Colleen was introduced to Blooma through a dear friend. She had signed up for a breastfeeding class with Mari, the director of childbirth education at Blooma, and instantly felt at home, so much so that she cancelled her childbirth education classes at another organization to switch to Blooma.
“It was the best decision we could have ever made, particularly as it led us to our doulas, Sarah and Mari.”
While Colleen’s pregnancy had gone largely as planned, due to Colleen’s age she was being monitored closely. When concerns of possibly developing preeclampsia arose, her physicians decided to induce at 38 weeks.
Sarah and Mari were there to help Colleen and her husband Matt process this unexpected change of plans, which they eventually embraced.
Colleen remained in contact with Sarah and Mari during the overnight induction, and just as things began to pick up speed, Mari headed to the hospital.
Mari’s timing was impeccable as the doctor decided to break Colleen’s water minutes after she arrived.
While this wasn’t Colleen’s original birth plan and things changed quickly, Colleen and Matt took solace from the knowledge they gained in childbirth classes. And having Mari there as a true advocate for Colleen was comforting.
Through Mari’s artful guidance and armed with a wealth of comfort techniques, Colleen gave birth to a beautiful son, Rowan.