It is hard to put into words the impact that Amy had on my birth experience with my second child. My first birth 2 years ago (without a doula) was anything but ideal and left me, for lack of a better term, somewhat traumatized. I knew that for my second birth I needed more support. A lot more. That is exactly what Amy provided. From the first time I met Amy I knew that she was the right fit for us. She is extremely compassionate and cares deeply about her clients’ birth experiences. She listened to my past experience and helped me feel confident that we could have a different outcome this time around. And with her help, the birth of my second child was more than I could have hoped for. Through an entire week of prodromal labor we were in contact and she helped me remain calm and rested. Reassuring me that my body was doing what was necessary to prepare for birth. During my labor at the hospital she provided the support my husband and I needed so that I could focus on what I needed to without worrying about staying in control or calling all the shots – because I trusted that she would have my back! I don’t think I could have had the calm, humorous, unmedicated birth of my dreams without her reassuring presence. I found that she always knew the right thing to say at the right time to help me through what I was going through. She helped me believe that what I was experiencing was natural, normal, and nothing that I couldn’t handle. And, throughout the whole process, she was right! Not only did I have an amazing birth experience this time around, but it has helped me heal from my past experience. This is all because of Amy, and I am so grateful to her!