Below are testimonials from past clients, and perhaps a picture or two. If you were satisfied with MCMaternity services, the highest compliment would be to recommend us to a friend. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to submit a testimonial. Thank you in advance if you do! 🙂
“My pregnancy was nothing short of a struggle. My sons father was violent and after a few weeks, he had chosen to not be a part of anything.
I had a very difficult pregnancy due to preexisting medical issues. I was at the doctors and in out of the hospital a lot. My best friend passed away and I was working almost everyday, just to get by. I had support from family, friends and co-workers, but it wasn’t until Mary, that I felt I had someone there just for me, every step of the way. She wasn’t overbearing or judgmental.
I wasn’t scared about giving birth but I knew almost nothing about it. After sitting down with Mary just once, I felt a weight lifted. She informed me about- EVERYTHING. We practiced breathing. We discussed my main concerns and birth plan. My mother was my main source of support besides Mary, and although we loved each other we tend to fight in stressful situations. So she met again with my mother and I. She put us both at ease and for me, it seemed like my mother and I could communicate better. We were excited about the delivery!
My labor was long and hard, Mary was there every second. She walked the halls with me for hours, and anytime I felt it was becoming too much, she’d do something to put me at ease. Not once did my mother and I fight! Mary worked with my mother. They were a great team. Mary was able to make sure tension didn’t get too high.
When it came time, the nurse asked who would be cutting the cord. After finding out my mother was too grossed out, I was sad. We turned to Mary, who was more than happy to do it! I will never forget watching Mary cut the cord and how happy it made me that it was her. (You can read more about that experience here.)
I am certain that without Mary, I never would’ve enjoyed the pregnancy or birth. Through all the negative, Mary was the positive.” -Kalyn
“I’m not even sure how to start this because there is so much to say about Mary. Before my little one was born we had Mary over our house to talk and decide if having a Doula was something we wanted. We knew right away after meeting Mary, that not only we wanted a Doula, but that she was the one for us. We could tell just by her passion alone that there would not be anyone more fitting for the job. She was always available to talk to and answer questions anytime of the day or night! Even one time when my fluids were low, she drank extra fluids for a whole day & texted me all day to compare ounce to ounce to help me get my fluids up. It was amazing to have her to depend on for such great support! She really got to know me & my family personally, what I expected for birth and helped us understand all our options.
The days leading up to labor Mary was so attentive and would contact both of us to see how everything was going. Then the news of induction came, which was not part of my birth plan. Mary was there at the hospital the second I got the call to come down. She was there to comfort me and help me understand everything that was going on and what my choices were at each step, but most of all helped me I know I was in control.
Then hours and hours go by. We tried everything to get me to progress; walking, showering, bouncing on the ball, labor tub, different positions etc, Mary was by my side for it all! After 24 hours my contractions started to get stronger and stronger. Mary, my boyfriend and I battled through intense labor as the best team there ever could have been for another 24 hours!! She was so ready and eager to help in anyway that she could, especially relieving my boyfriend when he needed a break which I know he appreciated so much! I’ll never forget any of it! After my daughter was born she was rushed to the NICU and my boyfriend went with her. I was so overwhelmed by all that was happening and thank God for Mary, she stayed by my side the whole time talking me through everything, which also allowed my boyfriend to be with our daughter and family. She will always hold such a special place in my heart for everything she did for me. I have no doubt I have made a life long friend! Because of her, I was able to have a successful med-free natural childbirth, which I know, she would say to me that it was me who did it all, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.” <3 Brittney
“Mary helped create our birth plan. While I had done a lot of reading about the whole process, I was still completely unaware of so many details. I was so thankful to have Mary explain literally EVERYTHING to us. She was so very knowledgeable and put any anxiety we had to ease. One thing I have noticed is how judgmental some people can be about others’ birthing decisions. My favorite thing about Mary is that she is completely “judgment free.” She genuinely just wants to do whatever she can to make your pregnancy and birthing process the way YOU want it. I honestly think if I had told Mary I wanted to give birth upside down in a tree, she would have built me a harness! That is just how dedicated she is to her clients. Her dedication did not stop with our birth plan either. When it was time for the big day, she provided me with a special kit that included things to help me relax and power through my contractions. Those combs came in handy during my pitocin filled contractions! After little Miss Lily was born, Mary volunteered to babysit so Dan and I could have a date night. When she says she will do anything, she really means it. It is clear that Mary loves being a Doula and she is absolutely amazing at it!” – Ashley
“Mary was a wonderful doula, and I would highly recommend her to anyone. She was always available to us and always offering to help us in any way she could. Mary was our advocate in the hospital and helped explain the procedures to us in ways that were easy to understand during such a stressful and emotional time and this being our first baby we weren’t sure what to really expect. But, Mary stepped right in and made us feel so comfortable. Mary remained patient and attentive during my long and unpredictable labor. She was an excellent support for us and extremely valuable. At first, we did not consider a doula, but looking back, I am so happy and grateful we decided to have Mary as part of our birth plan! She was invaluable to both me and my fiancé who has said more than once “I can’t imagine what it would have been like without her”. I recommend her to everyone without any hesitation and she will always hold a special place in my little family’s heart. <3″ – Jess
And from Dad:
I have a minute and wanted to write to you and remind you of how much it meant to have you as our Doula when we had Jayla this past August 2013. To be honest I was very skeptical about having someone who was not a doctor there to help. I want you to know because of this, the feeling of relief I had, and appreciation I had, and have now, is that much greater. I would highly recommend you to anyone I know, and even to people I don’t know because you are such a great addition to the experience and such a help with all the work that comes with delivering a baby, before, during and after the birth. I know I’m the dad and I did nothing compared to what Jess went through, but it is a work out and you were there with water, food and towel like a coach. Meeting with you weeks prior to the delivery was so helpful and calming. It continued to prepare us for what we needed to do. All the moves and positions and exercises we went over at our house with you, they all came into play the day of. So thank you again! It was a blessing to Jess and I to have you as our Doula and you will always have a place in our Family.
With Love, Joe”
“Mary was highly recommended to me from a friend and I couldn’t have been happier with her service. From our very first phone conversation, I knew I wanted her to be part of my birth story. It takes a very special person to be able to put you at ease from just a phone call and Mary was that person. No matter how many questions or concerns that I had, Mary was always able to help give me confidence and comfort. I was able to stay very calm all throughout my whole pregnancy and my stress was minimal, and my baby is the most carefree and calm baby. Perhaps my baby is so calm because of the peace I felt throughout my pregnancy with him. I thank God for Mary and now I highly recommend her.” – Michelle