See what others are saying about Brandywine Valley Doula Services..
"We absolutely loved Meghan! She was there when I needed her. When I thought I was in labor she messaged me right back & we kept in touch until it was time to head to the Birth Center. She helped coach my husband throughout the process & helped keep me calm. She was able to get some amazing pictures during the birth as well as after! I’m so glad we decided to choose her as our doula!"
Bethany Rineer, June 2018
"Meghan was such a crucial element in my positive birth experience. When I was feeling anxious and lost in my interactions with people on the medical side of childbirth I reached out to her. She listened and made me feel heard. With her support (along with a few others!) I had an amazing birth experience. I can truly say I never felt afraid, even for a moment. After my son's birth, I think I needed the most support. Meghan continued to be accessible, open and nurturing. I struggled with breastfeeding and she helped me connect to resources that helped me. I would highly recommend her and hope to connect with her again my next pregnancy!"
Cassandra Kinonen, March 2018
"Meghan worked with me for my first pregnancy, where I gave birth in a hospital. Going into labor, both my husband and I were extremely anxious, given a complicated medical condition of mine and our past traumatic experiences with hospitals that were impacting us emotionally. I also desired an unmedicated birth even though I was terrified of the pain. So needless to say, I was a more complicated client!
From the moment we connected, Meghan made me feel heard and respected. She was extremely empathetic and supportive of our desires for labor, and was incredibly generous with her time throughout the months leading up to it. She made me feel as if our fears and hopes were important, and that we had the strength to navigate whatever would come our way.
When labor did finally arrive - 2 weeks late - she was there every step of the way. I had a very long and difficult labor, and all of her exercises and support made a world of difference for my being able to tolerate the pain. When I couldn’t tolerate the pain anymore and opted for an epidural, she supported my decision and never made me feel judged. Throughout labor she gave my husband and I space when we needed it, but also took charge when it was necessary, particularly with being a good advocate for us with the doctors and nurses.
Most importantly, the last hours of labor were scary and difficult, and Julian arrived not breathing and in need of immediate medical care. It was the scariest set of moments of my life, and Meghan was incredible all throughout it. I have said and will always say I cannot imagine having navigated all of this without her by my side. Even as things got increasingly more complicated and emotionally intense with the way my son entered the world, she maintained a calm and supportive presence.
Meghan is a gifted doula and we were so fortunate to have her by our side."
Stacey Kennealy, February 2018
"Meghan was an amazing doula! This was our first child and we decided to go all natural. My husband was fantastic but I definitely would not have been able to do it without the help and support of Meghan. She was with us every step of the way, coaching me and my husband. I am so grateful for everything that she did to help before, during and after the birth of our son. I recommend her 100%! Thank you, Meghan!"
Lisa Kenny, February 2018
"I just want to give a special shout out to our Doula Meghan for doing such an amazing job with our children while I was in labor. I could not have asked for a better experience knowing that my children were safe and cared for. She totally took away that stress!
I highly recommend her as a child doula/support during labor. My Children enjoyed hanging out with her! She made sure they were informed, fed, and happy! With her assistance they got to cut his cord and participate in some of his care when he was born! They even verbalized how they felt more at ease with her there. Thank you Meghan!
From the very beginning she was professional. She had all of her child abuse clearances and CPR certification. We discussed expectations on both ends and I signed a contract that I felt very comfortable with. She was on-call and very prompt. She arrived to care for my 3 kids at 4am! 30 minutes after I called her!
I know for a fact my family would not have had such an amazing experience had we not had Meghan! We are forever grateful!"
Rachel Jean, November 2018
"Meghan was an incredible doula to have on our team for the birth of our daughter. She provided compassionate, knowledgeable support for both me and my husband through all 34 hours of my very long labor. She gave us good ideas, helpful information, and hands-on support during contractions. She helped my husband feel totally involved (which he really wanted) but also relieved the pressure on him that would have come from being my only support person the whole time. She asked good questions to help us think through the various decisions that arose as my labor progressed. She reminded the hospital staff that my husband wanted to cut the cord, and even took some stunning photos of us bonding with our new daughter. We will cherish those photos forever! We were so grateful to have Meghan on our team. By the end of our time working with her, she felt like a long-time friend."
Annie Sandholtz McBride, October 2017
"Meghan was an exceptional doula. She went above and beyond in support and kindness. As a first time mom I was nervous about the birthing experience and motherhood in general but Meghan assured me before, during, and after birth. She's very knowledgeable in relaxation techniques and came prepared with a birth ball. She not only gave me great peace of mind, but also helped my partner. During labor, she was a constant and helpful presence. She encouraged me to keep to my birth plan, while also keeping me stress free when things didn't go as planned with my preemie. At the post natal visit she came with lots of resources to help me with my journey into motherhood, like info on breastfeeding support groups. My partner and I both loved having Meghan by our side! She was an angel and such a big help!"
Casey O'Donnell, June 2017