Angela was my birth doula for my second baby and she did a wonderful job. My husband and I were very happy with our decision to have her as our doula. I was able to have the birth I wanted and I believe Angela played an important role to accomplish that. First of all, she is very knowledgeable. She taught us exercises to help the baby be in the optimal position so that the labor may be easier. Thanks to these exercises my labor was very very quick. I had my beautiful baby in my arms within 30 minutes of the arrival at the hospital. Second of all, she has excellent resources. She knows many qualified postpartum doulas. She also knows very competent lactation consultants. Angela connected me to one of the best lactation consultants in this area when I had issues with breastfeeding. Thanks to the LC and Angela, I overcame the challenges and I am still breastfeeding. Angela is very passionate about what she does. She is punctual, dependable and caring. I really appreciate how she was quick to return my texts and phone calls whenever I had questions. For reasons mentioned above I highly recommend Angela. My husband and I were very lucky to have her as our doula. Thank you Angela for helping us accomplish the birth we dreamed of!!! Mihoko -Pittsburg
After interviewing several Doulas my husband and I agreed that Angela was the perfect fit. From the very beginning she made us both feel comfortable. I really liked that she shared her experiences with motherhood and birthing but allowed us to make our own birthing decisions. We attended Angela's birthing classes which were awesome because they were in the comfort of our own home. We felt more comfortable asking questions in a more intimate setting. I knew from the beginning that I wanted a natural unmedicated birth. The week leading up to the birth of our baby was unusual and confusing for me. Angela was there every step of the way. I remember being hesitant to contact her at 3 am while I was laboring but decided to give it a try. Sure enough she answered.. on multiple occasions. Angela was there with me the whole time I was laboring at the hospital and made a tough situation seem so simple. My mother and husband were also in the room during the delivery but it was Angela that really supported me throughout the process. My husband tells everyone that "our Doula was worth every penny". She took the pressure off of my husband when things became difficult. She taught me how to breastfeed and was there for the first latch. Even after the birth Angela came and visited and checked on me and our new family. She provided us with resources for placenta encapsulation and chiropractic services. I highly recommend Angela to any mom. Whether you want a natural birth or not Angela is there to support you through the birth YOU want. Mishi -Concord
Angela is a wonderful doula and I cannot say enough positive things about her! She provided invaluable support before, during, and after the birth of our first child, and I give her my highest recommendation. Before the birth, she showed us exercises to ensure the baby would be in the optimal position, provided a breastfeeding overview, reviewed our birth plan and various scenarios that would or could arise, and gave us topical books from her own library. During the birth she was great with my husband, the nurses, and midwife — everyone worked together as a team and I felt so supported. She even held my legs while I pushed for 2.5 hours! After the birth, Angela helped with breastfeeding at the hospital and I was able to text her anytime with questions. She was always quick to reply with advice and helpful articles. It was also great having her come by the house to check in on us and review how the birth went. Overall, I couldn’t be more pleased with our experience. Having someone so kind, calm and knowledgeable with us every step of the way made all the difference. Thanks to Angela, I was much more at ease during labor and the uncertain first few weeks as a new mom. Hiring Angela was one of the best decisions we could have made and we’re so happy we did! Amy-Walnut Creek
I chose Angela for my June 2016 labor because she's easy to reach, she has a lending library, she gives you guides on the spinning babies program and a whole plethora of reference info about the birth process to help better inform your birth plan. I chose Angela because of how I felt around her after meeting with her. I felt very comfortable, she was practical in her philosophy and spoke warmly and has plenty of birth experience under her belt. I have anxiety, I said as much. I wanted a practical and calm as possible labor should my anxiety get the best of me. I wanted drugs and I wanted a doula and that's exactly what I got. My labor, my first, was quite an experience but overall positive. Contractions took me over, I could barely think before the next one came. Angela was there to help me around, to squeeze my hips and grip my hand, to calm and soothe me as much as possible and she tried to get my husband to nap god love her lol. While I did eventually get an epidural Angela helped me change positions in the bed on a peanut ball. And when my boy was born she remained to answer questions and reassure me and my husband as the staff did all the routine stuff. She has an option for photo services too that I absolutely recommend as neither yourself or your partner will be in any right state to stop experiencing and start taking pictures instead. I'm so happy I had a doula and I'm so happy I chose her. Highly, highly recommended. Thank you Angela! Angelina -Alameda
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