"My husband and I feel so thankful for the support that we received from Megan Edgington before, during and after the birth of our son. The time that she spent with us before he was born truly took my anxiety about the birth process away. She has a calming presence about her that makes you feel safe and heard when it comes to the hopes you have for your birthing experience. During my long labor, Megan's words and encouragement empowered me and made me feel strong and capable. She supported me both physically and mentally and she worked along side my husband so that he could be connected with me throughout our experience. She also took photos during the labor and birth of our son that we will cherish forever. My postpartum experience was tough in the beginning and Megan was there with empathy and encouragement. She was a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on (literally). We are forever thankful to Megan for the TLC we received from her and we would highly recommend her to anyone that is seeking support, empowerment and encouragement throughout their birthing experience." - Briana K.
"My husband and I were expecting our first child in December 2015. We were hoping to have a natural birth in the hospital setting. At the suggestion of our midwife, we sought out Megan to be our birth doula and we are so happy we did! We met with Megan several times before birth. She helped us create a birth plan and get mentally prepared for delivery and postpartum life. When our guess date came and went with no sign of baby arriving anytime soon, Megan went above and beyond to provide me with the extra support and encouragement that I needed to get through that mentally challenging time. When our little guy did finally decide to make his arrival, Megan provided us with incredible physical and emotional support during labor. She provided me with words of encouragement and massaged my neck and shoulders to help me relax during
contractions. She also encouraged my husband to take care of his needs during our labor and
stayed by my side so that he could step out from time to time. Megan is an absolutely lovely
person and we felt so comfortable working with her. Her precense was so calming and I cannot
imagine our birth without her!" - Erin V.
"Megan was our doula for the birth of our baby girl in January 2015. We couldn't be happier or
more thankful that she was there supporting us! Megan was the first doula we met with and
from that initial meeting, I knew we had found the perfect match for us! We met a couple times
within the last few months of my guess date at our home. Megan is a great listener and so kind,
but also such a supportive and encouraging person to have as we navigated the world of
pregnancy and labor. After every meeting, my husband and I talked about how excited we were
to have her helping us, but also how much her support and guidance was so comforting, especially
during a time that can be so overwhelming.
I gave birth at St. Josephs hospital in St. Paul and Megan met us there almost immediately after we
arrived. During labor Megan was completely irreplacable. Navigating labor is a scary thing,
especially for first time parents, so having her there made everything a little less intimidating.
Megan was so supportive and calming throughout the process of labor me for - massaging my
back and body, making sure I was staying hydrated, and speaking words of encouragement
through each contraction. For my husband, he was grateful to have the extra support, especially
when it was just the 3 of us in the room. Megan brought a whole arsenal of goodies including essential oils and no-flame candles which made the room such a calm environment - something that is hard to find in a hospital setting.
Having Megan as our doula changed the course of our birth in such a positive way, I couldn't imagine going through all of it wihtout her. She is honestly one of the kindest human beings we have ever met and feel so fortunate to have had her support along this journey! We most certainly will be contacting
her for our next birth and reccommending her to our friends and family as well!" - Claire T.
"How could we have ever done this without Megan?!?! After attending prenatal classes both at our hospital and through the Childbirth Collective, we decided that we needed the support of a Doula to help us through our delivery. Megan's two prenatal visits not only answered a lot of our questions but made us feel more at ease. When it was discovered at 35 weeks that our baby was breech, Megan volunteered her time outside of the standard appointments to help us with flipping techniques, took us to a pool to help with water flipping, recommended an accupuncturist and even attended our ECV (External Cephalic Version) procedure. She truly went above and beyond in every way to help us!
When the time came and our baby was still breech, Megan came to the hospital at 3:00am to support us through the surgery. While it's commonly known that Doulas provide support during long and strenuous labor, she was invaluable during our C-Section. While Dad was with baby, Megan stayed with Mom the whole time and provided amazing emotional support! After we arrived home from the hospital, Megan checked in by visiting, through texts and e-mails and was always available. She provided books, advice and other resources to help the new parents settle into life at home with a newborn. Megan is caring, knowledgable, down-to-earth and an all around wonderful person! We highly recommend you allow Megan into your lives during this special time!"
- Anastasia & Danny W.