We were unsure of the benefits of having a Doula initially, but after hearing great things from friends, we decided to give it a try. As soon as we met Kristin, we were reassured that we had made the right decision. It was such a relief to see her familiar face when we arrived at the hospital, and we loved that we knew that throughout the whole process, she would be there for it all. As my labour progressed quickly, I didn't have time for any pain interventions, however Kristin was able to provide me with great coaching, reminding me to take deep breaths, and even giving me a little finger toy to play with to help distract me. As a part of our birth story, she also played an important role in coaching my husband through how he could be most supportive to me. As this was our first child, that was so critical for us, as he had no idea how to be helpful and it was hard seeing me in so much pain. Overall we had an excellent experience with Kristin!