Lovingly supporting families during pregnancy and childbirth.
What clients have to say about Amber Piller of Agape Birth Services...
"Amber is an amazing woman. I was planning a VBAC and Amber guided me through the whole process well before even giving birth. I felt my MD was going in the wrong direction and I feared I would end up with a repeat c-section. I found Amber when I was 32 weeks pregnant and broken with fear that I didn't have enough time to make my birth experience go the way I hoped. Amber assured me I had plenty of time and told me a VBAC will happen. The first time I met Amber she restored my confidence, game me back the hope I had lost, and instilled a new empowerment in me that made me take my level of health care into my own hands. I was crying happy tears and embracing Amber after our first meeting. My baby came 11 days after my "due date." Amber helped me through those difficult 11 days and when the time finally came there was no stopping me from achieving a VBAC. Amber was extremely encouraging and gave my husband and I a piece of mind just knowing she was there for us and wanted all the same things we did. EVERYONE should have a doula when they give birth and especially Amber if you are attempting VBAC! Thank you Amber!" ~ Kim, VBAC mom
"Amber was great. She helped my wife understand that there was a more joyful way to give birth. Her positive attitude allowed my wife to have a great natural birth." ~ Nathan, 2nd time dad
"Amber is a priceless and dedicated doula!" ~ Shannon, VBA3C mom
"Amber was so amazing during my labor and delivery. She got to the hospital shortly after I did, around 2-3am & stayed until after my daughter was born (@ 8:20 pm) & I was stitched up (took FOREVER). She showed me some good positions to labor in, walked around the halls in about a hundred circles with me, and applied pressure/massaged during intense labor. She was great support for my husband as well, encouraging him and giving him suggestions of how to help me. I almost gave in and got an epidural when a nurse asked if I wanted one since I felt a strong need to push but was told not to & wanted that feeling to go away. But Amber knew how badly I didn't want to get one, so when the nurse walked away, Amber leaned down & quietly told me that by the time they got it in, it would be time to push, so she knew I could do it. It was the quiet reminder and encouragement that I was close, and I was strong enough to do it that I need at just the right time. It was great having the extra support and encouragement from someone who was familiar with the hospital, the staff, and the overall birthing process!" ~ Ashley, VBA2C mom
"Amber was an awesome doula! I know that without her my labor and pregnancy would not have gone as smoothly as it did. My husband and I are both extremely grateful for her services. She helped us throughout my pregnancy educating us on how to prepare for labor and also what to expect after birth. She spent time with us in the home teaching us and also suggested many books and websites that were all very helpful. During the actual labor she helped keep me calm and assured that I was capable of natural birth. We would definitely recommend her to anyone who is expecting and wanting a natural birth." ~Megan, first time mom
"Amber is very intuitive and truly has a servant's heart in the birth room! She was an integral part of our amazing birthday!" ~ Johanna, 5th time mom and 2nd time client
"Amber was amazing. I was terrified I would need a 3rd c-section and she was my rock. She helped me overcome fear and at times was the only one who believed my body could birth a baby. And I did. My birth was great and I loved having Amber be a part of it. If I have a 4th child, I WILL hire Amber again!" ~ Andrea, VBA2C mom
"Amber was our doula for the birth of our 3rd child. The doulas we'd used for the first two births were no longer practicing, and Amber was referred to us. I could tell right away when we met that she would be a great fit. The key things I knew I needed was a calm and nurturing personality, who would be a source of confidence and peacefulness. I found her to be knowledgeable but not pushy. When labor started she was very available via text and phone. The labor was quite different than my first 2 and it became apparent that the baby's position was not optimal for labor to progress (based on recent baby heart checks and ultrasounds). I had challenging but fulfilling unmedicated deliveries of my first 2 babies, but this labor experience was really beginning to test my intentions to do the same. When I told her I was losing my resolve, she helped me to think through what I was considering and decide for myself how to proceed. She also pulled out many tricks to get my baby to finally turn and engage! In a blink I went from annoying but not productive contractions to -"We need to leave for the hospital NOW" contractions. I found her to be a wonderful support at home and after we got to the hospital. Baby arrived about 20 minutes after arriving, but Amber stayed with us quite a while, helping me contend with the "abdominal massage" and just being there to share in our joy with the arrival of our daughter. I would highly recommend her to someone considering a doula, and if we were to have another baby I would love to have her by my side." ~ Patricia, 3rd time mom
"She was a fabulous doula. She was a huge blessing during the entire process, very supportive and attentive and knew just what I needed." ~ Missi, 4th time mom, 2nd time client
"Words can't express how thankful I am that we hired Amber to be our doula with our 2nd baby, I wish I would have had her with my 1st delivery. Amber was supportive, informative, and so personable. From the beginning to the end she was there for me every step of the way. I had an amazing birth experience, and I felt so cared for as a woman and mom to be. My husband is also now an avid doula recommender to anyone he talks to. We were SO very blessed to have Amber be a part of our birth experience, and will treasure the memories of her being there and being so encouraging and supportive." ~ Katina, 2nd time mom
"I cannot speak highly enough about Amber! I instantly felt comfortable around her. She helped me feel confident about my decision to change from an OB to a midwife and about my choice to have a VBAC. She provided me with a ton of info which is important in any decision I make. I don't know if I would have had a successful VBAC without her!" ~ Salina, VBAC mom
"She was great; Soothing words, smelled nice, let me lean on her (literally), encouraged me often, offered suggestions. She made me believe in myself even more!" ~ Courtney, first time mom
"Amber provided excellent information and services, in general, and specific to my pregnancy. She is very professional and a comforting and warm spirit. She is knowledgeable about resources in the community and was able to assist me in acquiring the services I needed and wanted. Amber is adaptable in the moment and responsive to the needs of her client. She is able to work and communicate well with hospital staff. Amber is an excellent doula. I would work with her again and would recommend her to any friend or acquaintance." ~ Cherine, 2nd time mom
"We are so grateful we had you to help us bring our sweet baby into our family! Thank you so much – I couldn't have done it without you and the encouraging words." ~ Peggy, VBA3C mom
"I hired Amber when I was 37 weeks pregnant. I was planning on having a VBAC, but found myself very scared due to previous birth trauma. Amber helped me find my voice. I did not know about all of the options I had. My first birth I felt forced into a lot of interventions that I didn't want. This time around I was given the tools I needed to ask the right questions and to refuse whatever interventions I did not want. She was extremely calm throughout my entire birth, which to me, was the most important thing. I needed someone to help me feel calm and in control. I would recommend Amber to anyone giving birth, but especially to VBAC moms. My husband agrees that Amber was an incredible asset. He now tells EVERYONE that they need a doula!" ~ Stephanie H, VBAC mom
"Amber was an amazing doula. I felt completely secure and assured in her care. She was relatable, a good listener, observant and discerning of my needs. I highly recommend her services!" ~ Theresa, VBAC mom and 2nd time client
"Amber provided personalized and caring doula services to me and my husband during the pregnancy and birth of our first child. She was kind and trustworthy, and I'd recommend her to anyone." ~ Holly, first time mom
Provider testimonials about my doula services...
She did an amazing job. Her encouragement and calm demeanor was much appreciated. I hope to work with her again soon. ~ Kate Scott, Certified Nurse Midwife
Amber did great multitasking and calling in support when three of her clients delivered in a very short amount of time. She was well appreciated by medical staff and clients as well. ~ Heather Ramsey, Certified Nurse Midwife