Here is a sampling of what some of our clients, doctors, midwives, and nurses have said about the doulas of the Modesto Doula Group:
"I would have NEVER been able to attain my goal of a medication-free, natural childbirth without them. They advocated for us, helped my husband tremendously with his questions and concerns, and got me through the hardest most physically demanding task I've ever taken on! They were with us for more than 24 hours, constant, by our side. I advise EVERY mom-to-be to get a doula, whether this is baby #1 or baby #6!! This is the best investment in your pregnancy, preparation, and childbirth." - Lyndsay
"Hiring Jennifer as our doula was singlehandedly the best decision we made as we prepared for the arrival of our first child. She spent time throughout the pregnancy getting to know us as a couple, what our goals were and how she could best support us. She listened to our fears and concerns and helped to ease those with wise counsel based on her years of experience. She assisted us in creating our birth plan and when the time came, she was an invaluable support to my husband and I during delivery. I credit Jennifer with us having exactly the kind of birth experience we desired. We plan to use her services for each of our future births and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for additional support through their pregnancy, labor and delivery, as well as postpartum weeks." - Aaron & Lauren W
"In my more than 20 years in Labor and Delivery, Teri is by far the best doula I've ever worked with." - L, R.N.
"The Modesto Doula Group are the best" - S., CNM
"We're also excited to see the Modesto Doula Group here because we know our patients will get great support" - J, R.N.
"Having Melissa at my son’s birth was a complete blessing. She helped my husband help me because he had no clue what to do. He was so relieved to have her there as well. Although I had learned many positions and relaxation techniques at [my] Bradley class, at that moment I could not remember a thing. She helped me get into different positions to help with the pain as well as to get the baby to get into position. She helped explain what the nurses were doing or wanted to do to me. My entire family was present during my labor, but having Melissa there gave me reassurance that everything would be ok and that I would be able to deliver my baby naturally. I honestly think that having her support and guidance throughout my labor and delivery allowed me to have a positive memory of the entire event. As soon as I found out I was pregnant with baby #2, I called her to know if she would be able to be part of my support team. I am so excited that she will be!" - Linda
"I had a terrifying experience with the birth of my first son, which brought many emotions into anticipating my second birth. I didn't know how to trust my body and I was so afraid of the possible complications or the same thing happening all over again. With my first birth, I felt pressured into interventions and alone in my fight to have the birthing experience that I wanted. I am thankful to say that was not the case with my second birth! Having Rebecca changed everything! She educated me in the birthing process, taught me how to trust my body and how to use different birthing positions to keep myself comfortable. I learned so much about myself in that pregnancy/birth and I wouldn't take it back for the world. Every woman births differently and every birth is different. Everything may not go according to birth plan but with Rebecca I had someone I could trust and I wasn't alone in my fight for a natural birth. My second son came out healthy and strong. Not only was my doula there to coach me through, but she was even there to educated me about breastfeeding and keeping up with my milk supply. I don't know what I would've done with out her. I am no longer afraid of childbirth and I finally know what it feels like to give birth to a alert and healthy baby. Thank you Rebecca! If any more births are in my future, expect a call from me." - Ana
"Jennifer worked with us to build our ideal birth plan and discussed options with us on the things we didn't understand well. She is a wealth of knowledge and compassion, and was a beacon of calm during our birth. She always supported in exactly the way my husband and I needed (physically, emotionally, leaving me alone when I needed it) and helped to deal with the waiting family, who were in the waiting room for over 24 hours. I would recommend Jennifer to ANYONE preparing for a birth, no matter your birth plan, no matter your circumstance. She is a godsend!" - Kate N.
"Teri is a fantastic doula. I am always happy to see her at [my hospital]." - J., R.N.
"My labor began on a Friday night, and my daughter did not arrive until Monday morning. Teri was with me for almost all 53 hours. Coaching me, supporting me and and basically making me feel safe. Aside from moral support, Teri helped me make sense of everything I was going through, physically... I *highly* recommend Teri to any expectant mom." - Jenn
"Jennifer was a great support to me throughout my pregnancy and birth journey. Her yoga classes helped keep my body strong and give me emotional support during my pregnancy. As a doula, she gave my husband and I individualized preparation for birth. She tailored her strategies to our goals and preferences. I had a 46 hours labor and she was there the whole time almost without breaks. She was a great resource me and was known and well respected by the kaiser birth team. I enjoyed meeting with her post-partum and wish I had that kind of support after my first birth." - Mary S.
"[Having a doula] was the best decision we ever made. Teri was very supportive through the entire labor. She never lessened her enthusiasm to help us. She was always energetic and coherent of what best relaxation techniques suited us... She was very helpful and at the same time gave my husband his space as far as him comforting me...I felt her positive energy is what got me through my long labor. It was her strength and confidence that gave me confidence to do the best I could in my labor... She kept me relaxed and confident in the capability of my body... She was soothing, comforting, loving, and caring... We recommend her to anyone that is considering a doula." - Evangelina
Childbirth had always been my greatest fear, which heightened after an unplanned C-section with my first child. I decided to attempt a VBAC with my second child, and hired Jennifer as my doula. Jennifer helped in more ways than I could have ever imagined. She assisted me physically, emotionally, and spiritually through the birth and I had a successful, unmedicated VBAC. Jennifer was also extremely helpful in the post-partum recovery period, and we still remain in close contact. Hiring Jennifer was one of the best decisions that I have ever made! - Alyssa E.
Jennifer was our doula for my second home water birth. I had felt so blessed by her nurturing spirit during her prenatal yoga classes, it seemed only natural to have her with us in our home, too. My daughter was born in caul, and Jennifer was so centered and calm. During labor she offered really great suggestions for stretching and positioning- I mean she knows her stuff... She brought fresh lavender to boot! :) Jennifer is a talented doula and a blessing to the women who know her! - Cecily B.