Erica Knowles

Erica Knowles

Working with Ellie as our doula was one of the best decisions my husband and I made. Her knowledge and passion combined with her kindness and great sense of humor made it easy to work with and trust her throughout the process.

From my first phone conversation with Ellie I knew she was someone I’d like to work with. We decided to take our childbirth classes with her as well. We found this was a great way to get to know her more outside of the prenatal visits. I’m so glad we did! The class was just us and one other couple so we got lots of individual attention. It was also really nice to learn the HypnoBirthing techniques from our doula. I knew that what we were discussing in class would be exactly what we would be using during labor.

During labor/delivery, Ellie was indispensable. I don’t think the day would have gone as smoothly without her. I ended up having to be induced at 42 weeks which led to a rather intense labor. With Ellie’s assistance I was able to have the natural birth I was hoping for. Having her there let my husband relax and stay with me. Ellie kept everyone focused and took care of logistics based on my birth wishes as well as helping immensely with managing contractions.

Without a doubt, I would work with Ellie again for any future children. And my husband feels the same way.


About Author : Ellie Lindenmayer

Ellie Lindenmayer is the owner and founder of Joyful Birthing. She is a certified Birth Doula, certified HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator, and a certified Lactation Counselor.