We worked with Michele and Naima for the birth of our first child. From the first time I spoke to
them on the phone I was at ease – both of them were warm and easy to talk to and very
knowledgable. I also liked the idea of having a chance to work with a team of two doulas.
It provided the opportunity to learn from two people and not have to worry about who the back-up would be. I appreciated that they were also very flexible when it came to working around our needs and schedule (opting for more postpartum meetings rather than pre). During labor, Naima was supportive without being intrusive. She worked closely with my husband to try different techniques and make sure I was comfortable (to the extent that’s possible during labor), but also stepped back when we wanted to experience the moment together. She also encouraged me to stick to the natural birth I wanted. Afterwards the postpartum visits were incredibly helpful – those precious hours gave me a chance to take a much needed shower and have a break, and it was great to have someone trustworthy to help out.