She was absolutely wonderful during our pre-meetings and took the time to find out what we wanted from the birth experience. Words truly cannot describe how crucial she was during the birth. I had terrible back labor and I know that my husband and I couldn't have made it through the day without her coaching, positioning, and massaging. If we decide to have a second baby Stacy will be right next to us the whole time, no matter what. I would recommend her to everyone I know, Posted 12/23/2009
We hired Stacy to help with the birth of our first baby in June 2009. We debated for a long time if we wanted to hire a doula and asked around for recommendations. Stacy was recommended by multiple people and after meeting with her we felt very comfortable and decided to ask her to be a part of our big day. In the end, we couldn't have been more satisfied. Debbie Bell
Tri Valley Doula & Lactation
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Stacy attended the birth of my son in June of 2009. My husband and I were so impressed with her services and would insist on having her present during the birth of future children. Stacy met with us before hand and helped us to develop a birth plan that covered our wishes and helped prepare us for the birthing process. During my labor Stacy was an amazing support to both of us. Ingrid Staley
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"Stacy is a doula with impressive knowledge and experience, and at the same time a very sensitive and thoughtful person. Her ability to understand and respond to our needs was critical to completely fulfill our desires regarding our daughter's birth. Even the nurses at the hospital commended her work and asked her card."
Laura Sterponi, mother, UCB Professor
..."for your rock solid support as our doula for the birth of our, Finn! You were wonderful and made the experience so positive and really pushed us both to keep going! Even wean we thought we couldn't.", Sarah, Julian & Finn
“Very attentive and supportive”, Andrea Pfeffer, Midwife
“I couldn’t have done it without you”, Toshiba Giddens, Mother
"Stacy has been an invaluable help to me during my labor which lasted about 34 hours. She came over to our house at the right time when I needed her and had me cope with the painful contractions through exercise and massage. She had me try out various laboring positions which I couldn't have done by myself (both hubby and I were nervous and forgot everything taught at the Lamaze class!!). At the hospital she stayed with me all night and a few hours after the delivery after we had settled down. She was very supportive and helped voice my opinions to the hospital staff. She was also kind enough to check on me a few days after the birth and answer questions on breastfeeding. She is a very thoughtful persona nd I felt very comfortable sharing my hopes and fears with her.
My husband and I are immensely grateful for her support all through the delivery and recommend that every expecting mom have a doula like Stacy."
“Every woman should have a doula like Stacy”, Katy O”Leary, CNM, RN
“Excellent Support!”, Greta, Midwife
“You helped me to be in control and to focus on her.”, Ivan Cortes, Father
Stacy’s long-standing passion, research and dedication for childbirth were quite evident. Her natural inclination for other’s comfort completed her doula skill set.
Carole McGregor, Mother
“I am very grateful and God bless you for your help and support. I am very fortunate to have you.”, Adriana Cortes, Mother
"First of all, Congratulations! If this is your first baby, you are about to have the time of your life:) You would be looking forward to the big day and I hope you will have all the energy, help and support that you need. I have a month old baby now. I had Stacy as my doula and honestly, this is one of the best decisions I ever made in my life. Stacy made a huuuuge difference and was a great value during my pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum (even now!). I had a 53 hour labor. The only reason I look back at it and feel happy was because of the difference Stacy made. Because of her presence, guidance and support me and my husband were able to handle the day very well and it was the main reason I had the birth the way I wanted it. No medication, in fact since Stacy supported me so well, I didn’t even ask for medication even once during my labor. She knew exactly what to do and when to do it. I can’t imagine going through that without Stacy. I could write on and on about her... I am keeping it short coz I have to return to my baby in a few minutes. Stacy understood me and what I wanted very clearly, from the beginning which helped her support me so well. She is someone I have come to adore dearly and respect so much because of her integrity, her caring nature and the way she excels at what she does... and her conviction to help women be empowered during birth. I hope you have her support during your labor and delivery and wish you the best!" Regards,Meena
"Thank you for all your devotion to the miraculous cause! I can't imagine it without you!" , Renate, Mother of Dominica who gave birth to who gave Simone on November 10th
Stacy's calm presence and reassuring words helped me to feel comfortable (and her foot rubs were amazing). My husband, benefited from Stacy's kinds words and support. Having her there allowed us to work as a team and to focus on each other and the amazing birth process. Stacy served as a liaison between us and the hospital staff and helped me to remember my wishes when faced with difficult decisions. After the birth, Stacy was a wealth of information about infant care and breast feeding. I would highly recommend Stacy as a doula for your birth.
Stacy was wonderful. As a first time mom I didn't really know what I would need during labor. Stacy seemed to be able to anticipate what I needed and was there every step to help me through. She listened to what I wanted and remembered all this during my labor. I don't know how I could have gotten through it without her. I will be using her services for future births for sure. Thanks Stacy! I'm forever grateful!
Posted 11/22/2009, Holly Akli