Love Notes

To discuss my experience with Vanessa, she was nothing short of amazing. My husband and I chose a natural water birth, and without Vanessa I'm not quite sure I would have made it through those contractions without an epidural. Vanessa was attentive, supportive and flexible. She massaged me, brought my fave essential oils, a fan to cool me off during those beautiful sweaty moments, and a medicine ball. She was extremely knowledgeable and ensured that my birthing plan was adhered to every step of the way. Thanks again for being nothing short of phenomenal!

Cassandra + Dajuan + Baby Parker

My doula search began late in my pregnancy. After many stressful days of searching for a Doula, I came across Vanessa's website. When visiting Vanessa's site I felt a warmth as I clicked through the site. I was certain that I would get turned away as a mother midway through her third trimester but I was pleasantly surprised. My husband and I had a wonderful experience with our doula. She is knowledgeable, accommodating, comforting, warm, and prompt.

 

When providing information she always made sure we understood it thoroughly. She always has made herself available answering many questions via email, text, visits and phone calls . I owe the beautiful birth experience my husband and I had to the coping techniques and comfort measures that Vanessa walked us through. Her presence in the delivery room was a comfort to us both and we are forever grateful to Nine Moons Doula Care.

Cawana + Michael + Baby Mikaila

“My wife and I ended up having to search for a new doula midway through my pregnancy, due to our previous doula having a family emergency. I was really stressed out about it because I was specifically looking for a doula who would be attuned to my trauma history. We also really wanted a doula who had experience with LGBT families. After lots of searching, we set up appointments with two doulas. We met with Vanessa first and ended up feeling an immediate connection with her-truly, she ended up being the perfect doula for us! She is vivacious and has a wonderful sense of humor (something that was really important to both my wife and I) but she’s also incredibly grounded and allayed the fears and concerns we had, especially since I had previously miscarried at 13 weeks.

 

The prenatal visit was amazing and left us feeling well prepared for birth. We had so much fun but also talked about really specific fears and desires. One of my favorite things about Vanessa is that she is very flexible and supportive and does a great job provided objective information. For example, we were really on the fence about circumcision and she helped us arrive at the best decision for us. She also helped me a lot with preparing for birth with pain management techniques. Throughout my actual labor, she was a solid presence who also laughed and danced with us as I labored on an exercise ball. My labor ended up being fairly long and she was there for both of us every step of the way. At one point, my wife was massaging me and Vanessa was massaging my wife! I ended up having some interventions that we had hoped to avoid but Vanessa helped me keep pushing and have the unmedicated vaginal birth I had hoped for. She also helped both of us stay grounded in what was ultimately a hectic and stressful environment. I remember looking at her while there was lots of shouting and ruckus in the room and she kept me so present and focused on what I needed to do. Truly, I can’t say enough positive things about Vanessa. After the birth, while we were soaking up the experience, we just kept saying:“We couldn’t have done this without Vanessa!”

Nicole + Alexa + Baby Zev

Vanessa is the most amazing person we have ever met! We were so blessed to have her be apart of our journey of welcoming our little boy into the world. She was supportive, caring, and understanding. We would definitely recommend her, and hope to work with her in the future!! ❤️

Marilus + Ralfy + Baby Jiraiya

This is how we take the fear out of birth:by honoring and embracing all the many possible variations that birth encompasses. In this way, every birth is a natural birth: each of us is part of nature, not separate from it, and nature is always stunning in its variety. Your birth, then, is part of the natural world, however it unfolds.” 

- Lauralyn Curtis

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