TESTIMONIALS

Kind words from the families we have been so honored to serve. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your sacred journey.

 
Pregnancy Exercise
 

"At roughly 36-weeks, my husband and I decided to proceed with getting a doula for the birth of our first child. We submitted an inquiry knowing it was cutting it close to our due date but Becca quickly responded and scheduled an initial consultation. Overall, she was very transparent, responsive and accommodating.


We were introduced to Andrea and it was a perfect match. We couldn't have asked for a better doula to guide us leading up to, through and beyond labor. Her knowledge and gentle demeanor helped calm my nerves every step of the way. Andrea also supported and respected my birth wishes. She genuinely cared about me, baby and my husband--getting to know us and making sure our goals were met. During labor, she provided excellent physical and emotional guidance. I also felt comfortable in consulting both my husband and Andrea in pivotal decision making. She was 100% present, cheerleading and reassuring us through our unique (and of course not as expected) labor journey. My husband and I could not have imagined the experience leading up to the birth of our beautiful baby girl without her! Andrea is a gifted doula and we highly recommend her. Thank you!"

~ Maritza, Bellflower

 

"So thankful to have had Becca with us for the birth of our first little one! We were moving late in my pregnancy and she was flexible and amazing to be able to put my mind at ease. Being in a new city with no family support it was a blessing for my husband and I to know we had her with us and she was a gentle, caring, and calming presence for the entire labor and birth. Even when I had complications and things not go as planned she remained calm, helped advocate and ask the questions I wanted to know but didn't have the strength in the moment to gather, and was always what we needed in each moment. Would highly recommend her to anyone as such an amazing doula that made our first little one such a positive experience."

~ Kate, San Diego

 

“Becca was a wonderful support to have during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and beyond. I didn't find her until I was 37 weeks pregnant. I was stressed out about my birth team, but once I hired her, I felt at ease. She made sure to squeeze in my 2 prenatal visits before my baby was born. Once my labor started, she was very responsive and came quickly once my husband called her. During labor, her hip-squeezes were so helpful! And she stayed with me and supported me after delivery when I needed extra medical attention. I highly recommend her if you're looking for a doula to add to your birth team.”


~ Melissa, Lake Forest

 

“Amina is the best kind of doula you want on your birth team. Amina is kind, caring, thoughtful, genuine, down to earth and entirely supportive of any decision you make. Amina is not judgmental and creates an environment of safety, calm, and putting the birthing mother in control. 


Amina came to us by recommendation of her doula (who couldn’t make our birth). She took the time to zoom meet to get to know us and introduce herself and scheduled an in person meeting at 39 weeks to go over things we could do in labor. She brought over padsicles and had me choose essential oils that I might want in labor. We discussed comfort levels with physical touch and went over the birth plan. She repeatedly assured me that I should feel free to call or text her with updates on contractions, even if I was unsure about them. 

When my due date came and went Amina was a sounding board in my decisions to delay induction and cervical checks. She encouraged me to do what felt right while taking into account medical advice and risk/benefits. She was also there for me emotionally, reminding me that majority of first time moms surpass their due date. 

When my contractions were coming regularly she was on standby helping my husband determine when to have her come to our home and eventually when to go to the hospital.


When she arrived at our home she immediately got to work - setting things up for my pain management and assuring the other adults in the room of my progress. My mom remarked that Amina was able to calm me/my contractions down and make them more meaningful. Amina labored at home with us for six hours and then went to the hospital with us all while offering massage, essential oils, hydration & nourishment, different birthing positions and my most needed - counter pressure. She listened to what I wanted and what I did not - like my detest at the birthing ball. She was calm, collected and consistently aware of what I wanted and needed. 


While I was in triage she asserted her right to be in the hospital and that we had followed the necessary protocol to do so (as per Covid-19 restrictions some staff can be hostile toward additional birthing support people). She was able to help my husband through the stress of not hearing anything from the admit staff for over an hour, and in the meantime offered to check that our car seat was properly installed when my husband brought up the topic.

Amina spent the next 18 hours physically and emotionally supporting me. She and my husband became a super-team, encouraging me to move around, or allowing me rest when I insisted I needed it. I don’t quite remember much of those hours- but I know my husband was in awe of Amina’s strength and ability as a doula. 


Amina is a strong advocate and Amina helped me have a positive birthing experience through the external challenges I faced in labor at the 18 hour mark. When faced with a kind but pushy and anxious nurse who invaded my space and moved me physically without permission, Amina immediately asked me if I was okay with what was happening. Being the people pleaser that I am, I wanted to give the nurse another chance but when the nurse started becoming aggressive Amina advocated for me and eventually had her removed from the room. During this time with the frantic nurse who managed to scare my husband by suggesting interventions and ultimately a c-section, Amina was able to help us come to an educated decision that was aligned with my birth plan. She asked the doctors and nurses to give us time before rushing in with next steps. In that time Amina gave us a much needed pause (as I was passing out between contractions) and was supportive of our decision, even remarking that it seemed the right approach given our circumstance. 

Amina stayed with us until the medical intervention was performed and made sure everything was on track before leaving, having spent over 24 hours with us. 


Post delivery Amina checked in with us via text, and visited us two days later, listening to my first week struggles and helping us recognize what was abnormal in breastfeeding and seeking out lactation support for us at our request. 


And postpartum she was able to give me a much needed night to recover by watching baby, burping and changing diapers - leaving me the only job of feeding baby. While feeding she answered all my baby care related questions and helped me think through the questions I needed to ask the lactation consultant the next day. She also offered her massage services which helped alleviate stress in my shoulders. 


Last but not least, I’d like to mention that Amina and I share the same faith background which I deeply appreciated as she completely understood my actions and decisions, and was able to uphold them for me without question. I’m certain she’d do the same for anyone else regardless of faith background. 


By the long review I hope you’ll gather how highly I think of Amina and how absolutely blessed I was to have her at my birth. I mean, she thanked me for being present at my birth, something that resonates with how humble and genuine she is. I have nothing but positives to say about Amina and am so grateful for her.” 


~ Iman, Orange County

 

"I was lucky enough to have Becca as a doula for my homebirth in March 2021. She was wonderful!! She has a very calming presence and is so good at  assessing when to fade into the background and when to make suggestions/comfort you. She also took great pictures at my request!! I was so thankful for how gracious and helpful she was during labor and after the birth. When my midwives weren't communicating well with me, she was so thorough in helping me understand what was going on and keeping me focused on what was important."

~ Lindsey, Laguna Niguel

 
VBAC hospital birth doula

"Where do I begin, Becca gave me my dream birth after my first daughter which was a traumatic c section. Becca gave me my VBAC something I have longed for four years. She supported me during the times I wanted to give up, and backed me up with any and all information I needed through my entire pregnancy. I LOVED LOVED LOVED working with Becca. She supported my birthing partner and I with love, snacks, information, and essential oils. Back rubs during contractions, encouraging words, soft music, and patience- so much patience. Birth is hard and the stronger your team the better! I couldn't have asked for more of an amazing birth! She came to my house for the TWO DAYS of labor at home I went through and stayed for the 12 hours in hospital, 4 of which was pushing. Having her there helped my partner get a break for a nap or a meal. He was so appreciative of that. She was such an amazing support system really for the entire team not just me. SHE WAS THE MOST AMAZING HUMAN IVE EVER HAD BY MY SIDE AT SUCH A PIVOTAL MOMENT. Thank you for your doula services. I highly recommended everyone to have a doula and specifically DOULA services by Becca"
~Sarah, Anaheim

 
father holding newborn baby

"I couldn't have been any happier with the service she had provided me and my new family. Since the first day I had met Becca she was always on time and always there for us through the whole process. When she says call me at anytime of the day, she means it. Whether if it was at 2am 4am she was there to pick up the phone for us. As a man who's never experience a birth I can say that having Becca there with me was a major help! I couldn't have done it without her. Once it was time to head to the hospital she was quick at getting there. As soon as she arrived she helped me out by being prepared to head out and what to take to the hospital. As we were there she explained to me everything the doctors were saying and what each point meant. With Becca being there at the hospital it gave me time to sleep and eat while she looked after my wife. While Becca being there and being in labor for 2 days she was kind enough to let me rest.  When it was time for the birth she was in the room with us helping and encouraging me and my wife to not give up during every second of the process. At the end I can 100% say that any male needing help or not sure of what to do I recommend having Becca there by your side. She will NOT let you down. I'm very blessed to have had Becca with me on my journey as becoming a father."
~ Alexis, Anaheim

 
family with newborn baby in hospital

"Going through a first time pregnancy during a pandemic and dealing with numerous isolating protocols like going to doctors appointments alone was very stressful. I was lucky to find Becca at 8 months pregnant while I prepared for the big day. Although it was very late into my pregnancy Becca made sure to give me comfort and reminded me to stay relaxed and enjoy the last few weeks of pregnancy. We talked after every doctors appointment and She answered all of my questions and concerns which was very helpful! I was so happy to hear that just one day prior to my labor and delivery protocol had changed and doulas were now allowed in the labor room! This changed everything  Becca was with me through it all from being on the phone with me while I was in early labor to arriving at my home and then heading to the hospital when the time was near. I trusted her completely and she was so much help not only with giving me peace of mind but also physically. Helping out with adding pressure to my lower back, essential oils, and oh the fan! Best little gadget that helped me get through transitioning. Shes also an awesome photographer so you get two in one!  I  got the best pics welcoming my baby to the world! She's the best! I can go on and on! Thank you so much Becca for everything! I can truly say we were a great team and it couldn't have been better!"
~Steffany, Santa Ana

 
family with newborn in hospital

"I am so grateful to have had Becca as a virtual doula for the birth of my first child. During this experience, she offered a warm presence and calming words, along with a considerate and supportive approach. I felt completely supported in my birth plan and I appreciated her wealth of knowledge while going through the birthing process. She is very passionate about birth work and about facilitating a positive environment and experience for all birthing people and their partners. I’m thrilled that she will continue to offer her services to many more families to come!"

~Lauren, Los Angeles