I had a horrible first birth and suffered postpartum depression for about six months due to the traumatic experiences. Therefore I was determined to have a better second birth and with the help of Christie, thankfully, I did. I felt amazing after my second birth and six months later I’m still riding high.
Christie was there for me when I made some important decisions about my pregnancy and birth, she stood by me and supported me through some really tough decisions. She also provided me with literature and information that backed up my gut instincts and gave me confidence in my decisions.
By just believing in me and agreeing with my decisions, she gave me the strength to follow through with the pregnancy and birth that I wanted instead of caving in and having the pregnancy and birth that my OB wanted to give me. She supported me with what I wanted not with what she thought I should have or what the doctors or nurses thought I needed.
Christie is an incredible doula. If she hadn’t have been there for me when I started running into trouble around 22 weeks my whole entire pregnancy would have taken a different turn and my birth wouldn’t have been the wonderful success that it was.
Mareka Backus, Miami, FL
Originally posted on DoulaMatch.net