There is NO WAY that I would have been able to make it through the birth of my son while sticking to my non-medicated birth plan without Gemma by my side.
Gemma was our Doula at the birth of our son (our first!). Our goal was to have a natural childbirth within a hospital setting and we are grateful to Gemma, whose support was critical to our ability to deliver our son without interventions. Gemma skillfully guided us through our birth plan and preparations. When the day came, her caring, her depth of knowledge, high emotional intelligence, arsenal of effective pain relief tools, terrific stamina, ability to work effectively with the hospital staff, and her many other strengths, were invaluable. I especially appreciated her ability to empower my husband to play a central role in supporting the birth. Gemma is a gifted doula and my husband and I can’t imagine navigating through the high intensity arena of natural birth with out her!
I can’t say enough great things about Gemma! From the time we met her, we knew that she was the perfect fit for us and our journey to meet our baby! Gemma offered recommendations for classes, articles, and provided information to help us understand and prepare for the natural birth I wanted. The class she recommended ended up being extremely helpful and made me feel like I could confidently have a natural birth!
Gemma was generous with her time, meeting with us several times and always following up with emails and texts to check in on any issues or questions I had. My husband and I wholeheartedly recommend her. She has a great disposition: calm, kind, compassionate, and capable. Without I doubt, we’re glad we had her with us!
Gemma helped us both prepare for the birth of our first baby. This was a pretty scary journey made easier by Gemma who was always on hand to answer questions and point us in the right direction. Throughout labour Gemma was at our side to comfort and reassure. She was invaluable through the whole process and contributed enormously to the health and well being of Teresa, baby and I.