Dawn // October 2015
My husband and I live far from our families. Once I found out we were having a baby, I knew I wanted a doula to support and guide me through the birthing process since our closest friends and family weren't nearby. I am so happy that we met Mal. At our first meeting, I immediately loved her energy, her knowledge, and her acceptance on every mama's wishes, wants, and unique perspectives on birthing. I so love how open Mal is to any type of birth, having no judgements whatsoever on what I might want to see happen during my little one's birth, and advocating for me during the process.My little girl came three weeks early and once my husband and I got to the hospital everything happened so quickly. Mal was amazing at keeping me calm and focused. She helped my baby latch immediately and I think that was a huge part of my successful breastfeeding. A few days after coming home, Mal came over to see how things were going and eased all my first time, "I have no idea what I'm doing," mama worries. When I had even more questions, she gave me a list of different resources and always checked in to see how I was feeling. Mal is amazing. I would recommend her in a heartbeat for anyone looking for a birth doula. She made my husband, my new baby, and especially me, feel important, cared for, and empowered to be a great papa, babe, and mama.