"Hannah truly has an amazing gift for working with expecting/new mamas and their babies. She was our postpartum doula. She has the knowledge and passion to make this special time in a family’s life even more beautiful. Hannah also infused every interaction with a much needed feeling of calm and poise. I really struggled with my health after the birth of my second child, and I truly feel that Hannah made the biggest difference in supporting my recovery. I only wish Hannah could have stayed with us forever!" -Delanie Meldman
"All I can say is Hannah is a rare diamond at Mothering Memories Doula Services. I originally was looking for a doula to help provide back pain relief for my third birth just in case my husband wouldn’t be able to be present during birth. I hired Hannah right away just because I loved her confidence, passion, and engaging personality as a doula. Not only does she love her job, but she is very knowledgeable and provides realistic expectations so you don’t go into labor like a deer with headlights on. I was particularly impressed by Hannah’s ability to continually keep me comfortable throughout all my labor contractions and phases. It was as if she put herself in my shoes and knew exactly what I was feeling during each contraction. Never have I ever labored without assistance with someone pressing my hips in to alleviate the back pain until I met Hannah. I loved that she empowered me with her encouraging words even when I was in terrible pain and provided easy breathing techniques I could mimic to alleviate tension. One selfless thing my husband noticed while I was in labor was Hannah kneeled on the hardwood floor my entire labor. I admire the fact she never complained once and stayed continually focused on me. I would highly recommend Mothering Memories Doula Services with Hannah simply because she is beyond wonderful to work with, and you will never look at birth with fear ever again but with confidence. For these reasons, anyone looking for a doula would be lucky to have a dedicated doula like Hannah be apart of your beautiful birth story." -Courtney Garcia
"Hannah is such a treasure. I hired her at the very last minute (about 2 weeks before I delivered) because I was nervous about delivering naturally without the support of a doula. She got back to me right away and was so sweet and accommodating to us. She was what I needed to feel totally confident about delivering naturally. After our prenatal appointment I knew that if she was there, I would be just fine because Hannah has such a calming presence. When I went into labor, she kept us from going to the hospital several hours too early! She kept my husband and parents calm as I labored at home for hours. She thought of everything to keep me and my husband and parents calm and comfortable. She was the perfect complement to my husband as they supported me through my labor. She took amazing photos at the birth that I absolutely love and look at all the time. I think I told her about 10 times after my son was born that I couldn't have done it without her. My parents and husband still rave about her weeks later! At our postpartum appointment she made me feel so normal as I talked about all of my crazy new mother feelings. Hannah was made to be a doula and hiring her is the best thing you can do for your birth. When we have more kids in the future there's no question about who we will call! There's just no reason to consider anyone else. " -Haley Johnson
"Hannah is amazing. We're not sure what we'd have done without her!
Hannah met with us multiple times before our little girl was born - we planned, talked through different scenarios, went through options and our preferences and generally got to know each other! When we had to be induced, pieces of our "plan" weren't exactly what we wanted, but Hannah was so positive and encouraging, she kept me from throwing the REST of the plan out of the window. I'm so grateful for her help and support throughout labor - and my husband is, too! As first time parents, his ability to be an effective support person was limited. Hannah stepped in and kept me focused and moving forward.
Hannah is kind, approachable, professional, and relatable - I'm so glad she was a part of our story! Thank you, Hannah!" -Melanie Nicely
"We hired Hannah halfway through my second pregnancy. We didn’t use a doula during my first pregnancy, and although it was great, I knew I wanted some extra support not only for me, but for my husband too. We had quite a unique experience because I changed from an OB/midwife practice to a different OB at 28 weeks, to a midwifery practice at a Birth center at 36 weeks. Talk about a roller coaster. Hannah provided evidence based information when I asked, and always remained unbiased when we were trying to determine where to deliver. She was easily accessible and responded promptly to my text or call. I so appreciated her knowledge and relationship. During the birth, she showed up and supported us, then went home when my labor stalled out and showed back up in the middle of the night when the real thing was happening. She provided physical comfort measures, emotional encouragement and I was so glad she was a part of my birth team. I had a beautiful unmedicated birth and felt so much support and peace. She knew her role well, supported my husband in his role, and meshed beautifully with the midwives present. I would absolutely recommend Hannah to be part of your birth team too. " -Heather Bedinger
Hannah was my doula for the birth of my twins. I was originally going for an unmedicated VBAC and she was beyond helpful in getting me prepared for that. When I reached 38 weeks and things weren’t progressing, the decision for a repeat csection was made. Although it wasn’t what I desired, Hannah made sure check on me to make sure I was dealing well emotionally and continually offered support and suggestions. She also attended the csection to support my husband and I. The overall experience this time was tons better and I have no doubt in my mind that Hannah played a HUGE part in that. She took photos for us in the OR, has kept in touch after the birth, and has been helpful with postpartum as well! I honestly couldn’t have done it without her! -Allesanda Griffitt
Hannah has been amazing with our family since we came home from the hospital. She is very energetic and ready to help. She has helped me as a mom stay on top of my feedings, my eating, and drinking water. She has been so helpful when I needed help getting the babies set up and latched on for tandem feedings. She has been great with our newborn twins and 2 year old toddler. She has also helped me around the house with dishes, laundry, etc. She is awesome and I always look forward to when she can come over to help. -Kim Embry
Hannah was fantastic! We were induced, and the labor was a long process. Hannah was able to help me out with pain management and make sure I had everything I need for the delivery to go well. She was positive and uplifting when I was getting discouraged. I couldn't have asked for a better doula. She thought of techniques to reposition the baby and encourage contractions. Thank you Hannah for everything! -Brianna Ballinger
Hannah babysat my newborn so that I could attend a birth. Not only did she babysit but she tag teamed with me and took care of my client when I stepped out to nurse. When I had to leave early and couldn’t make it back before the baby was born Hannah took over and made my client feel safe and supported. When I checked on my client afterwards she could not stop talking about how amazing Hannah was. She said Hannah was so attentive to her needs and made sure she understood everything that was going on. She said that she did not know how she would have gotten through it without her. As a fellow doula I can attest to this. Hannah is SO incredibly sweet and she knows her stuff when it comes to supporting women in labor. I am so grateful to have met her and look forward to working with her in the future! This young lady is mature beyond her years and I would recommend her as a doula any day! -Asante Wagner