Testimonials from previous clients – Doula Orange County
Read what my previous clients are saying about me… They have been working with me through their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey. They are my best judge when it comes to qualifying the quality of my work. You can also find me & testimonials on Doula Match !
“I feel like Mary Poppins came to my home the day Mathilde started… I was in a deep conversation w/ my 11 day old baby’s doctor & Mathilde took one look at the situation, went straight into my ( messy) kitchen & started cleaning & cooking up a storm!… I had yummy food for the next few days when I was traveling back & forth to Dr.s appt… She knows what you need before you can even figure it out… She is also very respectful of everyone & everything in your home… She turned my upside down home, right side up again & also gave the most nurturing loving care to me!… She massaged my very swollen legs, kept me hydrated, gave great nursing tips & also comforted me when (always) times were emotionally tough… She even put my still boxed stroller together while I was busy nursing, a total bonus!… She always keeps herself busy making your disorganized, organized again after a baby… This is my 1st review I have ever written & I could say so much more…Basically, she was a life saver for me!” Teresa, Newport Beach.
“Mathilde is worth her weight in gold. I was extremely anxious during pregnancy and had many fears about birth. I desperately needed a professional to “hold my hand” throughout the journey. Mathilde was able to put my fears to rest. She is an invaluable resource and knows just about everything in the realms of pregnancy and birth. And if she doesn’t know, she goes the extra mile and invests a lot of time on your behalf, to find out the latest research.
Not only warm and caring, she is unbiased in her advice. She is highly professional, thorough and organized. There is no detail or concern that she did not address. Her temperament and demeanor is exactly what’s required in the delivery room. I had a 40 hour labor and she was a godsend; helped me through contractions, made sure I had enough liquids and gave me massages so my husband could rest. If you have a hospital birth (we delivered at St John’s in Santa Monica) you cannot rely on the rotating nursing staff to be compassionate and listen to you as they are focused on following protocol. Mathilde will be your advocate and will tend to your needs, like a dear friend. She will support you and do what it takes to make your delivery experience incredible, just as you and your partner envisioned.
Mathilde is also a seriously good photographer and will take photos of your birth if you wish. I am SO glad she captured those tender moments for us to cherish forever. Icing on the cake! She is the real deal and I cannot recommend her enough! Thank you Mathilde” Bridgette, Mission Viejo.
“Mathilde has been such an incredible help during our pregnancy journey. She came to our home multiple times before the delivery to coach us on everything we needed to prepare for the babies. She was also present during the delivery which was amazing and has been following up since. It was such a comfort knowing we had someone who was kind, knowledgable and understanding of our needs as expectant parents. I would highly recommend her!” Ryan, Lake Forest.
“If you’re looking for a Doula, look no further, you found the best one with Mathilde.
I got pregnant during COVID and needed support. Doctors appointments were short, I was far from family and friends, and needed someone I could turn to to ask questions and get ready for birth. I interviewed a few Doulas and decided to go with Mathilde. Her calm demeanor, extreme professionalism and comforting skills made the difference. Mathilde is an evidence based doula. You can ask her anything, she will either have the answer or look into it for you. Unfortunately due to COVID restrictions, she couldn’t be with me for the birth but was available on the phone during the whole process, helping me to advocate for myself and making decisions that were right for my baby and I. She also provided ressources when needed after the birth, such as lactation consultant contact and so on.
We loved her so much that we also hired her as a post partum Doula. And let me tell you, she was absolutely the best at it! Mathilde takes initiatives, she helps with house shores without you needing to ask for it, cooks for you (and she is excellent at it!) and gives you invaluable support. She succeeds perfectly in giving you enough space and yet be very present. Every time she left our house we felt like a big load of worries and chores was off our shoulders.
It’s still a mystery for us how someone can achieve so much work in a few hours of time, while still being calm and nurturing. My husband gave her the nickname of ” Magic Mathilde “.
We could not recommend her enough, she is simply the best person we’ve ever hired at any job given. Thank you Mathilde!” Lucie, Irvine.