I recently asked a client-turned-friend for a letter of support because I was nominated again this year for the Warman & Martensville Business Excellence Awards (WMBEXA), and I’m hoping to become a finalist again. Her letter blew me away, so I had to share it. Each and every client holds a special place in my heart. Jessica takes up a bit extra space.
“After the birth of my first son, I was diagnosed with Postpartum Depression. Knowing the massive struggle that I had the first time around, I decided that I needed some extra help after I found out I was pregnant with my second.
I had no idea that postpartum doulas existed, but after my therapist introduced me to this idea I was immediately intrigued. She specially recommended Darla, so after reaching out and agreeing to meet, I knew this would be something that I wanted to have postpartum.
Darla was so friendly and engaging when I first met her. She didn’t make our meeting awkward, but rather it was like I was meeting a friend for coffee. She listened intently to why I wanted to hire a postpartum doula and was supportive in my decision. Once I made the final decision to hire her, I felt immensely at ease. I just knew it would be a good fit for my family.
After my second son was born, Darla was right there with me in my journey. Even though I asked her not to come and see me until 7 weeks postpartum, she was still there for me via text and email. I remember a couple of days where I was having severe anxiety. I texted Darla telling her this and she did an amazing job supporting me & helping me through those days… even though our time together hadn’t started yet. Once Darla did come out to see me, it was like a breath of fresh air. We chatted, had coffee, lunch & she cuddled my baby while I showered or ran errands. She got my baby to sleep so many times!
I also attended Darla’s postpartum support group. It was fantastic to get together with a bunch of other moms to chat about our highs and lows, our successes and struggles. Through it all, Darla facilitated our group beautifully.
Darla has since asked me if I would be a reference for other women who are considering her services – I didn’t even have to think twice about it, my answer was YES! Darla was meant to be in my life & I’ll be forever grateful to the love & support she has shown me. When at times motherhood feels so dark, she is a beautiful ray of sunshine!!!
I have recently decided to purchase two birth story books through Darla. I have seen one that she had recently done for a client and I so badly want those memories written down in books for both of my boys. With everything else that Darla has done for me, I’m super excited to see her work on these books.”
Here are my postpartum care packages. Check them out and send me a message: motherhood can be hard, but you’re not alone.