“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 to any mama looking to have a similar sacred birth. Thank you, Candace!”
– Maria S.
“Candace was such a valuable member or our birth team! Her prenatal support and labor prep gave me so much more confidence and empowerment going into labor. During labor Candace was a constant source of encouragement, expertise, and comfort. She provides care with compassion and respect, never with judgment. Our L&D nurse even said she was the best doula she’d ever worked with! Candace has continued to be a supportive resource even in the postpartum period. I am so thankful we had Candace as our doula and will absolutely want her on my team again for our next pregnancy!!”
– Riley G.
“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 I 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.
“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 and she greatly helped get him into the right 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.
“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’m thankful for her gentle and steadfast support that made this birth all the more wonderful!”
– Lisa C.
“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 my goal of a natural delivery. She was instrumental in providing phyisical 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 our team. It was important for us that my husband be apart 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.
“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.
“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 having a beautiful delivery, thank you so much Candace!”
– Karina S.
“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.
“Through 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 and implemented 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 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 the 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.
“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.
“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 and truly believe that all of Candace’s support was critical to having such a beautiful birth experience.”
– Brittany C.
“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.