From: V family
Thank you so much for all your support.
You were awesome. Please except this with lots of love. ~M&H, Manassas, Va.
The Patient couldn’t have had a natural childbirth if not for her doula’s support & hard work. -Dr. K Manassas
Was appropriate & helpful in/on every situation. Was very supportive of family. –B, RN Manassas, Va
Fern was amazing! –B & EP, Centreville, Va
Thank you so much for all that you did for M, B & T. We had a wonderful (in the end) birth experience and B & I both are very happy we chose to have your services as our doula. If we are all in the area for our next child, we will definitley want your support & experience again. Thank you for the seahorse for T. It's a great collection to his aquatic collection. God Bless you & your family,
~I, B, & T, Bethesda, MD
You were one of the Best doulas I have seen! -Dr. A, Falls Church
Thank you for being part of the unmedicated birth R and I had hoped for, and all the highs and lows that it entailed. We would have not done it without your support, advice and expertise. Love, ~E & R, Arlington, Va
There is no pain as beautiful, amazing and transforming as the pain of childbirth.
We were planning a natural, Bradley birth in a hospital, so we wanted the help of someone with experience to make things go smoothly. Undoubtedly, Fern was the compassionate, knowledgeable addition we were looking for. From the moment we met her, Fern put us at ease, a quality we appreciated in the LDR. She was professional, kind, and didn't force her biases on us. At each meeting pre and post birth, she was organized and even thoughtful enough to bring our new baby a gift. I highly recommend her services. ~N, Fairfax, Va
We couldn't be more pleased with the doula services Fern provided for our family. She is extremely knowledgable, and has the perfect personality and demeanor for her work. From the moment we met her, we felt comfortable about having her as our doula, and ultimately she helped us to be confident about pursuing a natural birth for our first child. She brings a great deal of experience to the table, and her in-depth knowledge of the Bradley Method was something we greatly appreciated. Throughout our relationship with her, she was always available to give advice and answer questions, and most importantly, she provided reassurance when we needed it. During labor and delivery, her assistance was priceless in terms of helping us stay focused on meeting our
goals, and achieving the birth experience we hoped for. She's an incredible person, and we are grateful that we got to know her, and that she was with us for our son's birth.
~J, Springfield, Va
My husband and I couldn’t be more thankful to Fern Compton for her support before, during and after the birth of our first daughter in June 2011. I first contacted Fern about the Bradley classes and even though her class schedule didn’t work out for us, Fern kept checking on me and answering any questions I had via email. It was not until a couple of months later that we decided to hire Fern as our doula. From the first prenatal session, we knew she was the right person to join our birth team. Her dedication and passion for what she
does go beyond her call of duty. Fern is compassionate, caring, and understanding. She related to us as she had known us for years. We could not have done an
un-medicated vaginal birth without her. Fern was a vital part of our birth team, and we would highly recommend her as a doula. ~E & R, Arlinton, Va
Thank you so much for being such a wealth of knowledge and helping us prepare throughout pregnancy. We have learned so much and feel much more prepared for the big day thanks to your knowledge and help. Sincerely, C & A
I can't thank you enough for all your help this weekend. I could go on and on about how much I appreciated all your support through both natural and medicated birth. You totally Rock!!
Hope all is well with you!! C, Bethsda, MD
My experience with Fern was as good as it could possibly have been. When we were in the delivery room she was very patient and soothing, and she was very good at explaining to me the purpose of the different machines in the room and how the monitoring system worked. She also gave me step-by-step guidance through each varying stage of labor, including tips and tricks on how to progress the process so that you can have as short a labor period as possible, and she was very tactful in helping me stick to my original birth plan. She's had seven kids each birth was done naturally, so she knows what you're going through and what she's talking about but doesn't force her opinions on anything. I felt that if I wanted to change my mind and get an epidural that she'd support me all the way, no matter what. Her goal is to make you feel as safe and in control as possible. She is so supportive and so open hearted to anything you need. She can help you make decisions before hand that are best for you and that can help minimize pain. She is purely amazing and by following her advice I know without a doubt that my time spent in active labor was cut in half, and my healing process was too. She even stayed well past the delivery to help me breast feed my baby and taught me how to get him to latch. She went above and beyond, thank you, Fern!
~DJ Manassas, VA
Was great! –J, RN Falls Church, Va
She was worth every penny! –B, Herndon, Va
Thank you so much for all of your help during my delivery. I am so glad that you were my doula & hope to keep in touch. You are a great person. Thank you again for everything! ♥, H&D. ~H&D, Oakton, Va
We are so glad we chose you as our birth doula. The past 40weeks have been quite a journey, but it was always good to know you were there as a valuable resource for us first-timers. Thank you for taking the time to listen to our priorities and concerns and teaching us techniques to use during labor. Thanks for everything - being part of our team, the placenta encapsulation service, baby gift - we appreciate it all! We would recommend you to anyone!
Best Wishes, K & S, Fall Church, Va
I used Fern Compton as my doula for the birth of my second child. I was trying for a drug-free VBAC. My OBs said I was a perfect candidate for a VBAC, but toward the end of my pregnancy they began pushing for a c-section as I had not yet gone into labor by 41 weeks. Fern really helped me in those last couple weeks of pregnancy, both in giving me information about various techniques for helping me to get labor started and to prepare for labor and in discussing how
I might make my wishes for waiting to let my body go into labor naturally known to my doctors. In the end I was able to convince my doctors to let me wait until closer to 42 weeks to go into labor on my own. I credit Fern's support during labor for my successful VBAC. After many hours of labor there was a shift change, and the second doctor was not as supportive of my efforts to labor without interventinos. She immediately pushed me to have an epidural and to prepare myself for a c-section. Fern helped me voice my concerns to the doctor and hospital staff, all while holding my hand and helping me get through the pain of my contractions. When the doctor got ready to do an episiotomy against my express wishes, Fern asked me whether I wanted to tear naturally --both notifying of what was going on and allowing me to vocalize my wishes to the doctor. These are just a couple ways Fern helped me have the birth experience I hoped for. I am forever grateful to her for her support and would recommend her to anyone. ~Z, Arlington, Va
We wanted to thank you again for everything. Your knowledge and support throughout the pregnancy and birth were priceless and we coudn't have done it without you. And thank you for the breastmilk storage bags and the seahorse toy. The seahorse is just too cute and you are sweet. Thank you for everything you've done to help us -we can't thank you enough. Best, L, E, + R, Woodbridge, VA (Bradley student and Doula client)
Thank you so much for helping and supporting me during my pregnancy and labor. It's really great having someone to ask questions and to have to rely on. Also thank you for the cute toy. C will love it when she gets older. I hope to see you soon.
Thank you, L, R, & C, Haymarket, Va
Thank you so much for teaching this Bradley class! We have learned a lot and I know that it will help us when J is born. Merry Christmas + God Bless! Love, J, M, + J, Manssas, Va