~ "Dear Laura, Words cannot express how grateful we
are to you. Giving birth to --- naturally was such an empowering and
magical experience. We would not have been able to get through this
and reach our goal without you. We are truly blessed. Love, Mary &
~ I wish that I could put in to words how helpful
you were and what a wonderful experience Peter's birth was. Thanks
~ Like a lighthouse
in the fog, you guided us on our journey... you will have
a special place in our hearts for the rest of our lives. Thank
you for being the epitome of a supportive birth companion. You will
always be "our doula".
~ Audrey stated that the
most positive thing she experienced during her son's birth was the
relaxed, celebratory atmosphere and receiving reiki on her feet.
Her husband was happy that he got to take a much needed nap.
~ Claudia and Asa said, "It was an amazing experience! We're so happy
that you were able to assist in this miracle - I couldn't have asked
for a better doula! We are so grateful..."
~ Danielle says, "Laura really put both my husband and I at ease. She
related to us very well."
~ Christina and Tim stated, "We were thrilled the vbac was successful and
we have a healthy baby boy... Thanks for your help!"
~ Rebecca's experience was "magical and amazing" and the most positive
thing she experienced was "having good support people, the methods
they used for comfort, and she didn't feel alone."
~ Jeff said, "This was the most amazing time of my life! Laura offered
great, unobtrusive support and was good at gauging timing and
~ Heather and Nick said, "We appreciate all you did to make the birth of
xxx a healthy and happy journey."
~ Karen, a RN at Rockville General said she "liked that you tried to get
the dad more involved and were not overbearing with the patient.
Very pleasant to work with."
~ Christina and David said, "Having met Laura prior to going in to labor made
me feel both comfortable and confident when my labor began. Arriving
at the hospital and seeing her face was very reassuring...Many times
I looked to her for direction and reassurance. She reminded me of
the breathing techniques and offered me many additional options... I
am very happy to have had this opportunity and would recommend her
to all expectant mothers."
~ Kim said, "Laura's support, patience and positive attitude were big
~ Justin said he "could visibly see Stacey relax from Laura's words to
~ Stacey would recommend reiki to others. She could feel it on her feet
and feel the warmth going up her legs and to her abdomen. It felt
like warm waves traveling up her body.
~ Liz and Mark said, "Thank you so much for being a part of the birth of
our son. It meant a lot to us to have your help, especially through
what turned out to be a tough delivery! I know we both appreciated
having that third person. We would definitely recommend you as a
doula to anyone!"
~ "Laura, Thank you for being there for us during my long and difficult
labor. This book is a token of our appreciation for your help...
Much of the focus of the book is on the kinship among women. Every
woman should read it, especially if you're a doula. The Red Tent is
my favorite book. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do." Love, Alysia