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I hired Althea to be my doula for the birth of my second child, and I would hire her again in a heartbeat!! The services she offers, her compassion and kindness, and her knowledge and experience in pregnancy, labor, and births are priceless! Althea always returned my calls and texts as quickly as possible and answered all of my questions and concerns with love, care, and grace. She was reassuring, calming, and encouraging during the birth, which was especially appreciated because my husband was deployed and unable to be there. Althea’s care, expertise, and presence released my mom of the pressure and fear involved in being my other labor support. My husband, my mom, and I all offer our complete and unhindered recommendation for Althea’s services! – Megan

My pregnancy was not as healthy and ideal as I wanted it to be. I wanted a healthy pregnancy ending in an all natural, home birth. At 24 weeks, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. My midwife could no longer provide services for me and I was now considered “high-risk.” I knew I would have to deliver in a hospital, which I was terrified of because of the awful experience I had giving birth to my first child. I immediately started looking for a doula. After interviewing 5 doulas, I found “the one.” She was kind and understanding of my fears. She understood my concerns and was open to working with a “high risk” patient. She told me that she had never worked with a GD before, but was willing to try; that is all I wanted to hear. She became my go-to person for the remainder of my pregnancy. She guided me on what I wanted and supported with the things I did not. On November 4, 2012 at 8:00am she arrived at my house to help me labor at home as long as possible. We arrived at the hospital at 9:35am and my beautiful baby boy was born at 10:05am. For being a hospital birth, I could not have asked for anything more. My doula was my saving grace, my sanity, and my strength during the most freighting, emotional, and beautiful time of my life. – Shannon

My husband and I had made the decision to utilize a Doula early on in my pregnancy. I started doing research on local Doula services when we met Althea’s son at Lowes. He noticed I was pregnant and asked if I had considered using a Doula, if I knew what one was, and handed me his Mom’s card. Althea’s name had been on several of the lists I had seen and figured this was a sign we should meet her. Althea met with us to discuss our needs and perspectives and honored our preferences in care. She met with us a couple of times prior to our son’€™s delivery day to review and explore our birth preferences and develop a birth plan. Having a doula’s services was so helpful for us during the delivery process. My husband was so nervous he hardly knew what to do with himself, and Althea there to help us with keeping him focused, changing positions for me, and trying different positions and techniques, and interacted with hospital staff, which was a great service. Althea checked in with us after our hospital discharge and we also had a couple of follow-up phone calls from her to ensure we were comfortable with our new roles as parents. I would recommend a Doula, and specifically Althea, to any Mom! – Holly

My husband & I were so glad we had Althea as a doula for my pregnancy & delivery. She showed genuine concern & caring for the ongoing changes that pregnancy brought us. I had no idea just how much of an additional support she would be for my pregnancy in addition to the delivery (and we didn’t even decide on her until 5-6 weeks to my due date). And when it came time for delivery, she had a calming influence on us and enabled me to feel more strength in delivering my baby naturally. Althea also seemed to have so many helpful resources and connections to help answer any questions or challenges we faced, which gave me more confidence for my pregnancy & delivery. I would recommend Althea to anyone & would be surprised by anyone who wouldn’t feel comfortable & grateful with her as their doula. –Breanne

My husband and I were planning a homebirth  but when our precious daughter decided to make her entrance into this world 4 weeks early, our delivery location changed to the hospital. Althea was there with me throughout my labor. She encouraged me. She coached me. She controlled my feisty brother. 🙂 She helped set a calm tone in my delivery room. She massaged my back through my nasty back-labor…talk about heavenly! When I was “pushing”, she leaned over and whispered in my ear how I could push more effectively. That was exactly what I needed. My family had never heard of doulas before and they still talk about how amazing Althea was and how everyone needs to have a doula. Althea is a God-send. I can’t imagine having another baby without Althea by my side. She is an absolutely amazing doula, has a delightful personality, and anyone would be blessed to have her at their side. – Lindsey

I had always dreamed of having a natural, drug free birth and Althea helped me achieve this. Her calm, confident nature & experience created an atmosphere that was conducive to achieving my goal. When I started to lose confidence in myself, Althea stepped in & gave me the strength to continue. She was the calm voice of reason that I needed. If & when I have another child I hope to have Althea by my side again 🙂 – Kelley

Althea played a great part in making my journey into motherhood smooth. When I first found out I was pregnant, I was terrified. After learning about Doulas and how much their presence can help I knew I had to have one. Althea was the first Doula I met and I just knew before we even talked that she was the one. I knew I wanted to have a natural birth, but was still on the fence about planning a homebirth  Knowing I had Althea’s support and knowledge behind me made the decision easy. During my birth, her presence was instrumental not only for me, but even more so for my husband. He was gentle, supportive and very confident because of the safety net that Althea created for him. Her support before, during and after the birth of my little girl was amazing, and the friendship that has grown from that will always be dear to me. – Sonia