Amy is absolutely wonderful. During my pregnancy she was a source of information, support and guidance. She offered me the latest evidence available, but I never felt that she was pushing me one way or another. I chose what seemed best for me and she helped support my choices. She helped me develop a birth plan for labor, delivery and after birth care.
When the big day came she was just amazing! I know for certain I could not have had the birth I wanted without her presence. She helped keep me focused through my labor, coaching my husband and mother on how best to support me, guiding them and making sure I didn’t have to worry about them. I never had to ask for anything; I was able to use all my mental resources to work through each contraction. I labored for 12 hours and Amy renewed my confidence and strength with encouragement each time I was beginning to feel “I can’t do this”. As I came to the end of my labor, Amy said to me “Look around the room, everyone is getting ready because your baby is almost here”. It was exactly what I needed to hear!
After my daughter was born she had issues breastfeeding. I also began to suffer from post partum depression. I had been texting with Amy about the issues I was having with breastfeeding and she came to visit me. I didn’t even realize how bad off I was, but her presence and support were so reassuring. I owe a great deal of my breastfeeding success to Amy.
Amy also took notes and pictures during my labor. I have looked at the pictures dozens of times since that day. They are a special record that I cherish.
If I ever have another baby, I will be sure to hire Amy again.