"My partner Max and I feel so lucky to have had Brette as our birth doula. Beforehand, she helped us prep and consider our preferences for birth, even for things like lighting in the hospital room, which we wouldn't have considered without her mentioning it. She was also helpful to consult with questions or decisions as we approached birth. And then while in labor, she was invaluable. She encouraged walks and trying out various positions to see what was most comfortable, and when it got painful, her pushing on my hips and the TENS unit she brought were lifesavers. She kept her cool as Max and I freaked out, and took care of things like communication with my placenta encapsulation lady after the birth. Additionally, both Max and I are first-time parents, so just having Brette's knowledge and emotional support through this experience was so crucial. Without her, it would have been a much scarier experience for both of us."
"Doula Brette was phenomenal to work with and I can't imagine the experience without her. My partner and I appreciated how patient she was with every question we had. She was beyond prepared, knowledgeable and most importantly kind and calm. She walked us through every step as we approached birth and was available to talk through all my concerns and fears. When I went into labor she was a super star- the TENS unit and other goodies she brought were so valuable in helping me find some relief when contractions became intense. When we arrived at the hospital she was already outside waiting with a wheel chair. And did I mention that she massaged my hips and back for 8 hours!!!!!!!! She was also a great advocate and made sure our wishes were respected during the labor process in the hospital. We cannot imagine the experience without her and it feels as if she is now an extension of our family. Thank you Brette. We couldn't have done it without you!"
"Brette was an important part of my birthing team. As first time parents, she answered a lot of questions for us during the pregnancy and birth. Having her support made me feel more confident. Our birth was a lot different than we planned due to health complications, and Brette was so important in helping us navigate and understand the situation. She supported my husband really well also, which made him more helpful in the birth. I'm really glad we had Brette's help with this birth."