I cannot praise Steph highly enough. She clearly loves and is exemplary in her job. Always cheerful, even after driving hours to meet with us (did I mention how flexible she is, too?). She was very well-prepared for everything; when my labor began she was already nearby and arrived quickly. She made me, my husband, my mom and my son feel so comfortable and at ease, and she was so calm during labor that it was very nearly a pleasant experience!
She ensured that I moved and changed positions often, as according to my plans. She kept me mobile at home and finally at the hospital, where I was already 8 cm dilated. She didn’t waver, even though it was late at night. She kept cheering me on, kept encouraging me when I said I couldn’t do it. She helped my mom and husband help me, and had a genius suggestion that I squat with a squat bar after my water broke. My baby was born very soon after that, and I couldn’t have been happier, as time spent pushing was drastically reduced.
Overall I would have Steph as a doula again in a heartbeat. She is truly a beautiful soul and a potential blessing to all blossoming families.” Amy Rupp (2015)