ReviewsMy name is Mekdes, I live in Hungary. I met Lori at 'Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe' and I've known her for the last three years. For me it was such a privilege to know her and I'm so grateful for that .
Lori has been a mother, an adviser and such a good friend for me, especially during my pregnancy.
She would come to my house at least twice a week teach me the things that are expected to happen the things so that I would know for instance how to breath, different positions and how to push. She prepared me physically and psychologically for the delivery.
Lori is a very calm person and uses simple words to express herself and she is very practical too.
On the day I delivered my baby, she was sitting by me as were driving to the hospital, telling me how to breath and relax my body in a gentle voice, that time I felt like God was the was who was talking to me...I still remember every word she said to me, it was very comforting and encouraging.
In the hospital I chose her to be my Doula, she was the one I listen more than the doctor with full confidence. I realized how much fortunate I was to be in Hungary, in my country of Ethiopia we don't have Doulas to teach, encourage and prepare you. I always praise God for bringing such an amazing person as Lori my way and I'm so thankful for having her as a doula and a friend.
I really have confidence to say Lori is gifted from above because the bible says that "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above!
Sweet Lori I really would like to thank you for what you did for me, I will not forget forever! You did a wonderful thing for me! May God bless you with His richest blessings!
If it had not been for Lori preparing me for the birth and being with me I would never have made it! She arrived somewhere around the 4th or 5th hour after my induction (we lived hours apart and she travelled all the way there by bus to help me!).
I had to be induced because we did not know how long it had been since my water had broken. Because of the induction, my contraction came on super strong and came very quickly not at all like a regular labor. Lori arrived at a point when I thought I was done and just wanted to have a c-section because it was too much for me.
Because of the hospital regulations, she relieved my husband who really needed a break at that point, and began to encourage me that I could do this. She spoke gently but confidently and gave me all of the support I needed. Because she knew what to expect and how to help me (the nurses were of no help as we spoke different languages!) I was able to get through transition and into the pushing stage.
I am convinced that if she had not been there during the labor I would have had a cesarean because I would have given up.
She was a gift from God during this birth and I am so blessed that she was there to coach me, support me, and encourage me. She is truly gifted to be a doula and I am so thankful for her! "