Testimonials from Homebirth Clients
Marilyn, Manhattan Beach
"I can't imagine my home birth without Patricia. She was my saving grace. When my contractions started I was tense and scarred. When she arrived she created a sence of calm and safety. Patricia helped me stay focused in my breath so there was no sense of time. I didn't know I was in labor for 24 hours! She protected me from distractions and managed my care. My birth experience was exactly what I wanted thanks to Patricia. I was in the comfort of my own home. I could eat and drink whenever I wanted, be in dim light with candles, and listen to soothing music. My husband was with me in the tub as I delivered. It was perfect! I am so grateful to have met Patricia at Planet Earth Eco Cafe."
Kristen, Santa Monica
"My husband and I still give thanks to Patricia every day for providing us with her tireless calm and gentle care. During my 72 hour labor at home, Patricia assisted me through my contractions while dancing to beautiful music in candlelight, massage, miles of walking, and all of her little tricks she had up her sleeve. When she had my husband take a nap, she stayed at my side with my midwife through the night. The red silk curtains were drawn and it felt like the "Red Tent" with just the women. It was truly magical being at home. I could be in my bed when I needed to rest, eat and drink what and when I wanted, be with my beloved dogs (whom Patricia knicknamed the "Doggie Doulas"), and walk in my garden. My husband said he was not afraid at home because he knew we were in such good hands with Patricia and my midwife. I can't imagine having that experience without Patricia. We were truly blessed to have her with us."
TJ, Culver City
"I can’t say enough wonderful things about Patricia! She was our doula for the homebirth of our daughter. I simply don’t think I could’ve done it without her. She allowed me to focus the intensity of the birthing process in a very positive way. Although it was our first child, neither my husband nor I were ever worried about what was happening because Patricia was with us from the beginning. She reassured us at every new step that what I was experiencing was perfectly normal and healthy. We never felt overwhelmed. Her calm, positive, and confident demeanor were exactly what we needed to welcome our baby into the world. She is top on our list of first calls for whenever we have baby#2."