Lucy is the best.  She is super calm, grounded, knowledgeable and present.  I think one of her greatest skills as a doula and midwife is how she listens to your needs wants and fears, gives you clear information, and without judgement supports you in your choices. She worked as a midwife at the birth of each of my children.  My first birth I was planning and trying for out of hospital and chose to transfer due to a long posterior labor.  Lucy helped me deal with that transition, was a total pro collaborating with hospital staff, helped me try various positions when pushing went on and on for hours.  I realized in retrospect in talking to my wife that some of the hospital staff were not as open to letting me try things but Lucy totally buffered that and thanks to her I felt nothing but love and support from her and the rest of the team.  Also thanks to her they let me use a squat bar even though I’d had an epidural, and that’s what finally worked to get that baby out and  I was able to have a healthy vaginal birth.  She also came to my house afterward to check the baby (it is so amazing not to have to go to the hospital those first few days) and gave some great breastfeeding tips, and wonderful moral support.  My second birth, was totally different from the first, and labor kicked into high gear super fast.  I was terrified by how quick it was moving and kept declaring that it was too fast and Lucy kept reassuring me that I was doing great and everything was just as it should be.  Her reassurance made all the difference. She helped me use my breath and visualizations, helped me relax between very intense contractions and breathe and moan through them. I couldn’t believe it when it was time to push after just two hours of labor, a healthy vaginal birth, this time unmedicated. I have some wonderful memories of each birth, and feel so unbelievably grateful for Lucy’s love and calm guidance.  Cannot recommend her highly enough. – S&H



“Lucy was an amazing source of information before during, and after birth. I delivered early and had only had the opportunity to have one prenatal visit with Lucy and still, she never missed a beat. I had a rapid birth (6 hours start to finish) and Lucy remained calm, encouraging, and respectful throughout the labor.  She worked respectfully with my fiance Adam to aid in the labor relaxation techniques and advocate for my wants in a hospital setting where natural births can sometimes be difficult. Lucy was a great source of comfort for me during labor, massaging me, placing cold towels on my neck, and speaking words of encouragement.  She made a natural birth, that was very intense, doable and beautiful.  She was a gift to work with and we are honored to have had the opportunity to have had her support as a doula. She made such an impact on our birth that our daughter’s middle name is in her honor! Lucy has all the qualities of nurturing support and knowledge that you could ask for in a doula.”          – M & A

“Lucy was an absolutely integral part of my birth.  She helped me to have a natural and drug-free experience.  Her strength, both physical (she was able to hold my entire weight as I leaned on her during contractions) and emotional were key to me.  Additionally she was able to alleviate pain during contractions with a hip squeeze technique.  Lastly, before I could push we needed to rotate the baby’s head – it was Lucy that got me out of bed doing lunges and hip movements to shift my boy! I believe it is very possible that she prevented me from having a c-section.  Thank you Lucy!” – J&J


“We’re so fortunate to have had Lucy guide us through these childbirth prep classes. From the beginning she made us feel comfortable and created a safe and warm environment to learn and grown in this journey. She was a wonderful source of knowledge and even with all of the unknowns of how our birth will unfold, she really helped us gain confidence as our due date is nearing in just a few short weeks.” K&B

“Lucy is excellent at explaining the facts and what to expect as far as technical details (ex. Drugs available, even had real-life tools we could examine, like the vacuum attachment). Lucy is a realist who is very grounded and balanced, while still respecting the emotions, ideals and sacred nature of birth. I found this very comforting. Parts of my birth experience were ultimately very different than my hopes, but I felt I had the tools to cope with the challenges and could thus still cherish the smaller parts of the experience that were actually empowered and tender, rather than getting overwhelmed by the details in the moment. She gets my strongest recommendation!” E&S

“Me and my wife took Lucy’s birth class this past August. We could not have been happier with the class, the knowledge we gained and the connections we made with other couples. Lucy covered everything from the changes the body goes through during pregnancy to the different stages during birth to practicing different positions to the hospital vs home birth logistics. Lucy is amazing! She created an environment that we felt comfortable in to really be ourselves and open up on our feelings surrounding pregnancy and birth (both birthing mama and partners). At the end of the class she asked everyone how they felt about the birth. I remember, both me and my wife said “We’re going to rock it.” I don’t think we would have felt that way not taking Lucy’s class. We felt united and excited to go through the experience together. As the birthing mama, I felt she gave me the education I needed to feel confident and at peace. The class consisted of 5 other couples, 4 of which we remain close with. One of the main reasons we took the class was to feel a sense of community during the pregnancy. We left with life long connections and our son now has four friends he’ll grow up with all born only weeks apart. Taking this class was one of the best decisions we made during the pregnancy!” C&Z