"The Doula was really calming and knowledgeable and made Doug and I feel really comfortable.   We liked having a calming presence in the room with us at all times, especially during transition and pushing, when Mom needed it most. Everything was perfect-Thanks for another wonderful birthing experience!

​Jennifer Marsch, 2016

I had excellent support throughput my labor and delivery. 


Heather White, 2017

​"She served as an extra support person to myself and support for my husband.  She was aware of things going on and brought to my attention, things that might have been happening that I did not want to happen.   Knowing she was there was a relief in case my husband needed a moment.  She also made my husband elevate his game in the support department.  I felt like I had two amazing people at my side to help me achieve my goal of a natural birth.


​Erin  Voelz-Witzigmann, 2016

"It exceeded our expectations! The doula did such a good job of 'reading me' and figuring out what made me comfortable and how much/little support to offer.   She was also AMAZING at interacting with our older child and helping her feel excited about the coming baby. We didn't expect that, but it was incredibly helpful.  Having the visits before, during, and after the birth made the process feel complete.  I really wish we would have had one the first time around. Claire filled me with confidence about my ability to give birth. In the moment, having someone around who believes in you is so important!"

​Nicole Bulanda, 2016

“Beyond expectations - so glad we had them there! Both were great - our doulas' demeanor was all you could ask for. It would have been a much different and less pleasant experience without them for sure.” 

Melody Clinton, 2015

“I breathed a sigh of relief when my doula arrived at my birth. She brought a sense of calm confidence, completely willing to help in any way. I especially benefited from her presence during the really hard contractions when she would help keep me hydrated and do hip squeezes. She also helped ease my anxiety by helping set up an essential oil diffuser, keeping my family updated via messages, and taking some amazing pictures of our first moments holding our son. I am so thankful she was apart of my birth team!!  Having a doula present really helped me feel supported and lessened my anxiety. Knowing she was always right there to give me a sip of water, put a cool wash cloth on my head or read my birth affirmations out loud  was so nice and reassuring.”   

Hannah Grajeda, 2015

“The doula services EXCEEDED our expectations! These two women provided both my husband and I with over 25 hours of support to help us arrive at the safe, ideal delivery of our son. They even stayed a few hours longer, than the promised hour after labor, as requested by my husband. They were instrumental in helping us to feel that we were being heard and that our wishes were being honored. They acted as advocates for our family and for that we are truly grateful. They offered information and perspective, but never overstepped their bounds. It was also so wonderful to have both of them providing support, each in their own special way. We feel so honored to receive teacher and trainee support through our first labor experience--what a blessing and a gift!!” 

Chelsea Montaque, 2014

"I cannot explain how grateful I am for Mothering the Mother and the doulas who are gracious enough to provide their time, energy, expertise, and finances to help others. After all of the horrific things we hear about going on in the world, Mothering the Mother reminds me that the heart of mankind is good, caring, and loving."   

Melissa Black, 2011

Birth Doula Testimonials

“Our doula exceeded our expectations. She was warm, compassionate, and knew exactly what to do/say to make our labor experience the best it possibly could be.  The most beneficial aspect of having her was having someone so experienced with labor support us through the entire process. As first-time parents, our only knowledge of the process came from books/classes/friends; having someone who had actually been through it all was very reassuring and helped us stay calm and focused.  We found the services--from the initial meetings to the postpartum follow-up visit--to be extremely comprehensive and can think of nothing that would improve them.  Thanks again to  for an absolutely fantastic experience! It means a lot that you shared the most memorable day of our lives with us.”

 Jennifer Marsch, 2012

"My doula helped to bring in positive thoughts about birth and labor process. She was of a great help during the entire labor, with pain management, and using the right props to move things faster and easier. She was of a great moral support to my partner as well and gave us all the information which we would not have known otherwise." 

Ramya Kuchimanchi, 2016

"My doula was so calm, supportive, sweet and helpful.  Having another birth partner was so helpful to allow me to focus on the process."


Emily Grossen, 2016

“I was happy with the experience and the support I received from my doulas.  The massage and relaxation techniques that were used during my labor process were very beneficial and basically just having that advocate by your side.  I really liked the meeting a few months beforehand, where you discuss your birth plan in detail. It's important to have the doula be very aware of what you are hoping to experience (and hoping to avoid) during labor.”  

Krista Fandek, 2013

"They were wonderful in supporting me! I never had to tell them I was having another contraction- they could just see it and responded immediately.  They were wonderful in supporting me! I never had to tell them I was having another contraction- they could just see it and responded immediately.  They helped me SO much! They also helped my husband by helping me so he could rest a little.

​Emmy Chaves, 2015

“She was amazing!  There wasn’t much tension on Josh to be the main support.  It was his first birth too and having the doula there avoided any stress.  The nurses aren’t able to give you the one on one support you need and it helps to have someone experienced to guide you through it.  I’m just so thankful to have found Mothering the Mother.”  

Lorianne Woolverton, 2014

“She was a very calming presence. Her voice was very calm and soothing to me during contractions. She suggested different positions and props to use during labor.  She would tell me to get on top of my contractions while I was having them and that helped me to really focus on getting through each contraction.  We had a great birth experience and my doula helped with that. I would definitely use a doula for subsequent children.” 

Lauren Sample, 2012

"When things didn't go according to plan, she was a guide to how to adjust and take other comfort measures to help. I made the mental switch from following my "plan" to "taking it as it comes" faster because she was supportive, positive and knowlegable. It's particularly helpful to have someone who can repeat and/or translate the medical jargon when things get complicated.   Most of all, she supported my choices and made sure I was heard, in a way that respected and worked with the entire team (dr, nurses, etc).  I would recommend doula services to other women and other fathers/partners too--my husband says its a must!"

Kate Mikkelson, 2016

​"The doula was amazing to work with. She was an amazing support to the mother she cared for, and was helpful, respectful and a huge asset to hospital staff.  The doula really listened to the mother and supported her in every way she could. She worked well with the hospital staff in making the mother's experience a positive one."

​Tiffany Leppert, FN 

“The doulas worked so hard all through a long labor with me and my husband.  I wanted to do natural birth without any pain medication and interventions and they made that possible.  It helped to have someone there who knew what to expect and what would come next. It was also really good for my husband to have someone to help him be supportive of me.” 

Johanna Smith, 2014

​"They were encouraging supportive and provided useful information throughout my labor and delivery. They were a blessing to have!"

​Ingrid Smith, 2014

“They exceeded my expectations!  We had an amazing and beautiful birth with our doula’s energy and support!  She was very knowledgable and was able to answer all of our questions.  I really didn't know what to expect with this being my first baby, but we are so happy we chose to have such an amazing person by our side!” 

Cody Warner, 2015

“I felt very comfortable with both doulas.  Their presence and expertise helped me cope with the birth process even when things did not go as planned.  Both my husband and I were very satisfied with their services.  The constant presence and assistance was very helpful to me during the labor process.”  

Kat Hustedde, 2015

'(The doula went) above and beyond. Simply having her in the room made things easier, but she was always there with a suggestion for comfort or a reassuring comment. " 

​Maggie Joos, 2016

​"I would recommend a doula to others because of their support and encouragement.  They also have other tricks to help you out during labor that a partner might not know about."

​​Lisa Tremper, 2016

“I felt very comfortable with both doulas.  Their presence and expertise helped me cope with the birth process even when things did not go as planned.  Both my husband and I were very satisfied with their services.  The constant presence and assistance was very helpful to me during the labor process.”  

Kat Hustedde, 2015

"They were both amazing!! I don't know how I would have done it without them!  It made me feel like I had extra help and extra support during a stressful and scary time."

​Brittany Barker, 2015

“The doula was very supportive of both parents. During my shift, the mother had an epidural, but the doula still made sure she had everything she needed and was comfortable. When we ended up performing a C/S, she was able to stay with the family which was very helpful. When Dad went with Baby to NICU, the doula was able to stay with Mom. I wish more families had the support of a good doula!  She was able to support the family when my duties shifted from Labor nurse to Surgical nurse. She was able to keep them feeling calm and informed.  Every woman deserves extra support during childbirth from someone who knows what they're doing!” 

Kelly Kunz , RN 2016

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"My doula helped to bring in positive thoughts about birth and labor process. She was of a great help during the entire labor, with pain management, and using the right props to move things faster and easier. She was of a great moral support to my partner as well and gave us all the information which we would not have known otherwise." 

Ramya Kuchimanchi, 2016

"It was the best decision I made for my labor. I wish I knew about you with my first child. Things would have gone much more differently. Anyway, it was a big relief knowing my doula was there. I'll never get tired of thanking you enough and definitely recommend you to every mom. Sofy is doing great and I know I will tell her the story about when she was born. It was much easier because of you. Great job group, Mothering the Mother"  

Rosy Munoz, 2012

“She offered idea after idea to help keep me comfortable and progressing throughout labor. She could see when coping techniques were no longer working for me and was always prepared with a suggestion. She was fantastic, we cannot think of anything we would have changed.  It was  incredibly helpful having someone in the room who had experienced birth first hand could reassure us of what is normal.”  

Stephanie Rougvie, 2014

“This being my first child and not really sure what I was in for, I would say that my doula exceeded my expectations in ways I didn’t know I would have!” 


Leanne Dow-Weimer, 2015

“The doulas blew my expectation out of the water! I knew it was going to be good and helpful, but even so, they helped me to feel so much more empowered than I thought and made my birth such a positive experience.For my doula, I would say her most beneficial aspect was her compassion and also the way her calm attitude helped me remain calm.”   

Melissa Brander, 2013 

“I felt very comfortable with both doulas.  Their presence and expertise helped me cope with the birth process even when things did not go as planned.  Both my husband and I were very satisfied with their services.  The constant presence and assistance was very helpful to me during the labor process.”  

Kat Hustedde, 2015

(It was most beneficial) "being able to speak candidly with someone who has gone through this before, and knows a lot of different options that may not otherwise be presented.  It's a great class that makes you feel confident after taking it. I like that it was stressed that no matter what happens in labor and birth, it's not wrong or bad, even if it hasn't gone the way you wanted it to." 

Katie Franco, 2016​

“Very helpful to the mother, stuck with her plan.  The doula allowed the patient to have support 100% of the time, and freed the nurse up to do other tasks for the patient. I would recommend a doula to other women if delivering at a larger hospital, or if the partner is very nervous, or unsure of how to support the laboring mother.”   

Rachele Kuehl, RN, 2015

"Our expectations were far exceeded! We didn't really know how we would use a doula, but she was so wonderful about asking if she could help here and there and in the end, our birth experience was so much better because of her willingness to help where ever she could!"  

Tracey Leder, 2012

“We wouldn’t have had as wonderful of an experience without our doulas.  We are so beyond happy we decided to go with a doula for our labor and delivery.  They were extremely supportive and encouraging and we are so grateful for that. “ 

Melissa Steinseifer, 2014