We could not be happier with our experience with Liz as our doula.  We met at her {childbirth} class and knew immediately that her energy, positive attitude, experience and approach to labor and delivery was exactly what we were looking for during the birth of our first child.  She met with us for a prenatal meeting, was available for consultations leading up to the birth – and ultimately ended up being there for dayS (plural) while I labored. Liz shares her in-depth knowledge from extensive training AND her personal experience as a mom of four – all without judgement.  She respects your individual birth preference and creates a comfortable space for you and your partner to create the birth experience you want.

We could not be happier with our experience with Liz as our doula.  We met at her {childbirth} class and knew immediately that her energy, positive attitude, experience and approach to labor and delivery was exactly what we were looking for during the birth of our first child.  She met with us for a prenatal meeting, was available for consultations leading up to the birth – and ultimately ended up being there for dayS (plural) while I labored. Liz shares her in-depth knowledge from extensive training AND her personal experience as a mom of four – all without judgement.  She respects your individual birth preference and creates a comfortable space for you and your partner to create the birth experience you want.

Liz is a wonderful, patient, calm Doula and Hypnobirthing coach. You couldn’t ask for better qualities when you’re going through this fantastic journey!

She helped me overcome my doubts as to whether I could achieve the unmedicated labor I had desired (though I questioned it several times!). Not only did she support me, but she also supported my husband and helped him in his desire to be a very active participant in the birth of our son. She was a great advocate for me and an amazing birth coach. I am truly grateful for Liz’s friendship, support and reassurance. It is because of her that I was able to have the labor and delivery that I had always wanted – and that is the greatest gift. Although it didn’t go exactly as I envisioned, she helped me adapt to each obstacle to achieve my ultimate goal of having an unmedicated, spiritual birth. I cannot recommend Liz highly enough!

Creating Your Calm provided such a valuable experience for us in our journey and in inviting the most precious little being into this world. The course has met and even exceeded our expectations far beyond imaginable. Liz, the instructor, was such a pleasure to be around. She made my husband and I believe in ourselves from the very first class and reinforced that belief during each session. While starting out very skeptical about the course and the birthing experience in general, my husband became very supportive and understanding by the end of the course. HypnoBirthing and Creating Your Calm have changed our relationship and our lives forever adding so much deep meaning and love for each other and for our baby.

Liz was always there through a challenging and long labor. I did not think she could or would stay through everything but she was always there for me. She was my anchor and was there when midwives and nurses changed; she was there for our entire journey. She was calm, reassuring and patient. She did everything from being sure I ate and drank to helping me to the bathroom to talking me through surges. I looked to her for strength and she helped me re-center and move forward. I am so grateful to her.

I was very happy with choosing Liz as our Doula. Although our birth was not as picture-esque as the movies we watched in class, I think the Hypnobirthing techniques she taught combined with her presence helped my labor go smoothly, quickly and complication free. Thanks, Liz!!! xoxo

Mid-pregnancy, our doctor diagnosed our baby as “IUGR” and I called Liz right away since I was confused and needed an expert to help me process the information. Liz patiently listened and then offered her insight and experiences which ultimately calmed my nerves. Afterward, she provided me with articles to read about IUGR and a list of suggested questions for me to ask the doctor. Moreover, since our baby was breech (although we attempted to turn her via acupuncture and Liz’s suggested ‘Spinning Babies’ techniques, she just wouldn’t budge!) we needed to deliver via Cesarean Section. Liz came to the rescue and armed me with positive C-Section birthing stories and suggested that we create a birthing plan to make the experience as natural as possible. Due to the preparation we did through Liz, our C-Section delivery ended up being a positive experience and we welcomed a healthy baby girl on 9/6/16. I highly recommend Liz to anyone who is looking to hire a doula since she provides tailored services to suite all her families’ needs.

Liz is extremely passionate about her job and I can’t say enough good things about our experience with her. From the beginning, I felt like I was in good hands! I look back on my VBAC with a lot of fondness, and I believe that having such a positive laboring experience with Liz’s help set me up for a great recovery and happy times with my newborn (. . .even despite the sleepless nights!). I would definitely recommend her.

I also liked the feeling of having someone there for my husband. I think it took the stress/pressure off of him as this was our first laboring experience as well. As much as you read in books, etc., it’s a lot to digest and sometimes only makes things more confusing! Having a person there for the emotional support who really believes in what you are trying to do made me feel great. I could really feel her joy when I had my baby 🙂 All in all, it was a wonderful experience, and I don’t think I could have asked for more.

Liz was with us at our home and helped us determine exactly when we needed to go to the birth center. My labor progressed much more quickly than I was prepared for, so if not for her I may have given birth at home.

Also being there in our home to reassure my husband that what I was going through was normal kept him from a lot of unnecessary worry.

Later, while I was in the birthing tub, she knew to give me cold washcloths to prevent me from over heating in the very warm water. That made all the difference. Also the verbal encouragement really helped to calm and encourage me during the final phases of labor.

I highly recommend Elizabeth as a doula! After our first prenatal meeting, my husband and I both noted what a calming presence she had about her. The emotional support she provided both of us during labor and birth, and even postnatally, was invaluable. She was always positive and reassuring. She was very easy to get in touch with, and toward the end was available around the clock. I sent her many text messages with questions during the last couple weeks and she always responded within minutes. It was like having a good friend available for advice and reassurance that you knew without a doubt that you could count on for one of the most important days of your life.

The one-day birthing workshop was awesome and I would highly recommend it to anyone having a baby. There’s so much I didn’t know! Liz is knowledgeable, caring, and funny – we loved her and knew we found our Doula too. She offers unbiased information about what to expect at every stage of labor, and helped us to understand all of our options along the way. We now feel empowered to make informed choices that are right for us. Thank you!

Thanks for your support and help through this process. Class and our learning proved to make the difference – we had the delivery we wanted, even after a long labor, Liz was so centered, focused and the techniques we learned helped us both work with each other to birth our daughter. We also both loved the midwives experience and are thrilled we made the late switch to this hospital and team of care. I can’t thank you enough for your insight on this process and our previous route of care this fall when we talked. Thank you!

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