Testimonials

Testimonials

Doula in Surrey

I consider it an absolute privilege to be part of your journey bringing your baby earthside. I am with you. I will nurture you. You get to run your show! This is what you were made to do & I’ll be with you every step of the way to support you in whatever way is right for you and your birth…

“I felt so in control and positive about my birth thanks to Laura. After a traumatic first birth Laura was instrumental in changing my mindset and preparing me for a wonderful 2nd pregnancy and birth. I quite literally couldn’t have done it without your help, support and invaluable knowledge”, September 2020.

“Laura has the rare ability to bring warmth and positive energy to any room and connect with people in a real and meaningful way. As I prepared to welcome my son, she helped me create a calm, safe and empowered space which would become my haven during birth. It was her voice that kept me grounded and enabled me to welcome my baby into the world in the way we wanted – with love”, August 2020.

“As a first-time father-to-be, I wanted to support my wife’s journey to motherhood at the same time as feeling informed and ready myself. Laura was fantastic at sharing the facts around pregnancy and birth in a straightforward and accessible way, as well as providing practical tips on how I could really turn up and make a difference for my wife. Understanding that I play an important role in this journey too made all the difference to my confidence as a new dad”, August 2020.

“Working with Laura as my Doula in preparation for my first birth was an utter joy. From her infectious smile to her constantly positive attitude and unwavering support, she equipped me with the tools I needed to ensure an empowered, positive birth experience. Laura is always on hand to answer any questions or concerns and you not only feel reassured by the evidence based information but lighter in the knowledge that you are heard and supported throughout the journey. From her gorgeous hypnobirthing classes, to hugging out the fears, to celebrating with me at my mother’s blessing, to letting me squeeze her hands in those last moments of labour- she was my birthing sister and I felt held and looked after every step of the way,” May 2019.

“Laura’s emotional and informational support before and after birth has been a huge part of her value to me. I loved being able to text or call with concerns, griefs, questions. She calmed me down or gave me detailed, evidence-based information and options in a way the doctors never had the time for. I was fiercely determined to have a VBAC [vaginal birth after cesarean] but my previous birth trauma from an emergency cesarean held me back many a times. Laura was my absolute ROCK and helped me process through it all. She instilled a new found confidence within myself. The hypnobirthing sessions along with her powerful and calming presence made it possible to overcome all my self doubts, and have a very successful VBAC. She also gave me wonderful encouragement and advice about accepting the baby blues, watching out for postpartum depression and accepting my feelings about labour in general. I felt so much better afterwards. I would highly recommend Laura as a Doula. I count myself incredibly lucky to have found her, and have her on my side during and after my pregnancy”, March 2019.

“After 2 previous csections I was going for a natural birth and needed the support. We practiced amazing spinning babies techniques and a wonderful relaxation session all in prep for labour and boy were we ready. When it all started Laura came and I was in full blown labour she knew – I didnt – I just did want nature urged me to do and she rubbed me and rubbed me… At 8cm I was transferred to the hospital to give birth. Laura was with me every step of the way. Laura has an amazing spirit, she is loving kind and patient. If you need someone to have your back she will have it”, July 2017

“After a first birth experience that was making me feel anxious during my second pregnancy I knew I wanted to try hypnobirthing and contacted Laura. She was amazing. She reassured me, made me believe I could do it (both the birth and the hypno) and made me feel excited and positive about the labour. And the result… a birth where I felt in control and calm. I was so proud of myself for it and so pleased I’d managed everything I wanted. My midwife kept commenting on how calm and in control I was (she said I was an advert for hypno birthing) and how good my husband was and this is down to Laura and the wise hippo prep”, July 2017

“Hypnobirthing was a new concept to us with baby no.3 but from the 1st session Laura made us feel completely relaxed. Her patience and knowledge helped make our sessions easy to understand/relate to and her excitement and support has just made me so excited for the big day, I know how ever our birth turns out my husband and I have learnt the skills to stay in control and work as a team”, January 2017

“After a premature birth with our 1st baby, Laura helped us revisit and reflect on our complete experience in a positive way helping to prepare for the arrival of our second child. Emotionally this was a great help along with the relaxation techniques that certainly made the final pregnancy weeks, labour and birth completely different this time around. She is such a strong positive person who’s encouragement and influence is unforgettable.  Thank you so much for all your support resulting in our gorgeous baby girl’s fabulous arrival into our lives. A beautiful birth”, December 2016

What the Dad’s say…

“I really don’t know why anyone would want to not have a Doula at their birth, you have made it all so much easier for us”.

Father, 2018

“Thank you for your brilliance Laura, it would have 1000x more terrifying without your course”.

Father, 2020

“I can’t quite explain how instrumental your coaching has been. Thank you for your guidance & wisdom”.

Father, 2020

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