Coté was my doula for my second baby, who was born in the middle of the night in the Spring of 2021, and I could not have asked for a better experience. Coté has a lovely, warm, beautiful energy. During my pregnancy, she took her time to understand what my partner and I wanted from our birth experience and what our goals were, asked the right questions, and provided excellent support when I had questions or concerns about some things my midwives were monitoring a little more closely. She provided us with a refresher on the physiology of labor and birth, showed my partner comfort measures, and reviewed laboring positions with us. She also sang to me during our second prenatal visit, which was an incredibly beautiful and moving experience. During the actual labor & birth, she provided the best physical support and comfort measures, she sang to me while doing counter pressure during contractions – one of my favorite memories during my labor – was so calm and present, and she worked perfectly with my partner to support me.
It is hard to capture just what Coté’s support has meant to me. I suffered from pretty bad postpartum anxiety after the birth of my first child and had some unresolved trauma from that experience (5.5 years before this birth). This labor & birth experience was so different than the first and so incredibly healing. And I had so much fun during it! The labor and birth of this baby was truly one of the best experiences of my life, and I have Coté to thank for that. I will always be so grateful to her. The baby is 8 months old now and I am happier than I have ever been – still riding the oxytocin highs from the birth. I am also a doula, and Coté is super special. She is very experienced, really understands labor and birth, and knows how to provide the exact right support at the right time (physically, emotionally, energetically, etc). Every birthing person deserves to give birth with Coté! N.B