.

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!

UPDATE:

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!!

Danielle G.

My husband and I just wrapped up a 10-week Birth Boot Camp class with Heather and I cannot recommend it enough! Not only was the class itself comprehensive, but Heather makes it super fun! There’s so much to learn about pregnancy, labor and birth that it can seem so overwhelming, but Heather has a way of making things so easy to understand. By the end of the class, you come out with sooo much knowledge and feeling prepared for anything that can happen. I am so incredibly grateful to Heather and the impact that she and this class had on my pregnancy and our expectations for labor and delivery

Chellsie W.

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.

Emily M.

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.

Kayla M.

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.

Alex K.

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!!!

Eileen D.

I am especially thankful for my best friend, Andrea. Who took care of me and made sure I was happy and healthy throughout my pregnancy… who came to weekly birth classes led by an amazing woman, Heather Whitcomb. Her birth boot camp I highly recommend to any soon to be mothers and partners.

Heather B.

Oh my sweet Heather. I highly, highly recommend Heather’s classes & doula services for childbirth. Her classes were super informative and armed us with the knowledge we’d need to feel confident during the birth and like we were aware of all of the various ways it could go. The classes offered us so many coping strategies for the birth, and we used many of the techniques she taught us. Having her at the birth also gave my husband a lot of confidence as well. She arrived very quickly to the hospital and was always very fast to respond to any questions I had leading up to the big day (and after — including troubles with breast feeding). She constantly refilled my water, made sure my needs were being met and often communicated with the nurses on my behalf so I didn’t have to. With this second baby, I truly got the birth I desperately wished I could have had the first time around. If you’re looking for a peaceful, beautiful birth, you should consider hiring Heather. My husband was a doula skeptic prior to our first birth, and was a bit more open this time. However, after having seen how well our second birth went, he now tells other men how important hiring one is — he felt so good having her there, and so did I!

Emily S.

Heather is very professional and knowledgeable! She was very informative when we were worried about our daughter being breech so late into my pregnancy and it was great to have the support. My husband was happy to have Heather at our home for the support during my labor and helping with our 4 year old. She helped me figure out the best position to work through contractions until my midwife arrived. She encapsulated my placenta and created the sweetest gift with our baby’s cord. I couldn’t have asked for anyone more kind and understanding than Heather to have as my doula!

Danielle N

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!

Laura K.

Heather was amazing to work with! As a first time mom, labor and delivery gave me so much anxiety. After working with Heather in Birth Classes, my husband and I felt very confident for the day. My labor and delivery went so smooth solely thanks to the education from Heather. She makes you feel cared for, supported, and comfortable. After birth, she was there to support us wherever we needed, from concerns to breast feeding questions, she is just a text away! Her kindness and support helped make the transition to parenthood just one notch easier.

Lily H.

We are so glad to have met Heather, whose services are simply amazing. We had the ‘full package’ of preservation of my placenta. It feels like we captured this bonus moment of the baby being born, by having these items, the painting and the cord preserved in such meaningful ways. When I opened the package from the mail, it brought tears to my eyes. Each item was beautifully and thoughtfully packaged and cared for. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to preserve the placenta, cord and memory of the birth of our son. Thank you, Heather!

Ashley R.

Heather was absolutely wonderful. We did her Birth Boot Camp class in our home and it was fantastic. I especially appreciated the ability to select a private class and the convenience of having it in my home. Each week’s session was packed with helpful information to get you as prepared as you could be. Heather is so knowledgeable but she is also very kind and compassionate and will put you completely at ease. I was high risk because of some health issues so I was definitely having a hospital birth and Heather tailored our classes just for our situation. I can’t recommend her enough.

Jennifer M.

Heather was an amazing and fantastic doula for my daughter’s birth. She is very experienced and tailors your child birth experience to your needs. She is very patient, attentive and helps you be in better control of your body to have a natural birth. She takes the entire family’s concerns into consideration and works with your birth plan every step of the way. I am happy and pleased to have her as my doula and would recommend her to everyone. I would love to have her as my doula again for my next birth. She did an excellent job.

Jamila D.

Getting my placenta back in pill form was so easy and fast! I didn’t expect to have them the next day. And the nipple cream was such a nice touch 🙂 Thank you so much Heather for your support!

Abby W.

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.

Devin H.

Our 11.5 lb baby boy was born naturally at our midwife’s home on October 2, 2016 and we were blessed to have Heather with us. She went above and beyond to be by my side and help me through every issue I faced throughout the pregnancy, during the birth and even after the birth. She’s been an amazing, invaluable support for our family and I’d highly recommend her services to all expecting parents!

Nadine M.

The whole process of working with Heather was so easy! She reached out very quickly, answered all of my questions even being a veteran at taking placenta capsules I still had some of those! Baby came early and it was again super easy to let Heather know and she was very flexible and accommodating of my wishes and time! Turn around time was VERY quick! The additional unexpected goodies upon return were very sweet and appreciated! I know even now postpartum if I have questions she will be easy to contact and glad to respond!

Lindsay P.

Having Heather as part of our birth team brought me a great sense of comfort. I had a homebirth but I felt relieved having someone by my side who would remind me to believe in myself and stand up for what I wanted should a hospital transfer have become necessary. Heather has a fun, relaxed personality and a great knowledge base to help with decision making. My husband was deployed and his homecoming date was very close to my “guess date.” Heather was the perfect fit for us because she was able to support me as I needed it but was also comfortable simply holding space so my husband and I could enjoy the birth of our second baby. She also encapsulated my placenta for me and I love my cord keepsake that she made! Heather is an amazing doula, childbirth educator, and just all around wonderful person! I would definitely work with Heather again and am so grateful she was part of our special day.

Brittany C.

Heather is deeply knowledgeable in all things prenatal, labor and delivery and postpartum. She made our placenta encapsulation process seamless by taking time to answer my questions and explain the process, responding to all of our communications promptly, arriving on time to receive my placenta at the hospital and provided an extremely quick turnaround time for my capsules. I will absolutely use Heathers services in the future and I am recommending to her all my pregnant friends!

Jakki T.

5/5 stars. Before taking our birth class, I felt I only had base knowledge of labor and birth, a lot of which was likely influenced by popular culture and anecdotal evidence. After our ten week class, I’m constantly sharing information I learned with friends and co-workers, but most importantly I feel educated and ready. I am confident I will be an effective and supportive partner for birth as well as the life to follow. Thanks again, Heather!

John D.

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!

Imogen H.

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!

Tristan S.

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.

Kelly W.

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!

Kaila F.

Absolutely 100% satisfied, so grateful to you, Heather. I’m passing your name along to all pregnant ladies I know 🙂

Julie B.

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.

Season W.

Heather is very knowledgeable, down to earth and extremely helpful and supportive to moms and dads! We enjoyed her time she gave us!

Janelle W.

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.

Jennifer D.