A Cord of Three Strands

Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:12)

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Reply Dawn
6:34 AM on January 9, 2013 
As labor started to progress leading up to the birth of my third child, Mary Ann came to our home to ease the pain of those mounting contractions. She really took the edge off with warm compresses, essential oils and advice on positions. Mary Ann involved my husband in the entire process, really empowering him to be a part of the whole process instead of feeling like he couldn?t do anything to help. I am so thankful for her support and prayers over the past few months. She truly went the extra mile in the weeks that followed as I had some trouble nursing and went through the death of a close friend. I would never put the word "easy" and "labor" in the same sentence. But having Mary Ann there for the birth of my son put my mind at ease and I believe the labor was shorter because of it. For the full story check out my blog post? http://clover-valley.blogspot.com/2012/10/daniel-brian-joins-fami
ly.html
Reply Sayira Brubaker
2:50 PM on October 15, 2012 
Why hire a doula? Those were the first 4 words out of my mouth when I got together with a friend who was telling me what her mother did. I never heard of a doula and had no idea what a doula even did. My husband and I had decided we wanted to have an all natural child birth (Lord willing) but had no idea what to expect due to this was our first child. That being said I researched and found that the birth experience from those who had a doula were much more enjoyable. After much talk between my husband and I, we decided that we would see what Mary Ann being a doula had to offer. My husband and I got together with Mary Ann and she instantly made us feel very comfortable. I believe we sat for almost 2 hours just talking to her about all the questions we had and this was just a "pre" get together. When we decided to have Mary Ann as our doula she told me call anytime with any questions or concerns you may have and boy did I take her up on that. She made time to talk to me when I had days of doubt and fear and always had the best advice, guidance, and encouragement! The day our baby girl came into the world Mary Ann was right by my side. She held my hand, applied pressure to my back, helped keep me focused during my contractions, read me scripture to encourage me, had her own oils and applied them to my head to keep me awake and the room to help keep me calm and even provided support to for my dear husband who was clueless with what was going on. When I began to push, she was there behind me guiding me and pretty much cheering me on. After birth, Mary Ann not only provided support, but presence. She stayed in the room until we were all settled and ready for bed. A week later she came and visited our home and was available for breastfeeding and new baby support 24 hours a day. The best decision we made was hiring a doula. To this day we still have a great relationship with Mary Ann and she has become part of our family. I would recommend Mary Ann in a heartbeat to anyone! Thank you Mary Ann for being such a blessing to our family!!
Reply dawn hoover
11:11 AM on February 23, 2012 
What a beautiful expirience, to bring a child into the world! Thank you Mary Ann for staying by my side cheering me on, even before the birth of our beautiful baby girl Amari Chantelle, you were very present for us! I cant say how much i appreciate you and your support during the birthing expirience! I am so thankful we decided to have a home birth. It was so good to be in my own environment where i knew where everything was, surrounded by people i knew and trusted. Thank you for helping me prepare for labor and delivery and for helping to make it a good expirience!! You truly are a blessing!!!! We appreciate and love you!
Reply Cody Cosper
9:37 PM on September 2, 2010 
What a beautiful web site Mary Ann!! I love it!!