What parents are saying
Our doulas provided us with the support of a community without the drama that can come from family members. They kept my body as comfortable as possible with massage and allowed me to really connect with Abraham throughout the whole experience. Our doulas also helped us communicate with the hospital staff (nurses and physicians) in an entirely professional way, working seamlessly as part of our team. I can't tell you how many times Abraham has told me how glad he was to have our doulas there, and I agree! Our doulas really helped to make the entire birthing experience a positive one.
I (Leigh) enjoyed the support of being able to email and check in prior to delivery. We both appreciated texting during early labor to help us navigate those hours.…Mostly I would say I really appreciated that they truly wanted to make our birth experience what WE wanted, free of judgment.
I am so glad that I decided to go with High Country Doulas for my labor and postpartum support! As a first-time mom living away from family and friends, I was very apprehensive about labor and delivery and coping with a newborn for the first few weeks after bringing him home.
After meeting Sam, I knew immediately that I was making the right choice in not only hiring a doula but also choosing High Country Doulas.
On the day of my baby's birth, Rachel supported my husband and me through situations that were not what we had hoped for when imagining our perfect birth story. We both felt that Rachel helped us to be more at peace with making those choices that, although not what we had planned, were best for us and our baby in the reality of the moment.
The postpartum care was also a great service! Everyone we interacted with - Sam, Allison, Chelsey, and Rachel - was knowledgeable, kind, and willing to go the extra mile to answer questions and help with anything we needed. Thank you all for such an affirming experience!
"I had heard of doulas before but hadn’t thought it was necessary for me. To be honest, it seemed like a very “crunchy mom” type of service. However, my eyes were opened through this experience. My doula was such a source of support for me and my husband. I immediately felt connected with this stranger and was able to place my complete trust in them. Just looking into her eyes during a contraction or a push was so grounding. She believed I could do it so I did. I now would never consider giving birth without a doula!
The whole experience was just so positive for me. [She] never tried to make decisions for me. She would remind me of my options, what I had expressed to her, and talk it through. The midwife who delivered, O’Neil and Dr Harvey, all spoke highly of the High Country Doulas group. and their ability to not interfere. I thought that was very telling of the service."
“Our doula was such an incredible help all through the hardest parts of the delivery. I was telling my husband how incredible it was that it seemed like he knew exactly what i needed and when I needed it throughout labor. He said, 'I’d like to take credit, but actually, the doula was giving me a lot of hints!'
Well it worked, and it made me feel so close to my husband in an even deeper way than the first time I gave birth! Her help was truly invaluable. Thank you so much for helping to create a precious memory I will always cherish.”
"My doula was there for me judgement free. She was so supportive and had all the knowledge I felt like I lacked. She walked me through the basics of breastfeeding and answered all the questions I had about being a mom and having a new baby that I was too embarrassed to ask anyone else.”
"I worked with High Country Doulas after the birth of my baby. I can honestly say I would not have survived those subsequent weeks of motherhood physically and mentally without their help. They are simply incredible! Their availability and flexibility in schedule was extremely important to me. They were available at all hours...I wholeheartedly recommend their services to anyone, and I know I would do it again if I were to do the baby thing all over again."
"We are so grateful for High Country Doula's presence and support during and after our daughter's birth and know that we would not have had the birth that we desired without their help.
Our doula's peaceful and nurturing spirit was exactly what I needed to keep me calm and focused throughout labor, especially after a somewhat scary start.
I loved how hands-on she was during some of the most challenging and intense moments of labor and that she helped my husband to feel deeply connected to every aspect of the experience. We could not have asked for a more positive birth experience and know that much of this is because of High Country Doula's support to our family.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us bring our daughter into the world!"
"I was so grateful to have our Doula by my side during labor. While we weren't able to have the intervention-free labor we’d hoped for, we truly appreciated having her there to help us ask the right questions so we could make the best decisions as we worked with our doctors and nurses.
When our baby started showing signs of distress, I really appreciated her calming presence and talking me through my feelings of panic. I came away from our experience saying how much scarier it all would have been if she hadn’t been there. I now sing even greater praises for doulas and truly believe they’re a vital part of your birth team!"
"The staff was extremely professional and flexible...I felt very comfortable and at ease..they were extremely knowledgeable and resourceful on several topics and provided us with techniques to help care for our baby. The service is 5 stars!"
Our Doula's help with comfort measures at home during early labor was very helpful. I also really appreciated her support at the hospital, especially before I got the epidural. She helped by providing massage and pressure to my lower back during contractions while I leaned on my husband. She took some great pictures during delivery too, which I really value!
...High Country Doulas helped us to feel prepared and relaxed for the birth of our first child by answering our questions in advance and providing lots of information about ways to manage pain and be more comfortable. We had planned not to use pain medication, but labor is unpredictable, and I ended up getting an epidural along with other interventions I’d initially hoped to avoid. Our Doula, Chelsey helped to talk me through those in-the-moment decisions and supported the decisions I made. She made sure I was hydrated and adjusted pillows and blankets overnight while my husband was sleeping, and she was a great cheerleader during the pushing phase.
She also took lots of great pictures during delivery so my husband and Mom could focus in the moment. After delivery, she helped me to start nursing, and she continued to follow up with me over the next few days to ensure I was doing ok.
I’m so glad we hired HCD to support us before, during, and after the birth — it was money well spent and provided great peace of mind!
"We loved feeling supported during our son's long labor! Our Doula listened to every want and need...she even knew what I needed before I did! My favorite part about having a Doula was feeling like I had a member on my team that could think clearly and give me the support that I needed."
"High Country Doulas is so thorough and comprehensive in their care!"