Thank you Two Doulas! You are both amazing. The journey through pregnancy and the first few months of life with our new little one was a lot more relaxed and informed due to your support. I’m so happy we decided to have you be part of the trip!
I don’t know how to describe how wonderful our experience was with Jenny and Lee. Having them as doulas was amazing. They supported us without judgment, helped us navigate overwhelming information so we could make the best decisions for our little family, and had helpful answers and advice to our endless questions before, during, and after baby. They are delightful, smart, tough, gentle, loving women who you want by your side during the tender AND crazy moments. We can’t imagine what we would have done without them!
Thank you so much Jenny & Lee – navigating birth and then a newborn was quite daunting, but you were both here on hand for the many questions and queries that arose! (Even the in-the-moment-cray-cray ones!)
It was wonderful having two women who have made it through more than once (!), who were able to share their experiences and advice, but who gave us space to let us take our own direction.
When I found out I was pregnant, I started researching doulas and after looking at a number of different profiles, I just couldn’t read any more after reading about Two Doulas. So we made a date to meet up and talk about what we were looking for. During our first meeting we had so much fun that I was absolutely confident that we had found the right team. Jenny and Lee are a great pair and they complement each other so very well. My husband and I wanted to learn as much as we could about the whole process so we signed up for their prenatal classes as well as their pre- and post-natal visits (All The Things). We really appreciated their approach to teaching and the experience that they have in being able to answer our questions. Whenever I had and still have questions, they are always there for me with helpful advice and answers.
When I went into labour, Jenny was there for us at every step of the way and was always encouraging me to ask questions and to help us feel confident that we were doing things that felt right for us. With her help and encouragement we were able to have a super positive experience and natural labour. When we came home with our beautiful baby we felt confident and reassured that we had all the support we needed to look after this tiny new person in our lives. It was so comforting for me knowing that Jenny or Lee was coming to visit. Even after our last meeting they are so encouraging to keep in touch or ask them questions. They have been such an important part of this experience for us. I couldn’t imagine doing it any other way.
Lee is amazing. The guidance and support we received throughout the pregnancy, during my crazy and intense labour, and postpartum was invaluable. She’s always available for questions and full of so much great advice. You truly feel cared for. We could not have done it without her!
Working with Jenny and Lee was truly an outstanding experience, especially as first time parents. Both Jenny and Lee have a tremendous amount of knowledge regarding pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum recovery. Everything about being pregnant and recovering from childbirth felt less scary because they really made us feel like they had our backs. I knew I could text or call either one of them regardless of the time of day and would receive a tremendous amount of support with zero judgement. Throughout my labor and delivery, Jenny was amazing to both myself and my fiancé and my postpartum recovery was a breeze thanks to Lee! My fiancé and I definitely recommend Two Doulas to anyone who is considering having this added support. You will not regret it! Thanks Jenny and Lee! We will see you with our second baby!
Jenny and Lee are both amazing! This was our first birth and having them available, both in person and over text and phone, was a huge support for me and my partner.
They are both incredibly knowledgeable and experienced, which made us feel well-informed and confident in our new adventure as parents. They both work in a holistic way that helped me overcome some of my prenatal and postpartum anxiety, and feel supported emotionally, mentally, and physically.
They work in a non-judgmental way, which made us feel comfortable to make our own choices throughout the process, including how we chose to labour as well as feed and sleep after the birth. I highly recommend their services for anyone who feels they need an advocate during the birth and support before and after.
I’m so grateful to have been introduced to the “Two Doulas.” Although I initially started with prenatal classes, it was not long before I had signed up for their full service package.
Jenny’s customized prenatal classes included everything I needed to know to ensure a confident third trimester and birth. Her warmth, knowledge and insight made it clear that her presence at my son’s birth was an essential part of the experience. Jenny provided us with the comfort we needed in what turned out to be a challenging birth.
Shortly after my son was born, it was clear that I needed more help than originally anticipated and so instead of just a few sessions with Lee, I had the absolute pleasure of 14 full days of care over a 4 week period. During that time, Lee patiently taught me many things a first-time mom needed to know while ensuring I was cared for, rested and relaxed.
Jenny and Lee came into our home and helped our family and for that, I am very thankful.
“What’s a doula?” “How much?!” These were my initial thoughts when my pregnant girlfriend, nearing the one-month mark, proposed the use of a doula. “What do they do?” was my next thought, followed by a brief Google search and a crash-course given by Wikipedia—where all laymen go to unburden their ignorance.
Self-admittedly I knew absolutely nothing about the functions of a doula and, as parenthood loomed large in my mind, I thought about how having a doula present in our lives prior to, during, and after the birth seemed to detract from the importance of the father’s presence during these life altering moments. Setting all my unsubstantiated judgments and ignorant proclivities aside, I sat down to meet with Lee.
Lee is, not was, our doula. Lee will forever be our doula. Lee is deeply knowledgeable, which provided both myself and my girlfriend great comfort. She is very personable, which helps shatter any hang-ups you may have when discussing an awkward subject matter such as involuntary defecation during birth. Lee is caring, thoughtful, insightful, compassionate, nurturing, and a whole host of other adjectives used to describe a good human being. Lee, our doula, is wonderful.
Leading up to the birth we met with Lee on three separate occasions. We discussed various things such as pain, coping techniques for pain, fears, hopes, general and specific goals which we wished to uphold through our birth plan, among other things. Within the first five minutes of speaking to Lee during that initial visit I was sold, and I will tell you why: she actually engaged me in conversation. After having been to numerous appointments throughout the first few weeks of our pregnancy I quickly learned that within these doctor’s offices I was nothing more than an apparition. Lee, conversely, asked my opinion and earnestly cared about my answer. “How are you feeling about all of this?” “Do you have any expectations?” “What are the things you find most frightening about this?”
All of it! I was so thankful someone had finally asked.
During the birth Lee was superb. She interceded at all the right moments and otherwise remained removed yet attentive, giving myself and my girlfriend a comfortable space for us to focus. Nearing the twelve-hour mark, I was in need of a break and Lee, sensitive to my fatigue, reassured me that taking a break is not a form of abandonment. I took my five minutes. Lee didn’t miss a beat.
Our baby girl, Ellington, was born a healthy 6lbs., 1oz., and Lee remained present until she knew all things were taken care of. Soon after the birth I came over and hugged Lee: “Thank you.” I have never meant those words more.
This is the first testimonial I have ever had to write. Hopefully, in the scant few words above, I have done some justice to the importance our doula played in the nine months leading up to, and the weeks that followed our birth. I have never met another doula, yet, somehow, I know, Lee is the benchmark.
There are few things in life which are affordable yet priceless, a Doula is truly one of those things. And although we paid for the services of a doula, we earned the friendship of an exceptional person. Lee is, not was, our doula.
During my 57 hour labor, Jenny was consistently bringing energy and support to me in a very connected way, both physically and emotionally. She talked me through some very difficult moments as my planned home birth turned into a hospital birth. She made me feel okay to be vulnerable and let those emotional barriers go in order to move forward and roll with the punches. Jenny also helped me establish a phenomenally successful breastfeeding start by guiding me to the resources, information, and tools that I needed in those critical first days. Through it all, she made my needs the #1 priority and advocated for me when I was not able to speak up for myself. Birth is an experience where the unexpected is very likely to occur, and having a doula like Jenny to help me through the unexpected moments of my birth was invaluable to me, my partner, and our daughter. We can’t thank her enough!!