Reviews

Glowing reviews from our clients

 

“Heather was phenomenal for both birthing & postpartum services! She kept in steady contact during my pregnancy by checking in and answering questions that came up. She connected us with resources such as a lactation consultant, different preparation classes, and nanny services. We had a wonderful back-up doula who was also fantastic and made us feel just as comfortable if it came down to her helping us during labor. During labor, Heather was available and met us at the hospital very quickly, prepared with all of her tips and tricks. The pressure was taken off of my husband during labor which made our relationship stronger, the process smoother, and overall more special for us. She didn’t miss a beat during my 34-hour labor. Postpartum Heather was flexible and helpful with helping watch over and soothe the baby while I was able to get out of the house, or even take a nap and shower! She also prepared delicious food for us so we didn’t have to cook- which was so wonderful and took the work off of our plate so we could focus our time on tending to our sweet newborn. Heather was so great with our newborn baby girl, her knowledge and experience are top notch and allowed us to feel safe and have peace of mind. I couldn’t recommend Heather highly enough!” -Zia S.

“Meeting with Heather and Beth twice before the birth was really encouraging. They helped us think through things we otherwise wouldn’t have thought of. We felt more prepared to bring our daughter into the world. I went into labor at home and started getting overwhelmed. But when the doula showed up she helped re-center me through the pain and we headed to the hospital. I can’t imagine Labor and delivery without Beth there to support us. It was the best decision and money spent to hire Heather and Beth.
My husband Matt- I am so pleased with our decision to hire a doula, Heather and Beth were so supportive before, during and after our pregnancy. With Beth’s support during the birth, I felt I could relax and focus fully on what Christina needed. To say Beth was a lifesaver during the birth would be an understatement, she was so helpful! If you’re considering a doula in the Cleveland area, I would strongly encourage you to contact Beth or Heather – I’m so glad we did!” -Christina & Matt C.

“My husband and I were so grateful for Flora & Finn Birth Services.  We had the privilege of working with Heather and Beth.  They were so amazing and I can’t imagine our birth story without them in it.  Thank you so much!” -Cali L.

“Being a first-time mom, I really did not know what to expect going into labor and that scared me. Due to this, I decided that hiring a doula would be the best thing for me, my partner and our baby. I reached out to Flora & Finn Services and their service and response time was great. Heather put me in contact with Leanne, who ended up being my birthing doula. Leanne has a lot of experience and was able to work with my partner and me prior to labor. She helped us determine a birth plan as well as answering any questions we about what to expect. My labor went a lot smoother due to her help. A few days after I got back from the hospital, Leanne came over for a post-partum visit. She was able to answer all questions I had as a new mother, she also walked me through my labor as I had a hard time remembering exactly what happened. I would highly recommend Flora & Finn Services as they helped me prepare for my labor as well as assist during labor.”  -Asa D.

“Kate’s class is the perfect new-parent-primer on birth and basic infant care. My husband and I loved having a birth class taught by an experienced OB nurse and mom. We are planning a physiologic, doula-supported hospital birth, and Kate provided us with the education we needed to prepare for it. She answered all of our questions about the stages of labor and how to get our needs and preferences met in the healthcare system. We loved that Kate tailored the class to our topics of interest: coping with labor pain using relaxation techniques and body positioning, how to swaddle an infant, etc. I recommend Kate’s class to any new parent.” -Emily K.

“The best thing a parent can do for their daughter is hire a postpartum doula — specifically Heather if you’re in the area. We hired Heather to help my daughter and she has been an absolute dream. She has taught my daughter more than I could and has helped her adjust beautifully into motherhood. Being that I live out of state, I felt so relieved to know that Heather was there to help my daughter when I could not. Even if I did live close, I still believe the support of a postpartum doula is essential. This has been the best gift I will have ever given my daughter.” -Rose A.

“Heather has been a godsend since bringing my baby home. When hiring for a postpartum doula, she checked in with me during my pregnancy to see how I was doing. Once we began working together, Heather made me feel comfortable in embarking on this new journey into motherhood. She takes the time to listen to my concerns and offer support and advice where she can. Even though I have a supportive family, I truly believe I would not have adjusted to being a new mom as well as I have without her support. I highly recommend Heather to anyone looking for a doula or postpartum doula.”             -Rachael A.

“Whether you are a first-time parent or not Kate’s birth class was extremely beneficial. It covered everything from what to expect through the process of labor and birth to different methods to cope with the beautiful process.  I would recommend this class to anyone looking into a birthing class. Kate is amazing with her knowledge and experience to allow her the ability to customize the class to the needs of the couple. As second-time parents with an age gap between it was nothing short of what we needed to feel confident going into labor!” -Deanna S.

“Hiring Heather as our Doula for my son’s birth was one of the best decisions my husband and I made during my pregnancy! I really wanted to achieve a natural, unmedicated birth and although I know each woman is capable of doing this on her own it really helped to have Heather as part of our labor team. As a first time mom, she provided my husband and I great guidance about when to go to the hospital and also provided great suggestions to help to make me feel more comfortable during labor. When my little guy was sideways she used a rebozo around my belly to gently rock him into the proper position. Her massage techniques helped me through the tougher moments of labor and her encouragement during pushing was so helpful. I could truly go on and on about all that Heather did for us at each turn in my labor and she followed up with us at our house when he was a week old to make sure we were settling in ok. Heather truly has a passion for what she does – her knowledge and personality make her fit in well with all types of people. She empowered my husband to be the best he could be during what is usually a very scary time for a new dad. Our veteran L&D nurse said that Heather was the best doula she had seen in action. If you are on the fence just go ahead and hire her – my son’s delivery was so beautiful and we really have Heather to thank for helping us navigate such a huge moment so smoothly and naturally!” -Clare G.

“When I was planning for the arrival of our daughter I knew that I wanted to have a natural birth with very little intervention. I researched and talked to a couple of doulas and after talking with Heather I knew she was the one. it was obvious that she was very passionate about helping women through the awesome but difficult journey of Childbirth. I was also impressed that she was a massage therapist (a really good one). my labor began with my water breaking and very few contractions which led to multiple interventions like Pitocin. Heather Was with me every step of the way (a 20-hour labor).  I know now that I could not have done it without her. I had back labor for 13 hours and Heather massaged my lower back most of that time. She was continuously encouraging me and had so many great ideas to help labor progress. I remember at the most intense point of my labor (during transition) she could tell that I was about to cry and she began to massage my forehead and gave me some encouraging words. it meant so much to me that she realized I was at my breaking point and knew exactly how to calm me down. Even after having 13 hours of back labor and needing Pitocin Heather was able to help me attain my goal of having a natural birth with no pain medication. I could not have asked for a more attentive, kind, creative, or hardworking Doula. I would highly recommend heather to anyone I know.” -Holly M.

“Heather is amazing and we don’t know what we would have done without her.  She took such loving and skillful care of our daughter and helped us learn how to take care of her by showing us how to do basic baby care, answering questions, coaching me in breastfeeding, providing information and helpful advice when needed, etc.  She also took amazing care of me, allowing me to get in some much-needed naps, doing whatever was needed around the house, helping maintain some sanity and order here during the whirlwind that happens post-baby, and just being a wonderful and pleasant person to have around.  Heather is prompt, thoughtful, skilled, helpful, and a real gem of a person with a beautiful heart- we recommend her highly!  We will miss her!!”      -Jessica L.

“Heather was one of the smartest decisions we made in our birth plan process. from the very beginning she was kind, warm, informative and extremely helpful. We had such peace of mind as we approached our due date with Heather supporting our birth plan and continually sending us helpful information and encouragement along the way. The most invaluable part of Heather’s services was of course during the labor and delivery portion of our journey. She kept my husband and I calm, collected and educated while we worked together as a team through each contraction. She was a calming voice and soothing hand in such an arduous painful process. We honestly don’t know how we could have gotten through the birth of our first child without her support. Every step of the way she was there to help in any capacity necessary, large or small. Having Heather there to guide us as we learned how to navigate the new world of parenthood was an invaluable investment and one we would recommend a thousand times over to anyone seeking the same. We are grateful to have met her and hope to work with her again with our future children.” -Valerie M.

“Heather was a great source of comfort for my husband and I. We had just moved to Ohio when I was 34 weeks pregnant, we had no family nearby, and we knew nobody. Pregnant with my first child, I was wanting to have a knowledgeable resource available during the labor process to help coach me through a natural and unmedicated labor, if possible. After meeting with Heather numerous times before my due date, I knew she would provide exactly that. She exudes patience, compassion, and a deep knowledge of the birthing process and the options a laboring mother has. She spent lots of time with us learning what our preferences were, making sure we knew our options, and just getting to know us in general. She met us both at her office, and in the comfort of our own home, which was greatly appreciated.

Our experience changed when we learned our baby was breech, but Heather’s involvement and support stayed the same. She was there with us in the pre-op room, our OB was kind enough to let her join us in the OR, and she stayed with us postpartum until we were settled in and comfortable. From a relaxing hand massage to taking wonderful pictures for us, to consistently checking in on my comfort and emotional well-being, it was a blessing having Heather be a part of our birth story. We would recommend her to anybody looking for a compassionate, professional, knowledgeable presence during the birth of their child.” -Beth W.

“The decision to hire Heather as a postpartum doula was hands down one of the smartest decisions that we have ever made – not only for our beautiful baby girl but also for the rest of the family. At first, I wasn’t sure we needed a postpartum doula since this was our second baby and “I already know what to do”. I thank my lucky stars that I came around since Heather made my maternity leave and postpartum adjustment period one of the most wonderful and memorable times in my life that I will cherish for years to come. Heather is not only a knowledgeable professional (who we also referred to as “the baby whisperer”), she is also an extremely sensitive and caring individual who tuned into our family’s needs, and went above and beyond to nurture us. Heather’s love and care enabled me to truly focus on bonding with the little one while healing and staying relaxed through what can often times be a stressful adjustment for the family. As breastfeeding, childcare and my own healing took its dramatic twists and turns as things often do at first – she was always there to support me in a non-judgmental way and referred me to top notch resources within her network. I trust Heather 100% with my baby and know that she loves her as if she were family. The only drawback to hiring Heather is that you will love her so much, it will be hard to see her go as the postpartum era comes to an end! 🙂 In all seriousness, call Heather NOW before someone else snaps her up.” -Esther F.

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