One Moon Doula was hands-down the best pregnancy ‘purchase’ I made. It was truly an investment that has made us better parents – and we have a happier infant because of it. Quite honestly, the only time I slept peacefully in those first few weeks was when our postpartum doula was at our home. She offered a peace of mind that was invaluable during those first few weeks. And she helped me enjoy the experience, rather than just live through it. I truly believe that the doula’s help made me a much more confident parent and I would highly recommend her services.
Erika, San Diego
We did not use One Moon in the usual way, i imagine. I called them after my wife was readmitted to the hospital with complications 2 weeks after giving birth to our twins. We had family with the babies during the day, but my wife was fighting for her life and did not want to be away from me in the hospital, so I needed someone I could trust to watch them at night.
Kathryn found someone for me immediately. [Our doula] was exactly the person you want in a situation like ours. She was calming, comforting, and extremely nurturing to our girls. She asked me exactly what I wanted done, which was reassuring when we were leaving our babies at a stage where we never expected to be parted from them at all. The doula came to our house for the nights we were in the hospital, as well as a few nights afterward to help us transition to life at home.
We would not have survived what was truly a nightmare without their help. Kathryn was so supportive and understanding when we first spoke on the phone, and it comforted me that she listened to the entire saga, provided some sage advice, and then informed me that she thoroughly vets all of her doulas, so it was okay that we weren’t going to have the luxury of interviewing and meeting with them beforehand.
In the future, if we have the sleep issues I imagine that are part and parcel of infant twin parenting, I will definitely be in touch with Kathryn. I am so grateful that One Moon exists, and, as my mom put it, they helped us and our babies not only survive our ordeal, but find a way to thrive afterward.
Jodi, San Diego
I really appreciated how non-judgmental Kathryn was – whether it was breast/bottle feeding or sleep training ideas, she… never made me feel like my ideas were wrong and was always open to finding the solution that would work best for me and my daughter.
Carly, Encinitas CA
Just weeks before my scheduled C-section in December 2016, my original postpartum care plan (family) had changed and I was left scrambling to find help the last minute. Kathryn was wonderful in organizing interviews, asked what type of help I need, solicit feedback and adjust her service accordingly. She has a group of wonderful doulas that were all qualified and easy to work with. Kathryn and her doulas helped ease my nerve as a first time mom! She is very accommodating and understanding- which is always appreciated when things kept changing during the first few weeks. Thank you!
Joy, San Diego
The doula was knowledgeable about specific details (breastfeeding, sleep safety) and big picture issues (like changing family roles). She offered incredible support, guidance, and education.
Beth, New York