Love Notes

Love Notes and Testimonials

Thank you to all of our beautiful Moms and Dads for such amazing feedback that allows us to become the best support system we can possibly be for them. Please feel free to check out more of our reviews on Facebook and DoulaMatch.

“I can’t say enough about Lara as my doula! I could not have had the smooth, successful natural birth without her. At the beginning of my labor, I was having contractions every two to three minutes but they were not strong yet. Lara came to my home and helped me through the contractions. She slept on my floor to make sure she was there for me when the contractions started to get stronger. She did a serious of exercises with me to help me open my pelvis and make sure the baby was in a good position. She did a hip release off the side of my bed and a bunch of positions with the Rebozo that felt great on my back! She met us in at the hospital and was instrumental in figuring out my needs. There would be water there when I didn’t ask but needed it! The room smelled wonderful and she worked well as part of the birth team! My mom, husband, and her were seamless in their support of my labor. She helped coach with the midwife during pushing and was awesome to have to help make sure breastfeeding was established. I am extremely grateful to her and plan to hire her again for my second child. I recommend her highly and am happy to talk to anyone that is thinking about hiring her.” – Jessica M.

“Lara was such a wonderful helper during my labor with my daughter. She was a wonderful advocate for me and provided much-needed support and encouragement. I’m so grateful that we had her as part of my delivery support team.” – Jenn M.

“Having had 2 children born “conventionally” in the hospital with not the best experiences, when I got pregnant with my third, I knew I wanted it to be different.  During my pregnancy, I had the most wonderful support from Cote Garceau.  She performed reflexology, guided me with nutrition support and would do guided meditation with her beautiful singing bowls.  What a wonderful, relaxing thing to experience during a pregnancy! She also was the first to arrive at my home to support, witness and photograph the beautiful home birth of my son. Her calming presence and superior knowledge of how to interact with one’s whole self was something I will never forget and my family will treasure that birth experience forever.” – Aimee D.

“Lara and I met during my 38th week of pregnancy. Despite being given such short notice, she was available to assist me right away. We discussed my birth plan which was a natural, unmedicated delivery but I had to be flexible because I’d just learned that my baby was in the breech position. Upon receiving this news, Lara quickly provided me with the literature on how to naturally turn babies and even came to my home to help me perform inversions and other baby coaxing exercises. She was always available by phone or email if I needed to contact her for any reason. My delivery date came and went and my baby’s position did not change; I was scheduled for a c-section.  Although my surgery was not until hours later, Lara came to the hospital at 5am to provide support as I received my last ultrasound to confirm the baby’s position.  I was very frightened and anxious about having a Caesarean. Lara helped me calm down by creating a relaxing atmosphere in the room; I was given lavender to inhale and the lights were dimmed. Lara was not able to stay for the actual delivery.  She’d recently lost a loved one and had a funeral to attend in the afternoon. In the days prior, she’d  facilitated contact with my secondary doula and the transition was seamless.  Once I delivered she reached out to see how the baby and I were doing and came to visit once I returned home. I am more than pleased with the care provided by Lara. She is warm, friendly and my experience with her was wonderful.”  – Tanya Abdul-Aziz

“I originally met Cote through a friend and was immediately charmed by her bright eyes and loving smile. When she told me she was studying to become an herbalist, I knew I wanted to learn from her. My friend held a workshop with Cote in her home, and after leaving that experience with so much knowledge and excitement, I asked Cote to hold a private workshop in my home too—something that would be in alignment with self-care and the start of the new year. We chose the theme of nourishing herbs for women. We circled together in my living room and digested all of her wisdom. What I loved most was how much she reassured us that taking care of ourselves and adding herbs into our lives didn’t need to be hard. Cote answered every question with care and ease. Everyone who attended loved it! It’s not only Cote’s depth of knowledge, but her care, presence, and passion that makes every experience with her so incredibly nourishing.” – Alisha S.

“Lara was a fabulous support throughout my pregnancy, sending helpful info, calling, and checking in after scheduled doctor visits. She helped me think through things, reassured me, and gave great suggestions. When things didn’t go as planned, she helped me with options and acceptance. During labor, she was a super companion interpreting medical information and helping me to understand the situation. She was wonderful at providing comfort measures and pain management. I highly recommend her!” – Jenn T.

“Lara Lasky is an excellent doula. She is self-aware and empathetic. She was understanding of my needs. I never felt overwhelmed by her involvement but knew that I could reach out at any time if I needed help. She provided great information and resources and never pressured to do one thing or another. Very easy going and calming presence. Highly recommend her.” – Anam K.

Lara really helped me research my questions before the birth and formulate a birth plan that I felt comfortable with. She did a great job protecting the atmosphere in the room during my birth. I knew that she was available if needed but she was not overbearing at all. I highly recommend Lara to others looking for a doula.” – Rebecca C.

“I want to Thank Lara Lasky for being my Doula! Lara did an amazing job supporting me during my hard labor/baby delivery. She was with me the whole time till the very end and I really appreciate her work.  If it’s not for her, I would have had really hard time, but she made it easy to have my baby, by supporting me. I would recommend her to any lady who is expecting. I’m grateful to Lara. She is awesome!” – Yuliana E.

“It was a great pleasure to work with Lara. From the very first meet up we knew she was a good match. She is very friendly, casual and passionate about birth and I would highly recommend her as doula.” – Mia C.

“I was having a difficult time dealing with some heavy issues in my life, and I sought out Cote’s services after a good friend of mine raved about them.  After a warm inviting welcome and a brief overview of what I was seeking, Cote went right to work after getting me comfortable on the table.  First was the singing bowl meditation, and it was like nothing else I’ve ever experienced.  The vibrations for each chakra were unique & grounding, and I particularly enjoyed the spoken meditations in which I was to focus on.  After the singing bowls, Cote moved onto the Reiki work.  She truly tuned into my energy and was able to focus on what areas, in particular, needed the most love.  After both the therapies, I felt relaxed and centered, more ready to deal with what I needed to, but most of all I felt peace and lightness.  Lightness not just of the body, but of my mind and spirit as well.  We discussed not only my own experience afterward, but hers as well.  Cote revealed what she felt and gave me suggestions to help me also.  She was a complete professional and kept my session with her confidential.  I would highly recommend her to anyone (and I do any chance I get!).” Natalie W.

“I have attended one of Cote’s nature walks, and have seen her at the Midwest Women’ Herbal Conference. She has inspired me to look more at things that I used to consider “weeds” and really get back to nature and gardening. I also love her products. They have a great scent and nothing has irritated my sensitive skin. I know that she puts a lot of thought and effort into providing quality products.” – Jody W.

“Cote is amazing! She truly has many talents! From aligning your chakras with the singing bowls to Reiki. She truly knows what she is doing and I always walk out way better than I did when I walked in!. She is really good at explaining what she is doing and makes you feel right at home. She is very polite and professional. Go see her! You will not be disappointed!” – Luna G.