When we started looking for a doula, we were not convinced that we actually needed nor wanted one. After speaking to Katie on the phone, we decided to have an informal meeting. Once we met, I knew having Katie as our doula was the right decision. We met several times before the due date and she really helped us to get into the right mindset. Katie gave us countless sources of very valuable information, answered all our questions and addressed all our doubts, in person or by email and text. She naturally found the right balance between getting us ready but not overloading us with too much advice. Our meetings were also the perfect opportunity for us as a couple to talk about our fears, which we would probably not have done if Katie wasn’t there to ask us relevant questions.
Due to a breech position, we ended up having a caesarean. Even though it was planned, Katie’s support was priceless before, during and after. She helped us to stay positive about our birth experience and feel in control despite the caesarean not being what we wished for in the first place. She gave us books and blogs to read, which made a big difference. On the day, we felt ready and kept a positive mindset. Her support continued after the birth with much needed breastfeeding advice in the hospital and during several visits at our home.
Our experience would not have been the same without her and we sincerely thank Katie for everything she did. She is an outstanding doula and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for the best support throughout their pregnancy and after giving birth.
Celine December 2018
We knew from first meeting that Katie was the right doula for us. Calm, knowledgeable and kind through pregnancy and labour, she was there for us when we needed her, a reassuring presence throughout. She works with huge discretion, helping at all times but never interfering. The benefit of having someone present at the birth that we knew, liked and trusted was a huge support to us both - we couldn't have done it without her.
Suzie - September 2018
Katie came to help us establish breastfeeding with our daughter after a traumatic birth and extended stay in hospital. I am so grateful that we found her and cannot recommend her highly enough! At a time when my husband and I were very tired and anxious, Katie was incredibly calm, kind and practical from the outset. She is a very knowledgeable, reassuring and warm hearted person - exactly the qualities you need in the person supporting you in those tricky newborn days. With Katie’s help, we were able to fully establish breast feeding with our daughter. Just as importantly, she gave me confidence in my abilities as a mother at a time when I was full of doubt. My husband and I are both full of gratitude and so pleased that we asked for Katie’s support.
Helen - March 2018
Katie is a very intelligent woman, a good listener, with a great sense of humour that comes up at the right time! She is knowledgeable and constantly researching to improve her knowledge.
She is so passionate at what she does, and I would describe her as a natural, therefore a great support for women living this beautiful journey.
I clicked with her immediately we spoke, and I have loved her discreet and present way of being there for me in these months, with her supportive words, her way of listening to us, and all the precious information and tips she gave us.
During the labour she was there, supportive, knowledgeable and with the most calming voice helping me through the breathing. When in that pain, you hardly want to have people around talking to you, but she has her special way and that helped a lot. She was very present and reassuring throughout the whole process.
Afterwards we discussed the experience at the hospital, my recovery, and talked through the labour. She was very supportive and encouraging talking about the way I coped and that made me feel very proud of myself. Katie kept in touch after the birth, she visited in hospital and at home. As always, very discreetly, making sure to visit whenever best for us. We discussed how the breastfeeding was going and she gave me practical help with it, making sure I was living this experience serenely.
Sara - August 2017
After deciding to have a home birth, we felt it would be beneficial to hire a doula and choosing Katie to be our doula was the best decision we could've made. Katie's support was incredible - I really could not have got through a 20 hour labour without her support every minute of the way. She was there to support for all things big and small... helping me breathe through the contractions, keeping me fed and watered, keeping the pool at the right temperature and supporting my husband. She also provides great support before and after the birth and really helped with breastfeeding and making me feel confident as a new mom.
We can't thank Katie enough for all of her positive energy and support and I would recommend her to anyone thinking about getting a doula for their birth.
Jenn - July 2017
Katie is a wonderful and caring doula and I would highly recommend her to anyone. Her presence during the birth of our daughter was a tremendous help. I wanted the birth to be as natural as possible and Katie's knowledge and encouragement was invaluable in educating us throughout. Katie was great in suggesting different labouring positions as well as being very helpful in guiding us to make decisions during the labour. She was instrumental in helping to keep my mind focused as well as being a fantastic support for my husband. We could not have asked for a better doula experience. Thank you Katie.
Anita - August 2016
Thank you a hundred times over for being so flexible and kind to me. I'm a bit overwhelmed, you are so lovely. I am almost lost for words with your kindness. Thank you for being my doula, I find it hard expressing my appreciation.
Michelle - June 2016