“I feel lucky to have had Michelle as a resource during my last few months of pregnancy and during the first month postpartum, as I, my body, and my household adjusted to parenthood. She was a steadfast presence during my labor and birth experience with just the right amount of protagonism and accompaniment. She also provided guidance in nutrition, herbs and lactation techniques that have helped me postpartum, plus a clear and gentle space to debrief about the birth. She offers her experience, expertise, knowledge and advice freely but without pushing.
I feel her role as a doula—pre, during and postpartum would be a gift and huge help to any family and I would recommend her services as a caring, responsible and prepared professional.”—Alexandra
“It was so comforting to have Michelle’s presence before, during and after my first birth.
She even worked with my mom, who was present for my birth, to guide her in the best ways of supporting me. When we arrived home from the hospital, Michelle had left delicious home-cooked meals in our fridge, herbs for my sitz bath, had cleaned the kitchen and transported our dog to his sitters! What a lovely way to be welcomed home after such an incredible and exhausting event. I hope that Michelle continues to work with growing families so that others can feel truly supported and loved during this critical time.”—Madeline
“Michelle (and her doula partner) made my postpartum days a complete dream. Their warmth, wisdom, and care were essential ingredients to my healing process.
Perhaps the best part of the whole experience was how much my son absolutely adored them, so I was able to nap or get a break while he happily spent time with them…I am still eating my way through the delicious food. And I will treasure forever just how fabulous you were with Arlo and the rapport you had with him. It made a huge impact on my life and I just can’t thank you enough.”—Christy
“It was for me the first time to work with a doula. It was a great experience! She played such an important role in my homebirth of our second child!
I especially found it useful to talk with her about sibling dynamics, since she has two sweet daughters who obviously love each other very much.”—Elisabeth
“I think so highly of the time you spent with our family postpartum, such a sweet magical, peaceful, time for our family. I wish that was how life was all the time. Thank you for making that time so sacred.