Melissa and BrianMELISSA AND BRIAN

"Phyllis was a wonderful resource of information that helped us prepare for labor. She asked questions that aided our reflection on the kind of birth we wanted for our baby and ourselves, ultimately leading us to follow our heart and intuition in a way we had not planned initially. During labor, she stayed for hours on end and supported us by doing whatever proved most helpful in a given moment. We continue to be grateful for her kindness and encouragement."

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Allison and AlanALLISON AND ALAN

"Phyllis was an invaluable partner through all stages of my high-risk pregnancy and delivery, and continues to be a wonderful part of our lives. She was just the calming, caring presence my husband and I needed at the hospital, where she offered much-needed physical – and emotional! – comfort. Phyllis is always available to lend advice, has incredible experience, resources and community connections, and provides wonderful care for our little Henry."

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Andrea and RebeccaANDREA AND REBECCA

"My partner and I decided that we wanted to have a doula help us during the birth of our first child. Although our birthing experience was not what we anticipated, it was really wonderful, and Phyllis was a big part of helping make it that way. During our pre-birth meetings, she helped us think through not just how we wanted the birth to be, but to think about what we would want if things didn't go perfectly and how we wanted to handle the unexpected. These were things our Doctors never talked with us about, and ultimately helped to make our birthing experience a joyous event even when things didn't happen as we had hoped for.

 

Phyllis helped provide well researched information when we had to make important decisions about the birth of our child so that we could make the best decisions possible.

 

During the birth of our daughter, Phyllis was instrumental in helping me stay relaxed and focused during the contractions and while I was pushing. Her encouragement helped me and my partner keep going through a long labor."

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Rebecca and MikeREBECCA AND ANDY

"I experienced a wonderful all natural birth with the assistance of Phyllis. This was my third birth experience and I wish I had known about doulas earlier. Phyllis came highly recommended and I felt comfortable with her right away. Her calm nature was the perfect companion to my, at times, heightened anxiety level. Even though I went into labor two weeks early and in the middle of the night (2 am) she answered the call and came to the hospital promptly. Phyllis has no agenda as to how the birth should go, but instead relies solely on the desires of her clients. In addition, Phyllis has a wealth of knowledge about nursing concerns and infant development."

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April and DanAPRIL AND DAN

"Phyllis was a great support before, during and after the pregnancy. She is very knowledgeable and has a very calm and reassuring presence that helped put us at ease. It wouldn't have been the same without her and we will be sure to have her there for the next one!"blue rule

Denise and DavidDENISE AND DAVID

"Phyllis was a wonderful support before, during, and after our baby's delivery. My husband and I hoped to have a natural, low-intervention hospital birth. Phyllis met with us several times before the big day to talk about our goals and our different options, and met us at the hospital when we called. With her help and support we were able to accomplish all of our birth goals! Labor was not easy but she provided soothing massage, encouragement, and suggestions throughout to help us manage my pain and successfully deliver our healthy baby Samuel."