Miriam is amazing! She was the perfect person to have by my side as a first time mom having a natural birth. Even though I went through 12 weeks of childbirth classes and thought I was prepared, once contractions started I was definitely panicking! My birth team was busy with monitoring and preparing, my husband was overwhelmed, and I was terrified! Once Miriam arrived that all changed. She was the calm steady presence that kept me focused. I was incapable of talking and too inexperienced to even know what I needed, but Miriam took care of everything. Pillows were adjusted to make me more comfortable, juice appeared magically at my lips, her hands supported where and when they were needed, and her quiet gentle instructions kept me focused and kept me going. I’m so blessed that she could be there for us!