Grayson's Birth- Hospital Birth- Chapel Hill, NC
**Birth stories and photos shared with permission from clients**
"I would highly recommend Anna to any one looking for a doula. She is worth her weight in gold! My husband was initially very skeptical that a doula was even necessary, in the beginning he only went along with the idea becuase I really wanted one as a first time mom. Of all the doula's we met, Anna's personality seemed to mesh well with his which is why we picked her. My husband is now the bigget doula cheerleader since we welcomed our son. I had both a complicated pregnancy and delivery. Anna was there for us through it all. I could always count on her when I needed some advice or just someone to listen. And when the delivery got tough she helped get me through it. I can safely say we avoided an emergency c-section by having her there. Our son was stuck transverse for a period of time and I had to push for 4 hours to bring our miracle baby into the world. Without Anna's coaching and position changes I don't think I could've successfuly had a vaginal delivery, let alone an unmedicated one. She kept me motivated when I was ready to quit and at times I really needed her to push me. She was also really great working with my squeamish husband. She even got him involved more than he initailly wanted to be. Which was HUGE for him! The NICU team had to take our son after birth and Anna was right there making sure they were getting their job done and immediately bringing him back to me. Skin-to-skn was super important to me and i was upset they had to take him. Anna made sure he was in my arms as soon as possible for skin-to-skin. When i started hemhorraging she had my husband skin-to-skin with the baby and was right back holding my hand and supporting me through the ordeal. It really allowed my husband to stay with the baby/bond and also have peace of mind that Anna was with me. We delivered a healthy 9.7lb boy and Anna was one of the most vital members of our birth team! If god ever blessed us with a 2nd miracle baby, Anna will definitely be there!!"
~Sammi, Mom of Grayson
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