Her name is a household word.
“I feel so blessed to have met Tree. My experience with her has been incredible. She easily established rapport with me and my family. She was just an excellent fit for us. We share many of the same views about natural home labor and birth. Having had five uncomplicated hospital births, I was so excited about having my sixth baby at home with Tree by my side, guiding me, teaching me, calming me, directing me, caring for me. Twelve days overdue and finally in labor, we were finally about to realize my long time dream of a home water birth. read more
Isn’t that how every birth should be?
“Being this was my fourth time giving birth I knew enough to know that I don’t know everything. I was more nervous this time around than any of my previous labours. Mainly because this is our first homebirth even though our outlook, approach and philosophy about birth has progressively gotten more relaxed and open minded. We have had a hospital birth with a doc, hospital with a midwife, birth Center with midwife…and now a homebirth. So for us, it felt like a huge leap into the unknown…like first time parents. read more
I wouldn’t do it any other way.
“I went into early labor around 11am. I was able to go about my day as usual with only period-like cramp until about 2:00am the next day. That’s when we called Chandra, our doula. I spent a lot of time in the shower in between vomiting and moaning. We called Treesa around 5am and headed over to the birth center. All I wanted to do was get in the tub. It seemed like it took forever for the tub to fill up and i was finally able to get in. When I finally did get in, there was immedate relief. read more
“If you are thinking about hiring a midwife or doula, stop thinking about it and DO IT! If you have the opportunity to work with Treesa McLean then you are lucky indeed. No matter what you envision for your labor and postpartum experience, the only thing that you can be sure of is that something about it will surprise you. read more
“I remember feeling like everything was spiraling so far beyond my grasp, and the terror that came with that. I remember saying to Treesa ‘I think I’m having a panic attack’ during one of the worst contractions, Treesa placing a finger on my forehead and instructing me to open my eyes, look at her, and breath. I did, and it worked.”
“Treesa was critical to my process of becoming a twin mom, it took the support of 4 midwifes to bring them into the world. Treesa was the midwife who provided the part of my care that was for me. The first time I truly heard my baby’s heart beat was with her. read more
Tired new mom
“Because of all you taught us, the process of my labor and the decisions we were required to make were much easier for us…at every stage, your education process and healthy encouraging attitude made our tasks manageable.”
— tired new mom
“All four of my grandchildren (so far) had Tree as their attendant at their births. The experience for me was one of relief and awe in knowing someone with great skill, knowledge, compassion, caring and control would be 100% present for my child, their partner, the baby, and our family. I could be a helping Mom if that was needed and wanted, but I could also enjoy the miracle of the birth of a grandchid without being depended upon to make everything okay.”
— Gail R
all the right ways…
“Treesa is an excellent doula. She has a deep and compassionate understanding of the birthing process, recognizing that there are many perspectives involved. I attribute a lot of our success with a VBAC to her expertise. read more
I am thrilled
“As my labor support doula, Treesa was with me during two of the most important and intense days of my life. She was a constant source of comfort and support, and she empowered me to fully experience labor by reminding me to use coping and centering strategies. She included my husband as an integral part of these strategies, and she helped us navigate the medical bureaucracy of the hospital. read more