“Choosing LeNay to be our doula was the best decision for my pregnancy and labor & delivery. I had a challenging csection experience for my firstborn, and wanted to make sure I had support going for a VBAC with this pregnancy. My entire pregnancy, LeNay was an amazing resource with information, suggestions and emotional support. I went a week past due and she was so encouraging while I had false labor contractions and tried to kickstart real labor. When I did go into labor, she answered the phone at 2am and offered encouragement and guidance for early labor. She came over to our house to help me labor at home since I wanted to wait as long as possible before going to the hospital. Her presence is so calming and encouraging. I had a lot of lower back pain with contractions and she did counter pressure for hours to ease the pain and help me achieve my goal of an unmedicated birth. LeNay helped us perfectly time our trip to the hospital and continued her support as soon as we got there. I can’t imagine having such a calm, smooth labor and delivery experience without LeNay. My husband and I are so grateful that she was part of our pregnancy journey.”
“LeNay has a sharp mind, a caring heart, and experience to make her an excellent doula.
This was my third birth – I had a doula each time, but this was the first with LeNay. These are some examples of how her expertise benefited me.
She served me primarily, but she also cared for and respected everyone else in my family. I knew she understood how important their experiences also were as we welcomed this third baby.
From 20 weeks on, I suffered from pretty severe pelvic pain. Whenever LeNay gave me resources for ways to physically prepare to carry and deliver Baby well, she always did so with an awareness of my pain and gave modifications. MOST helpful of all to me: When I became anxious that I couldn’t have a smooth delivery because of my prenatal limitations, she consistently affirmed me in the efforts that I could make, and expressed confidence that my body knew what it was doing. This mindset is so valuable in preparing for birth!
During the last month of pregnancy, I had a lot of contractions and pre-labor. It is physically and mentally exhausting!! LeNay was always encouraging to me and never downplayed the difficulty. She was available for support and often checked in on me via text.
When it came to labor and delivery, she gave very specific directions for movement and activity throughout the different stages to help progress labor and make me more comfortable. This was my easiest and smoothest delivery yet and it’s because of her absolute dedication to me during the process – think counterpressure during, and sips of water after, EVERY contraction at 8+cm until delivery!!
Her postpartum care was phenomenal as well, and the birth story is SUCH a beautiful, personal touch on top of everything else she does as a doula.
This is just the surface of my appreciation for LeNay and her excellent care. I can’t speak highly enough of her!”
“LeNay Graham is a wonderful doula. She makes you feel like you matter, and even that you are loved. She is very supportive and is definitely a great person to have on your team when you are going through labor. She always encouraged me to contact her with any questions I had, and she consistently offered solutions when I mentioned problems I had. The day I gave birth to my daughter (I had an unmedicated vbac), LeNay was a wonderful help. From the time she arrived at the hospital to the time she left after the birth, her warmth and caring and strength and encouragement helped me so much through everything. I felt like crying when she left because I didn’t want to see her go, actually. Would I hire her again? Absolutely. She is worth every penny and more. My doctor had high praise for her too, telling me that he thinks she is the best doula in the Milwaukee area, if not all of southeastern Wisconsin.”
“As a first time mom, when my birth didn’t go as expected, I could have been scared and anxious. But with LeNay as my doula, I felt prepared and stable.
LeNay took the time in the months leading up to my due date to meet regularly with me and my husband to go over key information to get us through pregnancy, birth, and beyond. She was always just a text message away whenever I wondered if a pregnancy symptom was normal.
LeNay always answered all my questions, gave me helpful tips, and sent me links to products that would help me out. Because of this, I was usually prepared for things before they happened, even when I didn’t fully grasp what she was telling me until later.
When my baby was breech at 35 weeks, LeNay gave me advice (in conjunction with my midwife) to encourage my baby to flip. In less than a week, things were back on track!
LeNay was by my side throughout my long labor at home. When complications made it clear to my midwife that a home delivery would no longer be safe, LeNay followed my husband and me to the hospital. She was so encouraging. she prayed with us and supported us through it all. She led the nurse through the process of helping position me in a way that likely saved me from needing a C-section. LeNay’s depth of knowlege of natural childbirth and pregnancy practices is truly astounding.
LeNay even followed up with us postpartum. As new parents, we are sometimes overwhelmed, but LeNay’s soft voice of guidance helps us stay grounded, and she reminds us that we can do this. And we did!”
“I met LeNay at a clients labor in June of 2021. What a refreshing experience. LeNay epitomizes my definition of a doula!
As a home birth midwife, I “doula’ my clients and unfortunately it has not been my experience that the doula’s other clients have hired (certified or not) actually “doula’d” the laboring mother. For this reason I have not encouraged clients to pay the extra money to have another body at a birth, except with Primips. I DO see the benefit with first time mom’s who’s labors might be longer and might need ongoig support. Even if that benefit is to keep me from getting worn out.
It is my hope that LeNay is a new breed of doula, and would take other doula’s under her wing and direct them to BE WITH the laboring woman.
I would be happy to work with LeNay again and even refer her to my clients. THANK YOU LeNay!”
“I honestly didn’t even know I wanted a doula until I met LeNay. Our youngest was born February 2020 so just before Covid stuff. I found out I was pregnant again in Nov. I wanted to avoid unecessary appts & interventions as much as possible as long as I knew me & baby were healthy.This time I wanted to go without an epidural or meds. Completely different than all 3 of my other kids. I was going to be delivering at the same hospital I found they had a midwife team instead of drs. I switched care at 35wks. I found LeNay through a Fb response she replied to a question I had posted but didn’t think anything of it till a couple weeks later.I had to look my post up & reach out to her.I knew that if I wanted to try to have a natural labor/delivery I would need some support & education from someone who knew more than me.It was late in my pregnancy but was available for my due date & said she would love to work with me & my husband. I loved how including of him she was & made sure any questions he had were answered. I found at 36 weeks my baby was transverse. She introduced me to spinning baby techniques & following her recommendations the baby turned on his own. It was neat to know that she was a Christian, I didn’t know if I could share such an personal experience with anyone else besides my husband in the labor room. It made our connection stronger & confirmed she was the perfect fit for us. She takes such care in what she does down to the smallest details of providing chocolate & chapstick for me at the hospital. So glad we met & I wish I would of known her for my other kids. Even though this was one of the most traumatic births for me because his shoulders got stuck for 2 minutes during the delivery she helped me accomplish my goal of getting through the contractions with no epidural. He ended up being over 9 lbs. I’m still amazed as to how she helped me through the delivery. She has become more like a lifelong friend.”
“I had met Lenay previously to using her as my doula, at the time she was training to become one little did I know that I would eventually be using her as my support for my own birth. I truly believe that people are put in your life for a reason, when I met Lenay we immediately connected. She has an auora about her that makes you want to be around her, she is so calm and caring. When I became pregnant I knew right away that I wanted her to guide me through this pregnancy. I have two older children and never had a doula, I wanted to have a natural childbirth this time and new I needed to have support. She helpede find a good midwife because I didn’t really know who to go with since my OB retired, I’m so glad I went with a midwife instead! Lenay taught me so many things about our bodies in order to have a smooth delivery, so many things I had no clue about. At one point late in my pregnancy my baby went transverse and I was told I should get an EVC, I called Lenay right away and she told me exactly what I should do and helped keep me calm. We were able to flip the baby naturally just over the weekend. When I went into labor at 40 weeks and 1 day, I called Lenay and we stayed in contact until I really felt that I couldn’t take it anymore, she was at the hospital as soon as my husband and I were. From that moment she was my guiding light, helping me through, comforting me just showing me absolute love and care. So many times in my head I wanted an epidural but her guidance and care helped me through one of the most extreme experiences of my life. I know that I couldn’t have done this without her and I will never ever forget how she supported me. As a woman having her and other women surrounding me, comforting me and cheering me on through my birth was one of the greatest experiences of my life and I hope for any woman to be able to experience that during their birth as well. I would recommend Lenay to anyone and everyone that is pregnant she truly is amazing.”
“To say that I was lucky to have LeNay as my doula would be an understatement. My husband and I feel beyond blessed that LeNay was willing and able to be a part of my labor and delivery journey. From my initial meeting with LeNay, she was incredibly warm and welcoming, and I could tell she had so much love to give; that sort of love emanated through every encounter with her, and also toward every interaction with my family members (I applaud you for your patience, LeNay!). Before meeting LeNay, I knew she had five children of her own so she could strongly relate to what I was experiencing. I was determined to have a natural birth, which I laid out in a birth plan that LeNay helped me create. Unfortunately, the way my baby was positioned in utero caused me to have a long, grueling labor and my birth plan was begrudgingly modified. LeNay was present, in all forms, to be an advocate and resource for me when I had to make decisions to assist in the progression of my labor. She gave me the strength I needed to carry on despite the unrelenting, paralyzing back pain I was experiencing. LeNay provided guidance at a time in my life where fear and anxiety were starting to take over and showed me how capable I was to push through despite extreme exhaustion. I can’t convey in words how much I appreciated her determination to do whatever it took, emotionally and physically, to help me get through the labor and delivery of my beautiful daughter. Thank you, LeNay, for being the anchor for my husband and me during such a momentous time of our lives.”
“LeNay was absolutely wonderful to work with. She provided my husband and I with so much information and knowledge about birth & pregnancy. She was always available via text at any hour of the day and thorough and supportive with her responses and advice. She was encouraging & always reminded me how amazing I was doing. During my labor, LeNay stayed long past what she promised in her contract and never left my side. She was so helpful the whole time & has continued to offer support and advice after our contract was up. I could truly tell how much she loves helping mom’s and thier babies. LeNay never over stepped on the doctors and nurses and always was supportive of my medical decisions no matter what. I would 100% recommend LeNay as anyone’s birth doula!”
“Lenay was more than just a doula to us, she became a friend! I knew as soon as I got pregnant that I wanted to have a doula, but I didn’t know the process or exactly what she would offer us. She sat down with my husband and I numerous times before our birth to assure that we were going into our birth with a wealth of knowledge, and most of all, confidence! We are a nurse and firefighter couple, so we knew what this birth would entail, but we had no idea what to expect on the emotional side of it all. LeNay gave us so much support. She talked us through the entire journey from the very beginning. She checked in on me every hour at home and gave me exercises to do that sent our labor Into full force! Everyone was so surprised when we got to the hospital how far along we already were, and that was greatly due to the support she gave us at home. Throughout the hospital stay her and my husband never left my side. She encouraged breathing techniques, helped me switch positions, and gave words of encouragement during every step of the way. What touched my heart the most was how she reminded me what an amazing mom I was, even when I got down on myself for not following my birth plan as I had hoped. This was very hard on me emotionally, but she made me get my mind back on track and enjoy the miracle birth of my son. She made me feel strong and powerful as a Mom, and to me, that’s what makes a wonderful doula! We can’t wait to have her join us on our next childbirth journey!”
“Lenay is possibly the sweetest person you will ever meet, extremely knowledgeable about all things labor/birth related and will do the research in anything beyond her expertise to provide you with evidence-based information. She applied her training in Spinning Babies techniques to help me position my baby into the most optimal position (from right occipital transverse – a posterior position – to a left anterior position) for birth during my pregnancy and labor. Lenay was a phenomenal coach for me by suggesting movements and positions to help me focus, encouraging/offering hydration often, and supporting me in my ever-evolving birth plan as labor progressed or seemed stagnant. She met with me and my husband several times prenatally, checked in with me often prenatally and postpartum to see if I needed support/had questions, and followed up with me after the birth to help me process the whole journey. I am eternally indebted to Lenay and full of gratitude for her for the part she played in such an incredibly positive birth experience of my second daughter. Thank you, Lenay!”
“LeNay was such an incredible addition to our birth team. Both my husband and myself felt loved and supported through the entire experience. LeNay educated us in our prenatal visits and so graciously answered our every question. She cared for us so lovingly through the birth of our son. As a new mom, post partum was a challenge filled with big emotions and many questions. LeNay ALWAYS made me feel safe and supported, answering all of my questions and always expressing an encouraging word. We would hire LeNay a million times over again!!”
“We absolutely loved having LeNay as our birth doula for our second baby. We were looking for someone to support my husband in the labor process as well as to provide encouragement and guidance in our pregnancy. LeNay was exactly the perfect fit. She provided excellent, personal prenatal doula care with teaching us the spinning babies exercises, offering her listening ear and words of encouragement, and always made herself available to us regardless of time of day. In the labor process she was an incredible asset to our team. She made us feel so at home and at ease with her tender words of affirmation, assertiveness to keep us well energized and hydrated, and provided such a sense of calm to the birthing environment. After our birth, she was present and fully engaged with us to make sure we were confident in nursing and had adequate nourishment before she left us to enjoy our new baby for the night. She was diligent to keep checking in with us in the days and weeks to follow with the same grace and kindness that she was exhibited the entirety of our pregnancy and labor. The bonus gift for us was a personal letter written to our baby accounting their birth story from her eyes. We couldn’t have asked for a better doula for our family and 10/10 we would have her all over again!”
“This was my first pregnancy, and I decided to hire Lenay after searching for Christian doulas near us. From the first time we met, we immediately had a great rapport. Lenay was non-judge mental, supportive, warm and professional. We met a total of three times before our labor for our initial meeting and two prenatal appointments. It was great to talk to her, vent, and ask questions throughout the whole process. She gave us exercises to prepare for labor, and some great tips and recipes on peri-labor snacks! The morning I went into labor, I was at ease speaking to Lenay. Her calm voice and reassurance always made me feel prepared and in charge to take on this race. Lenay was at the hospital waiting for us by the door before we even pulled up. She was a strong advocate for us with the healthcare team, while at the same time very gentle in her delivery of suggestions. At one point during the transition period, I felt that I couldn’t go on naturally, but I really wanted to . Least knew that, and encouraged me on. “Char you are so close. You CAN do this. By the time anesthesia comes, you probably will have already had your baby.” That was everything I needed to hear. When I was about to push and very scared, Lenay said a prayer, and I immediately gained the strength and courage from the Lord. After we welcomed our sweet baby girl, Lenay gave me a dark chocolate bar to help stimulate contractions of my uterus, and hand delivered our placenta to our encapsulation specialist. She always went above and beyond for our family. We received 12 hours of postpartum care with Lenay. It was great to have her as a helper and someone to lean on. She came to the doctor with me and my daughter, helped with meal prep, baby care, and light household chores. I’m so glad she recommended the Haaka, and creating a diaper changing station downstairs. I will definitely be using Lenay for subsequent pregnancies. She is a joy and has a peaceful presence that she carries with her.”
“LeNay has been such a blessing! From the moment I initially called her to see if she was the right fit, I felt a connection with her and I knew she was going to be just what I needed. This was my first pregnancy and there were some complications, not to mention it being during covid. Although we only hired LeNay for postpartum support, she still checked in on me during my pregnancy and offered such great advice!!! LeNay is such a kind, sweet, genuine person that WANTS to support you and has a servant heart. She provided practical new mom and baby advice, a wonderful listening ear, and she was a great help with meal prep and light household chores. Having LeNay in our home was a blessing to us, and I feel like I gained a wonderful friend in the process. I truly feel every mom should have a postpartum doula. LeNay took so much stress off of us during such a huge life transition, and always provided words of encouragement. If we have any more children, I would love to have LeNay for labor and delivery as well. You will not regret the investment in yourself and your family by hiring LeNay – she is a treasure!”
“It was truly a blessing to work with LeNay! I knew she would be a great resource for me during my pregnancy, but I couldn’t even begin to fathom what an amazing support she would be during labor/delivery for myself and more importantly my husband. Any anxiety that either of us had was instantly put at ease with her constant encouragement. We could not and would not have wanted to have welcomed our son without her!”
“LeNay is an amazing doula! She is very kind and caring. She provided so much support before, during, and after my sons birth. At first I didn’t think I needed a doula, but after thinking about it, I decided I wanted someone, in addition to my husband, by my side to help me through the birth of our first child. I am so glad we made the decision to hire her, I know for a fact that if she wasn’t there, my birth would have been way more stressful. Her calm nature kept me calm. The nurses are in and out, but having LeNay by my side the entire time made me feel less stressed as well. When I first got there, I requested pain management drugs, but after a bit, I realized I didn’t need them. I truely believe that your mindset has a lot to do with how you interpret pain. I believe staying as calm as I could be during the birth made all the difference in the world! I will definitely hire LeNay again for any future births!”
“LeNay was a wonderful addition to our family’s birth experience. She holds a remarkable balance of competency and warmth, so often difficult to find. Because I was already having a midwife deliver our baby at a birth center, I wasn’t certain I needed to hire a doula; I am SO GLAD we did. She brought the calm and direction needed, especially during a difficult transition. LeNay has a special ability to make you feel you are the only person in the world.
Thank you for blessing our family in ways you’ll never know! XO”
“How do I even begin to explain LeNay,
This woman is incredible!
she is supportive, patient, extremely knowledgeable, respectful, and just as sweet as can be! She is very intentive to what you desire for you birth and is determined to make those requests a reality anyway she can. The love and support I received from her was beyond words. She empowers women and is always reasurring that you know what’s best for you and your baby and to trust your morherly instinct. Every birth is beautiful no matter how a baby is brought into this world! I can’t recommend her enough! She has been such a blessing to me and my family. LeNay is more than a doula, she is a friend and will now and forever hold a very special place in my heart.”
“When I found out I was pregnant, I didn’t know where to start. My midwife recommended a few Doula’s and LeNay was one of them. After looking at LeNay’s website first, I didn’t even bother looking at any other Doula as an option. I knew she was the one I wanted to work with. The one thing that stood out was her faith. I knew I needed a Doula that would have God as the center of the experience and LeNay provided that from start to finish. She constantly filled me up with positive, godly affirmations that truly prepared me for a beautiful birth. I was never scared. I knew and believed that my birth was going to be amazing because she was helping me believe it to be true. And it WAS! I couldn’t imagine anyone else present during my labor / birth. I am so grateful God brought her into my life. I would strongly recommend LeNay to EVERY mom!”
“The first word that come to mind when I think about LeNay is love. She has so much love that just pours out of every part of her body. Having LeNay be apart of the birth of our daughter is an experience I will never forget. She was so supportive and my husband and I never had to ask for anything, she just knew what we both needed! She had such a positive energy and compassion when I needed it the most. I had a natural child birth at a birth center and when I hit my wall and thought I could no longer go through it, I remember hearing her calming voice encouraging me and husband. She always had suggestions of what to try for comfort and reminded me to breath and relax when my contractions were the hardest and she had water with a straw for me between contractions! I felt like a queen with LeNay at my side. She massaged me to help me relax and held a bucket when I was sick. She took over when my husband needed to rest from being exhausted so he could be there refreshed the moment our little blessing was born. She stayed after our daughter was born and made sure I had something to eat and drink and also made me a delicious smoothie! She followed up with me the very next day and set a date to come see how we were doing as a new family of 4 and how my recovery was. LeNay was worth her weight in gold before, during and after our labor. She was also easy to get a hold of and always there when I needed support. She made sure that my husband was always involved with everything. She was amazing with our eldest daughter as well. She is still there as a fellow mama that I can reach out to…and our daughter is now 3 months old! Thank you, LeNay for being you and for helping my husband and I bring our beautiful daughter, into this world. We love you!”
“I was so happy with LeNay as my doula and would absolutely recommend her to anybody and everybody! I LOVED how she was so sensitive to me getting the birth that I wanted; no judgment; just support and encouragement. I was massively impressed by how detailed she was, and how much she was willing and able to do for my husband and me before, during, and after the birth! It meant the world to me that she was able to capture the moments (both through journaling and photography) that I missed during birth; and I knew I would miss (this was my 3rd birth). My husband was wonderfully supportive too, but with LeNay also being a mom, she had more “tools in her tool belt” than he did on how to help me through the birthing process; after all, not every birth is the same! Our nurses were also wonderful, but we weren’t their only patients. LeNay was able to stay with us the entire time, and there is immeasurable comfort in that. Then, reliving it all with her later (minus the struggle) was such a joy to me! I’ve honestly never met anybody as sweet and encouraging as her, but what sets her apart from the rest is her steadfast faith in Jesus and knowing what a true miracle these babies are to us; gifts from the Lord!”
“Having LeNay as my doula changed the way I looked at birth. Instead of being scared I felt confident. It was because of LeNay that i had the strength to move through a powerful birth. From feeding me spoonfuls of honey to checking in and supporting my husband- she did it all. We were incredibly blessed to have had her as our doula ❤”
“Lenay is an incredible doula. She is very thorough and supportive and was present throughout my entire pregancy — her texts and check-ins with resources and encouragement always came at a time when I needed it most. When I met Lenay I was immediately impressed by her breadth of knowledge, her character and her genuine caring nature. I knew that with her support I could achieve my goal of having an unmedicated labor, and I did! During my labor she was always ready with ideas to cope with the pain and provided incredible support for me and my husband in my over 24+ hr labor! She went above and beyond and stayed with me when my new daughter was whisked away to the NICU and my husband had to leave as well. I felt so safe, supported and confident about labor and delivery with her by my side. It is clear that Lenay pours her heart and soul into her work as a doula. I am so grateful to have met her. I love that we share our Christian faith and I was able to connect with her on a spiritual level as well. I have no doubt that I will have her as my doula for all my future births. I highly recommend her to any mom-to-be. Lenay is strong, caring and a true advocate for her clients. She is one of the most genuine and kind people I know! Not only was she my doula for my first birth but I now consider her a dear friend. If you are looking for a great doula, one who will care for your heart, body, and soul – look no further!!”