Kelsey was recommended to us by one of her previous clients. I knew I wanted an unmedicated birth and with this being our first child, we had no idea what to expect or how to accomplish this goal. Upon meeting with Kelsey, she immediately made us feel so comfortable and I knew I needed to hire her. She has a wealth of knowledge and was able to answer all of our questions. During the final two weeks, we talked a lot about my progress and the planned induction that I was not very excited about. This completely changed my birth plan, but with Kelsey there I was sure everything would be okay. She was there for us every minute of my 10.5 hours of labor, creating a relaxing/positive environment, suggesting position changes, providing comfort for me, and guiding my husband on how he could support me as well. She even took a few pictures immediately after the birth which we will treasure forever! Kelsey is absolutely amazing and I would recommend her to anyone.
I can’t begin to thank Laura enough for the immense support that she provided to my husband and I during the planned induction of our second baby boy!From the minute she arrived, Laura was such a calming presence. She was prepared, thoughtful and arrived exactly when we asked her to. Even before we needed her, she was also readily available via text message and email for any questions that I had.When she arrived, she immediately went to work and offered several suggestions in ways that could help my labor progress and also ways in which I might feel more comfortable.Laura always seemed to be one step ahead of what I needed, whether it was a sip to drink, a portable fan (because man, that pitocin made the room feel like a sauna), to hear something uplifting/positive or several hundred hip squeezes during transition, that I swear, was the only thing that got me through without any pain medication.She was amazing. She provided support to not only me during this intensely vulnerable time, but also to my husband, allowing him to not feel so much pressure. He wasn’t alone in supporting me.
Kelsey provided us the comfort and joy we were hoping to experience with our first delivery. There is so much to know about giving birth and we truly felt informed and provided for. It made our birthing experience so much more peaceful and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend using Cloud Nine!
Kelsey supported a client of mine through a long and beautiful birth. She was committed, friendly, happy, funny and a pleasure to work with. She really made us all feel like a well oiled (compassionate?) machine. I am still excited to refer her to many more clients in the future!
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!
My husband and I were unsure if we wanted to use the services of a doula. Prior to making the decision, we had taken very detailed childbirth, newborn care, and breastfeeding classes, so we were pretty confident in the knowledge we had about childbirth. However, after asking around to others who had been through chidlbirth before, it sounded as though having a doula could only make the childbirth experience better. So, we started reaching out in the network to find a doula. We are so glad we chose to have Laura be a part of our childbirth experience. Even for those moms out there that feel they are very prepared for childbirth, as I felt I was, there are some things that you cannot prepare for. Laura was that extra set of hands that allowed my husband to center all of his focus on me. It was so great having another person in the room to help with words of encouragement and helped me remember to focus, breathe. Laura was there to help me get into labor positions, and remind us of what else we could try. We learned about so many labor options in class, but when you are actually in labor, all of that knowledge is forgotten, so having Laura there to remind us of those things was key. One of the reasons I was apprehensive to the idea of a doula at the beginning was that I was worried a doula might push their own agenda or their own beliefs, but Laura was absolutely not like that. Laura met with us prior to birth and we were able to get to know each other and she took the time to understand what our priorities, wants, and wishes were for our birth experience. She utilized that information to help us in labor, help us have the childbirth experience that we were hoping for, and was nonjdugemental and completely supportive of the choices we made. Having Laura with us made the experience more meaningful. She is kind and passionate about chidlbirth and it is refreshing having someone in the room who is so excited and interested in every aspect of birth.
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!
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.
Having Ashley at my homebirth was magical. She was so kind and supportive and knew exactly what to do and say to keep me calm and focused. I am so glad I had her present. It was an experience I will never forget.
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!
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!
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!!!