Doula Family Testimonials
"My decision to hire Désirée as my labour doula was one of the best decisions I could have made. She was very attentive throughout my pregnancy, and always there to discuss any fears or concerns I had as my pregnancy progressed. During my labour, Désirée was amazing! She helped keep me calm when I felt nervous, and she helped me pull through my entire labour without the use of drugs, which was something I desperately wanted. I really believe that without Désirée s reassurance and guidance, I would not have been able to have the birth experience I wanted. I am so grateful for her! " Jacquie, first time mom.
"Désirée truly allowed my birth experience be everything I had dreamed. She was so intuitive in her practice, she knew exactly what I needed without me even saying a word. Her gentle encouragements and relaxed approach gave me the strength and focus to feel confident through my contractions and birth. I felt so cared for in every moment. Désirée was so ‘at home’ through the birthing process that it gave me unique support which removed the fear and anxiety from my experience. Each time I opened my eyes and saw her smile I knew everything was okay and was able to focus on birthing my son. It was certainly the most challenging experience of my life but I will always remember it as a beautiful and fulfilling time because of Désirée’s unwavering support. I would highly recommend Désirée to any mother-to-be!" Sarah, first time mom.
"Having Des at the Home Birth of our second daughter, was like having an Earth Angel in our presence. I didn't even speak to her all that much, but every time I looked up at her, she was looking at me with those big, compassionate eyes. It meant all the difference in the world to have her present for the birth and after. I would highly recommend her services." Ash, second time mom.
"I had never heard of a labour doula before getting pregnant and reading about it in my baby books. At first I thought, "That's definitely not for me, I only want my husband in the delivery room, no one else." However, as we got further along in the pregnancy, we both began to get more nervous and uneasy about the big day. Then I met Désirée. She told me more about doulas and how much they can help you out, and she was so right! I can't imagine how my husband and I would have gotten through it without her. She was always available to answer any questions or concerns I had before my labour had begun, and when my water broke in the morning, we went straight to the hospital and Désirée showed up soon after. Throughout my labour, she really helped it pass easier by giving us ideas about which positions to get into and by helping me focus on breathing and staying calm. When I thought I couldn't take it anymore, she helped me believe I was strong and I could get through it. She was an absolute godsend and Mike and I are so glad to have had her at the birth of our son. I would recommend her whole-heartedly to everyone because she is a fabulous doula and I hope to have her again at the birth of my future children." Katrina, first time mom.
"I will definitely be recommending [Désirée] to anyone I know is having a baby. I don't think I could thank her enough for all she did." Danielle, first time mom.
"My experience with Désirée as my doula was amazing. I am so grateful to have found her and that she was able to be with me during the brith of my son. Désirée provided me with physical, emotional and moral support during my 11 hour labour. She respected my wishes and supported me 100% with all of the decisions we made. My labour was much different than I had imagined but thanks to Désirée it was still an amazing experience. I never felt alone with her by my side. A good doula is like a God send I now realize!! I will use Désirée again if I have another baby. Thank you Désirée for the amazing job you did!!" April, first time mom. (Update, Autumn 2012: April is now expecting baby no. 2 and has asked me to be her doula a second time! What an honour!)
"Désirée was so good for the person that I support!! She was so calm and focused and always by her side. She remained right by her face talking her through every step. The mom was so comfortable with her and she really trusted her and responded to her amazingly well!! I'm not sure her delivery would have gone as smoothly as it did without Désirée. Her support was made available by a Foundation and it was an incredible priceless support. What this young mom needed more than anything was respect, trust and reliable support and this is exactly what she received from Désirée Fawn." Jennifer, Community Liaison Worker.
Childbirth Class Testimonials
Take a peek below at some of the little ones I've had the honour of meeting as they enter the world.