Hi my name is Donna, and my daughter Tami had Kathleen as her Doula. This was Tami’s first baby and she had decided to try to deliver without pain medication. For me it was very hard to watch that, but I was pleased that Tami had informed conversations with her doctors and nurses about all of the recommend things they wanted to do (like have IV fluids, internal exams, etc.) For me as a mother, there is nothing harder than to watch your baby have a baby, but Kathleen offered so much assistance that comforted Tami. If your looking for an awesome coach to help you reach your birth plan goals, then Kathleen is your girl. Just be prepared that all babies are different and your plan can change, and Kathleen has seen it all and can help you with it all. Watching Tami labor was nerve wracking for me and I was so relieved when Kathleen showed up. Kathleen was with us for about 16 hours of the 21 hours it took for my grand daughter to be born. She was such a great coach to Tami and I’m very grateful to her, the medical staff, and to God that my daughter and grand daughter are healthy and happy.