Katie Rousiamanis

 

As anyone could imagine giving birth is one of the scariest moments for someone who has never experienced it before. It’s the fear of the unknown, the “what if’s”, and just becoming a parent in general. With Renée as my doula by my side the fear diminished.

I’m one of those people who suffers from panic anxiety disorders. Needless to say I was petrified to give birth. I felt like I needed someone there with me who was much more experienced and could keep me calm (in addition to my husband). Well Renée did just that! As soon as my contractions started getting more intense she was at my door. She helped ease my pain and calm my nerves by massaging my back and feet. She had essential oils burning and calming music playing. Renée helped place my body in different positions to try and ease the contractions for me as much as possible. I labored as long as I could at home to speed up the process in the hospital. As soon as we got to the hospital she never left my side. She helped coached me through the most amazing moment of my life. She even grabbed my camera (with my permission of course) and captured the most beautiful moment of our baby Jack being born. My favorite picture is when we found out “IT’S A BOY!”

After all was said and done Renée came by our house to check up on us often along with phone calls. She helped with nursing and literally anything we needed. Renée has the most genuine heart and is full of compassion. She loves her job so much and is so educated in all aspects. I can’t imagine ever having another baby without Renée. We look forward to working with her in the future!”