I would wholeheartedly endorse Brooke her doula services. I spend a lot of time researching doulas and met with several in our area before choosing her. I liked that she is an RN who worked in labor and deliverry. I liked that she has four of her own children, and she has experienced the range of birth situations. She has a calm, assertive quality that is so beneficial to having a positive birthing experience. She was kind, and knowledgeable about everything I discussed with her. During my labor she was one step ahead of everything. What you might not realize as a first time mom is that the nurses, midwives and doctors are not going to be sitting with you in the room and taking care of your every need. They come in periodically to check on you, but they’re not your support. I had a natural, unmedicated birth. She helped with my pain management, and I know I couldn’t have had the birth I wanted without her. I really would have given up. She made it such a positive experience for me and my partner. He didn’t understand why I wanted a doula at first, but he understood it was my body and he just agreed to support whatever I wanted. But after, he and was telling everyone that they NEED a doula. So believe me, we are eternally grateful to her. Without going into details, I would like to say that she sped up my delivery with her knowledge and foresight. She is a wonderful person to have at your side. She will always have a special place in my heart.