Justine was absolutely my saving grace!!! My husband and I would not have made if through our birth experience with out the love and support of Justine! She is knowledgeable and calm. And despite almost 30 hours at my side she never wavered. I highly recommend her doula services!!!
Choosing Justine as my doula was one of the best decisions I made to insure my birth experience was as positive and calming as possible. Justine recommended excellent pre-delivery reading, and answered my many questions before and after the birth. I was disappointed that my birth plan was not unfolding as expected. At 39 weeks I was scheduled to have a c-section. Justine helped me through the change in my birth plan and brought me wonderful reading material to help prepare myself. Justine was always a phone call or email away, and was more than willing to answer any of my questions. She was able to relieve my anxiety about having a c-section. It was a pleasure to see Justine in the recovery room after the birth of my son. I can look back on my birth experience with a sense of satisfaction and pleasure - in a large part due to the efforts and influence of my wonderful doula! I would highly recommend Justine to anyone seeking a knowledgeable, compassionate and caring doula.
We were lucky to have Justine at our bedside when our son was born. Her presence was calming and reassuring and made what can be a very stressful time much more relaxed and pleasant. From massage to music choice, Justine was always on hand with helpful suggestions and, very importantly, she also recognized the different needs of the mom AND the dad throughout the process. Justine, you're the best -- thanks again for everything!
Justine has the kind, compassionate and humorous personality you want and the experience, professionalism and knowledge you need when you're at your most vulnerable. When you're expecting and not sure what to expect, Justine is the most calming and supportive cheerleader you could ask for. Recommend a thousand times over.
BABY IMOGEN + bABY cARWYN
My wife and I are extremely grateful to Justine for supporting us through our pregnancy journey. Having a high risk twin pregnancy, we wanted a doula whom we felt comfortable with. Justine was able to provide prenatal classes in our home. She was extremely knowledgeable, discussed the class material, and answered all our questions. In the end, we felt fully prepared for all possible birth intervensions. And it was reassuring knowing there was going to be someone at the hospital who knew what they were doing. She defused, what could have been, very stressful situations. Justine made it possible for my wife to be fully there with me. She helped establish a routine so that I could be in the moment and focus. We didn't have to worry about anything else. Justine has a kind, caring and compassionate personality. From the time she arrived at our house (at 2am) through 14 hours of labour, then a cesarean section, Justine was there through it all. From our family of 4-- thank-you Justine!!
Justine was our doula for the birth of our second child. When we arrived at the hospital, she was there waiting for us, with her birthing ball in hand. She was helpful in suggesting labouring positions that could accommodate the heart-rate monitor for the baby, while keeping me off the bed, and working through my contractions, which was how I wanted to be labouring. Her thoughtful actions and helpful advice helped my husband support me through the birthing process. She brought water when needed and guided my husband with pain management techniques to use on me. Justine's relaxed and laid back personality made having her in the labour and delivery room a comfort. Thank you Justine for witnessing our daughter's birth and taking care of the little details so we could focus on the bigger picture.
I did not have a doula for my first birth, so I can attest to the HUGE difference it made having Justine there with me for the birth of my second son. There were some unexpected complications when my labour began - despite that, I felt completely supported and in control of my own birth which is exactly what I had hoped for this time around. Thank you so much Justine for your comforting guidance and support!
My birth experience was absolutely wonderful. Justine knew how to choose the right times to give me advice on ways to manage the pain, and she knew when I needed the quiet support of her hand on my back. Justine made me feel so strong. I hope she can be there for all of my future labours.
I found Love the Bump online and after a first meeting with Justine I knew that she was the right doula for me. Justine had a calm confidence about her that made me feel comfortable and relaxed. This was definitely someone I wanted by my side during my pregnancy. I had support from my partner and family but I felt that I needed a "professional" so to say. That's indeed what I found with Justine. Before my birth, we discussed my labour plans and what I wanted and expected. Justine gave me resources, and also gave me insights into some things I'd never considered. Justine kept in contact with me before my birth offering suggestions and answering any questions I had. When I was past my due date and getting scared, Justine offered more tips for naturally encouraging labour. I woke up one morning in labour, called Justine who arrived promptly, was able to labour mostly at home until my successful natural birth at the hospital later that day. My goal was to have a natural childbirth (and a healthy happy baby of course) and I without a doubt am not sure that would have happened without Justine.
Justine was absolutely wonderful! Down to earth, calm and relaxed which was definitely needed while going through labour. She was always there if i ever needed her and she was prepared with lots of knowledge and tips and tricks for all of the unexpected things that could occur during pregnancy. And even though my labour/delivery didn't go as hoped or planned, I couldn't have imagined it without Justine there.