This testimonial is increadily overdue- partially because I don’t know how to even begin putting my experience with Shelia into words. Like with most births, I’m sure, nothing went according to plan. My walking, tubbing, intervention free birth-plan with midwives very suddenly became an emergency induction with OB’s. It was a long and scary process, and I hit many moments of weakness and fear, but Shelia supported me in a way that I can’t really explain. I felt like she was laboring with me, and breathing through me. She was incredbily connected to the situation, very proactive in anticipating my needs, and encouraging when she could hear my fear. In the end, I fully attribute my epidural-free vaginal birth to her support.
My husband both agree that she was the single most important investment when it came to the birth of our son, and should we be fortunate enough to get pregnant again, she will be my first call.