Kathleen Wilson has been an integral and important part of, not one, but both of our birth experiences of our two sons. Both my wife and I feel that we would not have had such successful experiences without her.
When we were searching for a doula, we decided that there were three things we were looking for most in a doula: knowledge, experience, and the ability to make us feel comfortable. Kathleen has all three of these things in spades.
When we first met Kathleen at a Panera Bread in 2014, we immediately knew that we had found our doula. Even from just the first 5 minutes of speaking with her, she had shown us that she had the experience and knowledge. She shared such a wealth of information and advice just in that first meeting. And not in a pedantic, know-it-all, judge-y kind of way. It was in a very comfortable, very helpful kind of way. It made me feel that I had known her for such a long time and was comfortable around her in the way you can only be with people you’ve known for a long time. This feeling of comfort was important to us because she would be in the room with us at such a private, intimate, vulnerable experience.
Both my sons were born at a time where we had to contact Kathleen way, WAY early in the morning. And she was so responsive and so willing to put our needs ahead of her own that it made for a less frantic experience.
And when she arrived at the hospital for both of my boys, she just had this gift of putting me and, more importantly, my wife at ease. She had techniques to ease my wife both mentally and physically. She knew exactly what to do when I did not. Plus, she had great rapport with the hospital staff.
If you are looking for someone who will be part of your team for a successful birth experience then look no further—Kathleen is your doula. She is family to us now, and I know that she will be there for us for every birth in our family.