Birth Stories:

thank you letters from doula parents

To all expecting parents,

Ginny entered our lives 6 months into Hayley’s pregnancy. She added the dimension of listening, understanding and supporting our needs which we hadn’t experienced with the people we had dealt with until then.

Like a breath of fresh air, Ginny listened and understood our needs and offered unbiased advice and information related to the various aspects of pregnancy and birth. More importantly Ginny supported Hayley in her decisions and provided valuable input into those decisions rather than just trying to change her mind with negatives.

As a Doula, Ginny was always on hand to show support, be a source of information and give insight on the pregnancy and birthing process. As time to the birth date wound down and the nerves began to show, Ginny calmed those nerves and put everything into perspective.

As first time parents we were nervous with anticipation, Ginny put a calm order on proceedings and made the process of going to the hospital and going through the initial stages of labour relaxed and pleasant.

During labour it was great to have someone there with you that you know, trust and have a personal rapport with to explain all the equipment, monitors and processes leading up to the birth. Ginny offered the personal touch, emotional support and understanding which took the stress and the unknown out of giving birth.

As an expecting father, I didn’t feel that involved in the early stages of pregnancy. When Ginny came around I stopped feeling like a spare wheel and got more involved and thoroughly enjoyed the remainder of the pregnancy and the birth of our son.

Having a Doula during the pregnancy and for the birth of our son Aiden was the best decision we made. It puts the process into perspective and took the uncertainty out of becoming a parent. Ginny added her personal touch to our lives and even though Hayley had a difficult delivery, it made the experience for both of us a pleasure and we were able to treasure that very special moment when Aiden was born.

After Aiden was born, it was great to have Ginny’s wealth of knowledge on hand to show us how to do nappy changes, bathing, breast feeding and burping properly. It made those first 2 weeks of having a new born at home seem a lot easier.  Looking back, a Doula is a support system for expecting parents. We got unbiased, insightful and sensitive support that catered for our needs and made road to the birth of our child a pleasant and very rewarding experience. Ginny’s personal touch and enthusiasm was a welcome change to the service we had experienced and we highly recommend that any expecting parents make use of Ginny.

Best wishes, Hayley, Al and Aiden.

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What I Do

I am living my dream while working with mums and babies. I see mums when they are 34 weeks pregnant and then go to their homes once they go into labour. I stay for the full duration of the labour and after the birth I assist them with breast feeding. I do another visit after the birth to see that all is well and to help where I can.  Mums are always welcome to call me in the event that they have any questions, whether before or after the birth. I am passionate about my work as a doula and I care and love all the families with which I work. Once you have been present at a birth you feel part of the family and it’s wonderful to hear news of the new baby’s life as he or she grows.

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