I deeply appreciate the complete presence these women held for the birth of our son. Their calmness and encouragement provided me and my family with confidence through the entire process. They protected and supported the sacred space that is required for peaceful birth to happen. When questions or complications arose, they were knowledgeable and swift to care for me. After the birth, I felt both peaceful and triumphant because we were held with care and dignity the whole way through. I am grateful for this healing experience of birth.