“My water broke on Fathers Day, which was 5 weeks early. I was in denial but decided we should get to the hospital 'just in case'. We got checked in around 8:30 am and immediately into delivery because I was apparently already 5-6 cm along- to say that it was rushed, hectic, and chaotic is a slight understatement. Liz was my lifeline....there is no other way to say it. I don't know how she knew exactly what I needed when I had no clue. She knew I wanted to try to deliver without drugs if possible and so she had great suggestions for positions and techniques for riding out the contractions. She guided my husband in what he could do to help and she somehow seemed to act as a filter between me and all the other people in the room....and she did this all with a sense of humor and compassion even when I was saying absurd things (I literally said 'what is taking so long?' when I had been in the delivery room for 35 minutes...). After our son arrived healthy just less than 3 hours after we got to the hospital, she stayed with me while he was taken to the NICU and talked me through the intense experience I had just been through, answered all my questions, and made me feel safe- I still get choked up thinking about it. I don't know what stoke of luck brought Liz our way, but I can't imagine having gone through this experience without her.”  Lindsey Richards, April 2017

Liz is a bright light in our life and has been from the beginning of our Doula experience. I literally don't know where we would be without her! From the start, I knew Liz was the Doula for us because of her geniune warmth and joy she constantly exudes. Having moved to Seattle from Texas during the second trimester, I was feeling very alone and scared. Liz not only helped calm my fears, but she helped feel a void. During the birth, she made 5 hours stuck in triage go by quickly and was the only person capable of making me laugh during labor. :) She also noticed that our dear Emila was turned sunny side up and used her Doula magic to turn her. I know this made a vaginal birth possible for me and I can't thank her enough for that. You can't go wrong with Liz! She's a beautiful person that we're happy to have as part of our family. Jessica Melton, December 2017

"Liz has completely surpassed my expectations as a doula. Upon first impression she was both warm and perceptive which is why I hired her for such an intimate experience without really knowing her. Now that I have had her at my side for one of the most important events of my life, my intuition has proven sound. There were many times when I was not able to vocalize my needs, and she was so perceptive that she intuited my needs. I appreciated her knowledge of different birthing positions and her timely suggestions. She also helped me do research to make difficult decisions, like  when I decided to get an epidural despite my original birth plan. Liz was also there to communicate to my family who weren't present how I was doing, and was there to show my husband and friend some excellent techniques for accupressure points to alleviate pain naturally during contractions. She was at my side before, during, and after delivery of my child, and I thank my lucky stars I got Liz. She is warm, intuitive, knowledgeable, and highly dedicated to help in exactly the ways that I needed. Liz was meant to be a doula, and you would be very lucky to have her at your side for one of the most difficult and important experiences of a lifetime".   - Rachel Sidles, September 2016

"My wife and I felt very privileged to have Liz as our Doula for our first child. From day 1 of our birth plan to postpartum, she was absolutely on top of each step through the process. From the time my wife checked into Triage to the time we moved into postpartum, Liz was there the whole time to coach, comfort and answer any questions or concerns that my wife and I had. She was always positive emotionally and physically and had great engagement with the medical staff. Her presence and aura brought comfort to our whole birth process. We don’t know how we could have gone through this without her. She is now part of our family and will absolutely be our Doula again for our next child".  - Bo Lee, December, 2016

"Liz is a fabulous doula! She is naturally a very warm, positive and supportive person. Clearly well matched for this line of work! I was particularly grateful for he willingness to listen and support my wishes for the birth and postpartum care. It was very comforting to have her at my birth and support me through an unplanned C section that was particularly emotional for me. I am forever grateful for her care and highly recommend her!"  -Natalie, December 2016

“My husband and I worked with Liz for postpartum support after welcoming our son in September 2016. Liz was beyond fantastic, she came to the house shortly after our son was born and helped us feel confident as new parents (showed us bathing, pumping, and random tips). We continued to work with her over the following weeks to give mom a break and provide support. Throughout our time with Liz she made sure the whole family was thriving and gave us whatever support we might need (along with many helpful resources). I would highly recommend Liz as a doula - she's truly wonderful!”  - Meghan Weinman, September 2016

"Liz was an outstanding support system for me in every way! She went above and beyond, including attending a postpartum support group with me when my baby was a month old. Liz is an amazing doula and  there aren't enough words to thank her for all of her help and support".  - Gena, August 2016

"Liz's warmth and kindness are without equal. I am so lucky she was my doula! Liz was incredibly compassionate, proactive, and instinctual about my every need in labor. Just her quiet presence brought me such comfort in a way that's hard to put into words. When there were decisions to be made, she provided level-headed support and calm guidance (and she has more than a few acupressure tricks up her sleeve!) She was patient and instructive in helping my husband find ways to comfort me in labor, which he so appreciated. Most of all, she provided a constant source of love and sunshine during a very challenging and important time for me".   -  Shamila, May 2016

“My original goals were non-medicated vaginal birth and though I had to get an epidural (I was induced being overdue and couldn't tolerate high doses of Pitocin), I got as close to my desired way as possible given the circumstances (vaginal delivery but with epidural) -- and that is thanks to Liz. During the 36 hours of my labour, she provided me with care, attention, and knowledge when and how I needed it. When I needed to be left alone, she was closeby, watching me but giving me the space; when I needed someone to guide me through each breath during the most challenging part, Liz was there for me, gently directing my efforts. Her presence was delicate but essential for both me and my husband who was also with me: she helped us both by making sure my husband meets my needs or stepping in when he needed to take care of himself.” - Kate Fitzpatrick, September 2017

“My husband, baby, and I are so lucky we found Liz! From the initial meeting, we trusted in her to guide us through prenatal preparation, labor and delivery, and the early post-partum period. We refer to her as our "alchemist" - not just for the nourishing broth she whipped up for me during labor but for the perfect blend of warmth, humor, and knowledge she provided throughout the experience. During our time in the hospital, Liz was attentive and adaptive, providing support that was uniquely tailored to what I needed in the moment. We'd use her again in a heartbeat, and highly recommend her to others!” - Rebecca Fischer January 2018

"Liz's postpartum doula support was incredible and just what we needed! Most remarkably, she was able to understand immediately what our family needed by just asking a few questions. She was open to learning how to work with our older special needs baby while helping to nurture me as I tended to our newborn. Having another pair of hands was immeasurably helpful and got us through a very trying time. I cannot recommend her highly enough".  - Sasha, May 2016