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"After years of disappointment and fertility treatments, my husband and I were thrilled to be expecting our first child. Unfortunately, we live far from family, so we knew we wanted to find someone who could support us as a couple through this process. I also had a really strong desire to experience natural childbirth due to past difficulties with medications, and I realized that I would need a coach that would keep me motivated when I felt like giving up. Jennifer was exactly the person we were looking for and her very reasonable fee was worth every penny. She was calm, attentive and easy to communicate with for both my husband and I before and during the labor process. I am confident that I would not have been able to meet my goal of giving birth without drugs and other medical interventions without Jennifer. Her coaching, encouragement and some moments of tough love got me through that toughest hour when the hunger and exhaustion seemed insurmountable. She also helped guide my husband and my best friend as they also supported me throughout the labor process. It meant a lot to me to have such a strong and united team with me every moment as I worked to bring my daughter into the world. Despite the physical pain, my memories of labor and delivery are sweet and comforting because I felt so incredibly well cared for throughout the entire experience. I am so grateful to Jennifer for being our fearless leader and helping us have the kind of labor and delivery experience that we had looked forward to for so many years."
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