"Teresa is one of the most wonderful human beings I’ve ever met. I hired her as my birth Doula to assist me through my VBAC experience. During our first meeting I knew that she was the right fit for me. She listened and responded with empathy, support, and information that really helped educate me about what to expect. She convinced me to change from a traditional obstetrician to a midwife and helped me identify a chiropractor and an acupuncturist during pregnancy. She has a strong network of excellent care providers in the area to recommend.
I knew going into my birth experience that I had the “A-Team” working with me including her. During my labor and delivery Teresa provided the strength I needed at every turn. She encouraged me to ask all the right things and advised me with impressive confidence when things got tough. She is the real deal and I will recommend her to every pregnant woman and mother for as long as she’s in the business. You won’t find a better person to support you throughout your pregnancy and beyond!"
Bianca (Mom to Maya)
"Looking back at my pregnancy and my birth I know that I made two excellent decisions. The first one was hiring a doula, the second one was reaching out to Teresa to be my Doula. From the very first meeting with her I knew that she was the one. She made me feel understood, cared for and respected. She has such a positive and calming aura. Teresa provided me with all the educational background that I needed to feel safe and confident. She had carefully put together all relevant information and passed it on to me when the time was right. She was reliable and always kind. She will always hold a special place in my heart and today I know that my family owes her a lot. She supported my decision to have a natural birth, keeping in mind my baby daughters well-being as well as my own. She helped me to accept that I needed encouragement as my contractions came and went. The emotional support she provided to me through the challenging parts of labor were invaluable. She worked well with my nurse too and helped me to focus my energy in the right place when it came time for pushing. She gave me strength and confidence. She listened and she was above all: Honest with me - making sure that I understood all my choices. My baby is healthy and happy and so am I. We had a perfect start, which I most likely would not have had without her. Maya is continuing to be a great breast feeder and I am so glad that Teresa is also a Certifed Lactation Counselor and teaches a very helpful breastfeeding class. I am so grateful for my beautiful birthing experience.
In summary Teresa is a great doula because:
she has a true interest in the women she accompanies and takes time to get to know you
she will always advocate for your baby
she is very knowledgeable and will share information adequately (without it being either too little or overwhelming)
she knows how to give space when needed and to be present when needed
she ensures your family starts off well"
Nicia (Mom to Jason)
"I was extremely fortunate to meet Teresa. I really valued her extensive experience, knowledge of childbirth, and warm nature and felt sure she would be a good fit as my doula. Her level of commitment and passion about her work was so much more than I could have hoped for. Her calm presence and demeanor kept me feeling safe and in the zone during labor and I am certain this played a large part in my birth going so well. She worked beautifully with my midwife and quietly helped keep things as close as possible to my birth plan without needing to be asked. She put my husband and I at ease and allowed him to rest knowing I was in good hands. We felt well supported throughout labor, delivery and beyond and I can't recommend her highly enough!"
Maia (Mom to Connor & Preston)
"Having Teresa as my doula for my pregnancy and the birth of my son, was the best thing that I could have done for myself during the process. I did not know a great deal about pregnancy and knew even less about labor and delivery prior to becoming pregnant and was feeling very unprepared for the whole thing. Teresa offered invaluable support and knowledge throughout my pregnancy. She helped me through my doubts and concerns and offered helpful and encouraging advice as I talked through things with her during those months. I found Teresa through another doula in the area and my husband and I felt comfortable with her right away. During my pregnancy she was always available when I needed her. I spent a lot of time emailing her questions and looking for the support that I was not able to find in all of the reading that I was doing to prepare for the coming of the baby. My birthing experience was fantastic and having Teresa there was such a help. She was an advocate in the room for me and my family and helped to make sure that I was involved in decision making as things progressed. She helped me through the labor and delivery and was a wonderful support in the hours that followed the birth. I would recommend a doula to any expectant mom, and would warmly and whole-heartedly recommend Teresa specifically. Her calming and nurturing style and presence were just what I needed throughout my pregnancy and birth."
Maryam (Mom to Roxy)
"Birthing and new moms are very lucky to have you as a doula...you were incredibly helpful to me at a very low point in the motherhood process."
Adrienne (Mom to Lila & Oliver)
"I highly recommend Teresa Coyle Airey as a birth doula. I delivered in a hospital and could not imagine my pregnancy, delivery, or postpartum experience without Teresa. She was great interacting and supporting both myself and my husband - so encouraging, professional, kind, patient, generous, informative (in a helpful, not a pushy way), and has a great sense of humor!"
Laura Ann (Mom to Jimmy & Elliot)
"Teresa is a warm, wonderful, incredibly experienced doula and I couldn't have asked for anyone better. I was so pleased I chose her. In addition to the birth experience itself, throughout my entire pregnancy and also post-partum, Teresa has provided incredible emotional support, by email, phone, and in person, for whatever issues arise for me. She is always thorough and helpful in her responses. You can tell she truly loves what she does and cares for each mother that she works with. One of the main reasons I chose her is that I wanted someone very experienced this time, since I was hoping for a VBAC and I wanted everything to be optimal (my last doula was new to the profession, and while kind and caring, when things got difficult during labor she didn't know how to support me).
Teresa was fabulous during my birth, and I consider her one of the reasons I was able to have the natural childbirth VBAC successfully. During the pushing phase I was having difficulty and the midwife and doctor were considering a c-section. My doula was quick to provide some suggestions to help me direct my pushes, which really helped me. alot! I could go on and on about how much I loved Teresa- I would recommend her to all of my friends, and if I have another birth someday, I will definitely hire her again. She was helpful and full of knowledge and suggestions but presents everything in a very sensitive and non-obtrusive way. During the labor/birth, she is so competent and understanding."
Ryan (Dad to Felix)
"We were talking about you earlier and just what a great help, comfort, and support it was to have you with us during the birth. We are so grateful to have found you and, as it turns out, just in time :-) We have been sharing a lot about our experience as we communicate the birth of our son to our friends and relatives. It helps to reminisce about our wonderful birth experience together. You are a central part of the reason it was such a smooth and fantastic birth. We can not thank you enough for all that you did to help us along the way."
Kate (Mom to Isabel & Griffin)
"We can not begin to thank you enough for all your amazing support during the most amazing time of my life! You have been a wonderful resource to our family."
Stephanie & Ken (Parents to Matthew & Shayla)
"Is it clear to me that my husband and I could not have brought our children into the world the way we did without you at our side. Your support has been invaluable to us! I had the births I wanted ( how blessed am I ) and I really didn't even know what that was until you entered the picture and offered the guidance I needed. You were there every step of the way , through my pregnancy, illness, birth, postpartum and you continue to offer me your kindness, wisdom and courage long after the birth. I am so grateful to you. We think the world of you."
Erin (Mom to Katie & Bennett)
"I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for me and how much I appreciate your endless support during my successful VBAC! This was certainly a journey for me and my family and it was so amazing to always have you as a listening ear. I can't imagine my birth going any better than it did, and you were a huge reason everything went so smoothly. You will always have a warm spot in my heart :)"
Melinda (Mom to Elijah & Eamon)
"Words honestly cannot express the gratitude I feel towards you. I don't know what I would have done without you. You have been so thoughtful and an invaluable support to me as I have worked through these challenging weeks. I hope you know that I will always remember you as an integral part of this special time in my life. Thank you…"
Athena & Chris (Parents to Aurora)
"There is no way we could ever thank you for all the amazing things you have done for us and mean to us. It seems silly to even list the things we are grateful for, among which are the support, comfort, advice....but nothing will ever beat the birth of our daughter...you will always be a part of our family - one more thing to be grateful for!"
Jessica (Mom to Fiona & Elena)
"I want to tell you how glad I am that our paths crossed and that we found you to be our doula. We were both so happy to have you at our birth and found your support to be both comforting and confident. I also appreciate all our conversation and emails during the months of pregnancy and your willingness to be available to me all the time! With your support I was able to have the VBAC birth I had hoped for"
Tina (Mom to Todd)
"Thank you for taking part in the birth of our son as a back up doula when our support person was not available. We were so grateful that you were able to help us on such short notice. Thank you for all the phone support early on in labor and the hours at the hospital. Thank you for *your* tender loving care."
Janna (Mom to Jacob)
"Please accept my heartfelt thanks for being my doula through my pregnancy and birth. I was blessed when God brought you into my life. I am especially lucky to have had you as a doula and also to have you become a friend."
Nierika (Mom to Maya)
"Working with Teresa was the best thing we could have done for our birth experience. She is an amazing person and an incredible doula. When she came to our home for the initial consultation, my husband and I felt an immediate connection with her. As soon as she left, we looked at each other and said, “She’s the one!” and I’m so thankful we did! This early sense of connection only grew as Teresa took the time to really get to know us and made herself readily available to answer questions and provide support in the final months of my pregnancy.
With Teresa I always felt empowered and cared for – an ideal way to go into the birthing experience. I also trusted her completely, which allowed me to let go of any lingering fear or resistance during the process and to have the wonderful natural birthing experience I had always wanted. I don’t know many people better suited for their chosen vocations than Teresa is for hers. She is experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate about supporting women and their partners so they can come away from their babies’ births with stories to feel good about. This is just what she did for us. I love my birth story and am overcome with gratitude every time I think of it. We couldn’t have done it without Teresa, and we will forever feel blessed to have her in our lives."
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