From a reference letter from a repeat client:
“My husband and I had the great pleasure of employing Carrie Bohanan to assist us with the birth of our second [third, fourth, and fifth] child. I was looking for someone who would be especially supportive of a woman attempting her first vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) since that was my situation. Carrie was perfect for this role as she had performed successful VBACs herself.
Carrie’s willingness to help and serve was obvious from her very first email to me when I was just beginning my search for a doula in the area. Carrie took the time to answer all of my questions and put forth the extra effort to recommend some practices and hospitals that might suit my needs.
During labor Carrie was just the extra help we needed to have a successful VBAC without any medications. She gave me and my husband the added confidence that we needed to labor well. Carrie worked hard during my labor to offer different suggestions for positioning and relaxing during the contractions as well as giving guidance to my husband as to how he could help and support me as the labor progressed.
It was very clear to us throughout our pregnancy and labor that when Carrie was talking to us or working with us we were the only thing on her mind. She was very focused and did her job well. She was also able to successfully be both professional and friendly. I hope that we are able to have Carrie’s assistance and support at the rest of our births! It was truly money well spent.”
~ Anne (Oak Park, IL)