"I am so grateful to have had Gracie at my side during my daughter’s birth! Gracie has a calming presence that helped me stay relaxed and focused during labor. I felt protected and could let go, because Gracie took care of everything! Gracie was a constant source of ideas for movement. She kept me moving, kept me calm, and under her monitoring, we were able to do most of my labor at home. In the hospital, we didn’t run out of ideas because Gracie was there. I was able to stay active and try different positions for further opening. She renewed my energy with snacks and aromatherapy. Gracie helped me stay focused and helped to relieve my pain with counter pressure and massages. When we reached transition and the waves of contractions became tsunamis, Gracie remained a steady force and encouraged me to the end. Gracie was an essential part of my birthing team and I can’t imagine how we could have done it without her! "
"Gracie was the perfect doula to have assist our birth. After a complicated pregnancy and as a first time mom, I was looking for support from someone who would help calm my nerves about the birth. Gracie was warm and kind from the moment we met. She is knowledgable and generous with her time. She helped review our birth plan and had many great suggestions. And although COVID-19 meant that she could not join us at the hospital due to the restrictions on the number of support persons permitted, she was able to be at home with us during the early stages of labor and was available by zoom, text, or phone while we were at the hospital. She was able to answer questions from both myself and my husband, and showed him techniques to help with pain management once we were at the hospital. If you're looking for a doula, I highly recommend Gracie!"
"Working with Gracie was like an amazing dream- She really was a Godsend to me during my time of need. I gave birth in June 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic as a COVID Positive Mother. My husband wasn't able to be at the birth of his second son because he was Covid positive as well. Gracie stepped up to be my sole birth support person and she was wonderful. She has a very calm nature about her which puts you at ease. During labor, the mother feels vulnerable and sometimes even scared- Gracie was there to lend a loving and gentle hand. She thought about EVERYTHING- a phone charger, eating dinner, making me feel comfortable even though precautions were taken because I was COVID positive- everything. She met with me and chatted with me several times before delivery at convenient times and locations. I felt like we were friends by the time baby came (and remember this is during a pandemic so a lot of conversation was via email/text or through a mask social distancing). She made sure my needs were met AND my wishes were followed according to my birth plan. If you want to work with a down-to-earth, loving, kind person, she's your girl- through and through. I don't think we will be having more kids ;) but if I magically get pregnant again, I would choose her to be at my next birth over my husband (and he agrees!!) I can't say enough good things about Gracie. She's awesome and I COULD NOT imagine my son's birth without her. Thank you Gracie for your selfless service to me and to every mom who is lucky enough to work with your kind soul."