“It was only afterwards that I realised how important it is to have a doula; someone who travels with you on your birth journey, understands your ideal scenario and can support both the mother and her partner.”
“I can’t thank you enough, Rosie, for your beautiful role in my first birth. Together with my partner we made an incredible team. I felt much more relaxed and confident knowing I had the both of you there throughout. It meant I was never alone. You were sensitive to our needs, encouraging and also able to communicate my wishes to the midwives and hospital staff. When things didn’t go as I’d hoped and I had to be taken to the hospital you made me feel reassured and I was able to concentrate on my birth without having to worry about anything externally. Having someone to listen with open ears to all my ups and downs and give recommendations both before and after birth was also invaluable. I felt safe and comforted. Pregnancy and giving birth was the biggest challenge of my life so far and I can’t imagine having done it without you. I can’t recommend having a doula enough, and there is no one who can do that better than you.”
– Megs, Birth client
“We feel very blessed to have had someone with us, who could gives us such confidence through her knowledge and such warmth and guidance through her wisdom and intuition“
“It was always our aim to be as relaxed as possible in the later stages of our pregnancy and going into labour, but we were certainly apprehensive and nervous as I’m sure is normal. From the moment Rosie arrived with us we felt more at ease and through her wise words, knowledge and calm presence we were able to create a warm and meditative environment right through to the hospital. At the hospital too Rosie was there for us just enough and at just the right times, never too much and patient and thoughtful throughout..”
– Charlie, Birth client (partner)
“Having a doula was the easily the best decision we made around the birth of our lovely boy. Rosie’s support during the pregnancy was invaluable, with two antenatal appointments and a brilliant relaxation session. As the birth approached, her insight into the options available enabled me to go into the birth feeling positive and empowered.
On the day of the birth, Rosie was great – reminding me about aspects of my birth plan and offering practical support both to my husband and me. Having her there in the first stages at home, during the birth itself at hospital and for the period afterwards meant so much to both of us. She even came by the next day with a much needed care package – mostly of delicious things for us to eat!
I cannot recommend having a birth doula strongly enough and Rosie in particular. She’s an amazing woman and I’m so glad she was part of our little boy’s birth.” – Laura (and Phil), Birth client
“She has been incredible support for me with the perfect balance of educated knowledge and the most heartfelt advice.”
“Rosie is such a rich resource for everything related to birth and breastfeeding. She has been incredible support for me with the perfect balance of educated knowledge and the most heartfelt advice since my son was born.”
– Dani Rose, Postnatal client
“Total moral and practical support at a time when you need to be so kind to yourself“
“I chose to have a doula on the advice of a friend. My concern in the postnatal period was that I would be left chained to the sofa breastfeeding in a milky mess of pyjamas and baby muslins, unwashed, unfed, with the rest of the house in chaos!
I wanted to enjoy the experience of motherhood without worrying about the practicalities. It took some persuasion because, as I explained to my friend, I wanted privacy, not a stranger hanging around the house.
But Rosie was perfect, she arrived with an air of total tranquility and just knew what to do. Tea, meals, washing, tidying and bags of encouragement in those early days when I wasn’t sure what I was supposed to be doing. Total moral and practical support at a time when you need to be so kind to yourself.”
– Dr. Ruth Richardson, Postnatal client
WORK WITH ME
If you are thinking of hiring me you can find out more about my packages and rates below:
Unbiased evidence based information and playful preparation for birthing and mothering on your terms
Complete package of antenatal, birth and postnatal support with continuous presence during the labour process
Mothering the mother through the fourth trimester. Emotional and practical support for you at home. Transition into motherhood as smoothly as possible.