"I was very apprehensive when preparing for my second birth. My first had been a series of disasters ending in a C-section, and I very much wanted to have a vaginal birth this time. Robin was critical in helping me to get to my wonderful VBAC. Her experienced use of acupuncture and massage helped me to relax before the labor (and probably helped it to get started), and her guiding words and hands helped me throughout the labor and birth. I highly recommend Robin to anyone interested in a calm, mother-centered birth experience." -Hadassah C.
"Robin supported us throughout our pregnancy with acupuncture and successfully turned the baby into the ideal position for labor. Nothing was more calming or relaxing than Robin's acupuncture and guided meditations! She was also our doula and placenta encapsulator. Robin's presence at our birth allowed us to stay calm as I labored. She was so incredibly supportive and loving as she stayed connected and attentive throughout, and I can't imagine going through labor without her! We had a somewhat complicated birth and Robin was with us every step of the way- my husband and I both felt supported and he says he couldn't have done it without her! She even used acupuncture during labor in between contractions! The placenta pills were ready almost immediately and Robin brought them to us and spent some time reminiscing about our labor and processing with us what had taken place. We are so grateful for her support and we can't say enough great things about Robin!" -Alyia C.
"Robin was so dear to me as a supporting & loving doula. From the first meeting and all the way through the birth of the baby she was there for me in more ways than I knew I needed. She helped open me up to a beautiful and positive pregnancy & birthing experience, and helped me to stay grounded and connected with my body and my husband during my short but very intense labor. Her gentle, sensitive and conscious input was invaluable. She is talented, knowledgeable and helped make my birth the most positive experience possible!" -Samantha P
"Robin is a skilled, thoughtful, and kind practitioner. I'd never done acupuncture before, and she introduced the process in an open and understandable way, and I always left our treatments feeling relaxed, refreshed, and confident. Her knowledge and good humor made the whole experience so enjoyable; it was largely due to her influence that I felt so well-prepared and cared for when it came time for the baby to be born. During my labor, she was calm, resilient, affirming, and attentive - it made all the difference. My baby, my husband, and I were all extremely blessed to have her support during that special time." -Miriam B.
"Robin assisted my partner and I through a long and difficult back labor. During the birth, she stayed with us for 15 hours – helping me to labor at home and in the hospital. Her calming presence, warmth, and positivity helped us to have a wonderful birth. Luckily, her background in acupuncture and massage provided much needed help when I was in back labor which had me stalled for hours. She used several acupuncture points which seemed to take effect almost immediately, as well as different positions to help better position my baby and to help the labor to progress substantially. I was also physically exhausted and she helped me stay focused as labor shifted. We ended up having the birth we wanted and I believe that Robin was integral to it. In addition, she provided placenta encapsulation which I truly believe contributed to an easier recovery! I also continued to take them with great results to help increase milk production when my milk was delayed. Robin was a joy to work with and my partner and I were very grateful to have her thoughtful guidance and support during the birth of our son. I couldn’t recommend her more highly. " -Ann Marie, Brooklyn
"I had my placenta encapsulated by Robin and it was the best thing I could have ever done. Its my first child, and It's only 10 days after I have given birth and have been taking the capsules and I feel like I have bounced back to my original self. Despite my sleeping schedule changing with my newborn I feel energized, emotionally stable and rejuvenated after taking the placenta capsules. Robin not only is kind and compassionate but she is very knowledgeable at what she does. She was very informative about the whole process and she was able to process the placenta in a timely manner. I loved how she took pictures of the encapsulation process as well. I would recommend Robin and Qi of Life Birth Services to anyone with pre or postpartum needs, they offer a wonderfully unique and valuable service." Liz M., Long Island
"Robin’s calming, reassuring and empowering support guided us through the long and complicated birth of our daughter. She eased my anxiety when things didn’t go as planned with her amazing guided meditations, nurturing words and peaceful energy. During labor and the delivery, Robin eased my discomfort through massage, acupuncture and supportive instruction. She helped make the experience as natural and comfortable as possible in a hospital environment. My recovery was super speedy thanks to the placenta encapsulation. Robin delivered the pills when I arrived home from the hospital and I noticed the difference immediately! My mood was uplifted and my milk production started to really flow. Robin has a natural gift for relating to people – she is focused, dedicated and loving. I cannot imagine laboring without her!" Natasha O., Brooklyn