Dr Emily Splichal
I am so grateful for the information provided in Chantal’s Pushing Power workshop. The accessibility of the content was perfect for any momma-to-be. My favourite part was hearing Chantal’s approach to the last phase of pushing to allow the natural rhythms of the body to flow which can reduce tearing and honours the woman’s body.
Andrea, Munish & Amari
We were quite lucky in that Chantal came highly recommended by our OBGYN, who had established a trusting working relationship with her. Still, we interviewed several others. We felt immediately at ease with her balance of calming demeanor and knowledgeable professionalism; her wisdom clearly demonstrated her decades of experience. As this was our first, we were looking for a doula who would help inform both of us on how the labor was progressing, but also enable my husband to be as involved and supportive as possible.
Throughout the end of our pregnancy she offered helpful readings and suggestions as we approached our due date. During the labor, she spent hours laboring at home with us and then, during the labor, talked us through the implications of every potential medical intervention, offering calming explanations and also possible alternate courses of action. In the end, we had exactly the birth we were hoping for and Chantal is a large part of the reason why. We were very happy with the excellent team of our OBGYN and doula that took us through this magical expansion of our family.
Chantal Traub is an amazing doula - we couldn’t be happier with our experience. Not only is she professional and most importantly knowledgeable, but she is also very warm, understanding, and caring. Her personality and extensive experience really put our minds at ease and helped prepare us for our delivery. She was thorough in coaching us to meet our goals and worked collaboratively with our doctors. She helped create a calm environment in our delivery room and gave us the support we needed at the different stages of our labor. Her positive and calm attitude and experience in the NY medical community really came into play during our delivery. We strongly recommend Chantal - she is wonderful to work with!
Alyssa, Alex & Callen
I knew I wanted someone at the birth to advocate for me from the start. I had met Chantal at one of her "Pushing Power" workshops - a great informative on birth and protecting your pelvic floor. Chantal was supportive, open and knowledgeable. I am so glad I met her and had her at the birth. Honestly, if we didn't have her there I no doubt would have had a C-section.
The moment Chantal was of the up most importance, was after I was laboring for most of the day I was getting ready to move into the pushing stage. We found out the baby was in the sunny side up position and immedietly my doctor went to look and see if the OR's were available. Chantal was calm and gently suggested we try different forms of pushing. She got my nurse and doctor on board and after trying different things we were able to find a position that didn't stress the baby and allowed me to have the birth experience I wanted to.
“Thank you Chantal for everything - you’re amazing! you gave me the confidence to meet my goals and the skills to make it happen!!!
I couldn’t have done it without you. Lots of love.”
“ Thank you Chantal. your stories, props & visualizations were really tremendous - they definitely left an impression and shifted my way of thinking about pushing : - ) Best wishes, Ghia.”
“Thank you chantal! Your Pushing Power workshop was incredibly informative, even for someone who has been through it before. I feel more prepared and confident for whats to come.”
“Very useful to know Pelvic floor health isn’t only about kegels”. Lisa F.