Thinking about getting a doula? Do it! We first heard about Evangeline from my cousin, Erin. She gushed over how amazing she was and how she was able to ease her delivery. The idea of having someone there to help me every step of the way and help ease my pain level sounded like a plan to me! Evangeline met with us weeks before the delivery to help us set up a birth plan, which was something neither one of us had ever heard of. We weren't able to go to Lamaze classes due to our work schedule, so having Evangeline talk us through everything to expect the day of the delivery was exactly what we needed! She recommended things we could do to ease the pain of contractions while laboring at home, what to pack, how many hours ahead of time we needed to get to the hospital, who we wanted in the room with us, etc. You name it, she's thought of it! Thanks to Evangeline's helpful tricks, I was able to endure painful back-labor at home all the way up until 6cm dilated! Having Evangeline at the hospital eased every bit of anxiety I was experiencing - I knew she was in control of the situation so everything would be OK! Everyone, myself included, was preoccupied with making sure the baby got out safely. And while that was a priority of Evangeline's, she really made sure I (the Mom) was doing OK! She fed me ice chips, explained everything the doctor and nurses were saying, made sure my hair looked okay (ha! that was one of my silly requests), held my hand while I pushed, and encouraged me along the way. She even took some family pictures for us the day of the delivery! Having Evangeline as our doula made our delivery day go smoothly and she has continued to encourage us as parents while dealing with a very colicky baby. It doesn't matter what time, day or night, she is there for us and is someone I can trust with anything. I HIGHLY recommend her for your doula!