And now a word from a few of Our clients...
Brittany & Whitfield
My wife Brittany and I found out in May of 2017 that we were pregnant with our second child. We had a daughter who had just turned 3 and her birth was with an epidural and Pitocin. Brittany knew for this birth she wanted to go the natural route with no drugs and a doula to coach. The 2 births could not have been more different. We took classes from Barb and she was our doula. We could not have asked for a better person or one with more knowledge in the arena of child bearing. As I told her the next day, she was worth more than twice her weight in gold. After being at the hospital for 7 hours trying to induce via breast pump and walking 5 miles around our floor, we decided it was time to call Barb to come on up. She had been with us all day via phone/text, just waiting for us to give her the go ahead to come to the hospital. Once she arrived with her basket of goodies and plethora of knowledge things got moving right along. Another 2-3 hours and Brittany was pushing and Tripp was born. Had she not been there giving us comfort and coaching, I am not sure how the night would have gone. She made our birthing experience so much better and we can't thank her enough for everything she did for us! I would encourage anyone considering getting a doula t do so. I can assure you if we were to have another child, Barb would be our first phone call! Thanks again!
We simply would not have had such a positive experience without Cara as our doula. She calmly talked through each contraction, explaining the build up, climax, and release of my body, speaking just loud enough for me to hear. I knew I could do at least one more because she was there. She brought comfort, confidence, strength, and peace to us during the labor and birth of our daughter.
Chelsea & Zack
"There is no way to adequately reflect through words the impact of having Barb in our lives during our first pregnancy. Her years of experience and education speak for themselves, but what you cannot find on paper is her incredible insight and gorgeous character.
Through both Barb's birth class series and one-on-one time as a private Doula she helped us realize the beauty of birth and how we wanted our journey to go. She was available to us every step of the way, and supported us through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. She was our greatest advocate, resource, and confidant as we experienced bringing life into the world. I continue to reflect on what Barb taught me as we navigate this life of parenthood. She is so much more than a birth Doula. I am excited for your experience her and everything she has to offer."
Cara was an irreplaceable part of my pregnancies, birth and postpartum experiences with both of sons. With the first, my labor was long and progressed very slowly. When I think back to that, it was her words of encouragement that I really held onto when I thought I might be in labor forever. My second son came in a quarter of the time and with circumstances that could have been scary, but again, Cara’s calm filled the room and her gentle words and the touch of her hands gave me, my husband and our baby an overwhelmingly beautiful birth experience. She is genuine, she is your advocate, and she is truly gifted as a doula.
Emily & Tim...
"Knoxville has no clue how lucky we are to have a doula like Barb. Barb's combination of experience, education, perspective and insight is extremely rare and not to be bypassed. Her child birth classes are also amazing and provided a wealth of valuable information even for our second birth. I would recommend Barb and her classes to everyone!"
Monica & Matt
Barbara Steppe has forever impacted and changed my life. Something I always said was, “If I could just find a rockstar doula for birth I know I will be good.” The moment we met Barb I knew I was home. Rockstar was an understatement. I felt understood by her and deeply connected.
Meagan & Trevor
Does she deliver on all the criteria in the definition of a doula? Yes, but she’s not just a doula. Doula’ing is the medium by which she infuses her love and light into the world. I am so grateful that I had the divine privilege of experiencing her during pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum.
Labor is such a mental AND physical game. As a doula, Cara offered full support both physically and emotionally. She was right there coaching me through every contraction, and right there in my face telling me exactly what to do whether I was pushing or holding back a push. She always knew the exact thing to say to boost my confidence through each labor progression.This is what I needed, and Cara had taken the time beforehand to get to a handle on who I was and my preferences. Also, I have to say the girl gives some magical back rubs and will work out any cramp. Cara was created for this job, you won't regret having her as your doula
Brooke & Jonathan
I knew the moment I found out I was pregnant I wanted to experience a natural child birth. Barb was my absolute saving grace during labor and delivery. I can 100% say with confidence, that I would not have gotten the birth that I wanted had she not been there with us. It was hard, it was painful, but she was a voice of comfort that everything was normal! I will forever be indebted for her awesome support!!!