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Client Testimonials

Client Testimonials

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

“You will not regret having her on your side! We didn’t find Candace until 2 weeks before my due date, and after the initial meeting with her, I was so excited instead of being fearful of the big day. She prepared us and answered all of our questions. She has the perfect qualities you would want in a doula. She is professional, gentle, strong, wise, and most importantly, she truly cares about every mama.

I went into the hospital and was panicking in pain while waiting for a labor room to be available. But the moment Candace showed up, her presence changed the room’s atmosphere completely. She checked on me, offered options for the environment, for pain management, explained what I was going through, and was always supportive of my decisions. Believe it or not, the pain became so much more manageable. I was really lucky that everyone on the medical team, plus Candace, was cheering me on and encouraging me.

Many hours after the baby was born, I asked her when she needed to leave, and her answer really touched me. She said, “there’s not a time she needs to leave, if there is, it’s whenever I’m ready.” I felt so loved and supported in every way.

About a week postpartum, Candace came to our home for a follow-up where she answered many more questions, coached me on how to breastfeed, and offered many valuable resources. Candace is an awesome human being,  I’d work with her again and again!

Thank you so very much, Candace!”

-Lilly Z.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“When I met Candace for the first time there was an instant connection. Her demeanor was so calming and reassuring. I felt supported in all of my birth preferences. I 100% believe that Candace was absolutely pivotal in having a natural birth- Thanks to her training in Spinning Babies, we were able to navigate the intense back labor I was having and shift my baby into optimal positioning. She championed me through every contraction and created a peaceful environment to labor in. I am SO grateful for her and would 10/10 recommend her to any mama looking to have a similar sacred birth. Thank you, Candace!”

-Maria S.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“I am so happy I had Candace as my doula! This was my first time giving birth and I would not have been able to do it without her. She was kind and caring and sensitive to all my needs. From the first time I met Candace I knew she would be a great fit. Her calm energy immediately made me feel like she was who I needed to get me through my journey. Candace taught me that birth is beautiful and does not have to be traumatic. I never thought it can really be that way! However Candace made sure to keep me progressing and had me in different positions that I would have never even thought about. She made sure the environment was relaxing and that I was taken care of. She made the experience for my husband and I so comfortable and it was even fun! We were laughing a lot! Candace is an amazing doula and has now become a friend. I highly recommend her as your doula.”

-Rosie G.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

When I got pregnant I knew that I wanted to try to have my baby naturally and that my best shot was to have a doula by my side. I heard about Candace from an acquaintance who had a successful unmedicated delivery. We met very early in my pregnancy, and right away I knew she was who I wanted on this journey with my husband and I. Not only is she so knowledgeable, but she is so down to earth, compassionate, and has the most soothing qualities about her. Having access to Candace throughout my pregnancy brought me so much comfort and she was able to help refer us to chiropractic services etc when needed. Her spinning babies class was a fun way for us to begin prepping for labor and made everything seem so real! The exercises gave me a sense of purpose knowing I was doing good things for my body and my baby.

Fast forward to the night, I went into labor. I called Candace well after 11 pm to let her know things were happening and her sweet, bright-eyed, and bushy-tailed voice was so excited for us that it made me more excited and not scared. She met us at the hospital and immediately jumped into action. She completely transformed the room to ensure that I was in a comfortable soothing environment and was by my side, literally, the entire labor. She helped to comfort me and also helped me with different positions. I felt so assured with her there because I knew she was a line of defense against any discomfort or route that I didn’t want to go during my labor unless medically necessary. Not only was she a great support to me, but to my husband. Even the medical team noted how incredible and important Candace was to have in the room. She was such a valuable asset and important team member to everyone in those moments. After we had our sweet baby, she stayed to share in the joy and helped me get the baby to latch. When the time came, I did not want her to leave!

I am so thankful that we made the decision to include Candace in this very personal, emotional, life-changing moment of our lives. If you’re considering having a doula, just do it, they are such a comfort and wealth of knowledge, and specifically, choose Candace! You will not regret sharing this journey with her!

-Kait C.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“I met Candace literally in the throws of labor. She was not originally supposed to be my doula, but when the doula we hired was not able to physically support us due to covid, Candace offered to come over and help my husband and me as first time parents trying to get through a very difficult birth. Her vibe was so grounding, calming, supportive, and caring right away. When I think back to my birth, she was like an angel that showed up when we needed her most. We have since left the Houston area but if we were still local, I would (without a doubt) hire Candace to support every future birth we have. She was simply amazing and very knowledgeable.”

-Monica B.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“I highly recommend Candace to be your birth doula! No need to look any further! She was an immense aid to my birthing experience, I honestly don’t think things would have turned out as well as they did without her! My baby was in an OP position during labor. She was there by my side and helped me with all of the proper positionings for birth, and provided the calmness and confidence that I needed to give birth to my big 9 lb. baby boy. She was available when I needed her and she helped advocate for me what my needs were during labor. She provided AMAZING support during pregnancy, labor, and after birth postpartum.”

-Hannah K.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Grateful to have Candace as our doula! We felt so supported throughout the whole process. After having two challenging births, she was there to guide us through a wonderfully smooth third birth. Candace taught us several Spinning Babies techniques that proved to be very useful. She offered reminders when I needed them, and she helped me relax. Her wealth of knowledge was so reassuring to me. I used Candace as a sounding board for many of my concerns leading up to delivery. I felt cared for and respected. When I needed something, she was there. I am thankful for her gentle and steadfast support that made this birth all the more wonderful!”

-Lisa C.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“The best decision I made was choosing Candace as our doula. She is a natural nurturer and amazing support partner. Her delicate and soothing touch through natural childbirth helped me through the toughest contractions. She supported me in my pregnancy by helping me navigate prenatal decisions, being diligent during each appointment and providing absolute care during labor to help me reach of goal of a natural delivery. She was instrumental in providing physical and emotional guidance. I can’t imagine another doula as thoughtful, attentive, knowledgeable, and encouraging. When I think of my daughter’s birth, I am reminded how lucky I was to have Candace on my team. It was important for us that my husband be a part of the laboring experience, and Candace helped make that happen by showing him techniques and helping him feel confident in his participation. I am truly blessed for the positive impact she had on my pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum.

-Emily K.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“My husband and I cannot speak highly enough of Candace and our experience with her. She brings such a sense of peace with her along with a wealth of knowledge. This was my first child and birth and really had no idea where to start with my birth preferences. Candace helped us think through many possible scenarios that the birth could go and we felt very prepared and empowered because of her. We labored at home for as long as we could with her and the experience was wonderful. Due to covid, she couldn’t come into the hospital with us, but she prepared us so well it was like she was there. We will definitely be using her again with our next child and recommending her to everyone we know who is going to have a baby soon.”

-Sarah C.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Candace was my doula for my pregnancy/delivery for my first child. We were in the midst of covid so she wasn’t able to attend the delivery but did do everything in her power to prepare my husband and I. I felt supported and calm and had techniques to keep me in a positive space. I ended up having a beautiful delivery, thank you so much Candace!”

-Karina S.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“I highly recommend hiring Candace as your doula. I don’t know how I would have been able to get through my unmedicated birth as well as I did without Candace’s knowledge and unwavering support throughout my pregnancy and labor & delivery of my baby girl. As soon as you meet her, you will feel this overwhelming sense of calm and relief! She is right by your side every step of the way and makes you feel so comfortable. So thankful I was able to have the “birth of my dreams” if you will, thanks to Candace’s knowledge and support! She is also a huge support system postpartum as well. She is truly such a blessing!”

-Tiffany C.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“We met Candace relatively late in pregnancy but she was extremely helpful to get us prepared which helped the arrival of our son go smoothly. Candace met us for an initial “get to know you” visit, and two other times to help prepare the birth plan and labor prep. She also joined us during the delivery at the hospital and visited us a few days after baby arrived. Candace also provided information and guidance via text. She was helpful, patient, and easy to work with. My wife and I both really benefitted from her involvement in the birth of our son!”

-Chintan B.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Throughout my whole pregnancy, Candace felt engaged and involved, and most importantly like she really truly cared about me and how this process went for me. Every time we met up for a session, my husband and I discussed how much better we felt after talking to her. She eased our anxiety and just empowered us to think “we can do this”. In our birthing class, I thought the way she made my husband practice the massages with me felt silly because she’d be there to direct, but it was amazing how empowered my husband felt to step in before she arrived to implement what she’d taught him. What I thought was silly was apparently exactly what HE needed to feel empowered to help, which was one of our goals in getting a doula. When my water was broken and Candace was on her way, my husband instantly started massaging and reminding me “floppy bunny” so I’d stop tensing. With Candace’s assistance, my birth was truly a magical and calm experience and markedly different from my first. I also wanted to shout out and thank Candace for coming to the hospital not once, but twice. I was induced and in communication with Candace the whole time and we had agreed she’d come when I felt out of control and wanted assistance. My second day in the hospital my baby was found breech and needed an emergency ECV or C-section. I was terrified if the ECV failed, I’d end up separated from my baby somehow, so we ended up with the plan that should anything happen, Candace would stay with me and my husband would go with baby. So Candace came to the hospital at 11pm for the ECV, which was successful! Then when my doctor told me we wouldn’t be breaking my water or using more medication to induce labor until morning, Candace went home and was back when I went into labor the next day without any complaints and a smile on her face, ready to help.

If you are looking for a doula who cares about, empowers you, and gives you the gumption to labor on your own terms, I cannot recommend Candace enough!”

-Sarah B.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“I had Candace as my doula for the birth of my daughter last month. I cannot express enough how amazing she is! I was not dilating because the baby’s head was not in an optimal position. I was in a lot of pain and labor was not progressing. Candace is an expert with Spinning Babies and she did some exercises with me to help the baby get in the right position, and after just 20 minutes there was progress and I was dilating! It was like she worked miracles. She is so caring and did her best to make me feel as comfortable as possible and understand my medical rights. I highly recommend her.”

-Eva R.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“We are so so happy to have had Candace be a part of the birth of our first child, little baby Noah born on May 3, 2023.  She was absolutely wonderful and we recommend her to anyone about to give birth!  Our initial visits were all about preparing me and answering any questions we had.  She is so professional, warm and supportive.  She was always accepting of me and my preferences, never influencing me on how my birth should go.  You should have seen the relaxing environment she created for us at the hospital, it felt like a spa!  Aromatherapy, fake candles, calming music, lights turned down – I was truly able to stay calm and focus on the birth of our baby.  She made sure to help move me around as my labour was progressing to allow baby to be in the best possible position for birth.  My husband was also grateful to her as he was able to take a nap while I was laboring so he could truly be present when it was time for me to push and then in postpartum when I was completely exhausted.  She was also able to capture photos of our birth so we can forever look back on our wonderful experience.  We truly had an amazing birth story and are so grateful to Candace for her calming manner and care she gave the both of us in welcoming our child to this world.”

-Lisa J.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“We started looking for doulas and Candace was the first person we met with. We left the meeting and my husband and I both immediately knew she was the perfect fit. Through the whole pregnancy, she was such a wonderful resource and truly prepared us for labor and delivery. Our pregnancy and delivery was truly a blessing and we ended up with a perfect little angel for a daughter. I really truly believe that all of Candace’s support was critical to having such a beautiful birth experience.”

-Brittany C.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Candace was amazing. She really helped me in so many ways. My daughter came really fast so I ended up not having the epidural and I didn’t plan on that so it was unexpected and she helped me through it so much. My birth healed me from my last one. I would do natural again. She was very encouraging and educational and helped my body get baby in the best position to make things smoother. Nothing but good words about Candace. I would recommend her to anyone and I would definitely use her 100,000%.”

-Abigale B.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“We loved having Candace as our doula for the birth of our first child, and we hope to have her for subsistent babies as well! Candace has the most calm and loving demeanor and brings peace to the delivery room. She was so respectful of all of our decisions and really empowered us to make them. Candace knows so much about labor and delivery, she is always such a good resource for us–before, during, and after birth!”

-Kelley F.

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