I had never hired a doula before we contacted Leann Lett for post-partum doula care. When our little boy arrived, after about two weeks, most of our family help and support had ended, and I still needed nurture and help in the transition. Leann seemed to fit our family perfectly. I appreciated her initiative to jump in with both feet in getting to know our other children, tidy up our home, and care for my post-partum recovery and new baby. This was especially helpful since I wasn’t feeling 100% and didn’t always know exactly where I most needed her help during the hours she was present. When I hired Leann, one of my uncertainties was whether I wouldn’t be able to get any actual rest because I was still one room away from my children. I knew I needed a few naps. But I felt that she truly cared about my little ones, and they picked up on that as well. I was able to take naps without my 2 and 4 year old ever knocking on my door or crying. They took to “Miss Leann” right away. And I loved her confidence in caring so gently and skillfully for my new babe. I can say that I truly felt comfortable and secure (no guilt feelings) leaving my little children and new baby with Leann. She made me feel empowered in my role and at the same time safe leaving all three of my children with her. All in all, hiring Leann as a post partum doula was a great experience and something I would certainly do again and recommend to others. Leann still checks in on my recovery and emotional state nine weeks post partum and is a helpful ongoing resource. She is confident and a great fit in this position.
After having a surprise c-section and traumatic birth with my daughter in 2012 I knew I wanted a doula for my next birth. I had a very easy pregnancy and wasn’t worried about the VBAC until the last couple of weeks. Everything started to scare me (was he breech, who would watch my daughter…) and every time Leann was a constant reassurrance. On my due date I had a lack of fetal movement and went to get checked and from my first call to her she was there talking me through things. When I decided to have a c-section I felt informed and completely impowered. I was spastic and couldn’t focus my thoughts on a c-section birth plan (I hadn’t brought anything with me) and she helped keep my head clear, to remember the things I wanted to ask for and to keep asking for them. I’m one to let others take over, especially when I’m in pain or scared, and she gave me the tools to take control of my experience. My husband was overwhelmed I think, and scared for me becasue of the last experience and her being there was a huge relief. I chose Leann to come into the OR with me and my husband waited in recovery and I don’t know how put into words how grateful I am that she was there. I never felt alone for a second and I have constantly felt like this birth was no different than my vaginal birth. She helped me get skin on skin and it was beyond anything I could have ever imagined. She helped me have a perfect cesarean birth. I never knew a surgery could be as natural and beautiful as my son’s birth was. Leann stayed with me even when my son went to recovery with my husband and helped me during recovery getting him latched on. Ididn’t know what a doula could do in a c-section situation but having her there changed everything and gave us the best start imaginable. I can’t say thank you enough to her.
I can’t say enough good things about LeAnn. I will forever be grateful that I found her. I had no idea what a doula was until about half way through my second pregnancy and hired LeAnn a little late in the game. I lived an hour and a half away from her, travelling to Tallahassee to see a VBAC friendly provider, and my husband was out of town for most of my third trimester. In spite of the circumstances, she was so accomodating and a wealth of information. She helped me thoroughly explore so many aspects of birth to ensure that I was as informed as possible. It was obvious that she sincerely cared about helping me have the birth experience I wanted. My husband didn’t get a chance to meet her until the day I went into labor (which was actually the day we had planned on them meeting) but he later said that it never felt like he hadn’t met her and was so glad she was there with us. She has such a calming and positive presence that helped both my husband and I stay focused and centered during labor. I don’t know what we would have done without LeAnn on our team. She has been and continues to be such a blessing in our lives.
My husband and I are so thankful we had LeAnn by our side throughout pregnancy, labor, delivery, and beyond! LeAnn was a wealth of information, reassurance, and positivity that really boosted our confidence as first-time parents. She was really in tune with our desires and helped us explore our options to achieve the birth we wanted, while also calming our anxieties. LeAnn was a tremendous source of peace during labor and delivery; she provided wonderful pain-relieving support and helped my husband participate (and rest) during labor. I can’t imagine our birth experience without LeAnn’s calm, comforting presence! Even postpartum, she continues to be a great source of encouragement for us.
LeAnn was absolutely phenomenal. Right from the beginning she was there providing tons and tons of really insightful articles and documents that answered so many questions for me. LeAnn has experienced two births herself, so she knew the exact suggestions to make that we’re perfectly aligned with the birth experience I wanted. I was very comfortable with LeAnn; I never once felt any judgement about my choices, just encouragement and acceptance. She is very calm and has a peaceful energy around her that I needed during my recent birth. I cannot thank her enough for her time and excellent care during one of the most incredible moments of my life. She still blesses me with messages or calls to check in on me postpartum. She’ll be a part of a memory I’ll share with my family forever.
LeAnn was an amazing doula. I wasn’t sure I needed a doula, since it was my third birth and I had had two previous uncomplicated labors. But her calm, nurturing personality is so encouraging that I thought it would be a good idea. I am so glad I did! even though it was my third birth, it was my longest and most difficult active labor. LeAnn was by my side the whole time.
Her gentle, unintrusive presence gave me the support I needed, and allowed me to focus inward. She seemed to know what I needed without me even asking; she brought me water, applied counter pressure, and suggested position changes without being pushy.
After my son was born, my husband said, “I don’t know what we would have done without LeAnn!” She was so supportive and caring when we were both exhausted, and her calm energy really kept us both going. She has a gift for this, and I would recommend her to anyone.