Katy was a calm, confident presence at the birth of our son. She helped the hospital staff be more effective in caring for me, and helped me better communicate my needs. She was the comfort I needed to get through the most challenging moments!
I really enjoyed having a person around who was coming from another perspective – not a hospital employee, not a family member. Someone who could offer encouraging and comforting words, and provide a sense that no matter how nuts things got, we could deal with it (like trying to have an IV in the tub). Also, someone to believe what I was saying even when it seemed unbelievable (like when I said it was time to push).