This was my first pregnancy, Laura was a wonderful doula, her warmth and kindness always made me feel at ease. She supported me throughout my pregnancy journey and helped me to devise a birth plan that felt right for me.
During my birth she was able to create a sense of calmness, which I found helped me and my partner during the labour. I was fortunate to have a physiological first birth, and feel that Laura helped with it being such a positive experience.
Having Laura at my second birth left me wanting to do it all again! From the first meeting we had, Laura really helped reassure me that my next birth should not have to be as traumatic as my first. This was the main reason I wanted a doula and I truly believe that if I’d had Laura at my first birth, it could have been so much better than it was. One of the things that struck me the most was the time Laura spent getting to learn about my fears, understand the difficulties I had faced and also make my husband feel part of the process. So often the partner may think they are being replaced by a doula but they are not! Laura even tapped into how my husband felt after our first birth and how traumatic it was for him as well, something I hadn’t really thought about enough. That’s how caring and considerate Laura was. Despite the birth being so quick, she remembered all my birth preferences and was able to remind us and the paramedics along the way. I managed to achieve most of the things on my birth plan because of Laura’s help and support and cannot thank her enough for it. I never thought I would want to give birth again but having Laura’s presence actually makes me wish I could! Thank you so much Laura!
I cannot thank Laura enough for all she has done for me and my family. Following a serious accident, I needed daily support looking after my new born whilst I recovered. Laura was amazing, helping me be with my baby as much as I possibly could. Not only was she an invaluable practical support for me, helping me with feeding, changing and caring for my daughter as well as doing the school run and helping around the house, but she was such an emotional support too. She is caring, calm and nurturing. Laura made me feel completely empowered during a very difficult time and I will be forever grateful to her.
Laura was an amazing support throughout my pregnancy, birth and postpartum. She has such a wonderful way about her that made me feel safe and at ease. Thank you so much Laura for your invaluable guidance and support to create the best possible birth experience for both me and my partner.