It was very helpful for us to have Yanick as a doula. She was very open to any questions we had. Since it was my first pregnancy I had a lot of questions about the pregnancy and about babycare, especially in France. It felt very supportive to have someone to ask anything we wanted to.
Luckily the pregnancy and labor went fairly smoothly, but it was very important for us to feel like we could depend on someone who was French and understood the system, in case anything came up. Overall, it was a very good experience.
Possibly the only drawback was that it was unclear whether Yanick would have been allowed into the labor room at the hospital. The labor went quite quickly and smoothly so we did not get a chance to call her. But for sure if Sean had not been available for some reason, I would have asked Yanick to come to the labor.