Neva is amazing and our birth story would have been very different without her, less positive. I am 100% convinced we would have had a c section if it wasn’t for her support and guidance. Our labor was very long and she stood by us in the hospital through it all and now we have a happy healthy baby boy! I really appreciated how helpful Neva was before, during, and after the birth. She was always available to answer questions and provide support. I have recommended Neva to soon to be Mamas who are now happily working with her too. Neva will be a part of our family forever as she was instrumental in helping us grow!
I absolutely recommend Neva, she was wonderful helping me through this journey I had never been on before. She made me feel comfortable and was like a friend I had known all my life. She used her wonderful personality and knowledge to help me through my pregnancy and birthing journey. I will be forever grateful to her and if need be with absolutely use her again for a future pregnancy.
We had a wonderful experience having Neva as our doula and would highly recommend her to anyone who wants an awesome doula! The first time we met Neva, it was like chatting with an old friend. She has such a calming, nonjudgmental, and empathetic presence that we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have her present for the birth of our first child. She is very patient and knowledgeable (handled first time parent jitters and questions easily) and helpful (without being intrusive or taking over). We loved that she asked us lots of questions about us and our expectations so she could have a plan that was tailored specifically to our needs. Plus she gives the best sanity-saving massages during never-ending labor and makes delicious banana bread that you will wolf down in your postpartum-sleep-deprived-baby-focused-new-parent state. What more could you possibly need?! Thank you for being amazing, Neva!
-Bree & Jon
When I considered a doula, I figured it would largely be support during delivery. Neva offered so much more than that. She met with us multiple times before the birth to discuss how we wanted the birthing experience to go, and what we envisioned.
As someone who was very anxious about the birth process, this went a quite long way in terms of my mental health. She also answered my endless questions with emphathy and understanding. She had numerous awesome evidence-based resources for me to check out to help me mentally prepare for the birthing process.
You know how they say that birth is unpredictable? Well, it turns out that is no joke. Neva kept me calm and grounded during the unpredictable twists and turns of the birth process. She advocated for me based on our previous discussions, and helped me advocate for myself throughout my delivery.
Neva is also someone who just knows what you need before you do during labor. I will never forget the sweet relief of the acupressure she did on my back during contractions, or the grapes she fed me in between the wild waves. Neva was also able to make me laugh during labor, which is seriously priceless.
At the end of our time together, Neva came for one last visit. She helped me talk through and process my birth experience, which is crucial during the post-partum period. She also brings you delicious lactation balls!
I cannot recommend Neva enough. I cannot imagine what the most important experience of my life would’ve been like without her.