"She was so accepting of our wishes..."
I was blessed to find Faye after doing extensive research on doulas in the valley. From a medical standpoint I trusted the doctors so I wanted a doula that was personable. Upon seeing her website I had a feeling I was in the right place. I reached out immediately. My husband and I met Faye and we all hit it off immediately. She was warm, lively, vibrant and very informative. We had no question we found our doula. Throughout my pregnancy Faye was always a text away and responded in record time. I had issues with my OB to the point where Faye recommend I meet with another. He was perfection in doctor form! I couldn't be happier or more indebted to my amazing doula. I met with Faye again at home before birth and went over our plan. She was so accepting of our wishes and offered me a tens unit for pain and contractions. I loved it. I began having itching all over at 38 weeks. I reached out to her to see if this was normal and she referred me to OB. As soon as OB got the message he said go to hospital. I was monitored for choleostasis a rare potentially fatal liver condition that can harm baby in utero. I was in contact with Faye the whole time. My baby was too high up in my uterus. I consulted with Faye and my husband who was thinking it would be safer to get baby out sooner than later. He wanted to have a c section. I didn't because id always planned for and prepared for natural birth. She was unbiased, supportive, and gave me sound advice which made me more confident in our choice. She met us at the hospital shortly before birth to take photos and support us through the process. She was in the OR during the procedure and got photos and stayed with us after he was born. She was an absolute joy! I cannot imagine having done this without her. I will forever recommend her services.
"Our pictures from our birth are beautiful- she captured the
most precious memories we
will ever have!"
Without family in town and as first time parents, we relied heavily on Faye for pre-birth information and support. She patiently answered many questions with a great deal of knowledge and without judgement. Her fun personality and calm nature was exactly what we needed during my long labor. I will be forever grateful for how she guided us through the birth of our son. Our pictures from our birth are beautiful- she captured the most precious memories we will ever have! She went above and beyond for weeks after birth sharing helpful resources and checking in on us. We love Faye and can't say enough about her being our amazing doula!
"I will always remember how thankful and at ease I felt when I was in labor and saw Faye walk through the door -- I knew she was there for me."
Although she was the first doula my husband and I met we felt such an instant connection and trust that we knew we wanted her on our birth team! From our very first meeting I knew that Faye was someone who not only had a wealth of information (which was so comforting and helpful for my first time momma heart) she also clearly has a huge passion for what she does! It was clear how passionate she was about supporting women in this miracle of pregnancy and birth and I knew she would be someone who would encourage me, educate me, and fight for what I needed and that is exactly what she did!
Another thing I truly appreciated about Faye was that I always knew I could reach her. Whether it was urgent or a simple question, she always seemed to respond within minutes! She also always kept in contact with me pregnancy through postpartum just to check in and I knew she was genuine every time. She truly made us feel cared for in the way she took as much time as necessary to listen and understand our goals and also our concerns even if it meant her driving out of her way to meet with us a second or third time. I will always remember how thankful and at ease I felt when I was in labor and saw Faye walk through the door -- I knew she was there for me. Her voice was all I heard during the strongest of contractions and her strong but loving encouragement that reminded me I was strong enough! Faye knew what I needed before I could ask and even guided my husband through ways he could support me. I was able to have the birth I had hoped and prayed for and I can't imagine that experience without Faye! We couldn't be more thankful for what she did for our new little family!
"She stayed with us for 24+ hours while I worked toward my VBAC."
Faye is fantastic! I knew when I got pregnant with my second child that I needed to do some things different because my first birth ended in an unplanned c section. I wanted to find a doula I was comfortable with because I had alway planned on it just being my husband attending my birth! Faye is the type of person who you can just talk to, it's like catching up with an old friend even if you've just met her! She was the first doula I interviewed and the only doula I interviewed. I knew instantly she was a good match and I am so greatful! We got so lucky! Faye was so understanding and flexible with me as I changed birth plans multiple times! She offered knowledge and comfort when I needed it throughout my pregnancy. When labor started Faye was very communicative and attentive. She stayed with us for 24+ hours while I worked toward my VBAC. She helped me make educated decisions when times were tense and offered comfort when I needed it most. She had the perfect amount of involvement in my labor process I never felt like she over stepped or sat back. Faye advocated for me when things got rocky in labor and delivery and she was right by my side the whole time. If I have another kid I only hope Faye will be by our side again and I would and do recommend her to anyone having a baby!! (Got my VBAC btw thanks to Fayes help)
"When I met Faye, I felt that sense of peace and caring that you always look for in a birth doula, but don’t necessarily expect in a birth photographer."
I found Faye from her photos on Facebook. I loved how they looked! I used Faye’s photography and encapsulation services. I was preparing for my third natural birth, second homebirth, and knew I wanted to invest in photos this time around. When I met Faye, I felt that sense of peace and caring that you always look for in a birth doula, but don’t necessarily expect in a birth photographer. To have a birth photographer that really understands the whole process exceeded my expectations. The night of my labor I felt she went above and beyond what was expected of her as she checked in with me and my husband and helped guide me to figure out what stage of labor I was in. She made me feel at ease when I was worried about making people come over too early in the labor process. The whole time she made me feel loved and cared for.. not to mention the photos were AMAZING and the turn around time was super quick! The placenta capsules and tincture were presented beautifully, quickly and complete with thorough instructions. Faye has checked in with me since the birth and feels to me like a mother figure and friend! Couldn’t have asked for better service, and I feel blessed to know her!! Thank you Faye!