I have probably written this testimonial in my head at least 100 times! Every time I go to put into words what Kathleen brought to our birth I freeze up, I just don’t think I can truly express what her presence meant to both my husband and myself!!! Blake and I hired Kathleen because after our first daughter’s I knew I wanted someone there to help us be active participants in our next birth. I wanted someone who would help us be informed and make the decisions and choices that we wanted for our birth, someone to help us have a voice in our birth. While I did not get the VBAC I had so dearly hoped for I did get a birth where I found healing and felt empowered because I found my voice. I felt like we really tried and that my husband and I did all we could to make our daughter’s birth the experience we wanted. Without Kathleen there by our side I know we would not have had the same experience! I can not praise Kathleen’s knowledge and skills as a doula enough. On top of it all she has an awesome personality and sense of humor- added bonus!