Those that I have supported have said...

'We were so lucky to have Erin as our Doula. From the moment we met, her serenity, empathy and warmth instantly put us at ease.  She has been an incredible source of support through pregnancy, birth and beyond and we have really benefited from her wisdom and kindness.
Erin was eager to make sure we could depend on being fully supported in spite of Covid and arranged for us to have a shared care package; she introduced us to Lara, our other wonderful Doula, and the two of them worked beautifully together to guide us on our pregnancy and birthing journey.  We had a tough pregnancy, but Erin helped us to find our strength and understood what we needed to  prepare us for parenthood. Our baby boy then decided to make an early appearance; Erin provided constant reassurance, made herself available to answer our endless questions, shared useful resources, gave us great advice and was the calming presence we needed. From teaching Danny brilliant massage techniques to help ease labour pains, to offering terrific postnatal breastfeeding support, invaluable tips on raising a newborn, reminding us both to practice crucial self care and bringing us delicious home cooked food, Erin was there to guide us and help us through the third and fourth trimesters. 
We are so grateful to have had such a wonderful Doula in Erin; working with her made our pregnancy and parenting journey even more special and we won't hesitate to call her if more children are in our future!' Cat and Danny
 

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'As a 1st time father, I admit to being a little unsure whether we required additional support beyond the midwife team, friends and family. Oh how wrong I was!
 
We employed Tracy and Erin in the first trimester of our pregnancy. In the following months running up to the main event they provided invaluable support, both remotely and physically, through a dedicated whatsapp channel, sessions in our house practising breathing and support techniques, meditation and sound baths, helpful literature, useful links to interesting pregnancy videos/podcasts, books and generally being on hand to answer any of our questions or concerns at any time.
 
However, it is the birth where these incredible people come into their own. Our Doula was at our house within 20 mins of water breaking, immediately supporting my wife with calm words and gentle massaging. She helped us reach hospital calmly and in positive spirits which we both really appreciated. During the entire birth and 10 hours of labour through the night our Doula did not leave our sides, and was a great source of comfort and support.
 
In the days immediately after the birth of our daughter, Erin and Tracy were incredibly supportive with post natal advice and guidance, and visiting us at our house to spend some time with Mum and baby. They brought us some delicious meals and were generally brilliant in settling us in to parenthood. This meant so much to us and we remain so grateful for their support.
 
Having a Doula for our pregnancy was one of the best decisions I have made. Tracy and Erin were nothing short of incredible throughout our pregnancy and birth.' Mark 



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'We will be forever grateful for Erin's help in making the birth such a positive experience! She gave us the confidence and knowledge we needed and she asked the right questions to determine our birth preferences, enabling us to make informed decisions. After her prenatal sessions, we felt empowered and prepared for delivery and the first few days. During the birth, Erin knew how to reassure us and provide a calming and spiritual presence. Having Erin by our side during the birth was invaluable to us. And after we brought our new baby back home, it was wonderful to see a familiar face in the first few days, as Erin continued to provide postnatal support. Erin's knowledge about breastfeeding and the 4th trimester has meant that we have been able to quickly resolve many questions. Thanks, Erin!' MJ and Elena 


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We are so grateful to have had Erin as part of our birthing team. She is always reliable, responsive, professional, evidence-based and fully committed to enhancing the birth experience you want to have whatever that may be. Our birth threw us the unique and completely unforseen curveball of a global pandemic (!) which resulted in some changes to the birth plan as a result of government and hospital policy. At every stage Erin was all over every piece of guidance and every option available from the hospital and the government and was able to offer us the full suite of virtual support and complete assistance in reviewing our birth plan. It was unchartered territory for us and so many other couples. However, at every stage (including the final two nights in a row she stayed up with us assisting, advising and comforting) I know that we were in such a better place having that hand to hold enabling us to stay calm and relaxed and ultimately to improve and enhance our birth experience. COVID has challenged us all in very different ways, but I now know the true depth of support and assistance great doulas like Erin can offer and it really is very humbling. Thank you, Erin!
Hannah and George

 
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'I asked Erin to be my doula because she understood where I was coming from; plus I loved her personality. My labour wasn't as I had planned, and I developed very high blood pressure. I wasn't allowed to have a birth pool to help cope with the pain but Erin helped me to keep my focus on breathing and my aim to have as natural a birth as possible. I think that without her help I would have given up at some point. Erin's help was irreplacable for me and my partner. Plus, a few days after giving birth Erin visited us with home made soup and bread, a wonderful gesture.' Aga and Mariusz

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'My husband and I were extremely grateful to have Erin as our doula. She was very warm and attentive throughout our journey. Talking to her soothed my nerves and helped me to build up my confidence. As we don't have any family in the UK, it was great to get so much support from her.  Erin provided us with a lot of information.

When I went into labour, my husband and I were both relieved to have her around. Her presence and her expertise really helped us. It was really reassuring to have an experienced doula next to us who could answer all the questions we had. Erin also supported my husband  in a very professional and gentle manner throughout. It was the right choice for us, to have Erin as our doula for the arrival of our son.' Ting and Fred

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My husband thought Erin was the perfect birth partner. He said they spoke to one another with their eyes and worked together perfectly for what I needed. He had the best experience that a dad could have.' Carolina and Dave

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'Dear Erin, I just wanted to say thank you for everything. I'm  so sorry you weren't present at the birth physically, but your presence was definitely felt emotionally and gave me so much strength. Knowing I had you to call carried me along and helped me cope. I know you would have only added to the positivity of the birth experience and any woman you support will be very lucky to have you. Thank you for caring about us and being part of our journey.' Jenna and Andy (* Jenna's baby came unexpectedly quickly with no time for neither me nor the midwife to arrive!)

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“I had a wonderful natural birth in May 2015. My husband and I don’t know what we would have done without our amazing doula Erin. From the moment we met Erin we clicked. I felt an easy sense of comfort around her. I knew she would be perfect. We got to know her over two antenatal appointments where she took us through fear and anxiety release exercises, really preparing me for my labour. Looking back, we don’t know what we would have done without Erin. With Erin’s support I was able to have the beautiful birth that I wanted, overcoming my fears, and bringing my baby safely in to the world.” Leena and Atif

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“Erin is a brilliant, attentive, considerate, patient doula. She was a calming reassuring presence. She is intuitive and imaginative and kept Claire calm during a frenetic 20 minute race to hospital. After baby was born, she was very helpful, looking after Claire’s needs, making sure she had all she wanted. She is a very friendly, approachable person who puts people at ease. I would recommend her extremely highly to any of my friends.” Mark and Claire


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"We decided we wanted to have a doula about 3 month into the pregnancy as a support for both me and my husband. My husband called Erin as my contractions started and she was at our house a few hours later (when things started to speed up). From the very second she walked into our flat and put her bags down, we both felt a huge wave of relief which we really hadn’t imagined feeling! We felt reassured, we felt calm, we felt supported (both physically and mentally). Even though we had read a lot about the birthing process and we had taken a hypnobirthing course, nothing can prepare you for labour. To have someone with you with birthing experience and who is there to support you as a couple is totally invaluable. 

My labour was three days and Erin was absolutely incredible. She was present without being imposing. She was re assuring when we needed her to be. She was informed and helped us make decisions without pushing us in an direction. She was loving and kind, knowing when to offer support and knowing when to step back to give me and my husband time (we had a lot of it with a 3 day labour!!). She had stamina and patience, being right with us from the moment she arrived in our flat right up until we eventually met our little boy. 

Erin and my husband were the perfect team from the word go. It’s a lot of pressure on a husband to make informed decisions on behalf of a couple when emotions are running high, sleep deprivation is setting in and no previous birthing experience has been had. At one point we were faced with a decision that my husband was able to discuss with Erin while I was in the bathroom. By the time i was out, he had the situation clear in his head, they had discussed the pros and cons and we had a game plan  allowing me to solely concentrate on the labour. 

I look back on my birth story with such fond memories. I felt in control and supported by my amazing husband, Erin and the midwives and doctors which gave me a strength I had no idea I had. 

We couldn’t recommend Erin highly enough. We feel so grateful she was with us and we love the fact she’ll always be part of our birthing story."  Hannah and Josh

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"Erin was our Doula for the birth of our son. He is our second child so we had done it all once before but wanted the security of someone else being with us when he arrived as we were worried it might all be very hectic and we wanted to avoid any panic for either for my husband or me. Both Erin and her doula partner  came to the pre birth meetings bringing many healthy cookies and treats along the way.
 
As for the birth itself; it was a Sunday morning and my waters had broken in the shower. We went to the hospital for what we thought would be a check up though I had had no contractions and kept Erin in the loop. Whilst in the waiting room I could feel that suddenly things were starting to happen. My husband called Erin and she arrived quickly. With it being the second time I gave birth things were moving quite fast. I remember that I found it very calming to have Erin around, to hear her voice and encouragements. It was great comfort for my husband as well.
 
The aftercare was great too. Erin and her partner Doula came over a few times and brought food for the whole family and made sure we were all ok and adjusting well to having a second baby. Thank you very much!" Ursula