I have used Corey twice; once in October 2010 for the birth of my first son which ended in a cesarean section due to the cord being around his neck five times and then again in September 2012 for the birth of my second son which ended as a successful VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean).
Corey provided me and my husband with continuous support for my first son for 36 hours. She came to our home and suggested many things to try and get my labor started after my water broke. She then came to the hospital and was with us through many hours of labor with pitocin and no pain medication, labor with pain medication and eventually through the decision to go ahead with the cesarean section. She was pivotal at helping me and my husband process and accept that the outcome of my birth was not my fault.
When we found out we were expecting again the first words out of my husbands mouth, “We are having Corey again right?” She provided continuous support to me and my husband for 65 hours of prodromal and active labor. She came to my home, went to the hospital, continued to keep in touch through the night (as I was sent home after the hospital), again came to my home and provided me with suggestions to try and reposition the baby (we suspected my prodromal labor was being caused from poor positioning) and again back to the hospital. At the hospital she provided support through out the night and next morning, making suggestions to help labor along until after 2.5 hours of pushing we welcomed our VBAC baby boy into the world.
She would remind me of my birth plan and wishes throughout my birth. She would never speak for us. She would help us process and understand what the medical professionals were saying. My husband and I cannot speak highly enough about the support Corey provides as a doula. If we choose to grow our family we will be contacting Corey again.