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My husband and I moved up here 6 years ago and it was an extremely tough adjustment. At the time I had my one year old daughter. We knew we wanted more kids, but we were also scared. Having a child requires any and all help. Especially in the first 6-8 weeks. I come from a huge family where help is always available. I proceeded to get pregnant with our second child and being that I'm from Florida I did not have help available like before. It took its toll on me. I was exhausted stressed depressed and just overwhelmed. With my third pregnancy my husband and I were both scared of what I would suffer through. It became obvious when our third son was born that I needed help. I contacted a doula I knew and asked if she knew of a baby doula or nurse that was available. Se gave me a strong referral and I contacted heather who was nothing short of wonderful. she was a "mom" through and through. we hired her services and were thrilled with thup communication level. They text!!! I met three different women Marian, Michelle, and Robin. I fell in love with every single one. They came to my house at 10pm and would leave at 6am. Every single woman offered me peace of mind , comfort, and best of all rest. The women were super knowledgeable . They are so kind sweet and understanding when you need it most. And trust me any mom knows what I mean and what you crave after giving birth, these woman gave it all! I can tell you these woman became like family. They offered to clean my fridge or do laundry! On my last day with Michelle and then Robin I was so sad. I had come to love them and want their presence. If you are in mom in need of any post pregnancy help, newborn help you need to call Heather. She is attentive and perceptive and super experienced. Feel free to contact me for any additional questions! XO ladies. Miss you. I'm still so grateful!
Heather was a terrific postpartum doula. She showed up on time every night and did her job well! She worked with us from the time my daughter was born until she was around 3 1/2 months and she did overnights for us. She became part of our family and I could tell how much she loved working with my daughter and babies in general. She helped us to get her to sleep through the night and helped us to determine how to get her to do this through the use of the Merlin's magic sleep suit and finding the formula that was right for her. I would highly recommend Heather as a postpartum doula. I can't say enough great things about her and I am sure your experience will be the same.
Heather helped me and my wife find day and night doulas for after the birth of our daughter Lia. At night we mostly had Michelle (one night we had Jill who was great too) who we love. She would show up around 10pm, leave around 7am, and basically give me (dad) a chance to sleep. I really needed it because little Lia had some health issues and we spent a few days in the NICU with basically no sleep. We then spent another few days in the hospital for some serious post-labor issues that my wife had. All in all, sleep was even more at a premium than it normally would be postpartum. Michells was an absolute pro and took care of my wife and Lia quite well. Basically, she would stay with Lia while my wife slept. When it was time to feed, Michelle would change Lia's diaper, bring her to my wife, help her feed, and then would take Lia away to sooth back to sleep. This let my wife sleep as much as possible, something she desperately needed following all the hospital stays.
During the day Marian helped us. She took care of laundry, ran some errands, did some cleaning, and even cooked a bit. More importantly, she was there with my wife while she was breastfeeding. Marian provided plenty of good tips to help my wife and really took some of the burden off of me.
We are grateful for all this help and can't imagine how we would have gotten through the first 2 weeks of Lia's life with the doulas. Thank you!
As the Director of Birth Doulas of Pittsburgh, we have referred many postpartum clients to Heather over the years. She has received glowing reviews from clients. Her service is professional and dedicated to helping women and their families during this special time in their life. Thank you Heather for all the work that you and your doulas do for mom's everywhere!