I gave birth to my second child at the end of March with the help of Cote. For my first, I ended up with pitocin and an epidural, 25 hours of labor and 4 hours of pushing. We didn’t know what to do to relieve the pain other than ice, and I felt very tired and frustrated. This time around I unfortunately had to be induced again, but the labor was much shorter, I felt so much more confident and in control, and I was able to give birth without an epidural! Cote was such a help getting my mind in the right place leading up to the big day, suggesting things like eating dates (I only had to push 15 minutes this time!), relieving the pain during labor with massage and conversation. She also helped my husband understand how to be an even more helpful birth partner than he already was. After, Cote gave me a delicious tea, and a diaper cream and body oil for my baby that are just fantastic. Before, during and after, Cote and Lara were invaluable, and I can’t say enough good things about them.