Testimonial :: Michelle Constantin-Pica, 2/8/2017
Kathleen was such a wealth of knowledge and an amazing supporting doula. Before 34 weeks we met a few times, always at my house so it was super easy and convenient. She always knew how to put me at ease and could answer any of my questions. At week 34 I learned that my son was breeched and Kathleen was really supportive and helped me do everything I could to flip the baby. She had recommendations for chiropractors, acupuncture, she had an inversion table I could have borrowed, she pointed me to websites and moves I could do to flip the baby, ect. And most importantly she made herself available to talk to me whenever and helped me get over the disappointment of having a breeched baby and changing my birth plans from a natural birth. She also had recommendations for doctors that would deliver a breeched baby should I choose to change doctors and go that route. She was super helpful with no judgement in whatever decision I made. My son ended up not flipping so I had a scheduled caesarean but Kathleen was still there for me. I was so worried about my body not releasing hormones that happen during labor for breastfeeding and attachment to the baby. She came to my house the night before and using her extensive knowledge of essential oils and pressure points and gave me a “massage” and helped me relax and get my body prepared for labor. The next morning she met me at the hospital bright and early at 5am even though there was torrential downpour and flooding. She helped keep me calm and ease my worries about the C-section. She was not allowed in the operating room but she waited for me through the surgery and the waiting period until I was in my room a few hours later. She kept my worried Mama company and made sure me and the baby were ok and that my son was breastfeeding and latching correctly. The wealth of knowledge, recommendations and friendship Kathleen offered helped to make my pregnancy and labor experience a beautiful and stress free one.
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