Working with Natalie was among the best decisions we made during my pregnancy. There are two things that I think make Natalie a particularly special and skilled doula: first, she has a magical ability to put people at ease and read and respond to the energy and needs of the room. She felt like a dear friend from the very beginning. Second, she extends care far beyond what I might have expected and became a deeply trusted resource for all manner of questions and fears during pregnancy and after. The result was that I went into my labor and into motherhood feeling deep trust in myself, and had an extremely positive and empowering birth. We can’t thank Natalie enough!