"Melissa entered the birthing room and immediately went to work on setting the mood of the space. The twinkle lights and aromas subconsciously brought everyone who entered the room down into a calm, peaceful mindset. Melissa was flexible as she worked well with the large number of different providers that took care of us. During the extended labor of my twin girls, with everyone else focused on the babies, it was nice to have someone solely focused on me. Melissa was creative in different comfort and copying tools while always making sure I had enough energy and water. She wore several hats as she even found time to professionally capture the experience with her wonderful photography. The birth of my twin girls was not as I had expected it to be, with its many different twists and turns, however I could not be happier with the entire experience. Thank-you!"- Tessa, Scituate MA
"When I got pregnant for the first time I felt very unprepared and lost as to what to do next. I had heard of doulas in the past but was skeptical of using them. Once I met Rophe, however, we immediately clicked and I knew she was someone I wanted to help me through one of the most stressful times of my life. From the quick responses to home visits Rophe made me feel so comfortable going into my labor. She endured we were educated on our options and were in control of our birth. On the day of, laboring at home and nervous, everything went away once Rophe showed up. She came in and immediately got to work, helping me be as comfortable as one can be during labor. She was there to make sure I stayed the course and thanks to her I delivered my beautiful baby boy in 10 hours on my time and under my expectations. Labor is never perfect, and even mine came with some hiccups, but I felt so much better having her there during that time. I would highly recommend Eden Birth Doulas and I can't wait for them to help me with our next baby!" - Gina, Milton MA
"It's hard to know where to start because words can't explain the wonderful experience I had with Rophe. But I will try my best. Rophe is a person full energy, positivty and light. A light to her that brightens up a room. My labor and delivery went totally opposite of what we spoke about which in reality is just apart of the journey. We can't expect the plan to go just as planned. And Rophe was there the whole way. She reminded me of my strength, power and encouraged me to remain positive. She pointed out the parts that I did accomplish as part of my plan to help keep me going after 36 hours of labor that resulted in a csection. I don't know how to thank her enough for all she did from the time our partnership started and beyond. Always responsive and attentive to all my questions and concerns.
I am so happy and blessed to have had her as my doula. " - Sam, Stoughton MA
"I had the absolute best, most amazing, birth experience with Melissa. Herself and Rophe were so helpful in all things pregnancy + postpartum. Whatever you may need, they are equipped and ready with referrals and great advice. Everything is run like a well oiled machine, from detailed birth preferences ..to back up doula plans incase of emergency.. and everything in between. I had a long labor, but the entire time I felt so comfortable and so capable, having Melissa by my side. I also had Melissa photograph my birth- which is an amazing addition to a doulas services. I truly don't know how anyone goes through labor without a doula- hiring her was the best thing I did for myself this pregnancy." - The Heinrichs, Weymouth MA
When my wife told me she was interested in a homebirth for our second child, I was a little nervous that a lot more responsibilities would fall on my shoulders during the birth, not being at a hospital. We both agreed that hiring a doula would be something that would ease both of our minds, as long as we could find the right one. Eden Birth Services wildly exceeded my expectations. Melissa met us multiple times before the birth to go over our birth plan and how we wanted her to assist us. During the birth, she showed up promptly when we needed her. While she was at our house, she was the perfect amount of present. By that, I mean she was NOT the center of everything. She didn't take away from the birth being primarly my wife and my experience bringing our new child into the world. She was, however, an expert standing by to give us suggestions and fill in with whatever task we needed her. My mind was at ease that I had someone there to help care for us and provide insight that I honestly couldn't have as a man. She guided me and encouraged me to be the best support person for my wife that I could be during the experience. I would recommend Eden Birth Services to any man out there that wants to provide his partner with the best quality care and comfort. They were knowledgable and respectful while bringing the best out of me in an admittedly stressfully and exciting time in our lives. - Andrew, Weymouth MA
Rophe was amazing to work with! She helped get me through the most challenging moments with a perfect combination of comfort, support and tough love. She was always available and flexible making me feel like I was her only client. She was very hands on with her approach which is just what I needed. If we have any more babies she will be with us for sure! H.S, Scituate MA
"During my labor Rophe's ability to hear me & adjust to what she heard was so comforting. Through the entire labor, which was 16 hours, I felt known by my birth team. Rophe was willing to help comfort me in so many ways - both physical and emotional! At every point I felt heard and known by the team. That brought me so much comfort in birthing my first child" -A.W., Scituate MA
"We used Eden Birth Services for their virtual support as we prepared for the delivery of our first child, who has special needs. Each question we had was answered quickly. We were encouraged to educate ourselves on our options, and the right questions to ask when making decisions for our birth and daughter's care. We felt the emotional support through each text & phone call" -The Wehmans, Hartford CT
Hiring Eden Birth Services to support us throughout pregnancy and birth was the best decision my husband and I made leading up the birth of our first child. I cannot imagine going through 9 months of pregnancy without Rophe. She checked in periodically and held me accountable to go through the birthing education courses - which included exercises and positioning routines, diet/supplement suggestions for easier labor, and general education in what the birth experience can and should be like. She coached me through an injury early on, helping me to find the pelvic support I needed to continue to workout and maintain an active lifestyle right up until birth. She helped me write a birth plan and during delivery she ensured the hospital staff respected my wishes to the extent possible - which they did, resulting in the most beautiful experience I could have ever imagined. When I went into labor in the middle of the night she was in the car within minutes on her way (and even got pulled over en route to make it in time!). She met us before we went to the hospital while I was in back labor to reposition and engage our baby, which she did quickly, and supported me through transition and in the car ride to the hospital, making it to the delivery room just in time to push. Throughout the whole labor she ensured my husband played an active role - forcing me to focus and use the breathing techniques she taught us, especially as the contractions got more intense. I had the natural, unmedicated birth I wanted - feeling my son swiftly enter the world - and spent a full 1.5 hours of skin to skin with him directly after birth. To say I couldn’t have done it without Rophe is an understatement. Doulas are a must if you want an advocate, educator, and coach in your corner - and Eden Birth Service is just that. - Kate, Warren RI
Mandi was with us for 2-3 nights after my daughter was born. She was absolute pleasure to work with, arriving on time every night and ready to go! She followed our instructions to a tee and we felt completely comfortable knowing that she was caring for our newborn.
Mandi would offer helpful advice when needed or when we had questions, and even gave us some great pointers for our toddler who hit a sleep regression after the new baby came. She did everything to ensure we were able to get the most sleep possible, and that our daughter was cared for, safe, and happy. We did not have a doula when our first child was born and really wish we had after this wonderful experience.
If you are looking for a reliable, trustworthy, and knowledgeable doula you will be thrilled with Mandi. We certainly were, and would use her again in a heartbeat! -The Andersons, Hingham MA