1. What were your reasons for hiring a doula? After my son was born via c-section in 2011, I struggled through the postpartum period, both physically and emotionally. In hindsight my son’s birth set the stage for a long and difficult first year of parenting. I decided I wanted to have a more positive experience with my second child and began...
Children: Camden and Ethan (Identical Twins), 6.5 years
Elliana, 3 years
Keaton, 13 months
Occupation: Stay-at-home mom and former teacher.
Place of birth: Spectrum Health, Butterworth
1. What were your reasons for hiring a doula? My first birth was a planned c-section, due to a medical issue with one of my twins. My second birth was a medicated VBAC. Both of these births resulted in a difficult and long recovery which was challenging with two newborn...
Child: Walter George the Wally Bear, 14 months old
Occupation: Copywriter and Marketing Strategist
Placeof Birth: Spectrum Butterworth, Grand Rapids, MI
1. What were your reasons for hiring a doula?
I spoke to a lot of women who flew solo for their first birth and didn't find out about doulas until later. Nearly everyone who later discovered doulas told me that they wished they'd had a doula for their first birth. I thought it sounded like a good i...