‘My doula was fantastic during the birth’

Last year, my husband Gavin and I, decided to have a Doula attend the birth of our first child. We rang the Australian Doula College and found everyone to be extremely helpful. We met with Lisa Kordiak, a student Doula, and both Gavin and I thought she was wonderful, so we booked her for the birth.In the last 6 or so weeks of my pregnancy, I had some medical problems (thankfully, nothing was wrong with the baby) and spent a lot of time in and out of hospital. Throughout this time, Lisa was a great support. She phoned me to see if there was anything she could do, came and visited me in hospital twice and both Gavin and I knew we were able to call on her at anytime if we needed.Due to the problems I had been having, it was decided that I would be induced 8 days early. By the time Lisa arrived, I had been given an epidural, and we sat and chatted for a few hours until I was fully dilated. Lisa was fantastic during the birth. She kept me focused during the pushing stage and was there to help with anything I asked for. Once our daughter, Ruby, was born, Lisa took some photos for us, which will be treasured by us forever.Gavin and I both highly recommend Lisa as a Doula. We would like to congratulate her on her recent graduation and wish her all the best as a Doula.