Veronica's prenatal visits were comprehensive, practical, and extremely reassuring for me as a first-time father (as well as for my wife as a first-time mother). Veronica brings a wisdom and confidence to birth education that I was not able to obtain from self-study using books and videos, all of it delivered with an infectious positivity and sense of humor. Veronica made us feel extremely well-prepared for our daughter's upcoming birth.
At the birth itself, Veronica was a calming presence during my wife's long and difficult labor. Empathy, motivation and massages were delivered exactly when needed, along with professional consultation about my wife's different options as the labor progressed. Veronica also interacted well with my wife's OB and the labor and delivery nurses, quickly making herself part of the team.
We are also currently using Veronica as our Post-partum Doula. Again, we are glad we made this choice, and we and our daughter are benefiting from her knowledge, skill and caring. Veronica has taught me a great deal about how to care for a newborn and the various roles a new dad can play in the first month of a child's life. My wife agrees that Veronica has been invaluable to us during this period.
Bottom line -- Veronica is terrific and I strongly recommend her to anyone considering a Doula.