A Heaven Sent Backup Doula

Myla was the calm, steady, encouraging presence we needed in a challenging and overwhelming (though exciting) time. Our doula was unavailable the night of our labor, and we were both in a panic. Myla instantly calmed and reassured us. She helped make the birth experience exactly what we had hoped it would be: peaceful, pleasant, relaxed, and full of love. She wholeheartedly supported our decisions throughout the birthing process and worked beautifully with our OB, our labor & delivery nurse, and the hospital staff. She didn’t just respond when we asked her for something, she anticipated needs we didn’t even know we had — helping Colleen focus during the frightening moments right before pushing, for instance, or grabbing a cup of coffee for Dan and encouraging him to run down and see his family in the waiting room during a lull in activity. We feel very lucky that Myla was with us during the most incredible day of our lives.

~Colleen and Dan, parents to Simon & Hattie