“We walked away from our experience feeling like she was part of our family.”
“We planned a home birth for my second child, but it was my husband's first. We wanted the extra support a doula provides for the labor process. Lenore met all of our expectations. We created a birth plan highlighting what we envisioned for the birth of our daughter during our prenatal visit. She provided a checklist that gave us the opportunity to think things through and decide how we wanted the birth to be. We also went over the concerns we had and Lenore was a great coach throughout the entire process. From the beginning, Lenore helped us to understand what her role was and wasn't and communicated clearly.
During labor, she was very focused and exhibited a confidence in her skills as she massaged me and coached me through contractions. She gave me positive assurance that I was doing well throughout the birthing process. She reminded me to stay hydrated and gave me water to drink and held space to allow me to rest during my contractions.
Lenore not only supported me, but supported our whole family. She coached my husband how to help and be present and helped our daughter feel included in the birth experience. She was just wonderful in our home birth and we walked away from our experience feeling like she was part of our family."
— Yuka & Khader
“After she left I felt stronger and oh so grateful for her.”
"It's hard to put into words what Lenore did for me before, during, and after the birth of our first baby, and it certainly deserves more than the 5 available stars. I knew from the minute I met her that she was the one I wanted along with my husband in the delivery room. She's warm yet direct, which is exactly what I wanted.
While the prenatal discussions were definitely helpful and Lenore was always extremely responsive, sending us info that would help us write our birth plan, we still had no idea (first time parents!) what we were about to go through, and during my long and difficult induced labor is where Lenore really came through. She was both physically and emotionally 100% engaged during some of my roughest contractions, and when difficult decisions, one after the next, had to be made, she was completely there for me and my husband, talking us through the different options. And she didn't stop there. A few days after my daughter's birth, I was trying to cope with what ended up being a traumatic birth experience for me, Lenore came to our home for our postnatal visit, but it was so much more than that. She came as a friend, a voice of reason, a ray of light during some dark-ish days. We talked through the birth, as she helped fill any gaps and help me make sense of what we had been through. And then we just chatted, like friends do. And she snuggled my baby girl with so much genuine love. And after she left I felt stronger and oh so grateful for her.
We now consider Lenore not just our doula, not just a friend, but part of our family. Highly highly recommend her for your birth experience!"
— Darina & Shawn
Lenore’s support was irreplaceable throughout my labor. I recommend Lenore without any reservations, and thank her for making our birth experience a special one.
— Anitha & Murthy
“Lenore remained the rock throughout the process.”
I can't imagine our birth experience without Lenore. My partner and I were having our first child and hoped to have a birth with as few interventions as possible. We weren't confident about how to advocate for ourselves and navigate this process with medical professionals to have the experience we wanted. I also wanted her help in managing pain and helping my husband support me in pain management. From our first meeting Lenore put us at ease with her warmth and confidence in her practice--we knew we wanted her to be part of our birth journey.
When the time came, Lenore remained the rock throughout the process. At every critical decision point, Lenore helped us understand our options so that we could make the best decision for us. Our daughter's birth was a long, arduous and trying process but Lenore was there supporting us until the very end. We are so lucky to have had her support and knowledge during this process and highly recommend her as a doula!!
— Angie & Fred
“Woke up with so much gratitude for you, Lenore..”
“Woke up with so much gratitude for you, Lenore. Couldn’t have asked for a better doula. And thank you for the beautiful photo us. It’s my favorite photo from our birth.”
— Sara & Jonah
“Well worth her reasonable rates.”
“Lenore is an absolutely wonderful human and an equally amazing Doula. Coming from the man's perspective, she not only helped my wife through a tough birth, she helped me too - before, during, and after. Well worth the her reasonable rates.”
— Aaron M.
“I wanted and needed Lenore to be by my side when baby entered this world.”
— Oh & LeChris