"My husband and I met with Kiara and immediately decided to hire her because we felt so comfortable around her. She was always available to us during my pregnancy and when I went into labor at 1:30am she was still reachable! She met us at our house before we left for the birth center which really helped me to feel safe as I was already in active labor which happened much more quickly then I anticipated. She was a great source of calming comfort to us throughout my labor and birth. At the birth center she was constantly by my side, offering water and a cold, wet towel while I was laboring in the bath. She was very neutral and helpful while never impeding the work of the midwives. She was also great with our family members and helped maintain a calm environment for us. We love Kiara and highly recommend her to anyone who could benefit from a calming, caring presence during their baby's birth."
"Kiara was an amazing doula and we could not have asked for better! Leading up to my due date, she was very supportive and helped me get my birth plan together. She has had children of her own and I found this very important in finding a doula. She was able to give me tips and tell me a lot of what to expect as it was my first birth. She checked in with me often as it got closer to my due date and wanted to see how I was feeling and make sure I did not need anything. Eventually, my contractions started and went on many days. Kiara was there every step of the way. We went to the hospital more than once and she was there with us which was amazing. After the first time, we went home but ended up returning a few nights later. I had an extremely long 30 hour, painful labor and she helped me get through this and was fabulous. Not only did she stay the entire time, she helped by getting keep comfortable, calm, helped me breathe, and even helped with muscle relaxation during contractions. Her caring, calm demeanor helped me get through it all! I am so thankful she was there to help me through my labor, she was invaluable, and I would recommend her in a heartbeat! "
"Having Kiara present for the birth of my son was invaluable. There are many things that didn't go the way I hoped and retrospectiely I regretted my choice of OB. But Kiara was the antidote. She was positive and reassuring. She was a great team player with my husband, keeping him from reaching a point of exhaustion. This was a huge advantage post-labor as he took the first few night shifts with the baby.
I felt comfortable with Kiara - talking with her, discussing my concerns about labor before hand, asking for what I wanted during labor - and she always responded warmly, as though I were doing her a favor.
Leading up to labor she provided some great resources; thoughtful pre-reading, along with some studies when an ultrasound came back indicating I had a big baby (which had my OB in fits).
If you're looking for someone who is gentle, positive, thoughtful, cooperative and who loves birth, then Kiara's your Doula!"
"Kiara was an invaluable part of the birth of my son. My husband and I felt confident in our decision when we chose her as she was down to earth, experienced, and frankly, someone we liked hanging out with. That last part became extremely important as I had a 35 hour labor! When you are going through this incredibly emotional, difficult, yet amazing task of giving birth to another human, you want to feel comfortable with everyone who is in the room with you. Kiara was a trooper and stayed with us to the very end with hardly any sleep. She was emotionally supportive, made us laugh, ran around getting me juice, water, snacks, etc., and made me feel like I did a great job despite a difficult labor. She was there for us during the pregnancy and answered many questions that we texted her out of the blue and has kept in touch after our baby's birth, even 6 months later. I would not hesitate to have her at the birth of my second child!"
"Kiara was simply amazing - I had a complicated pregnancy and she was there every time I was hospitalized. She was supportive of not only me but my partner as well. Highly recommended. Thanks Kiara!"
"I am so glad I chose Kiara as my doula! It was so essential that she was there to support not only me, but also my husband during the labor process. She gave supportive words and suggestions exactly at the right time that I needed them. She offered both emotional and physical support. Her personal experience with childbirth made her really understand the process of labor and birth, and she was patient and compassionate with what I was experiencing. She also took lots of amazing photos that we will cherish forever. I would definitely use her again and would recommend her if you need a doula!"
"My husband and I were hesitant to hire a doula because we weren't sure if it was necessary - however, I'm so grateful we ended up hiring Kiara! I can't say enough good things. This was our first child, so neither of us knew what to expect with the labor process. She helped ease my anxiety and answer my questions at our two prenatal appointments with the humor and wisdom of an experienced mother and doula. From the first meeting, talking to her was as easy as talking to an old friend. When I went into labor (very) early in the morning Kiara was ready to come support me at a moment's notice. I ended up laboring for over 24 hours, and although my husband was/is awesome it exhausted him to try to support me for that long. Not Kiara! She was by my side throughout the whole process with a cool washcloth, sip of water, or suggestion to try another position. She took photos throughout the day (with my permission) that I will cherish forever, and gave me the confidence and encouragement to help me achieve the birth I wanted. I'm so happy I had Kiara with me during one of the most important events of my life so far, and highly recommend her as a doula to others."