“We chose to hire a doula at the last minute, and we're so grateful for making that decision. Rebecca was our doula and she was absolutely wonderful. She was very professional, but also warm and friendly - we felt like we had a really knowledgeable, trusted friend walking us through some of the unknowns of our first birth! We felt fully supported and heard throughout the experience. She intuitively read the room, knowing when we needed her by our side and when we needed space. I highly recommend East Nashville Doulas, and we just can't say enough great things about Rebecca.”
“I began working with Katherine in the second trimester of my second pregnancy in July 2018. It was a planned home birth with a midwife. She was an encouraging & reassuring presence throughout. She checked in with me periodically to inquire about any challenges (physical/emotional/work-related) I might be facing; this was really valuable in preparing both practically and mentally for the birth. On the day of the birth, she was wonderful support to me & my husband. She was confident, calm and reassuring. Katherine is very intuitive; she knew when to observe & when to suggest something to change the energy or help labor progress (and it was always a helpful suggestion); she knew when it was time to call the midwife to come and how to help me cope as the labor became more intense. She worked very well with the rest of the birth team (midwife & midwife assistant). I feel she was an integral part of my birth experience. Although cliche, I truly feel I could not have done it without her support. She continued to reach out to us in the postpartum period to ensure we were adjusting to life with the baby. Katherine is passionate about birth work and empowering women. She is wise, confident and encouraging. I would highly recommend her.”
"I'm a first time mother and guilty of googling everything. A lot of women can relate to this, mainly because they don't have someone to turn to when they have questions about pregnancy, labor or postpartum. Fortunately, I found Amy. Instead of turning to the computer any time I had a question, I reached out to Amy. She always made sure to include unbiased phrases in our conversations, such as, "Let's discuss your comfort level," and "that's one option, but let's make sure we know all of the options." Simple phrases like these not only calmed me down for my labor and delivery, but they also made me feel confident in Amy's coaching. Technical terms that I knew nothing about were explained and we created a flexible birth plan. She always included my husband in the conversations and made sure he knew that he was important in this process as well. Amy arrived at the hospital not long after I was admitted and stayed with me until our sweet baby girl arrived. With Amy by my side, I received encouragement, strength and service. I couldn't be any happier with our decision to ask Amy to be our Doula. Having a person help guide you through this life changing event is a no-brainer. We plan to have Amy by our sides for any future pregnancies."
"My husband and I had an excellent experience working with Sarah. Her empathy and care for the birthing mother and support partner was evident the entire birth. We went in to the hospital on Sunday and had our son on Tuesday. She coached, guided, and helped us bring our baby out into the world safely after 38 hours of labor. We are so grateful for her knowledge and tools to help us achieve the vaginal birth we sought."
"Andrea brought confidence, reassurance, an incredible depth of knowledge, and unbridled compassion to our birth experience. As first time parents, my husband and I knew we wanted someone to coach us through this amazing but scary process, to keep us calm during the rough moments, and to remind me—the mom–that I was strong enough to keep going. Whether you're seeking a completely natural, partially medicated or fully medicated birth, a doula is 100% worth the investment, and I can't recommend Andrea highly enough. We felt at ease from the moment we met her, were immensely relieved to see her when it was "go time", and so fortunate that she helped usher our beautiful son into this world."
"I had Rebecca come to the delivery of my third child. Wow! She is definitely a natural. She brought such a peace into the room and made me feel so taken care of. I LOVED having her be there for the entire duration of the labor and birth, and will definitely be hiring her for my next baby- I wish I would have had her at my other 2 births too!"
--A happy client!
"We first met Andrea through a child birth class at Blooma Nashville and we were instantly drawn to how comfortable she made us feel, how she respected our desires in our birth plan and how encouraging and positive she was. Andrea was very available throughout my pregnancy by answering any questions I had and she really helped us formulate what was important to us for our birth and what we wanted. Having a doula was the best decision of my birth plan because not only was Andrea a great resource for us but it was so comforting to have her with us during our birth. She was especially a great support and resource to my husband as we chose to do a lot of my labor at home. As with most birth plans, my plan deviated and Andrea assured me and encouraged us the entire time that we were making the right decisions for us and for our baby. Andrea has such a warm, genuine personality and I was so thankful to have her with us during my birth as an encouraging and calming voice. With her and my husband together, I truly felt that I had a supportive team in the hospital and would highly recommend Andrea as a doula!"
"Andrea was absolutely phenomenal. Not only was she able to help me overcome all the anxiety that I had pre-delivery but she was also able to completely reassure me and keep me calm and support me during the labor itself. You would think that as the woman you would be the main person benefiting from the Doula... I had found that my husband benefited just as much from her as I did. She was able to make sure that my husband was able to take meal breaks and get some extra energy that he needed to help me throughout my delivery. Having your husband there and supportive and having the energy to help you when you feel like you have no energy left is priceless. And without Andrea this would not have been accomplished. We were very thankful to have the support and the reassurance and someone there to answer our questions throughout a process that would normally be extremely overwhelming and intimidating. We highly recommend Andrea. I know that if we choose to have a second child we will definitely be calling her again."
"I found Amy after a mutual friend posted a review online. I reached out and am so happy with the decision to partner with her! Although experience was very important in choosing a doula, I also wanted to be sure I found someone I felt very comfortable with. During my first meeting with Amy I knew she was a great fit! Amy is down-to-earth and can quickly determine the best way to communicate, which for me is straight forward. She was always willing to stop her life to answer a question, send educational links, or just check-in. The in-person meetings were so helpful to be sure my husband and I had questions answered and options discussed to prepare for delivery of our first baby. When it was time, Amy showed up excited and ready to support. Her ability to not only read my, sometimes not subtle, cues as well as the rest of room was amazing! She offered position changes and talked room thru the transition before getting me ready to move into new position. This allowed me to focus energy on working thru contractions. Labor lasted much longer than expected but Amy was by my side the entire time and offered guidance when my unmedicated labor turned into an epidural/vacuum. She continued to check-in after my daughter was born and even stopped by with goodies. I would absolutely recommend Amy to any soon-to-be mom!"
"After having an unfortunate experience with the birth of our firstborn, my husband and I knew we needed a doula on our side. Andrea was great. We had exactly the birth experience we wanted. She knew breastfeeding was very important to me and stayed after the birth to make sure the breastfeeding relationship was established. Andrea was also a great resource pre-and-post birth, hooking us up with an amazing lactation consultant. My doctor even commented on how great our doula was! I highly recommend Andrea. She's someone you want on your side during childbirth."
"I 100% loved my experience with Andrea. She is exactly the doula that I needed. I was totally certain I was going to get an epidural, but I was still very nervous about birth. Andrea was completely supportive and available during my pregnancy. Andrea is also the only reason we made it to the hospital on time. I had a very fast labor. My water never broke. She helped me realize I was in VERY active labor and get to the hospital. I was in transition and complete when I arrived, and ended up not being able to get an epidural. Needless to say, Andrea helped me to navigate one of the worst moments of my life. Andrea is professional, respectful, funny, full of information, and a fantastic birth partner. She is there and ready to help you in all eventualities. My partner is so thankful that she was there to support him! We love Andrea, and she is the best we could have possibly selected. I will be asking her to be at any future births for sure!"
"Andrea was everything I ever wanted in a doula! She was down to earth, warm, and friendly. She utilized techniques and made suggestions that increased my comfort tremendously during labor. She was great with my strong willed toddler and really helped me feel at ease. She was excellent at reading my queues to determine when I needed more support and when I could use some privacy, without me even having to say anything. She respectfully followed my lead while validating the fact that my labor was progressing just as it should and I was following my instincts well. I am thankful to have had someone so knowledgeable with such a strong passion to serve women at my birth!"
"You might ask, why would you need a doula for a planned c-section? But here is what Andrea did for me and my baby: When I got to the hospital, Andrea made sure that the anesthesiologist came to talk to me and understood and agreed to my preferences for medication. She sat with us and helped me stay calm before surgery. As soon as I came out of the OR (my husband had gone to the nursery with baby), Andrea was there to comfort me while at the same time empowering me to politely but effectively press the staff to bring the baby down to me quickly. Good thing, too, as she helped me establish a successful nursing relationship with the baby, important because baby then slept for 24 hours! We got off to a good start thanks to my doula! But most of all, Andrea's combination of knowledge about birth, respect for all the parties, and real caring for our family helped me have an amazing birth experience despite it being a c-section. Thank you, Andrea!"