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As first time parents, the virtual childbirth education and support that we received from Carissa was invaluable, her warmth, together with her vast knowledge gave us what we needed in order to feel prepared and to live the last weeks of pregnancy, birth and postpartum with consciousness, confidence and joy.
We really appreciated Carissa’s well educated but undogmatic approach, she is an excellent teacher!
She offered a lot of background and details about birth and becoming a mother.
She gave us options without being too instructive, she anticipated common misconceptions and the sessions had surprising entertaining bits!
We are more than thankful for Carissa’s meaningful guidance and we highly recommend her to any parent to be!
Thank you so much for everything!
Carrisa gave me the encouragement and support I needed throughout the last few weeks of my pregnancy and during my birth. She held me when I needed it, and talked me through the pain when my husband had to look over our little one or when he just didn't know what I needed to hear, which allowed me to have the home birth I always dreamed of. She was always soo easy to get ahold of and has alot of knowledge about all different types of births which I found super helpful. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an advocate and unconditional support during their birth and afterwards. She has such a warmth to her which was exactly what I needed during it all, I will forever be grateful to her. 10/10 would reccomend her and will use her again for any future births we may have!
Hiring Carissa was the best decision my husband and I made on our journey to becoming first time parents.
She was everything we wanted and needed her to be and more. Attentive, caring, professional, knowledgeable, intuitive, thoughtful, funny… and the list goes on. From our first meeting to last home visit we felt safe, supported and seen.
There is so much about birth that you can’t control. Baby comes when and where it wants to! While I always had a flexible mindset about how it all might or might not happen, Carissa helped me distill what was really important to me: having my husband at my side the. whole. time. And when the time came, Carissa showed up at the hospital right when we asked her to and took care of both of our needs so that we could stick together. She was there to ease our minds and know what to expect, support us through contractions, grab water, ice and containers for me to throw up in to, encourage us to rest, and just chat with in the quieter moments. She also took some pictures of our daughter and family right after she was born which are such treasured memories. Carissa helped facilitate such a positive birth experience for me. It wouldn’t have been the same without her.
Carissa continued to check in with and encourage us once we were home from the hospital. When we needed a recommendation for a lactation consultant she was quick to get back to us with contact info for consultants in our area. After our last visit with her I looked at my husband and told him that I’d have another baby tomorrow just to have her back! And should we have another baby, the only thing I would do differently is hire her for more dedicated and ongoing postpartum support.
Carissa was worth every penny. She is fantastic. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Carissa was an invaluable member of our birth team and part of our journey through pregnancy and into parenthood!
Not only did we want a doula for to help with me through what to expect and experience in pregnancy, it was a great way to offset and decrease overall stress on my husband and I's relationship. Carissa was a great teacher and source for my husband to learn and understand how to be supportive during pregnancy and labour.
Carissa's knowledge and support got us through labour and delivery with low stress and realistic expectations. I feel like my labour and delivery was traumatic and dramatic (at the time), but reflecting on it and with how Carissa supported and prepared us, it was a positive experience!
If you are looking for an awesome Doula, someone who will make you laugh during the most painful experience of your life (literally), look no further - call Carissa now!!
I had a rough, long labor but have the fondest memories of the hours, all thanks to the INCREDIBLE support of Carissa. She was emotionally very supportive and kind, attentive to my every need, and never left my side for a minute. I loved her professional yet soft attitude and appreciated that she was so experienced and knew exactly what I needed before I even asked. If it wasn’t for her care, I would have had a terrifying, if not traumatic, birth experience.
Thank you Carissa for everything you did for both AJ and I during the most emotional moments of our life. We are forever grateful for your amazing work, passion, and care. YOU ROCK!!