Testimonial ABOUT TRACY
"I could not have gotten through natural childbirth without her!"Laura Smith, mom of five
"She was an integral part of having a successful delivery"Heather Turner, M.D.
"She was wonderful. She really helped the patient. Very knowledgeable!" Labor and Delivery R.N.
"I had a successful VBAC. I know I would not have had it if it had not been for Tracy's support, education, and consistent encouragement!" Shahla Patrylo, mom of two
"I think Tracy was very helpful and supportive. I think it meant a lot to (the parents) for her to be there." Patricia Moore, M.D.
"Tracy's knowledge and presence as a Birth Doula was better than I ever could have imagined. My wife was in labor for an exhausting 70+ hours. Her patience and determination encouraged Jamey and me to persevere to the end. I would've lost it without Tracy. She is definitely a Godsend." Eric Barnes, father of two
"Good support of a husband through labor....very good support of couple and respectful of their choices" Labor and Delivery R.N.
"I am certain that without Tracy's expert help, my extremely long labor would not have ended up as a successful vbac. I will be recommending her to all my friends who become pregnant." Jamey Barnes, mom of two; after 73 hours of labor
"I met Tracy Cuneo, during my 7 month of pregnancy and I think during that time I was in denial of the whole labor and delivery process. I think I assumed that I would schedule a C-section and get it over with and just take home my baby. I’m also a single mom by choice so I didn’t exactly have a partner to support me in labor, although my mom was supportive she is not really good in emergency situations.
Pre labor Doula: After attending a breastfeeding class, Tracy introduced herself and explained what a Birth Doula is, and what services are offered by Doulas. After our initial discussion I became aware that I could create the labor & delivery birth that I wanted to have and I realized that I really didn’t want a c-section, which involved longer post partum recovery. I discovered that I really wanted a “natural” as possible birth, and I wanted to bond as soon as possible with my newborn. There were so many different options available to me, and Tracy educated me, so that I was able to make decisions and to communicate my decisions to my medical practitioners. The pre delivery services that Tracy provided were meeting with me several times at my house to discuss my birth needs and desires, she provided several birth DVD and reading materials. Additionally, she accompanied me to a prenatal OB/GYN appointment, she met my doctor and was able to help me understand some of the medical terminology and options available to me.
Labor & Delivery Doula: The support that Tracy provided during the labor was invaluable. At the onset of my labor Tracy created a tranquil environment in my hospital room. And throughout my 15 hours of labor Tracy worked with me on different exercises, positions to relieve the discomfort of labor and to help increase my dilation. During every contraction she was there to talk me through it and provided positive feedback and reinforcement that I could handle the next coming contraction. Throughout my entire labor I felt “totally taken care of” by Tracy, my every need was taken care of. I firmly believe that Tracy’s experience as being a mother, and experienced Doula and a woman made her uniquely qualified to sense what was needed during my labor.
I was so happy and satisfied with my labor & delivery experience. Although I am entirely grateful to my doctor and the nursing staff I feel that my positive birth experience is directly a result of the hard work and effort of my Doula, Tracy. Tracy visited me while in the hospital and also another home visit, to follow-up with how I and the baby were doing. Tracy has also been available to me via telephone and email and I feel I can contact her any time for any questions and advice.
I am very grateful to Tracy for making my birth a beautiful experience." Debra Brown, mom of one
We decided to go natural around month 7 and were a little nervous about being able to find support. It was a last minute decision and we had missed our opportunity to sign up for support classes. Luckily after some Googling we came across Tracy's website. We submitted our info and received a call the same day. We explained our concerns and after one meeting we knew we wanted her in the delivery room with us. Tracy is warm, calm, strong and a great listener. She made us feel comfortable throughout the entire labor and delivery and even though we were in labor for 40 hours she stayed there the entire time. She trulyloves what she does and it shows! Now our precious baby girl is here and there is no way we could havedone it without Tracy. Thanks Tracy, we love you!----Amy Caldarera , mom of Zoey, born breech NORMALLY, after 40 hours of labor
Best prenatal decision I made!Throughout my pregnancy, Tracy was a great resource for both of us and even enhanced my husband’s role by providing us both with a wealth of childbirth information. Tracy is the consummate professional and offers clients an incredible wealth of knowledge. She was a fantastic resource and loaned us several books and DVDs and introduced us to some great websites. She also assisted us with writing our birth plan. Tracy took time to get to know us and our childbirth preferences and goals. She did not prescribe any processes, methods or procedures but provided us with balanced information about all of our options. Throughout my pregnancy, Tracy was always available and approachable. She made both of us feel comfortable asking questions. In addition to meeting with us several times, she checked in with me via e- mail and phone and sent me relevant journal articles – always with citations so I knew the source of the information. All of this allowed us to make informed decisions and helped me to know what questions to ask my health care providers. I went into labor relaxed and confident and more excited than nervous. During my nineteen and half hours of labor, she was a constant, calming influence for me and my husband. In addition, she helped us navigate hospital standard procedures and medical jargon. Because of Tracy’s assistance, I was well-prepared and had the birth I wanted.-----Tanya
Tracy provided excellent support before and during my labor. I don't think I could have made it without her! I was set on having a natural birth experience, but when I developed pre-eclampsia I was devastated, thinking my goal would be unachievable. Tracy helped me make it through the tough Pitocin induction, and provided great massage techniques that my husband used to ease my contractions. She also reminded me of my goals when I started to demand an Epidural. She was fabulous and because of this great experience I'll have a doula at all my births to come.---Ashley Alliston