R E V I E W S
I don’t know what my birth would have looked like had it not been for Emily- I probably would’ve been transferred to a hospital and treated like an alien.
The midwives at my birthing center didn’t understand me. They didn’t know how sensitive I am to stimuli, they didn’t understand that my body and mind have a powerful connection; they couldn’t fathom that they were making me more anxious and that THEY were the ones stalling my birth.
I am an Indigenous woman with SPD and ADHD and could've had a severely traumatizing birth had it not been for Emil: my advocate, my space holder, my neurodivergent doula.
Emily knew exactly what was going on with me. She knew that every time the midwives checked my progress I was closing up. It was Emily who whispered to my birthing body: you’re safe and you can do this; I got you. She was the reason I went from 6cm to transition to delivery in 40 minutes.
The space this birth worker holds is sacred and intimate and full of the wisdom that comes from knowing the interconnectedness of all beings which for me, as an Indigenous woman, was life saving on the birthing floor. She was able to see that I needed space to regulate and was able to communicate that to the midwifery team in a way that was respectful and understanding of all the experiences and perspectives in the room; a way that was inclusive of the neurodivergent experience.
I can’t even describe the relief I felt in my body when she walked into the room while I was in active labor, looked into my eyes and made me feel seen, heard, and safe. I wouldn’t have had the labor I wanted without her. I really feel she saved my life and my child’s. She comes highly recommended