From the first time I met HeHe, she has continuously radiated positive energy and empowering wisdom. She has a passion for the magic of childbirth and dedicates herself to her clients, as well as her doula knowledge. I can't think of a more lovely or kind spirited person to create a calm and loving environment to welcome a new born child.
HeHe’s energy is contagious. Her gentle spirit is so powerful and I couldn’t imagine my birth going any other way. She protected my idea of my ideal birth and never left my side. She made me confident in myself, my body, and my beliefs. She was so supportive in all of my decisions that I felt were important. She was my anchor during the most difficult and painful parts of labor. HeHe provided me with physical and emotional support- she even supported my partner! HeHe was one of the best decisions we made for our birth experience.
After my first natural birth experience did not go nearly as hoped, I was left with the feeling that my next birth would have to be either another traumatic event or completely medicated -- that is, until I met HeHe. I came away from our initial meeting feeling empowered and confident that with her help, maybe I COULD have the birth I dreamed of. Her enthusiasm was infectious, and her knowledge and depth of understanding gave me the optimism I needed going into my second birth. HeHe was with me every step of the way, from helping me envision my ideal birth and putting it into my birth plan, to the weeks of waiting for labor to begin, to sharing in the wonder of my birth, and even helping out postpartum. With her support and endless ideas and enthusiasm, I was able to give birth exactly how I'd dreamed, naturally and unmedicated. I am overjoyed to say that with HeHe's support and energy I was able to have the natural and healing birth I had hoped for. I am forever grateful and recommend her services in a heartbeat.
My degree is in early childhood education and development. In college I learned about the many, many benefits of breastfeeding. I wanted to provide my child the best nutrition possible when he was born. Sadly, when he was born, he would not latch. I tried and tried and he would just get frustrated and it broke my heart to see him cry because he was so hungry and I couldn’t do anything about it. I immediately asked for a bottle just so he would get what he needed. I got a prescription from his pediatrician to get a breast pump and had to do what I had to do. I had a million questions regarding breast milk and breastfeeding. HeHe was always quick to answer and she was very helpful. She has a good understanding and knowledge on women who are breastfeeding. I pumped for my son daily, and it was becoming a chore rather than something I could do for my baby. Whenever I tried to pump, he would wake up and I couldn’t pump and tend to him so I would have to wait until my husband came home which got in the way of having husband and wife time with our son. HeHe never gave up on me trying to nurse. One day, I decided I did not want to pump. I got tired of trying to make time for it and having to clean the equipment afterwards. My son was hungry and out of no where, he magically latched on. I was very surprised! I felt so happy. I told HeHe as he was nursing and she was so proud. I know I could not accomplish this awesome milestone of motherhood without her.
"I didn't meet HeHe until I was right at 40 weeks pregnant. I was struggling with hip pain and my baby was showing no signs of coming any time soon. I was trying to keep my spirits high, but I was starting to reach the end of my rope. This is where HeHe steps in. HeHe was referred to me by one of my friends after telling her about my hip pain and lack of progression in Effacement and dilation. I was given HeHe's number and shot off a text; within a few minutes she responded and we set up a FaceTime call. We video chatted for almost an hour. HeHe's positivity was evident and radiating within the first few minutes of our first call; she really listened to me and gave me so many options to help with my hip pain, she also listened to some questions and concerns I had about being induced. My birth plan was to have an unmedicated birth in a hospital. I love my OB, but as i grew closer to going past my due date and induction became more of a reality, I realized I needed a different type of support system that I wouldn't get from my OB. HeHe answered all my questions that I threw at her and gave me so many tips to encourage and prepare myself for labor. As I approached week 42 of my pregnancy, I found myself preparing to go to the hospital to be induced, I still was not crazy about the idea of induction; but I was also physically exhausted and ready for my babe to meet the world. I felt like somewhat of a failure because I knew my chances of following through with an unmedicated birth would be harder with the induction, but HeHe encouraged me every step of the way and never made me feel like I was "less than" when I needed and epidural after 9 hours of pitocin induced labor with no progression. My labor ended with a c-section; HeHe was right there encouraging me when I felt defeated And reminded me that I did achieve my main goal- my baby was healthy and in my arms. If there is one thing I would change about my pregnancy, it's that I wish I had met HeHe sooner."