Matt, Anastasia and baby Rya
Since Rya was our first baby, we didn’t know what we didn’t know. There are the natural fears of the unknown: what’s normal, what isn’t. What are reasonable expectations for the delivery? How do you even begin to prepare? On one hand, you trust nature and on the other we were broadly aware of the challenges and risks. So, basically, we had a lot of questions and wanted to be able to create a plan that we were comfortable with.
Although, Matt never heard about doulas before and was hesitant about having one in the beginning, I knew I needed to have a doula by my side. My sister had her first baby recently… she said a great doula will make ALL the difference. As a first time Mom, I was nervous about giving birth, but was excited about making it a better experience with the help of an amazing doula. The challenge was to find one as my sister’s doula moved out of state.
After meeting Meggan, I felt like we had a plan. We were each able to discuss questions we had and include that into a general plan for the big day. Anastasia was more prepared than I was, but I think Meggan’s advice and suggestions were valuable for us both. Personally, I wanted to be as supportive and helpful as I could on the big day and through our interactions with Meggan I had a much better understanding of techniques we could employ to help manage the process (and pain). I also think there were very useful conversations about the limitations of what anyone else can do and the need to be flexible. In the end, biology dictates that Anastasia would be on her own and we would adjust to make her as comfortable as possible in the moment. This perspective became very important during her labor and delivery.
Meggan was ALWAYS just a phone call away. She was extremely fast to return my emails and she really made me feel like I’m her #1 priority. I was confident that with Matt and Meggan by my side, I will have a great delivery.
Meggan is on your side and will be an insightful planner, delivery day advocate, climb-on-the-bed masseuse, cheerleader, photographer… She will help you through the process, every step of the way. She is experienced and provides practical advice. Combined with her infectious, positive attitude and smile we would confidently recommend her to any couple looking to improve their delivery day experience.
We loved having Meggan, her style, her skills, her passion for what she does… Being a doula is her calling and she is the best as what she does! I convinced my sister to have her baby #2 with Meggan as her doula. Her and her husband absolutely loved Meggan, too. Meggan works HARD, has special massage techniques that will make your labor more tolerable, goes the extra mile to ensure the baby is in the best possible position for faster labor. She has a great presence and she cares so much about you. I wholeheartedly will recommend Meggan to all my friends who are expecting!
Christi and baby Liam
Before I began working with Meggan I was scared about the whole process/experience. I had no idea what to do or what to expect both physically and emotionally. This was my first viable pregnancy and to top it off I was going through an emotional ordeal with my son’s father at the time. I was very excited to be pregnant and to become a mamma but I felt completely alone and so lost out here in Colorado.
From the very first time we met, I had no doubt we would be a perfect match. Meggan listened to my concerns and helped address each and every one. Because of our discussions I was able to learn to have confidence in myself and to find the strength to let go of my fears surrounding my pregnancy and labor and delivery. Working with her helped me prepare for the unexpected and I think that’s why Liam’s birth story is one I am proud to tell.
Meggan is kind and attentive. Most importantly, she takes the time to ask the right questions and to really listen to what I had to say. She was respectful of my wishes and I felt she really understood how to get through to me when I was being stubborn. I can only imagine Meggan devotes such care to all of her expecting mamma’s. I loved the personalized care and attention that I received.
Savannah, Patrick and baby Kumoy
Birth was an extremely scary thought, I knew I needed to take a class that catered to the more spiritual and deeper side of birth. I wanted to be able to work through labor with my partner is a calm manner, so my child entered the world peacefully. Working with Meggan, I discovered all of this. I learned the path of birth through Meggan's birthing from within class. The most important thing to know when taking this class is that Meggan is patient, kind, and knowledgeable when it comes to all aspects of labor, birth, and after birth.
Jessica and baby Rainne
I just wanted to say thank you for the classes! You have been so wonderful. this entire experience with you has taken away so much anxiety (known and unknown) of my upcoming birth. The balance between emotional, physical, and spiritual knowledge was exactly what i was looking for in a birthing class. You have such a calming great energy and I really appreciate all you done for my family. Thank you!