When I was preparing to bring my third baby into the world, I knew I wanted a different experience. One thing I did differently was work with Hannah as a doula; it was the best decision in so many ways.
I was able to let go of my tight grip of fear that I carried with my first two births. In the last 2 to 3 contractions before meeting my baby, I remember hearing her say: “Thousands of women have done this before you; you can do this.” I held that mantra as I welcomed my baby, and I hold it still now.
Hannah is now forever etched in my memory of the most tender minutes of my life. I am so, so grateful for her.