"...caryn provided invaluable assistance and comfort to me, my husband, and our four-year-old-son. . . she displayed a thorough knowledge of the physical aspects of pregnancy and labor, from nutrition and exercise to pain management and position changes.
in addition, she demonstrated a deep understanding of the emotional impact that childbirth can have on women and their families. . . her presence brought me great relief at this pivotal time in my life."
"...caryn took care to get to know me and my family and understand our needs and wishes. . . she helped me make a cast of my pregnant belly and assisted my friends in planning a 'blessingway' party which remains one of my most cherished memories. I found her reiki skills particularly helpful when labor became intense. . . caryn assisted me in problem solving some nursing difficulties I was experiencing, and also helped me process my birth experience. she supported me deeply as I struggled with my post-partum emotions."
"caryn was my post-partum doula after the birth of my second child.
I can not think of a person better suited to do such work. as a pediatrition and breast-feeding advocate, I also fully appreciate caryn's deep commitment to helping new mothers get the support they need to successfully breastfeed."
"I spoke with several doula's and caryn's warmth and sense of calm made me and my husband feel the most at ease. I appreciated the fact that she supported a natural birth without being dogmatic. . . caryn had a very good sense of what to suggest in order to make contractions manageable for me durring labor, and she and my husband worked fantastically well together. . . her reiki skiils were a wonderful bonus!"
-angela and rick
"with caryn's assiatance I was able to have a natural, unmedicated birth. . . she helped nip a potential long-term trauma in the bud and ensured that we were off to a good start as a family. she is a wonderful empathetic and resourceful person, and I highly recommend her services to anyone looking for help with a better birth."
". . .caryn helped me work through various stages of labor and clear my mind for the final pushing stage. I felt safe, secure and empowered and the entire experience was exactly what I was hoping it would be. . .
at our postpartum visits I felt truly cared for and pampered. I highly recommend caryn to anyone who is looking for a caring and knowledgeable birth doula to support their pregnancy, birth and beyond. she will not let you down.
we found caryn to have great personal assets that enabled her to be a fabulous resource before, during, and after labor. her nurturing vibe, sense of calm, and non judgmental approach to being a part of our birthing experience was soothing and empowering. caryn worked to be flexible to our needs and was successful in creating doula services for us that were very individualized. her knowledge of pre/postnatal care and the labor/delivery process was invaluable.
-john and amanda
on our wonderful birth-day caryn was amazing. she helped guide my husband to support me through my intense labor. I knew that I could get through labor with caryn and my husband at my side. she also worked with ease with the nurses and midwives. caryn helped create a warm safe supportive environment. (she also took beautiful snapshots of our birth that we cherish!)
-chelsea and aaron
caryn was extremely encouraging, supportive and caring throughout the time we spent together. she not only made me feel VERY comfortable, but my husband too (which isn’t easy). I appreciated her positive attitude and straight forward approach with me. the most valuable thing I took away from my experience with caryn was her helping me overcome my nervousness and self doubt feelings about birthing. If I decide to have another child I would most definitely hire caryn again.