“Nobody can prepare you for pregnancy, birth and becoming a mother. Reading books, social media and even the experiences of other mums can feel hugely overwhelming with the mine field of conflicting advice, opinions and comparing of notes. Chuck in a global pandemic and the whole thing loses its sparkle somewhat!
Lovely Natalie soothed and supported all my confusion during pregnancy and fourth trimester. She was always able to answer any questions I had without ever making me feel that they were silly or that I should have known better. Day or night Nat checked in with me and ensured that I was able to focus on all the best bits of becoming a mum, whilst keeping myself in sight.
I wasn’t able to access the level of pre and post natal support that would normally have been available due to Covid but having Nat on my team meant that I never felt like I lost out.
I can honestly say that Doulas are magic; the world is extra tough at the moment and they are there to ensure that you are looked after, heard and advocated for in every step of your journey.
Nat is a true testament to her profession; genuine, warm and the best support I could have asked for.”
“Natalie has provided so much kindness, advice & support over the last 5 weeks. The care package she thoughtfully put together was such a sweet and helpful thing to receive during a difficult postpartum period. If you’re currently expecting I can’t recommend Natalie enough, she’s such a wonderful person and incredibly skilled doula who will go above and beyond to ensure you have an informed, inclusive, peaceful and love filled experience, no matter what happens.”
“Natalie was on hand to discuss any questions we had about our home birth and the choices we were making. We felt fully supported as a couple and prepared for the birthing experience ahead; Nat spent time discussing processes with us and gave us pointers for useful resources that were relevant to our choices and prevented us from feeling overwhelmed with information. Birth pools, breathing techniques and essential oils – Nat had us covered! On a personal level, I felt fully seen and supported with any questions I may have had with regard to the changes in my body. I was able to express things I was worried about and niggles in relation to the processes of birth. No question felt silly and Natalie was able to provide reassurance and guidance that was fully backed by her thorough and in depth research and knowledge.”
“I have so much gratitude for Natalie’s help and expertise. Natalie visited our home weekly for about one and half years to offer support to myself and my daughter who is on the spectrum.
Natalie’s inspiring positivity and upbeat energy was such a blessing to us. As a single parent, Natalie helped to create much needed social time in the home and also helped with chores.
She supported us emotionally and practically; an excellent listener, compassionate and empathetic. She would show interest in our specific needs, often reading up and learning about the conditions which my daughter struggles with.
Natalie is punctual, reliable, adaptable, being able to be spontaneous and go with the flow when situations change track.
She possesses a natural nurturing instinct which she applies appropriately to any given situation. Natalie’s little boy is an absolute delight and testimony to her beautiful mothering skills.
I highly recommend her services.”
“I had a very difficult postnatal experience with my first child and was anxious not to repeat it! Knowing I had a postnatal doula booked helped me to relax during pregnancy. Natalie allowed me time to cuddle, breastfeed and bond with my baby, rather than having to worry about keeping on top of household chores and entertain my toddler. I have no idea how she managed to get so much done during her relatively short (2-3 hour) visits. I could feel the stress fall away as soon as she walked through the door.”
“Nat is absolutely fantastic; her empathetic approach means that nothing is too much trouble and I genuinely feel like my birth choices really matter to her. The passion and drive that Nat has really kept my husband and I positive during our time together; her wealth of knowledge coupled with her enthusiasm meant that we felt fully supported and looked after at every stage.”