“Charity was my doula for my last birth. Her guidance and wealth of knowledge was incredibly valuable and appreciated. During the birth, Charity worked to keep me grounded and strong. Her presence was just what I needed to cope with the contractions and bring my baby into the world. Charity was with me every step of the way, a calm presence for me to lean on. She was never intrusive, and helped my birth experience to be just how I wanted it to be. I highly recommend her.” ~Shelly Taft (doula)
“Charity’s reiki is nurturing and soothing. She is enthusiastic as well as perceptive. She set up a comfortable and relaxing space for us, and the energy that I received that day sent me into the most balanced few days that I’ve had in a long time. I immediately felt positive and energized, and was contacting her for regular treatments very soon after my first!” ~Jennie
“Charity was very flexible for my wife and I and met at our home for two childbirth classes. My wife and I have busy schedules and Charity walked us through the process, answered all our questions and provided us with lots of information and details of what to expect very efficiently. After completing her childbirth classes, my wife and I felt very confident with what to expect and what/how Charity was going to coach us through it. Charity was fantastic for our family, she was warm, engaging, and helped both of us relax and prepare for our daughter.” ~Jonathan L.
“Charity knew just when to step in and physically provide support, and when to fade into the background. She helped me support my wife and made the experience better for me, also.” ~Mike R.
“After the birth of our daughter, Charity came to our home to do the placenta encapsulation. She cooked, dried, ground up the placenta, and encapsulated it all within the same day, providing my wife with nearly a two month supply of capsules! As efficient as Charity was, she was fantastic with being careful and sanitary with treating the placenta and making sure my wife would benefit from the entire placenta. Her encapsulation technique helped my wife recover very quickly and helped her to experience a fun and precious first two months with our daughter. “ ~Jonathan L
“I’m so glad I had Charity as my doula! When I first met her, she had a lot of enthusiasm and energy. She made me feel very comfortable immediately. We discussed what her role during a labor would be and the different relaxation modalities she would use. It was the first time I wasn’t dreading the whole labor process, but actually saw it as an amazing experience and challenge. My anxiety around labor and delivery was reduced significantly and I actually looked forward to birthing my son!
During my labor, Charity was very supportive and nurturing with her words. She encouraged me through each contraction and cheered me on. She never made my husband feel left out; she would encourage him to hold me when appropriate and offer suggestions. They worked together to make sure I was hydrated and as comfortable as possible. She knew when to massage my muscles and to remind me to relax my tense muscles. She helped me change positions when I needed, so the labor didn’t seem as strenuous or long. The aromatherapy offered a very calming element; it took away sterility of a hospital.
When it came time for me to push, she and my husband reassured me that I wouldn’t hurt myself; that even though it seemed like forever, nature was taking its course and both my body and baby knew what to do. In the end I was able to birth my son after 4 hrs of active labor without any medicine! My husband and I couldn’t have done it without Charity. I will definitely recommend her to others!” ~Wendy H