Josie was absolutely phenomenal. She made me feel so comfortable, and truly cared for with every need! She was my number one contact when I had my 1st born. She was always a call, text, or even a FaceTime away. There's times where I'd call her at 2:00am and felt bad for waking her! She assured me that she loved to be there for me 24/7 and not to be embarrassed if I needed to call her in the middle of the night. I'm confident she would make any mother feel safe in her care as she truly saved me multiple times in my discomfort. Any question I had, she knew the answer. Now that she's given me so much knowledge, I'm a bit sad that I don't talk to her every single day! I feel like I'm not only losing an incredible Doula, but a friend, too! I highly recommend having this beautiful soul along side of anyone who needs guidance going into motherhood. If it wasn't for Josie, I wouldn't of stuck with breastfeeding. I'm truly grateful I had her along side of me!
— K.G., May 2020
Josie was such a gift to have as a doula! We could not have imagined going through our first pregnancy (especially during CoVID) without her. Josie was consistently in contact with us and made sure to tailor her services to our needs. We were looking for someone who viewed my husband and I as a team for the delivery and Josie did just that!
Due to CoVID we never met Josie in person before the delivery, but she made sure to establish a great connection with us via zoom. It was amazing how comfortable it was to transition from never meeting her in person to having her physically there for such an important moment. I credit this to her reaching out so much to us throughout the pregnancy and the work she put into building a great connection with us.
Additionally, Josie was very good at making us feel comfortable with her during CoVID. Josie was extra vigilant with wearing masks, getting tested for CoVID, and communicating her exposure risks with us. It was very comforting to know our doula was on the same page about CoVID and taking many of the same steps that we were.
During labor Josie was able to support my husband and coach him on how to best support me. Our delivery changed rapidly from a natural labor to epidural to C-section and Josie was able to provide information and support throughout. I would highly recommend Josie for anyone looking for an energetic and supportive doula!
— T.V., November 2020
Josie was beyond anything I expected. We had meetings a few times prior to my birth — she spent time to get to know me and my expectations for my delivery. This was my first time giving birth and having Josie as my doula helped a lot with my anxiety of the unknown — she also provided me with a lot of information and had an answer to every question. Going into all this initially I was very scared and anxious of the whole delivery process and after meeting with Josie and discussing everything, it didn't seem so scary!
When the actual delivery time came, Josie stayed with me the entire time I was admitted to the hospital. She helped me throughout my contractions and had me breathe through all of them. Having her help me with this made it seem like the contractions weren't so bad! I still decided to move forward with the epidural — and when it kicked in, my entire left leg went completely numb and this was a bit uncomfortable for me. Josie massaged my leg the entire night up until it was ready for me to give birth. She is absolutely the best doula anyone could ever ask for.
Josie has been very caring, supportive, and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her for your doula needs!
— N.S., August 2020
I will wholeheartedly recommend Josie as a doula and lactation consultant to any pregnant person or new parent, and will most definitely work with her again when I have more children. Her pre-birth support helped us feel as prepared as first-time parents can be, while her day-of support helped us feel in control even when things didn't go according to plan. As she coached me through contractions, I felt a sense of profound understanding from Josie that I didn't get from anyone else in the room. It was easy to see that `she was in her element
All that said, it was her continuous post-partum support that I'm most grateful for. Each time I was on the brink of feeling adrift, she gave me a lifeline that got me through those early breastfeeding challenges by sending me links to how-to resources, checking in on me regularly, and video chatting to troubleshoot specific issues.
On top of all that, Josie has a positive energy and lighthearted spirit that makes you feel at ease the moment you meet her. Josie's unwavering encouragement from first contact through the few weeks post birth set her apart from the crowd.
— C.S., December 2020