JASON & JENESSA

"In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves."

- Jon Kabat-Zinn

Our Birth Story

When I had my first son, I did not have a doula. As a matter of fact, the only person there I had ever seen before was my husband. So when I got pregnant with my second son, I wanted to make sure that I had someone there I had a relationship with. Someone who could help me know what I could do to cope with my labor when I couldn't manage to think of what I could do to help myself.

 

Korina was a great resource throughout my pregnancy. She was there when I was losing patience waiting for baby (who was 2 weeks late), she was there when I thought I might be in labor (but wasn't), she was there as soon as I wanted her once I finally went into labor.

My husband was uneasy about the idea of having a Doula since it was just him and me with our first and he enjoyed that experience. But once it was all said and done he was very grateful for the role Korina played in the birth of our son. She gave great advice which allowed him to be a better partner during labor and to have a more active role in our Son's birth.

 

Our birth was wonderful: lights dim, candles lit, essential oils diffusing, and a wonderful Doula sitting outside my birth tub with a cool wash cloth and ice water and a hand to hold. We couldn't imagine our Son's Birth without her there.