My waters broke several days before my estimated date so we decided to go in to the hospital, where the Drs and nurses were worried about infection and wanted a baby close to 24 hours later; however, I did not want to be induced. After 15 hours of no contractions, Ana asked if I wanted to try acupuncture to get the contractions started. Within an hour, the acupuncturist got my contractions started and regular. By this time it was midnight and my husband went to sleep to get some rest. Ana stayed up with me making sure I was drinking my water and tending to my needs. The contractions started getting strong so she helped me in the tub and was there for me while my husband was slept through the night. It was a long night of labor and by noon the next day I was finally checked and was stuck at a 5cm with the contractions getting farther apart and eventually stopped. I had to be induced, something I didn't want, but Ana was by my side helping me and telling me everything would be okay. Once the baby came out, Ana took pictures for my husband and I, something that I love looking back on and being in that moment again. Ana has visited and checked on me several times after birth with breastfeeding and the art of infant massage.
At first my husband wasn't on board with having a doula and now afterwards, he says he doesn't know what he would have done without her! I highly recommend Ana.