Today’s been a month that I lived the best time of my life! The birth of my daughter Melanie! The Pain of Natural childbirth Pain the Happiest I’ve ever felt … I can’t NOT talking about, thank and honor these two women who were beautiful and wonderful in my Childbirth Essentials … Patty and Deby my doulas, one doula would already be great, but two, was a gift from God. My Dear Doulas, the role of my husband was Wonderful, he was a warrior with me, the Role of my Mother was unique that only fits a Mother, and the role of you as Doulas surpassed my expectations, you brightly exercised your profession, you went beyond, you were like the Essential Air I breathed that day. My childbirth experience would not be so gorgeous and happy if not for God and for you! I felt embraced and encouraged in each contraction, I can still hear your voice telling me words of strength and encouragement, taking care of me with so much love and dedication, donating yourselves entirely to me. Believing I was able to experience that moment in a Beautiful and happy way… I will never forget you, you are part of my history, I am forever grateful to God that he has placed you in my life, God is perfect and he had a purpose when I met you … Thank you my Dear Friends and Doulas for Everything!! If all women knew the importance of a Doula they would never give birth without one, there should be births without doulas, it was my best experience! I wish all pregnant women could feel this Love donated by you! The Emotional support given by you can’t be explained with words. Thank you for caring and for all the love you’ve given me and my daughter, thank you for shedding tears of emotion for my Daughter. You are forever in my heart! Be ready because I want another baby soon, and I want you with me again!! A big kiss in your heart! Feel embraced by us! Feel our gratitude and love for you! We love you!
Very thankful for the help from my doula, I think if it wasn’t for her support i wouldn’t be able to have a natural birth i wanted to.
Patty Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you did to help us have the most wonderful birth . We were amazed by your loving and supportive presence during the labor and birth of our daughter . It is such a special gift to have such positive memories of our birth experience, and we will be forever grateful for your contribution to this !!
Durante o trabalho de parto o suporte da Patty, foi ainda mais importante. Felizmente ela estava lá para me lembrar que eu era capaz, lembrar de respirar corretamente, de mudar de posição (coisas que a gente aprende nas aulas e esquece completamente na hora), para me ajudar a controlar a dor fazendo massagem, usando aromaterapia ou simplesmente me dando a mão para eu apertar. Todo esse apoio e carinho foram essenciais para que esse momento fosse ainda mais mágico. Eu tive a felicidade de ter meu marido e minha mãe comigo e eles foram mega importantes, mas a nossa doula veio completar o nosso “time” para que eu conseguisse ter o parto natural sem anestesia que eu tanto desejava. Mesmo o meu marido que no começo era um pouco relutante sobre a ideia de ter uma doula é muito grato e admirador do trabalho dela.
Deborah Evelyn Silva-Lucas
When I got pregnant I had no Idea of what was coming for me. Everything was very scary but I knew I wanted it to be the best and most beautiful experience in my life. That was when Patty came in my journey. She helped me to get educated and opened my mind about the maternity world, just as a friend, and that was when I knew she had to be my doula. During my pregnancy her visits and our long talks made me feel calm, firm and very positive about what I had planned for my labor hour. With her I learned most of what my body was capable, and I was very confident and sure I wanted a vaginal birth for my daughter. Patty was always very sweet and cared so much for me, my family and baby. When the big day came she was there with her amazing knowledge making my labor super special. I could feel she was doing her job with love and passion. It was amazing and I delivered my baby girl in the best was possible thanks to Patty who provided me with confidence, sweetness and care. I wouldn’t have it any other way!
My journey began to find the best care I could and to have a strong support team that I knew I needed so I came to meet Debbie in a very caring and supportive meeting to pregnant woman and she was so sweet and knowledgeable that captivated me. I then came to find out she wasn’t one but two, along with her came Patty whom I got to meet after and of course she was a sweetheart as well and I felt in love with both of them and had no doubt they would care for me and for my wishes on the big day.
Well, I gotta say my labor was very different from what expected (even though I was prepared for whatever happened as we never know how thing will go) and these two angels helped me maintain my calm and took care of me saying kind and supportive words, reminding me of what I wanted and how to get it, reminding me how my little girl needed me and taking a bunch of gadgets ( I call them inspector gadget) to help me feel more comfortable. They were truly a support that I couldn’t have done without and I’m so glad I got to meet them and will take this experience for the rest of my life and smile back at it.
Carolina Elias Bernabel
Eu conheci a Patty e a Deby com 36 semanas da minha segunda gravidez, isso porque no início da gravidez eu havia decidido ter uma segunda cesárea (eu passei por uma no Brasil não por opção, o que me deixou frustrada e por algum motivo, com medo do parto normal) e quando mudei de ideia percebi que precisava de alguém pra me acompanhar e dar suporte, uma vez que meu marido não estaria comigo.
Já no nosso primeiro encontro percebi que elas realmente me dariam o suporte necessário, físico e psicológico, e que mesmo que meu marido estivesse presente eu precisaria delas ao meu lado.
No dia do parto essa percepção foi comprovada, já que num parto difícil, no meu ponto de vista (5 horas de pushing!), eu pensei e pedi para desistir diversas vezes, mas elas me apoiaram até o fim.
Eu tive tudo que precisei, conversa amiga, conselhos, técnicas apropriadas (elas fizeram até minha bebê teimosa virar para posição correta durante o parto), e tudo mais que foi necessário para conseguir o tão temido VBAC.
De coração, posso dizer que além de ter me beneficiado do ótimo serviço dessas doulas maravilhosas, também fiz duas amigas, sem as quais eu não teria passado por essa experiência.
Obrigada meninas, vocês são maravilhosas!
Serei eternamente grata a vocês por todo apoio no meu parto. Com certeza vocês foram importantíssimas para eu conseguir meu VBAC!!!
Raquel Scullari .
Patty was my doula from my half second trimester all the way until my baby was born. She was very kind and helpful, attentive to details and most of all, made me feel very comfortable Throughout my entire experience. She also assisted me during the post visit by driving me to my doctors appointment, which was a great help for me. I do recommend her services.
Foi em um período mais crítico da minha gravidez que encontrei vocês! E sou muito grata por ter tido vocês como minhas doulas!! Só no final da minha gravidez que percebi o quanto era importante ter uma doula, principalmente para o apoio emocional. Em todos os momentos em que mais precisei, elas estavam lá para me ajudar, apoiar e principalmente acalmar! Hoje vejo o quanto é importante ter uma doula ao seu lado e com certeza terei vocês novamente na minha segunda gravidez! Muito obrigada por tudo!!
Tatiana Carneiro Tavares
As I write this Referal for my Doulas, Debora & Patricia, I sit here beside my new infant Baby! This healthy Boy received so much LOVE and Care covered by the service provided with: 2 Prenatal visits, 27 hour of intensive Labor and plus 2 more Postpartum meetings with these wonderful Professional ladies!
I particularly needed assistance as a New Mom (moreover single!) meanwhile concerned with my high risk of Postpartum disorder; I am a Survivor of childhood sexual abuse
and Previous Life Traumas (FASD).
My Doulas where my necessary Support System through this process, Patty & Debby did not focus on my weaknesses, but on illustrating all the positive outcome and the fact that the Reward of our ultimate objective was too Amazing; of Holding this New Life on my chest!!!
They held the Baby before I!! I ended up at a cesarean surgery table, since Baby had his little head at an obstructive angle. My wonderful Doctor ‘naturally’ recognized they were to be by our side at the Surgery room as well! Baby Tony will always know that he was First in the Arms of our Doulas, before over an hour when I would be ready for skin-to-skin at recovery room.
My very small Brazilian family couldn’t be more grateful for all the a companionship that incorporates the Doula private service, the fee is beyond worthwhile!!
I conclude that simply observing them I have gathered better ability and more strength towards Motherhood, which I had to question keeping in mind what would be best for the Newborn… I have the confidence that we were ‘Beyond’ prepared for all that we needed to face!
We did Great together!
Grata de todo Coração!