Megan Berger

I felt comfortable with Ellie the moment I met her and it was obvious that she would be an asset. Ellie has such a wealth of knowledge about so many aspects of birthing. She’s truly done her research and is an arsenal of advice and experience. At 35 weeks, I learned that my baby was in transverse position and that I might need a C-section. This wouldn’t have been the end of the world, but I was really freaked out. Ellie was the best. She reassured me that my body and baby knew what they were doing and also taught me physical exercises that could help baby to turn, which indeed happened. I had my baby when COVID restrictions peaked. Hospitals barely let anyone in. My husband was with me, but Ellie couldn’t be in person. So we zoomed. I can’t express how amazing Ellie’s presence (even virtually) in the delivery room was. I felt more at ease under her direction and encouragement. She and the medical professionals in the room worked as a team. It was seamless. Ellie met me right where I was in each stage of my labor. It was almost eerie how she knew what I was thinking and what I needed to hear. Specifically, as it came time to push, she reminded me that I could trust myself and instructed me to do what my body was telling me to do. Those words got me through. I was amazed as I held my baby shortly thereafter! I also really appreciated how Ellie intentionally trained my husband. We were all the more confident because Ellie had shown him how to physically and emotionally support me. It was a precious time for the two of us as I depended on him and he was able to be there for me with all of his newfound knowledge and tactics. Probably the biggest testimonial is Ellie herself: she’s a wonderful person and perfect for this job. She’s both kind and fierce, gentle and energetic, knowledgeable, yet humble and focused on you. I look back on that time with a joy that is in part because Ellie helped to make it as peaceful and empowering as possible.

About Author : Ellie Lindenmayer

Ellie Lindenmayer is the founder of Joyful Birthing & Beyond. She is a childbirth educator, HypnoBirthing Practitioner, birth doula, lactation counselor and sleep consultant. She is a mother of three and passionate about all things birth & baby!