We chose to have a doula because I wanted the support. Someone who could help us navigate prep period and the labor and delivery. Natalia was just a dream. She has this amazing ability to be completely supportive while giving you your space, enlightening you while not making you feel stupid and empowering you to make your own decision instead of simply stating what you "should" do. I ended up being admitted to the hospital twice as being in labor (my labor stopped the first time) and had a very long labor that ended with a very long time of pushing.
Childbirth was a very trying time for me. But, whenever I recall the experience, I always remember Natalia being there. Whether in the forefront or in the background, she supported us. It was exactly what we needed and I'm firmly believe it helped my overall birth experience feel like a positive one even though so many things "went wront." My husband and I have both agreed that asking her to be in that process was probably the decision we made with the pregnancy/birth. Doulas are amazing... this one in particular.
Grace & David L. for Natalia Hals