Louise was my Doula
throughout pregnancy and during birth. Louise was hugely reliable, she answered
all of my queries throughout pregnancy and supported mine and my husband's
choice to have as close to natural birth as possible.
Louise championed our
choice to have a hypnobirth and was fantastic during the actual birth,
translating to medical and midwife professionals our choice to avoid any
interventions unless absolutely necessary.
Louise was always at
the end of the telephone be it day or night, to answer calls and texts, whether
it were for reassuring me, instilling confidence or even sending texts
reminding me of my positive birth affirmations.
Louise is highly
skilled, experienced and reliable, a necessity to any couple during the
pregnancy and birth experience. Louise supported me in managing the latent
phase of birth at home; her and my husband were my two birth partners. I
remember sleeping during surges at home, whilst Louise massaged me.
Louise even knew
exactly when I was experiencing a surge, as she was able to translate my
relaxation breathing; Louise has the ability to tune into the mother that she
is supporting; a true skill. Be it massaging my back, repeating confidence
building birth affirmations to me or describing my birthing visualisations,
Louise was fantastic throughout my birthing experience.
I have only positive
memories of my birthing journey; Louise knew exactly the birth I wanted to
achieve and she supported in making it happen. I would definitely call on her
support again in the future.
Laura and Mike