I have truly loved having Celeste as a doula. She is so knowledgeable and experienced that she has brought much peace and confidence to me during labor. I was so grateful to have Celeste at my births to explain to me what was happening, what my options were, and for all of the encouragement she offered. She met my needs during labor—needs I didn’t even know I had! She also does a great job of being a ready presence, but never too obvious or overbearing. She knows when to step in and when to step back, and I never felt uncomfortable at any time with her there. I also appreciated the great working relationship she had with the nurses and doctors. She is so very respectful to everyone involved. I can tell she is truly in this for the family’s benefit and not her own. ~Mother of 7
Having trained and/or certified with multiple organizations (DONA, Birthworks, CAPPA, ProDoula), it's obvious we take our profession seriously! We hold ourselves to the highest standards and take advantage of continuing education opportunities several times a year so we can provide our clients with the most up-to-date services available. Our commitment to our clients is reflected below...
Celeste assisted me with the VBAC birth of my son. We couldn’t have been happier! She was very intuitive to not only my needs, but also to my husband’s. I was focused on myself and my body, and from my perspective, I always noticed her as a gentle, loving presence helping to ease my son’s birth. My husband told me that sometimes she was there with a suggestion, encouragement and even a back rub for him. Other times, she was quietly around, knowing that he and I were working together and it was her turn to rest and let us work. Neither of us felt she was overbearing, nor did we feel neglected.
We did not plan to have a birth photographer, but we welcomed her camera. When we saw her pictures, we were totally awed at her ability to capture the moment. I don’t ever remember a camera there! Others can look at the pictures and understand the feel of the moment. I believe they were the most beautiful birth pictures I have ever seen! Celeste was a key person in my birthing team and helped me have an amazing, pure birth that was as unforgettable as my son!
~Mother of two
Celeste has a heart for birthing women, their families, and rewarding birth experiences. She is very caring and experienced. I can be a reference for her for any client who is inquiring about the level of service that Celeste provides. I know that she is very gifted in this role and is one of the best doulas that I have ever had the privilege of knowing.
Celeste was my doula for two of my children’s births. Her ability to connect with me while I was lost in labor land was such a blessing. She was able to convey my needs during transition—despite the fact that I was not saying a word and completely unable to speak! Celeste gave me a lot of wonderful tips on how to help my daughter move into an optimal position for delivery. During my first labor with Celeste, she helped relieve the intense back pain I was having…and then went a step further and showed my husband how to do it. I would recommend her to anyone who is expecting. I have also had the honor of receiving postpartum doula care from Celeste, and I highly recommend her for those services as well. Celeste is an intelligent, sensitive, witty and warm doula with a true servant’s heart.
~Mother of 8
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