I have no words to describe how much Supriya helped me before and during childbirth. . . She helped me with all my fears about childbirth. . . She always respected what I wanted even if she disagreed. She also gave me access to many sources of information where I could search for areas in which I had doubts. And during the birth she was a blessing. . . She helped me navigate all this. She helped me ask the right questions at the right time so that I could make the best decisions for myself given the circumstances. She helped me stay calm and helped me with positions that made it much easier at birth. After the birth she visited me at home and did a wonderful massage. When I have my next son or daughter I want her with me again.
We are so grateful that Supriya was our doula. She was a calm, thoughtful presence throughout, helping us explore the complex feelings such a transitional time can bring up in a gentle, sensitive way as we prepared for the birth.
During the birth she was supportive, nurturing and present, allowing me to labour in my own way, yet had an intuitive sense of when I needed her.
Our son’s birth was particularly challenging at times and my husband felt Supriya’s acceptance and compassion helped him to cope with this so he in turn could be more fully there for me.