Candice is a great doula! She is very patient and explains everything in "normal people" terms. She educates you on all options and lets you make your own decision based on what is best for your situation. She was a trooper through my marathon birth and encouraged both me and my husband through the whole process. Even when things didn't go the way we had planned, she stayed positive and helped ease my fears. Candice will for sure be our doula for our next birth!
I was so happy to have Candice assist in the the birth of my daughter. I was having a Vbac after failure to progress 6 yrs before. My Dr. was expressing doubt in my ability, but Candice had faith in me and encouraged me to practice my breathing and excersies for preparation. We met a couple times, she came to one of my Dr. appointments and we got to visit the hospital and talk with the head nurse. My water began to leak at 3Am. I knew immediately that I would be seeing my baby soon. Candice was awake when I called her and she kept me calm and told me to try and rest for awhile before the contractions start. 12 hours later I still had little to no concrations and baby's movements had decreased so I had my sister take me to the hospital. Candice kept in touch via phone until she could arrive a couple hrs later. Candice was prepared with everything she needed. I labored through pitocin with no pain meds for 8 hrs. Candice had knowlegde of positions and massages to help relieve the pain. She rubbed my back and legs and helped me into position to ease the pain. She would breath with me and even got wet while I was in the shower so that she could hod my hips. That hip trick she knows is the best. The nurses were urging me to sign c-section papers, and Candice kept me strong and encouraged me to continue along my path of a vbac. 31 hrs after my initial water break, I gave vaginal birth to my beautiful daughter. Candice was by side and helped me breath and push while my husband stood overwhelmed, to the side. I will recommend Candice to anyone looking for a sole supporter or in addition to friends and famiy. She worked very well with my sister and my husband to make sure we were all comfortable and had what we needed. Candice is very knowledgeable in birth, breastfeeding and taking care of the mother. Thank you, Candice, for helping make the experience of my daughter's birth a very good one.