Having Karen Leishman as our Doula

Having Karen Leishman from MUMDA as our Doula was the best decision we made to prepare for the birth of our daughter. She was/is knowledgeable, friendly, kind and was prompt to respond to all of our communication. The in-home prenatal meetings and educational classes helped make us feel prepared. The postpartum care was very helpful and such a comfort as well (even to a second-time mama).Through it all, Karen was right there to offer support and advice when we needed it. She helped us feel confident during the experience and was a source of comfort and inspiration. We consider Karen a friend now and look forward to her support when we have baby number THREE!
We highly recommend Karen and Mumda

My husband and I had the pleasure of having Karen Leishman as our doula. As first time parents, we both had a lot of anxiety fearing the unknown of labor/delivery. Although I’m in the medical field and have basic knowledge of childbirth, my husband does not and I had no idea how he would handle the experience and if he would know how to support me. I also knew of all the research about how doulas reduce length of labor, the need for a c section and pain medications. I interviewed 4 Doula’s but immediately felt a connection with Karen because she has such a calm demeanor. I also felt comfort that she is an experienced registered nurse. Throughout my pregnancy, Karen checked on me frequently and made sure my husband and I were well educated on what to expect during labor/delivery. She is very knowledgeable and provided us with evidence based research in making decisions for our birth plan. She was also fully supportive of our birth plan. Unfortunately, I had a very long induction which ultimately failed and ended up in a c section due to the baby’s positioning. I have no idea how I would have gotten through labor without Karen by my side. She did everything she could to help me throughout my labor and when I made the difficult decision to proceed with a c section, she was fully supportive. She knew that I really wanted a vaginal delivery and was really disappointed that I didn’t get that experience. Karen took tons of pictures for us during the c section that we will cherish forever. Going back and looking at those pictures took away all the disappointment I felt in not being able to have a vaginal delivery. Having Karen as our doula was the best decision and we look forward to having her as our doula for baby number 2.

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