Kristy O, from San Diego, benefitted greatly form hiring a doula AND encapsulating her placenta for the birth of her second child. Getting the right support the second time around can make a huge difference in your experience!
"I chose Courtney as my doula and placenta specialist for the birth of my second baby and I can not say enough good things about the experience. Courtney is a warm, caring, and calming person who helped me and my family prepare for the arrival of our new little one. As a second time mom I felt pretty confident about labor and delivery but Courtney provided additional support, knowledge, and such a fantastic presence that helped me have the birthing experience I wanted. I believe every family deserves a doula (I say family because dads benefit, too) and Courtney was a perfect fit for our family.
As for placenta encapsulation, DO IT! Courtney was already there for the birth, so once she left (after making sure my husband and I had some food), she took the placenta with her. A few days later she came to our house with a goody bag that included among other things the placenta capsules. Background: I did not choose placenta encapsulation after the birth of my first and struggled with milk supply, baby blues, etc. Wow! What a difference with the capsules! My milk supply has been awesome from the get-go (I'm 6 1/2 months PP now) and my mood, energy, and attitude have been so much better this time around. I was in touch with Courtney as my capsule supply was running low and she was able to make a tincture for me with the remaining capsules, therefore extending the benefits.
I would highly recommend Courtney as a doula and a placenta specialist!"