Some of the lovely things my clients have had to say:
'When we found out we were pregnant with our first baby we started making plans - that’s the kind of couple we are! There’s mountains of information about preparing for birth but I was worrying about the first weeks at home with a newborn. My husband and I had no experience with babies (we’d never changed a nappy!) and our families are in Australia and all around the UK. I’d heard about doulas but didn’t understand what they did or how they help new Mums. After some Googling, I found Sarah’s website and immediately was drawn to her approach. When I met Sarah, I liked her instantly. She’s friendly, calming, knowledgable-but-not-preachy and positive. After the birth of our daughter, Eris, I realised how valuable and lucky I was to have found Sarah. Each visit was different; sometimes she gave me practical advice and other times emotional support and reassurance over a cuppa! At Sarah’s last visit, I asked her if she could come just one more time but she reassured me I was doing great, even though that was talking herself out of a job! I’ve already recommended Sarah to pregnant friends and described her as my awesome postnatal coach and cheerleader!'
'Sarah is made for this work. She was very patient and accommodating, and willing to help with whatever I needed to feel less overwhelmed. She's great with the little one and a fantastic cook! I highly recommend Sarah and wish I could have held on to her longer myself!'
'Sarah was a lifeline for us! She has a very friendly and calm personality. I liked that she had two small children herself and so had recent, first hand knowledge.'
'Sarah was a reassuring influence and wise council during those early weeks with our first child.
Her relaxed personality meant we were instantly comfortable with our new born baby and felt we could ask for guidance on endless topics. Hearing a reassuring "Its totally normal" was just what was needed and we'll be forever thankful for.'
‘Having Sarah’s support in the early days was brilliant. Whether to have a chat and provide advice, allowing you to get a precious nap or making tasty home cooked meals instead of eating yet another frozen ready meal - I can highly recommend Sarah!’
'Sarah is fantastic. I wasn’t planning on looking for a doula, then when my daughter was six weeks old we suddenly needed some help. Sarah is warm, calm, and so very knowledgeable about getting everyone back on track after a new baby. I can’t recommend her highly enough, and would be happy to talk to anyone who has questions about our experience.'
'I was very happy to have Sarah. She was supportive, made helpful suggestions and helped me answer general queries about the baby. I would happily recommend her!'
'Sarah is an incredibly caring, thoughtful and patient doula. She listens to your needs and adapts her services to suit each individual. Having Sarah as a sounding board really helped me as a first time mum and allowed me for a couple of hours a week to catch up on my personal admin as well as keep on top of my home. Sarah is trustworthy and someone I would highly recommend to anyone considering a doula.'
'Sarah is very kind, patient and wise. She really helped us settle into life with our baby and I wish we could have had her for longer. She was great with our son and taught me a lot. I highly recommend.'
’Thank you so much for all your help, support and encouragement over the past few months! It has been invaluable.’
postnatal planning session
‘Thank you so much for last night, I really appreciate you giving up your time. My brain feels so much clearer this morning and feeling much more confident about the first few weeks!
closing the bones
‘I absolutely made the right choice in asking Sarah to do a closing the bones ceremony for me after the birth of my second child. She was able to come in and create a relaxing oasis in my usually chaotic lounge with blankets, candles and oils. She was able to give me a precious gift of me-time which was not in huge abundance with a newborn and a toddler! Closing the bones wasn’t something I knew anything about so it was great to be told a little more about it before starting. When we did start - blissful heaven! I felt in very good hands (literally) and it seemed therapeutic and healing as well as completely relaxing. At times it was an emotional release as well, which is what I didn’t know Ineeded. It reminded me of how important looking after myself is as well as being grateful to my body for bringing my babies into the world. I wish I’d had this following the birth of my first child and would recommend this to any mums.’
'I had a fantastic time at the Mothermoon workshop. I learnt lots of ways to take care of myself not just physically but emotionally. I'm going to try my best to put them into practice when the baby arrives.
Sarah puts you at ease and creates a safe space for you to share your fears.
I left feeling more confident in coping with the first 6 weeks after the birth!
Thank you again!'
'I did the mothermoon workshop with Sarah during my second pregnancy. Even as second time Mum I found there was lots to learn, and great practical advice for parenting two. It was also lovely to have dedicated time to concentrate on my latest pregnancy (away from work and a toddler!)'
'Thank you Thank you! Fantastic session Sarah on Sunday, really helped me gain an understanding of what to expect and how to look after myself and baby in the first 4-6 weeks.'
'I recently attended a Mothermoon Workshop and found the lovely Sarah to be incredibly wise and well-resourced, helping me to take the time to focus on an important post-birth plan which left me feeling much more informed and confident about the upcoming care and management of my own postnatal wellbeing as well as that of the rest of our little family. This being my second child, it helped me to appreciate there are alternatives to the experience I had with my first, and that i deserve and can create these changes with this info as a tool-kit! It was a lovely session full of warmth, helpful discussions, and encouragement - and I also especially look forward to trying out some of the nourishing recipes provided in the generous goody bag. Many thanks and I strongly recommend!!'