Testimonials

“I immediately felt comfortable with Enza when I met her..."

Testimonials

“Without Enza’s assistance, we never would have made it through labor (I know my husband would’ve been passed out on the floor!). She truly met emotionally, spiritual, and certainly physical needs. She was invaluable!” Libby B.

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“…from hello, I knew I needed Enza by our side and my instinct couldn’t have been more accurate. Enza was a comforting and knowledgeable presence from our initial meeting, to post delivery visits, complete with glorious gifts, cozy hugs and lots of time to recap on this miracle we had just experienced together. Enza was with me DAILY ( remember I was 18 days past due date when I delivered) via text & on call for every moment of my initial “early” alerts! She encouraged me, made me laugh and talked me off a cliff daily. When the time finally came, she was a sweet, strong and beautiful presence that I know in my being I could NOT have done without. Enza came with candles to light the room peacefully, oils to calm my being and my tummy, hands that soothed the fear and alleviated my pain & a strong, steady voice that kept me from spiriling into panic. I can still hear that confident voice that helped my husband and I work together as a team. Enza took OUR birth plan and the way that we wanted to be coached and executed it to perfection. I praise GOD for this woman. She is our gift and I can’t type enough words to affirm my confident referral of her! We love ENZA <3" Kari G.

“There are not enough words I can write to describe how incredible Enza is at what she does. She is not just a doula, but a guiding loving hand, a friend, a mother figure, a calm presence with a spectaular laugh that brings a smile to all. I decided i would search google for a quote about angels, as i truly believe Enza was placed in my path for a reason. “I believe certain people cross your life as guardian angels & some connections can’t be explained off words alone. it’s a soul thing, a feel.”From the moment I met Enza, I felt as if I had known her my whole life. She is now considered part of our family!Enza was always a phone call away or a text. She comforted my husband and I through a very long labor. My back labor started off very painfully, Enza worked with us trying to find comforting measures to ease the pain. Her gentle smoothing massage helped tremendously.Enza brought essential oils and candles to comfort all. Everyone that walked through the room appreciated the warm aroma of lavender! Enza worked wonderfully with all the staff at Beverly Hospital.I never felt more at ease,as I hate anything medical.Unfortunately, I had an epidural, but Enza stood by our sides and guided us through. She was the guiding voice we needed to hear. I developed a fever during labor and the baby would have to be taken to the special care nursery to receive antibiotics, Enza quickly calmed me and my husband, making sure we understood all that was occurring. If there was ever any fear or worry, I just looked to Enza and knew everything was ok. Through 3hrs of pushing, Enza never let me give up; she helped me search for my strength. When my son entered the world, Enza shared in this joyous time! My husband and I truly cannot say enough about her she is an incredible genuine woman. If baby #2 arrives. Enza surely will be there!” Jessica M.

“This was my first experience with a doula. Having had 2 children previously, I can say that Enza provided a level of support that far exceeded my expectations. Enza helped make the birth of my youngest daughter(now 3 yrs old) a pleasant process without the aid of medications.” Jen P.

“Enza was amazing! She was so positive and supportive. She was with me through the whole process! We were new to the area, my husband was away for military training, and I needed someone I could call in the middle of the night. She helped me meet new people in the community. She was with me at the hospital while my husband drove up. Her massage eased my pain. There were complications during the birth; my husband had trouble with the whole situation and couldn’t stay at the hospital. Enza stayed with me while I went to see Connor in the NICU and hung out until I got settled in my room. She came to visit me after the birth and we are still in touch now!” Peggy M.

“Without Enza’s assistance, we never would have made it through labor (I know my husband would’ve been passed out on the floor!). She truly met emotionally, spiritual, and certainly physical needs. She was invaluable!” Libby B.

“I immediately felt comfortable with Enza when I met her, almost as if she were a long-time friend or family member. I know that without Enza I would not have had the confidence to labor at home for as long as I did and give birth without medication, which was my desire. There was a moment where I started to panic; Enza put her hands on my shoulders, looked me in the eye, and said “Breathe!” and started taking deep breaths with me. Immediately, I calmed down and the pain subsided! My motto for her is, “Enza: Don’t give birth without her!” Gina C.L

“Enza was a key person in our natural birth plan. She brought with her a sense of spiritual, emotional and physical calmness and encouragement. She was also phenomenal in helping my husband know when and how to comfort me and encourage me. We cannot speak more highly of her. We are looking forward to utilizing her services again in the coming years with any future babies.” Kate M.

“Enza truly cares about her clients and it is evident in the care and support she provides before, during and after labor. Enza has a way of making you feel as though you have known her forever! From our first meeting I could sense her warmth, compassion and dedication as a doula. I look forward to her support during future deliveries and I highly recommend her services to anyone considering natural childbirth.” Nicole V.

“Enza and I hit it off right from the start. Her bubbly, warm and
professional personality was magnetic! She has a laugh that is
infectious too! I knew instantly that she was the one I needed to help
me thru an all natural VBAC delivery.” Heather B.

“We are so incredibly thankful that we found Enza and chose to have her at the births of our babies (#3 and #4). After 2 deliveries with epidurals, I met some wonderful people who educated me regarding the natural birthing process. After reading, watching documentaries, and talking with others, I knew that I would never elect to have drugs during the birthing process again. My husband and I decided to hire a doula and we ended up with Enza! Even though Enza credits us with all the hard work, we know that we can credit her with our successful drug-free, tub labored deliveries. Enza provided comfort, support, and guidance to both my husband and I. Enza is all about supporting the Mommy – that means that if Mommy feels she needs pain medications, Enza supports that. For us, it was about not getting pain medications, and allowing birth to progress naturally – Enza supported us through our journey. Enza has become a friend. We continue to see her as a fantastic resource as well. Thank you Enza!” Rebekah M.

“Enza helped me deliver our first baby, Elena, on August 30, 2011. We found her through a friend, and I was pretty diligent about checking references. After getting numerous responses from other moms that had nothing but glowing, wonderful things to say about Enza, I felt confident that she would do a great job. I was totally right. From the start of my labor (which lasted 3 full days), Enza was responsive, helpful, and ready to come help whenever and however long I was ready. She coached me through delivery, and was such a strong and helpful presence in the process. After Elena was born, Enza stayed as long as we wanted her to, and came back the following day to check in. I had some problems with engorgement after my milk came in several days later, and Enza came to the house to help me through my “mommy meltdown.” We would truly have been lost without her. I cannot praise her work highly enough. She is knowledgeable, responsible, warm, kind, and responsive. She is confident and knows what she’s doing, even under pressure. I wish she was still in the Maryland area so that she could help us when we have another baby!” Lianne A.

“Her advice was completely invaluable! She helped me make the decision on when to allow the doctor to break my water, she guided me on how to push the most effective way possible, and the position to be in at each stage of labor. Even my doctors and nurses were impressed by how knowledgeable, professional and skilled she was in the delivery room!” Cheryl W.

“Enza was absolutely wonderful to work with. My labor and delivery went exactly as I wanted it. I was able to have a natural birth and I don’t think I could have done it without Enza’s help. She worked really well with the hospital staff and helped to make my husband feel more comfortable. I got to go in the hot tub, was given Popsicles and even ice cream! She stayed with me the whole time and coached me through the contractions. It was incredibly helpful to have her there!” Elena K.

“….when it was “time”, she was ready at the hospital entrance and helped me through contractions in the elevator! She was always in the right spot, was very prepared with words, warm hands and with her doula tools and knew when to take a step back and let the nurses and/or my husband assist me. She was an advocate for me, but I felt in control and my husband was thankful to have her there. Even the hospital staff was impressed and said they wished they saw more doulas like her and asked her several times to leave her card. She stayed for a bit after delivery, but then gave us time as a family and checked in with us afterwards. She is both professional and personal, which must be a hard balance to obtain….” Amy N.

“Within that short meeting, Dan and I were convinced that we wanted her to be part of the birth. It wasn’t uncomfortable at all to have her enter in to something so vulnerable and personal with such little time in getting to know one another. Enza is very calming and warm and it was natural – like we had known her for years. During the birth I cannot emphasize enough what a huge difference it made having her present with us. She was able to help Dan provide support, in a way where the pressure was off of him to know exactly what to do. Enza also frequently supplied the verbal encouragement I needed to continue through 15 hours of a natural, non-medicated labor and delivery!” Anna B.

“We were thrilled with our birth experience with Enza. She made us feel as prepared as possible prior to the birth (our first). At the time of the birth she was easy to reach (even at 1am 🙂 and was at the hospital quickly. She was always ready for every contraction being hands on and able to suggest comfort measures, even when I didn’t know what I needed. During the active labor she was immensely helpfull relaying what others were saying when i couldn’t hear them and physically helping where she could. She also was right on top of everything and identified problems and fetched midwives when needed. Post-partum she checked in on us and was very supportive. I would recommend Enza to anyone.” Carol S.

“My husband and I are so glad that we decided to work with Enza for the birth of our son. He is our first baby and while we had some ideas of what we wanted for labor and delivery there is so much that you can’t know when you’ve never experienced it before. Enza was really helpful in making sure that we understood what was going on and in helping both my husband and I during the labor and delivery. Things didn’t go as expected (suprise!), and so having Enza there made making decisions so much easier. Enza is very encouraging, calming, and great at what she does!” Emily D.

“Enza was a wonderful support to my husband and me during labor. She was unbelievably attentive to me, and she was a huge help to my husband in his support of me. With her lead, he was able to support me in ways we both know he wouldn’t have been able to had Enza not been there. She showed him what to do, told us what was going on, and dealt with the doctors and nurses beautifully. She was also great before and after labor, checking in and making sure I was doing well in the last weeks of my pregnancy and in the first months of motherhood. She is an extremely caring woman. Because of Enza, we were able to have the labor and delivery that we desired, and I can’t imagine having done it without her.” Wesley G.

“I am very glad that I hired Enza to be my doula. I really wanted to give birth without an epidural or any pain medication, but I was also very scared about that, too. When I hired Enza, she met with me a couple of times throughout my pregnancy and made herself available to me if I needed her. She was very friendly and knowledgeable. This was helpful with dealing with the fear I was feeling. Then when labor day came, Enza was extremely helpful. She walked me around the halls and helped me deal with the contractions with lots of little doula tricks. Her manner was very calm and supportive, and helped me stay focused and strong. I really don’t think I would have been able to do it without her support. Giving birth without medication was a much better experience than my first labor, when I did have an epidural, and I really do feel I owe this to Enza. I have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending her services.” Aimee D.

“I had a water birth for my daughter and a hospital birth for my son, and Enza was indispensable for both. I would recommend Enza to be your doula, regardless of your birth plan, whether it be natural or medicated. Sometimes birth does not go as planned, but Enza is prepared for the unpredictable. She played a vital role in bringing my babies in the world as I faced unexpected challenges during labor. She is priceless when it comes to helping with childbirth! ” Jacqueline D.

“Hiring a doula for the birth of our first child was one of the best decisions we made, and working with Enza in particular was a joy. Since neither of our families live nearby, having someone at hand to encourage and teach did a lot to calm our nerves. Enza did more than fill a void, though. She shared her knowledge and experience through the childbirth classes, prenatal meetings, the actual birth, and a debriefing the next day. In classes my husband and I found it helpful when we reviewed anatomy, practiced different birthing positions, and watched videos of other couples successfully having the type of birth we hoped for. When that type of birth was no longer an option (no significant dilation 48 hours after water breaking meant a hospital induction rather than a birthing center water birth), Enza’s validation of our emotions helped us move past the loss. She also offered helpful pros and cons about the new decisions we had to make, and then supported us in those decisions. Enza was with us at least 17 hours the day of the event (I can’t remember exactly, it could have been more), and was nothing but uplifting the entire time. The next day as she reviewed the events and asked how we felt, my husband and I were able to walk through some of the tension of the birth events and resolve a misunderstanding between us.
Also, as Christians, Enza’s attention to our spiritual needs throughout preparing for the birth and the actual event ministered to us in a very vulnerable time. Her holistic approach to childbirth was exactly what my husband and I we’re looking for and thankful to God that we found in Enza.
if nothing else, I would definitely work with Enza again if only for the awesome foot rubs!” Katie W.

“My husband, David, and I were blessed to experience an absolutely wonderful birth of our first child only 5 days ago. It was so short and sweet that several doctors and nurses remarked on how exceptional it was. We both credit the presence of our amazing doula, Enza, for much of the reason it went so incredibly well! When my water unexpectedly broke at 36w 1d pregnant we immediately called Enza for help. It was about 7:30am and she was finishing up another birth that had had her up all night yet she still came right over to the hospital as soon as we needed her and was a constant source of help, comfort, wisdom and encouragement until our son, Gideon, arrived at 9:27 that night. She provided me with the strength and confidence I needed to decide what was right for our birth. We were able to have the natural, gentle birth we wanted despite having to be in the hospital due to baby’s early arrival. Enza was able to read my body signs even better than the midwives! She consistently knew right where I was dilated before I was checked. She even predicted very early on that I would deliver before 10:00pm. She helped my husband (who was very involved in the birth) know how to help me. We couldn’t be more grateful for her care before, during and after our birth. ” Olivia S.

“I had never had a doula before…actually before meeting Enza I didn’t know what a doula was! That being said, I wasn’t even sure if I would like having a doula but I wanted support during my labor in a new hospital. Wow!! I hope to have Enza at any future births! She was wonderful! We met a few times before the birth to talk, go over questions, prepare for labor, etc. She worked well with the medical staff, but wasn’t afraid to speak up if/when she needed to. She helped set a relaxing mood for my night long labor. She did an awesome job in keeping me moving to help with labor progression, but was wise enough to know when I needed a rest. She had moves/stretches that I didn’t know about to help with my babies position and labor. She also had massage techniques that I wish I had known about with my previous births, they where a HUGE help with managing contraction pain!!If you’re wondering if a doula is worth it? YES!
If you’re looking for a doula…I would HIGHLY recommend Enza!” Christen K.

“Enza is wonderful! When our birth plan needed to change drastically, it was so important that we had someone we trusted with us for the whole day. She provided advice based on her knowledge of us, communicated with others on the birth team, provided consistency when the rest of our care providers changed shifts, and just comforted us that everything was going to be okay, even when others around us seemed worried. I had really wanted a natural childbirth outside the hospital, but when that became impossible, it was a big gift to have a doula who was able to adapt to the new situation quickly and still be encouraging. I would recommend Enza to anyone!” Stephanie T.

“Enza was absolutely fabulous. I credit my unmedicated VBAC success to having her by my side during my labor and delivery. She had me focused on my breathing over my pain with her soothing words and using her massage and counter pressure techniques to relieve pain in my hips/lower back. She was also a great support person for my husband. In the time before delivery she was always available for questions, encouragement and support. this birth was very healing to me and I recommend Enza to anyone looking for an experience like I had!” Keri C.

“Being a dad and going through my wife’s first childbirth experience, I wanted to make sure I was as involved as possible; however, I did not really know what that entailed. Enza came to the rescue almost immediately even though she had also done an overnight birth with another client. She was able to help my wife through the process and even to help and guide me in what I needed to do to support my wife. She was extremely knowledgeable and comforting throughout the entire process. She even had more insight than our midwife! Without Enza being there, I would have been stretched beyond my limits and would eventually not have been the help that my wife needed. We are both very thankful for Enza not only because of her knowledge and expertise, but even how she was soothing and comforting to both of us throughout the birthing experience.” David S.

“I met Enza through a series of unplanned events when I was about 12 hours into labor. My scheduled doula and two back up doulas were called away, and Enza stepped in to take care of me. I am so incredibly grateful to her, and I know that my birth was more meaningful because of her presence. Enza has an amazing spirit that encouraged and calmed me as I worked through the last 10 hours of labor and delivery. She helped me breathe, enabled me to find more comfortable positions, allowed my husband to focus on supporting me, and generally kept everyone going. Even though we’d never met, she knew what I needed to hear and was able to anticipate my needs before I knew them myself. I feel fortunate to have worked with her.” Ariel C.

“Hiring Enza made all the difference in the birth of my son. My husband and I took Bradley classes and learned more and more about the importance of a natural birth but we knew we needed somebody with expertise and experience to help us accomplish that. Enza not only had the expertise and experience we were looking for but she was also extremely encouraging and personable. When we met with Enza it had felt like we had known each other for a while. Both my husband and I felt comfortable to ask questions, voice our preferences, and express our needs for the labor and delivery experience. Enza was very supportive of our decisions while also informing us of the other options available so we always felt like we were making a well informed decision in the end.
My labor moved along smoothly and quickly and I believe that was because Enza was always suggesting different positions and things I could do that would bring our baby down. When things progressed and I entered into transition Enza constantly reminded me of my desire to have the baby naturally. She not only helped me physically but also emotionally, which is just as important during that time!
Enza was the perfect support for my husband and I and I look forward to having her there for our future births! I highly recommend her and I am confident that with her by your side you will have a great birthing experience. ” Rebecca C.

“..my only concern was “Am I strong enough to do this by myself?”. At that point I already knew I needed a doula’s help. After a good research I found Enza – my angel, who actually  help my dream to come true. She is very helpfull – very knowledgeable, her main job was to prepare me with all the information I needed for good labor and delivery and answer all my questions and conserns. When I needed her most – she was there with us, no matter the time and place. I love her sence of humor, making me feel comfortable even during contractions, her massages were irreplaceable for the pick of each one, essencial oils and her good guidance in breathing made wonders for me when I have no energy to push strong enough. Finally I had my 9 pounds baby vaginally with no epidural or c-section….” Mariana K.

“I can’t recommend Enza high enough! She is so full of warmth, energy, compassion, and encouragement — just what women need when they’re laboring to bring a baby into the world. Her passion for mamas and their babies is obvious; she went above and beyond to make it to my whirlwind birth, meeting us in the birth center parking lot and helping me through the door just four minutes before our little boy barged into the world!” Katie T.

Well, Say no more! We (my husband and I) cannot imagine ourselves being parents if Enza wasn’t there for us! Enza was perfect helper for both of us; she gave us proper education and training before the birth. She stayed 3 days in the hospital with us! Since I was on slow procedure of induction, Enza was there for me 24/7. She’s caring, informative, and comfortable to be with! When our little one was born with medical issue, she continued to reach out to us with praying and companionship. She poured out her love, and care for our newborn! Her service was absolutely priceless!! Younghwa K.

“..So even though it was our third child it felt like our first child was coming out and we were nervous and uncertain about how events would unfold. During the whole process, Enza was amazing in calming us down, as her just very presence is very joyful and calming. My wife told me that her breathing methods and massages were spot on for every moment (which apparently was critical due to the fact that she could feel all the natural pain that comes along with child birth) and that bearing a child without an epidural was not as bad as she imagined due to the wonderful work of Enza…” Peter K.

“We have found Enza very friendly and easy to talk to from the first time we have met her. She was always on time and put our mind at ease at each time we have met prior to the birth. Although due to the very quick progression of my labor (third baby) she did not have much to do but hold my hand when I was pushing, her presence meant a lot both to me and my husband. She stayed after the delivery to make sure we have settled in at the ward. It was nice to see her again when she came to visit after we have returned home from the hospital. i would highly recommend her as a doula. She has a sweet and friendly personality. You have the feeling you have known her for a long time.” Kriszti K.

“…With Enza by my side, I entered labor with a steady, calming presence as my body prepared to give birth to our first son. The pain management techniques and massage she gave me allowed a peaceful labor. The stark and cold hospital room was transformed into a calming oasis with Enza’s soothing oils and music, and this helped me to focus on the joy that was to come. Although my birth wasn’t textbook, I felt empowered and ready for every outcome with Enza as my doula, and I felt confident about my decisions with Enza helping to guide me with what I wanted along the way…” Emily M.

“I wouldn’t trade Enza for the world! She was such an important piece during my labor and now in my postpartum period. My labor lasted over 70 hours and she was there the whole time. I had a home birth and I had to be transferred to the hospital, she never left me. She encouraged me and paid attention to my physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Enza is the best doula! “Daniela H.

“Enza was great!  She was at the hospital from the moment I walked in, through the night and into the next morning when my daughter was born.  She helped me communicate with the doctors and nurses and was there to help me talk out the decisions I needed to make. Her prayers and support meant a lot!” Sarah G.

“We knew when we met Enza that she was the right fit for us. Very easygoing and attentive, she treated us like we were her only clients and she hadn’t heard all of our questions a hundred times, though I’m sure she had! Enza arrived at the hospital right away and walked what seemed like miles up and down the halls with me. I felt like I had an ally and a translator to guide me through the whole process (which, of course, did not go as planned!) She coached me through pushing and stayed right by my side so my husband could be with our son. I’m so glad she was with us! I highly recommend Enza as a doula for first time moms.” Kate B.

“Enza was an amazing support, and comfort during my labor experience. She was right there with me the entire time helping to keep me calm, comfortable and relaxed. she coached me through contractions excellently. I highly recommend Enza! She is a wealth of wisdom and is truly caring and passionate about helping women in his way. ” Bethany D.

“Enza was an amazing coach during my labor. As a first time Mom, my husband and I did not know what to expect and we wanted extra help and support during labor. Enza was not only appreciated by us, but the staff at the hospital were familiar with her and said she is their favorite doula they’ve worked with. A statement like that speaks loudly of Enza’s ability to be a strong encouragement and support without stepping on toes. My husband was extremely thankful for Enza, he says he wouldn’t know what to do if she wasn’t there. Enza helped reduce my pain during labor and was the reason I was able to follow my plan of having the baby without the epidural. Thank you, Enza!!” Chelsea R.

“Our experience with Enza was nothing short of amazing! We were referred to her by a friend and we could not have been happier with our choice. Enza was extremely professional throughout the whole birth process. She took time to answer all our questions and provided insight where needed. Not only was she pivotal to our labor and birth, she met with us twice prior to our son’s arrival and helped us write our birth plan. She also met with us after his birth to check in and see how everything was going. During birth she was comforting, helpful, and assertive. She knew the birth we wanted and did her best to make sure we received it. She brought soothing music and battery-powered candles while I labored in the tub. She spent countless hours massaging my back during labor and gently directing my husband on how to help me best. My sincere hope is that anyone considering it would use her as a doula. Her experience coupled with her professionalism and warmth make her invaluable to the birth process. We plan on having her with us for our future childrens’ births!” Elizabeth S.

“I had such a wonderful experience with this doula I can’t even begin to describe how supportive, reassuring & encouraging she was throughout my birthing experience. She stayed with me the whole time and provided a safe, comfortable & nurturing environment within the hospital atmosphere. I don’t think I could have mustered the confidence and strength to follow through on my all natural birth plan without her. Enza is knowledgeable and competent, she assisted in reducing my pain and anxiety utilizing multiple techniques and birthing positions. I truly feel that, in part, my positive and fairly quick birthing experience was due to her. I will 100% ask her to be my doula again during my next pregnancy and I wouldl refer her to any pregnant friend or family member. You will not find a more genuinely caring doula!” Erica C.

“Enza Lilley is an absolutely extraordinary Doula! She has an inner joy, vibrant spirit, calming presence and genuine nature that are unprecedented. Enza comes with a confidence and expertise from years and years of robust experience as a Doula. My primary goal was to have a natural, unmedicated birth; this accomplishment never would have been possible without Enza’s presence and amazing skills. She accompanied me through the entire labor process providing moment-to-moment guidance on positions, breathing, vocalization and a variety of other techniques. I always will recall the birth of my son as the most meaningful of my life, and Enza was instrumental in this achievement. I give Enza my highest recommendation and I cannot wait to have her as my Doula again in the future. ” Keri B.