My husband and I are so grateful we had Tina by our side throughout my pregnancy and delivery experience. She is so passionate about her role as a doula and was such a valuable addition to our team.During the pregnancy, she equipped us with valuable resources and guidance to create a birth plan and help us feel prepared for the experience. She was informative, encouraging, and was always available to help with questions and decision making throughout the process. We knew we could turn to her for guidance and support, which made the experience as first time parents much easier.Her kind and nurturing spirit helped me experience calm and peace during the difficult labor and delivery process.When I was experiencing severe pain during labor, I knew I could count on her to stand by my side and guide us through each contraction.When we were faced with difficult decisions throughout the process, she was there every step of the way supporting my husband and I. Her support and encouragement empowered us to make decisions that were best for our daughter. She worked seamlessly with the hospital staff and doctor and helped me feel confident to advocate for myself.After the birth, she stayed with us to ensure a smooth transition to the recovery room. She taught me how to successfully breastfeed immediately after delivery, which was incredibly valuable and helped me feel more confident in my role as a new mom! She has continued to check in on us since our daughter’s birth and we look forward to keeping in touch with her after sharing such a personal experience.The birthing process is so life changing and personal and we are thankful to have had the support we did from Tina. Any family would be lucky to have her work with them!! I highly recommend Tina and look forward to working with her in the future when we add to our growing family!
My husband and I took the Bradley method class through Kelsey. Kelsey was a great teacher and made learning about birth a lot of fun. She definitely eased my mind and my fears. Without her wisdom and knowledge, I don’t know if I could have made it through my natural birth! During pregnancy and even after birth, she was always available and quick to answer any questions or concerns I had with being a new mom. I would definitely recommend Kelsey as an instructor and doula for anyone wanting to achieve a natural birth.
Let me start off with the fact that Tina is amazing! You could not be in better hands with a Doula. After learning I was pregnant with our third child, I started looking for an experienced Doula. I had midwife with Doula assisted births for my first two children and wanted the same experience with our third child. After I found Tina, I met with her and was very impressed with her calm demeanor and extensive knowledge of the labor and delivery process. Tina listened to what I wanted for my labor and delivery with our third child. Before the baby came, we met in person, exchanged emails, and phone calls whenever I wanted. She also checked up on me to make sure that I was doing well. When labor and delivery finally came, Tina came to the hospital immediately. She worked with the hospital staff to achieve the birth I wanted. What was the most amazing part about her as a Doula was that she was able to be part of labor and delivery, but never did she feel controlling or overbearing. She suggested different positions throughout my labor and helped my husband and I to stay calm. Hands down, without question, she was the best Doula I have ever had, and I will recommend her to anyone that asks.
Kelsey was both my Bradley Method Instructor and my Doula for my first son in 2015. Her instruction in class and help leading up to the birth was amazing! I went into labor feeling as prepared as I possibly could... and then labor started! My son was born very fast and with the complications that arose, my birth plan quickly went out the window.When Kelsey got to the hospital, my husband and I were in a bit of shock at how quickly everything was progressing, especially for a first birth. She was a wonderful, calming influence- probably more so for my husband since I was in a hormone induced haze! My son was born 2 hours after we arrived at the hospital and had to be taken directly to the NICU. Kelsey stayed, later than she needed to, to make sure I was okay and to check on my husband, who went to be with our son. She also went and spoke with my family and acted as a go between for us after the birth.Nothing had gone as planned and having my son taken from me was scary and upsetting. Having her there, with her calm demeanor and wealth of information was extremely helpful! She followed up with texts during our NICU stay and came to check on us once we were home. She even answered nursing questions for me in the following months when it was after hours and I was in a panic!I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a Doula. She is extremely knowledgeable and her friendly smile and calming demeanor are just what you need to help guide you through the challenging and amazing experience that is childbirth. She’s wonderful!
I cannot begin to say enough good things about having Tina for a doula. I sought out Tina for my second pregnancy after feeling disheartened by my first birth experience. From seeking her advice throughout my pregnancy to her unwavering support during labor, Tina was calm, centered and made me feel at ease. Tina helped navigate the disconnect I was feeling with my doctor practice by providing me with evidenced based research to help inform my decisions, all while making me feel empowered. It is clear Tina is passionate about birth, as well as extremely educated. I would not have been able to achieve the natural, drug free birth without her. My husband and I are forever grateful we hired Tina and will always hold a special place in our hearts for her.
What an amazing person Kelsey is! So supportive, kind and patient and that is exactly what you need while learning about birth and the actual birth. Kelsey leaves herself open for questions and discussions without judgement so you will always feel comfortable no matter what. HIGHLY recommend Kelsey to be by your side!
Hiring Tina as our birth doula was one of the best decisions my wife and I made. She met us at the hospital about 15 minutes after we arrived, and she was by our side for the next 20+ hours through what ended up being a long, arduous labor. From the moment Tina arrived, she was helping in some way and she never stopped... educating us on what we could expect, rubbing oils on my wife’s back, advising and coaching me on how to help her through the difficult times, helping and coaching my wife in positions that would support and advance the labor process, and the list goes on. And throughout it all, Tina’s serving heart and positive light beamed. She was constantly giving encourangemnt and affirmation. She was extremely knowledgable in what we could do to advance the labor and ease my wife’s pain and discomfort. She never pushed an agenda on us, but was always ready to educate us so that we were prepared to make the best decisions for the health and safety of our baby. Having her by our side made the entire experience less scary. I cannot imagine what the process would have been like without her. She brought a peace to the room that we would not have had otherwise. It is evident that she loves what she does, and she loves the people that she works with. I think that everyone who is pregnant should hire Tina :)
As soon as my husband and I met Kelsey we knew she was the right person for us. We had an immediate connection, and she instantly made us feel more calm and peaceful about the birth process. She not only happily answered all of our questions, but she asked us lots of questions too about what we wanted and expected from our doula during the birth so that she could give us exactly what we needed. In addition to our prenatal and post partum visits, Kelsey was always willing to talk on the phone or via text, answering questions and concerns. She was a very peaceful and constant presence during my labor, which helped mitigate the disturbance caused by the nurses coming in and out of the room. She massaged my feet and held my hand. She was soothing and comforting. She was also a much needed force as the baby was coming – holding one leg while my husband held the other! She remained with us for at least an hour after the baby was born to make sure we were all ok, and that we were breastfeeding and bonding comfortably. I could not imagine giving birth, especially in a birth center or hospital, without a doula. Kelsey has an incredibly generous heart and mind. She has an abundance of knowledge not only regarding childbirth but in raising healthy, happy children, and she’s very happy to share what she knows. I feel so much comfort knowing that at any moment if I have a concern I can text Kelsey for a heart to heart or guidance. She’s a truly special person and a devoted and wonderful mother to her two children. I cannot recommend her highly enough!
After enduring a 10 month struggle with postpartum anxiety after welcoming my first son, the unexpected news of my second pregnancy took me by total surprise and prompted me to seek every possible opportunity for support. A long time acquaintance had posted an article about Tina and Cloud Nine-it was the perfect opportunity to reach out for a consultation.My daughter was born on October 4th. Tina just finished up her last day here with me and my family and I’m honestly sad that she won’t be back on Monday. Tina is a beautiful soul, full of energy and passion. She provided a safe and comfortable atmosphere in my home and offered support and encouragement in every situation. An ear to listen, a shoulder to lean on, a mother to trust, a caregiver to rely on, a helping hand...Tina was everything this second time mommy needed to get back on her feet. I HIGHLY recommend Tina as a postpartum doula to help in the transition of welcoming a new baby.
I cannot say enough good things about our Doula. :) I knew from our first meeting that Kelsey was going to be a great fit on our birth team. Kelsey was warm, inviting, and it felt as though I knew her for years. She answered all my questions and believe me, I had a lot. She is very knowledgeable and you can tell she has a passion for what she does.I knew I wanted an unmediated birth and with the help of my husband and Kelsey, I was able to achieve this goal. It was not an easy road, but the support and care that Kelsey provided to myself, and to my husband,during the birth of our little girl was phenomenal. She went above and beyond to be there emotionally and physically when we both (my husband and I) needed it the most.I highly recommend hiring Kelsey as your Doula. We couldn’t have imagined welcoming our baby girl into this world any other way! We will be calling her for our next baby!!!
Tina’s post partum doula support was exactly what my husband and I needed during those first couple of weeks as we adjusted to life with our precious newborn. From mid-September to mid-October Tina came to our home 1 to 3 days per week. She provided a variety of services including: cooking delicious meals, assisting with baby care (like how to give a bath and swaddling tips), light cleaning and laundry, suggestions about baby gear, and watched the baby when I needed a hot shower or nap. I was always amazed at what Tina could accomplish in the time that she was here. When she left for the day I felt like I had that extra help needed for me to stay on track to becoming a confident mom and have my house back in order. Tina is an upbeat, energetic caregiver who is a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend her to any mom or mom-to-be.
Kelsey was amazing to work with! After bringing home my second child, I needed some support. Both emotionally, physically and keeping up with my toddler and the house. Kelsey was there to help with anything and simply be a support person as well, Her help made my transition so much easier! Highly recommend!
Tina has been a priceless resource for us as we have navigated through preparations for our first and second child.Not only is she patient and kind, but she offers her help in a timely and organized manner. Her advice comes straight from the heart and the fact that she truly wants to help in anyway that she can.Using her tried and true experience she helped us create our registry, an overwhelming task to say the least. She was able to help us prepare our home, both for immediate need of bringing home a new baby and for the future by guiding us through the maze of products available. We felt prepared, and not overloaded. We continue to use everything she helped us pick out now with our second child. She offered us advice on books to read to prepare us, daycare suggestions, as well as just offering her ear for the many questions new parents have.Tina continues to be someone we look to for advice on a regular basis when it comes to our little ones.
“My pregnancy journey with Tina actually began BEFORE I got pregnant. My hubby and I had been trying to conceive for some time without any luck, and I confided in her my fears and our failed attempts thus far. She recommended a great gynecology practice, ovulation strips, and then she even recommended a chiropractor/acupuncturist who specialized in fertility. Literally, after only a couple treatments, we were pregnant!! As soon as I found out, I immediately called Tina (even before my mom) for two reasons. First, because I knew that she would be over the moon excited and I just couldn’t WAIT to tell her, and second, because I knew that she was the absolute best person to ask any question and get help from. Having a baby is the most exciting time in your life, but it can also be the most stressful and scariest time of your life. It was our first, both of us were working full time, and neither my husband or I had any siblings with babies so we had zero experience! Getting the support that I needed from Tina made it much more fun and exciting than anything else. She helped me register (which, wow, who knew you would need all that stuff and which stuff is better than the rest, and I had NO idea what I needed for a boy!), she told me which books to read that would be more helpful than harmful (sometimes too much information can be a bad thing), she would call and text me asking how I was feeling and reassure me that my crazy symptoms were totally normal or would offer suggestions for alleviating them, and I continued with the acupuncturist who helped me maintain my health and sanity! Then, after baby she has visited, offered breastfeeding advice and tips, and so much more. We truly would not have had NEARLY as great of an experience without her!!
Tina was incredibly supportive to me after I had my first baby. I had always heard “babies are hard” but I thought I was prepared for the task of motherhood. I was so wrong. My baby was colicky, suffered from acid reflux (spit up non-stop) and was a terrible sleeper. Being so sleep deprived and struggling with post-partum anxiety, there were days and nights I didn’t think I was going to make it. Thankfully, I had Tina in my life to help me get through it! Her encouraging words, loving advice and sound logic provided me hope when I thought the newborn phase would never end. I would text her asking typical “new mom” questions and her positive responses instantly made me feel better. I remember her telling me what I was experiencing was normal, that I was not alone in this struggle and that it will get better – and it did! I am forever grateful for Tina’s empathy and deep concern over me as a new mom. I am so thankful for Tina and that she is in my network of loving and supportive mamas!
I can’t say enough amazing things about Tina and her baby expertise! Tina helped me practically and emotionally through my first pregnancy and continues to be a huge help for my current pregnancy. When I was pregnant with my first, I knew nothing about preparing for a baby! Her support and advice during the registry process was absolutely invaluable! She had amazing insight as to what baby gear was an absolute must, and which items were just going to sit in the closet. She has amazing experience and really knows the latest and greatest baby necessities. She also is a great resource for advice and referrals before and after pregnancy. She genuinely loves helping people, especially when it comes to baby planning and she will go out of her way to make your experience special!
If I could describe Tina in one word it would be heart. She does everything in life with an open mind and full heart. Her support was amazing during my pregnancy and the first few months of having a baby! Tina was my go to person for my baby registry, baby books, breast feeding, and more. During the first few weeks after having our little boy I probably called or texted Tina one to five times a day. Even with two boys she always found time to give me feedback and advice. I may call or text her less now that my son is 10 months but I can always count on her to answer my questions or concerns at any time of the day!!
When I found out that I was expecting my first child, I was so excited. Shortly after, panic set in as I didn’t even know where to begin to prepare for my baby- or motherhood for that matter. Tina was my strength and support during this overwhelming time. She is very welcoming and caring which gives her the ability to put people at ease. She is knowledgeable about the various items and services needed to make life easier with a baby and provides education behind what is needed and why. She takes the time to really get to know the people she works with because she understands the importance of a mother’s well-being in order to be a wonderful parent. As I went through this new chapter in life, I was so lucky to say I had the opportunity of going through this with Tina by my side. She let me know I was not alone and truly provided me with the most helpful and supportive tools along the way.
Tina is a wonderful, loving mother of three who has an extensive background in how the child brain works and functions. I can’t think of a person more caring, encouraging, and knowledgeable to help you through your pregnancy and becoming a new mom. She is still here for me to talk through the joys and struggles that come with this blessed opportunity. Tina’s demeanor, attitude, and presence exude complete interest in others and she truly wants to lend an ear, a piece of advice or even her heart to anyone who needs it. During my own experience with Tina, she showed me from day one of finding out I was pregnant that everything was going to be okay even though I was hesitant and nervous to be carrying the one thing I dreamed of my entire life. She encouraged me to stay calm and related her own experiences with mine, which helped ease my nerves. Once my baby boy finally arrived she was always there to talk me through my late nights, numerous feedings and my fears that I had anytime I needed it. When I started to ‘encourage’ my son to start sleeping through the night and learning how to soothe himself, she would sit with me on the phone while I was second guessing my decisions and using research to explain to me the “why’s” behind what I was doing. Her reassurance through this was the best thing I could have done for my son and his future. Tina’s widespread experience, love for children, and her passion to support others plays a major role into why I know she will help anyone in their journey through motherhood.