My pregnancy and birth journey would not have been the same without Carson. Forever grateful for the space you gave me to find my way. Thank you sister.
- Gigi Hadid
I highly recommend Carson's GROWING TOGETHER class for moms-to-be! As a newly pregnant first-time mama I felt a little lost at where to begin. This class gave me the tools and confidence I needed to feel prepared for childbirth. On top of her wealth of knowledge, Carson has the kindest, sweetest presence. I'm very grateful for this experience!
- Sara Nicely
When my doctor recommended I explore hiring a doula, I was skeptical. I didn't have a birth plan and, as a first-time mother, had only a vague sense of what to expect during labor and delivery. I was considering natural childbirth but had no experience with it, so I made a few calls. The moment I spoke with Carson, I knew what direction to take. From that first exploratory meeting, she made me feel connected, confident and totally supported, through-and-through.
Having someone you (and your partner) can solidly rely on during such an intimate, vulnerable and life-changing moment is essential, and Carson is a rock. She has a rare charisma that puts one at ease and is deeply knowledgeable, capable and compassionate. In our meetings Carson communicated everything so my expectations were clear. At the start of labor she kept me relaxed at home and during delivery she was a guiding presence of stability and calm. It is truly because of her that my delivery was everything I could have hoped for and more. I sincerely could not have done it without Carson - and I mean that literally.
I am forever grateful for the beautiful birth of my daughter and so thankful Carson was by my side. Not only is she an incredible doula but I'm happy to now call her a friend.
- Brooke Taylor Corsia
I can't imagine not having our Doula, Carson. She has this class called GROWING TOGETHER that I've been participating in once a week on Zoom, each week with a different topic and guest. You learn SO much. The nice thing about it - and I think we forget with COVID - is that group classrooms are incredible. People ask questions that you might not think of, and it opens up a whole discussion that I found to be really helpful and informative. I didn't realize how empowering and beautiful I would find pregnancy, but working with Carson has really shown me the beauty and given me the confidence to go into birth without fear.
- Tessa Harn
GROWING TOGETHER has been one of the absolute highlights of my pregnancy. I so look forward to our weekly sessions! Everything from pregnancy, to delivery, and beyond - I've learned so much invaluable knowledge and special tips from Carson, who is a true angel worker. Beyond that, I'm so grateful for the group of women in the class and sense of community it has given me during this unprecedented time. I can't recommend this enough for all of you pregnant mamas.
- Tara Sowlaty Lehrer
Over the years I have had many doulas reach out to me about mentoring them and it either didn’t feel like the right fit or it was the wrong time.. Then Carson showed up fresh out of her doula training ... with a burning passion for all things birth and yearning to learn EVERYTHING she could to help better support her clients throughout the birthing process. I intuitively saw something really special and magical in her and knew she was going to make a fantastic doula. Turns out I was right!
Carson is a Natural at this work. She brings and holds space in the most beautiful, positive, calm but enthusiastic way. She is a pure light and joy and I HIGHLY recommend her to all !!! The birthing world is so lucky to have her as a part of it !!!
- Lori Bregman
Birth Doula, Healer, and Author of Mindful Mom-To-Be
Any expectant mommas out there looking for some amazing and helpful knowledge and an awesome community as you navigate being pregnant amidst a pandemic? Then you should take this class! It's one of the best decisions I've made during this process and I'm so grateful for everything I've learned!
- Cassie J.
Carson is one of those doulas that immediately stands out. Her loving presence, combined with wonderful listening skills and her background prove to be the perfect combination for a marvelous birth doula.
Any parent to be would be lucky to have her by their side. Carson is responsible, caring and has been developing wonderful relationship with doctors, midwives and peer doulas. It is an honor to watch her grow professionally. I am proud to have been part of her path.
- Ana Paula Markel Founder of Bini Birth and former DONA President
What a pleasure it was to be part of Carson's GROWING TOGETHER class! Her abundant knowledge and attention to detail has helped me feel so much more confident and supported, not only in pregnancy and birth, but on topics like postpartum care and ways to create a toxin free environment for my coming bundle of joy! Her playful use of props and visuals help to make the many terms that are new to me more relatable and tangible. For me, the number one take away from this class - that I am forever grateful for - is the newfound trust I have that I was designed to carry and deliver a baby without fear! Bless you Carson!
- Krista Tendero
Carson's GROWING TOGETHER class is the most incredible, enlightening program imaginable. She teaches you everything you could possibly want to know about birth. And it's filled with such wonderful people, creating the best, supportive birth circle.
- Sarah Jenkins
When I first met Carson, it took me all of the first thirty seconds to be sure she was the doula I wanted to work with. With her genuine smile, Carson truly beams with joy regarding all things childbirth.
Our first meeting was two hours long. I had a list of basic questions, concerns, and fears. She had answers and positive insight to all of them, and by the time I left that first meeting, I had a newfound excitement for my own journey ahead. Within hours of returning home, I received a lengthy and precise email as a follow up to all the topics we discussed. She sent me information on many resources in the Los Angeles area, and numerous reads and videos on the questions I had for her.
Throughout my work with Carson, she was always professional, reliable, and simply fun to be around. Her knowledge got my pregnancy off to a great start to truly understanding the type of birth I wanted. If there was a question I had that she did not know the answer to, she researched it and got right back to me. Carson is a great listener, and I felt I could ask her anything. We discussed in length the type of birth I envisioned, but also talked about the type of birth I feared. She reassured me that any birth can be beautiful, and offered many tips for all types of scenarios.
Carson has found her true calling in life as a doula, and I am so very thankful to have her as a friend and an invaluable resource. Anyone who has the chance to work with her is so so very lucky. Thank you Carson for your help and love every step of the way!
- Cody Dillon
Carson was our doula: she was able to meet with us virtually and prepare us for birth. Despite being alone due to COVID, we felt prepared and had the most wonderful experience. Consider taking her GROWING TOGETHER class, or (LA friends) hiring her as a doula!
- Hayley Goldbach, MD
Being pregnant this year was made infinitely better with the guiding hands of our birth doula Carson Meyer. Carson hosts a 12-week prenatal circle for moms-to-be via Zoom, creating a community for you no matter where you live. Next one starts in January and I can't say enough good things about it!
- Cristina Liveadary
Seven months into my second pregnancy with our son, I was still on the fence about hiring a doula. That was until I randomly met Carson. She was young, hip, smart, beautiful and charismatic. I felt an immediate connection to her. And to be quite honest, she was the exact opposite of what I had imagined a doula to be.
I am grateful to Carson for guiding me through the weeks leading up to the delivery and the actual delivery itself. Even though it was a very fast one, she helped in so many ways. She also assisted with the company we chose to encapsulate my placenta, another decision that I am so grateful for.
"Birth support? Isn't that my job?!?" my fiance asked when I told him I wanted a Doula. Oh how little we knew! Our doula, Carson, was so much more than birth support. She helped us plan for a natural birth (we did it!), taught us comfort measures, came to midwife appointments, printed copies of our birth plan when I forgot...and when we went into labor she beat us to the hospital with a giant bag of helpful goodies and tips!
She made sure the room was dim, flameless candles were everywhere, and reminded the midwives of our desires...but most importantly, she made sure I was comfortable so Cody and I could relax, take deep breaths, and focus solely on the most beautiful moment of our lives.
I am very fortunate to have a partner who was with me 100% every step of the pregnancy and birth, and we were very fortunate to have a doula who supported both of us throughout the entire process. Carson added to the positive and loving energy in the room and we will definitely be working with her again.
Thank you, Carson, for being the most amazing doula and friend! Words cannot express our gratitude...but baby Ezra cuddles can come close!
As a second-time momma I wasn't sure if I'd feel out of place joining Carson's group. I shouldn't have wasted even a moment questioning it! Carson and the ladies in my GROWING TOGETHER group provided such an incredibly rewarding and empowering experience. I feel so informed, excited and even peaceful about bringing my little boy into the world. Thank you Carson for all the knowledge, support and love!
- Ash Frances
I joined Carson's GROWING TOGETHER class/birth group and it has been beyond beneficial. I love social interaction and was reluctant to meet with strangers weekly over Zoom but it's become something I've looked forward to each week. Carson is amazing and I have really enjoyed getting to know women from all over who are navigating pregnancy ups and downs during this weird time.
- Lacy Kiernan Carroll
I'm in Carson's current class and it's amazing, empowering and beautiful. Can't recommend enough for any mamas-to-be!
- Kathryn Farren Gallai
Couldn't recommend enough. This circle made me excited about giving birth in 10 weeks as opposed to nervous and scared.
- Alex Jillian
I'm forever grateful to Carson, who provided postpartum support to me and my family. She brought me home-cooked meals during my recovery from a Cesarian birth, and spent time with my baby while I took much needed naps. I'm beyond appreciative of her gentle spirit and encouraging demeanor. She is truly a gift. Thank you, Carson!
Thank you for the amazing workshop! I loved it and so did Alex and we learned so much. You are sooo easy and also fun to listen to, it really could not have been any better. Best decision to book!
- Sarah Romm
Wow. I hate to even imagine what my labor would have been like without Carson there beside me. I started out my pregnancy certain that I didn't want or need a Doula. But after taking Carson's GROWING TOGETHER class and getting to know her, I began to see how valuable it might be to have her there. My partner and I made one of the best decisions of our lives by hiring her, as in the end, Carson was essentially a fairy godmother during labor and delivery. I had a very painful and difficult labor but knew there were certain medical interventions I wanted to avoid. Carson not only helped me through my pain but consistently and repeatedly advocated for us at the hospital. She was an expert at guiding us to ask for what we wanted. We felt so safe and cared for with her by our sides. Also, she's a miracle worker because in addition to the emotional support, she single-handedly got my baby to move down low enough that I wouldn't need to be induced, and to flip into a better position for delivery. I tear up when I remember how much Carson did for us in those 36 hours of labor, helping to turn what could have been a very scary experience into a magical one.
- Sarah Heyward
I signed up for Carson's GROWING TOGETHER class not knowing what to expect - just feeling that I wanted some sense of community despite being pregnant during a pandemic. After just one session I realized I had made an incredibly important choice for my pregnancy! In addition to making new friends and finding a support system in the other women in the class, I felt like I received the most crucial education in what was going on with my body and my baby. Carson is preternaturally wise and extremely informed - I don't think I ever heard anyone ask a question for which she didn't have a smart, thoughtful answer. She guided all of us through our pregnancies with the perfect balance of scientific and intuition-based learning. I wish I could take the class again! It was always the highlight of my week and something I'll remember as one of the most special experiences of my pregnancy.
- Sarah Heyward
I joined Carson’s GROWING TOGETHER group as a second-time mamma who had a traumatizing birth experience. I had no idea how much I didn’t know, and had no small amount of fear going into this pregnancy. This group lent me the knowledge, empowerment and support to take control of my birthing experience. My son was born via c-section despite my best efforts for a VBAC; the difference being, this time I felt the decision was mine to make and I’d exhausted all other options. I know at any time I can reach out to these incredible women with any questions, for love and support, or just for a happy dose of adorable baby photos. Can’t say enough how lucky I feel to have had this experience!
- Ashley G.
The GROWING TOGETHER prenatal circle brought together an incredible group of mamas-to-be each week in a virtual space that felt safe, warm, light-hearted and exciting. Carson taught us invaluable lessons about our bodies and how to trust that they’re truly built for birth. Many of my fears melted away as the weeks went by, and I came away with confidence that I could advocate for myself and make informed decisions. Aside from all the knowledge I gained, the best part is that our group of mammas still stays in touch weekly as a support system. Truly so special!
- Sorayya D.