Personally, applying counter pressure helped me the most during contractions. It required a lot of muscle strength, but Ana was very good at applying pressure the whole time I had contractions. She and my husband worked together as a team applying hip pressure for hours all through the night. Ana helped me focus on breathing techniques as well as trying other relaxation techniques. The ones that I didn't feel comfortable doing, she didn't force and was very agreeable to whatever I felt most comfortable. After birth, Ana came to our house to check on how the baby and I were doing. She was very informative about breastfeeding and had good resources for me if I needed or had questions about breastfeeding. She even made phone calls after the visit to continue checking on how I was recovering. Overall, Ana's presence during the birth has made my birth experience exceptional and unforgettable. Most importantly, Ana had helped me and my husband make our own decisions to follow our birth plan for having a completely natural, safe and unmedicated birth.