She exudes a calm, gentle - yet confident - kind of energy. In retrospect, we are so glad we decided to work with Natalia. Our birth went exactly how we wanted: it was completely natural, very calm and private. Natalia was a reassuring presence both at home during early labor and later at the birth center. At home, she timed my contractions and offered ways to cope with their increasing intensity. She even massaged my feet at one point, but she was able to give me my space when I needed it. At the birth center, she helped with transitioning between several positions. Since I had chosen a water birth, she helped me by pouring warm water over my belly and shoulders to keep me warm and relaxed. My husband had been taking photos through most of the labor, but when things got really emotional as I was pushing baby out, he "forgot" to be the photographer (rightfully so!).
We were pleasantly surprised to find out later that Natalia had managed to capture those precious moments on her camera! For all these reasons and also because we just love Natalia, we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a calm influence throughout the whole process of giving birth. Thank you, Natalia!