"Lindsey’s knowledge about the birthing process is top notch. She was able to make me feel comfortable and reassured me that my false alarm was just that and encouraged me to contact her regardless the time of day or night as the delivery date drew closer. And, during our delivery when things took a turn for the worse she helped to alleviate the apprehension and fear. She took great care in following up soon after we were settled in with our newborn. Most of all, it is clear that our doula loves her job, she loves babies and was well prepared for anything that we may have encountered."
--DHB and ASB
"We were so lucky to have Lindsey's beautiful energy around during our birthing time. She helped to keep me calm and connected to myself, my baby and my husband. Her presence is warm, positive but not over-bearing. She naturally feels when to give help and when to let things flow.
Always kind, compassionate and knowledgeable, Lindsey was always there for me through my very overdue pregnancy and very long 'pre-labor.' She was so great at checking in and always seeing how I was doing.
During 'hard labor,' I needed to have Lindsey and my husband's hands on me. As soon as they let go, I felt their absence deeply and would almost panic. It made me realize how vital both of them were to my birth.
I loved having Lindsey at my birth as an added support to reassure me, to walk the halls with me, to keep my spirits up, to hold my hand, and to keep me on track."
"Lindsey was an amazing addition to our birth team! Her knowledge, support, and encouragement were fantastic before, during, and after the birth of our daughter. Lindsey was an excellent resource for all the stages of our pregnancy and birth, and her kindness was endless. As a part of our birth team, Lindsey helped us to feel supported and confident in achieving our birth plan as it was originally intended. Her calm demeanor and caring nature helped the natural birth process of our daughter immensely. We feel blessed to have been able to have Lindsey share and aid in such a monumental event with us."
"Lindsey was amazing from the first email to the post-partum visit. She helped through a period of huge transition for our family when we moved to Bloomington during my 3rd trimester. She went beyond the typical doula duties to watch my 2.5 year old son while I had appointments with a massage therapist and a chiropractor to help position my breech baby (both were recommendations of Lindsey and were successful!). She also found a backup babysitter for our son if I went into labor early! During labor she made me confident in my body and my baby and the choices I made for the birth! The birth story she recorded for us was refreshing and sweet. She will definitely be present for the birth of my third child in a few years!!"
"Lindsey was a fantastic birth doula, from start to finish. She was a great source of information in the weeks leading up to the big day. She provided just the right amount of quiet support throughout the labor and delivery process. She was totally there for us when I needed help with breastfeeding right after delivery and in the days that followed. We so appreciated her kindness, knowledge, commitment and professionalism. It is clear that Lindsey truly loves what she does. We are so grateful to Lindsey for all of her help during the most awesome experience of our lives thus far."
--IS and ES
"There's a lot you can say about Lindsey -- from Amazing and Warm, all the way through to some great word that begins with "Z"... But she deserves the most credit for being FLEXIBLE and ADAPTIVE.
Our birth, like many others, did not go as planned. And throughout our adventure -- in the days before reaching the hospital, upon admission, and our home afterward -- Lindsey either provided or put us in contact with the resources we needed. Yes. That says it... I should oficially add the word RESOURCEFUL to my list.
Flexible, adaptive, and full of resources, Lindsey would make a great member of any birthing team."
"I don't know how I would have made it through the birth of my 9 pound, 8 oz baby boy without Lindsey's constant presence. During the pregnancy, we met a few times and talked about my birth plan and how things were going, and some coping strategies. Lindsey listened carefully and gave us lots of information. She went above and beyond the role of a doula. When I went into labor, she supported my decision to labor at home with just my husband, and when the doctor suggested I come in, she met us at the hospital. My back hurt the whole time and I needed constant touch during contractions, and she and my husband took turns doing this for me. Having her there freed up my husband to hold my hands and encourage me. When I started to allow the pain to overwhelm me, Lindsey was right there to remind me the things I needed to do to help my baby on his way out. She reminded me that I wasn't just in pain, I was laboring and bringing a new soul into the world and I needed to FOCUS! In the weeks after my birth, she was just a text away with any questions or fears I had. She is an absolutely invaluable person to have before, during, and after a birth."
"Lindsey was fantastic! She really went out of her way to help us both at the birth and afterward. Even though she had already been at the hospital all day with another client, she stayed another day with us. She was very caring despite the long hours, and I don't think I could have gotten through my 40-hour labor without her. She met with us a lot before the birth, and even helped in other ways, like taking me to the food pantry and getting information from other doulas in the area. She always had a lot of great and interesting materials with her and seemed to know exactly what she was talking about. She also took the time to write a beautiful birth story for our son and helped find us a Boppy. When my son was three months old, she helped us again and was even willing to work out a payment plan with us since we didn't have a lot of money and my husband had just lost his job. She always went above and beyond with us, and I would reccomend her highly."