“Brea is exactly who and what I was looking for in a postpartum doula. I am a midwife, and have worked as a postpartum and labor doula in the past, and when I needed a doula myself, I had some ideas of what I'd want. When I actually became a mother, though, my needs were varied and unexpected - and Brea was there for whatever I needed. She has a wonderful ability to meet people where they are, to be as emotionally attuned as you need, or to give space when she senses it's needed. She gave me the support to nap, take walks, eat her amazing food, get time to myself. She also supported my time with my baby when that was right, and tended to household things I couldn't get to. She always had good ideas for my self-care, and she'd remember and follow up on her suggestions, which was really helpful. I felt completely comfortable with Brea and I knew she could tell what I needed without me having to say anything - this is really, to me, the mark of a highly skilled doula. She's professional, organized and serious about her work, in addition to being deeply compassionate and intuitive. I can't recommend her services enough. She took my partner and I through the early days of postpartum fog to a place where we were confident and stable on our own. She's a uniquely wonderful doula.”
- - - Annie Z
“I contacted Brea when I was about 8 months pregnant. She was quick in responding to my inquiry. My husband and I met her two days later and as soon as we met her we felt comfortable. Brea is kind, intelligent, and friendly! She listened to our needs and our journey up to that point. Our goal in having a birth doula was to find someone who would support us both during the birthing process. Brea was exactly the right fit. We could talk comfortably about anything. It felt like we were talking to a friend.
With our short timeline Brea wanted to make sure we met before my due date so we felt comfortable and confident about the birth. She is knowledgeable about the entire birthing process and was great at finding resources for us. We focused mainly on comfort techniques by request. My husband felt confident in being able to support me during labor with Brea's help!
I texted Brea when early labor signs showed and she was quick to respond. (Did I mention that she is great at communicating?! Did I also mention that this was my first pregnancy? She was great at easing my mind about everything!) My contractions started quickly and escalated fast. She stayed in contact with me as I made my way to the hospital. When she arrived, she was by my side offering support immediately! I had an unplanned c-section. She was helpful in making sure we had the information we needed to make our decision. She remembered that my husband and I are believers in Christ. Before I was taken to the OR she suggested that my husband pray for the situation. She supported us in our faith and that was perfect. When we got back to our room she had set it up the way we wanted it to welcome our baby boy. It was cozy and comfortable. She stayed with us for a while afterwards to offer additional help we may have needed. During c-section she comforted my family and communicated necessary information about my condition, without compromising my privacy. We really appreciated that!”
- - Mollie S