Quick and peaceful homebirth
We were planning a homebirth with our second child and started looking for a doula to act as our support person for our 3-year-old son during the birth. Virginia was recommended to us and after meeting her we felt that she could provide the support we were after – she had experience looking after children, had also homebirthed and was enthusiastic about attending ours.
We met a couple more times to get to know each other better and talk about what we wanted during the birth and Virginia was kind enough to lend us some books from her library.
When labour finally got going, it was the middle of the night and our son was asleep. Virginia came to our home promptly and quietly started helping out. She helped physically during the birth with massage and afterwards she was ready with towels and whatever else was needed. Although we didn’t end up needing her to support our son at the birth, we are very glad Virginia was there, providing another pair of capable hands and unobtrusively assisting wherever she could. She took photos and created a beautiful photobook of the birth which we are very glad to have.