My daughter's birthday was by far one of the best days of my life. It was a beautiful, stress-free and anxiety-free day and I know I owe a huge part of that to my doula, Aubrey!
The funniest things can happen the day you go into labor. Our air conditioning untit decided to go out and it was July in North Carolina. The entire day was filled with my husband meeting with various HVAC companies to make sure we could get it replaced ASAP. Meanwhile, I had been having contractions beginning at midnight that morning. Thankfully, Aubrey was there to devote full attention to me when my husband could not. What could have been a nightmare situation, was happily manageable and I was able to labor for 14 hours at home before heading to the birth center.
Driving to the birth center, I went into transition and Aubrey was in the back of the car with me applying counter pressure on my hips and coaching me through each wave of contractions. She was amazing and a lifesaver especially since my husband was driving and had she not have been there, I would have had no physical support. Her being there put us all at ease so that my husband could focus on driving in rush hour traffic!
At the birth center, I felt so completely supported! Aubrey never left my side, she was encouraging through it all and even took pictures for us on my camera! She also helped coach my husband in helping me as well, which was amazing. Four hours after arriving at the birth center, I gave birth to my little girl and it was such a smooth, wonderful birth thanks to the support of Aubrey and all the prep she helped me with!
I will definitely hire Aubrey again for my next birth. Hiring her for this birth was one of the best decisions we made and I am grateful for all of her support and love she gave through the process. I would recommend her to anyone I know!