Having felt a bit overwhelmed about the upcoming months & birth, going to Louise’s hypnobirthing session really helped to give me the tools to calm myself! Alex & I listen to the tracks daily, which really makes me feel like we are doing something constructive, rather than just waiting for the baby to arrive! Louise is so enthusiastic and informative, the day was not only interesting but also lots of fun and the lunch was delicious!! I would recommend this course to everyone!!!
We had heard great things about hypnobirthing and were keen to find a course in our area. We’re so glad we did. The day with Louise wasn’t just informative, it was fun! Louise has an infectious charm and enthusiasm for her craft. As first-time parents, we learned so much on the day. The post-course materials are fantastic, and give us the tools to practice before the big day. I should add that it’s helped me know what I, as the partner, can do to help Milly the best I can when baby decides to arrive. Definitely a course for both partners, and not just the mum-to-be! Can’t recommend enough.
I booked onto Louise’s course through a recommendation from my pregnancy yoga leader. I’m so glad we went. Even my husband commented on how useful the day was and how he was pleased I dragged him along. We both feel more prepared and less scared for our arrival and shall spend the next few weeks looking forward to the birth.
I was skeptical, but now have an understanding of the ‘bigger picture’ and how I can help Rachel cope with the emotional phases of labour. I think more people should know about this course and I would like to have done it earlier.
I’m so pleased we did Louise’s Hypnobirhing course. It was incredibly informative and full of useful tools, insights and techniques for a positive birth experience. It was very dynamic in its delivery, a mixture of discussion, information on paper/cards and video, etc and also plenty of time to ask questions and discuss any fears or concerns. Not to mention a delicious lunch! Yum yum!! Louise is fab too! She is so supportive and on hand to answer any queries or concerns you have about pregnancy and birth from the time you sign up and if she doesn’t know the answer she will find out and get back to you promptly. Would thoroughly recommend. We have also done antenatal classes but found the hypnobirthing by far the best at informing and preparing us for our experience ahead.
I am really pleased that I attended this course with my wife. I am feeling much more relaxed and calm about the weeks ahead. The workshop was perfect!
We didn’t have the home birth we planned due to complications. Going into hospital had been my biggest anxiety, but when I was transferred it just didn’t faze me – I used all the hypnobirthing tools and techniques and remained calm and in control. My birth was straightforward and whilst I wouldn’t say it was pain-free and no point during labour or the birth did it overwhelm me. I’m so glad I prepared for the birth with you.
I feel 100% better about my birth. I am excited, looking forward to it, believe I can do it and I’m so glad I came on the course!
Louise is an excellent teacher, great resources, really knows her stuff. Good pace – never boring. We are really glad we came on the course and I am looking forward to the birth of our baby.
Got dragged along ……. glad I came! Was really apprehensive but I very quickly felt comfortable. Louise is a fantastic teacher and as a result of attending the course, I feel much more confident about supporting my partner during labour and birth.
Wondered if it would all be “fluffy-mumbo-jumbo” !! Didn’t think it would be ‘my sort of thing’! ……. very much changed my opinion! Louise’s style was really effective for me personally, a mix of kind/no-nonsense approach and I was pleased that there was a very balanced delivery of information – not just ‘this is best’, ‘natural is best’ etc. etc.
Louise is fab! Really informative, really balanced on options and having completed the course I feel much more empowered, informed and confident
If I could only recommend one thing to any pregnant woman (and her partner) it would be: HIRE A DOULA! And if you possibly can, make that doula Louise, as she was worth her weight in gold to us. Throughout the pregnancy and during the birth she was a constant source of comfort and reassurance, information and confidence. In the end, I gave birth at home with only Louise and my husband present, and it was the most magical and incredible experience that I could have wished to have, and I believe much of that was due to the time Louise spent with us preparing in the months before the birth, and her incredibly calm and reassuring manner during it. Thank you Louise, we’re honoured to have been your first (unplanned!) ‘free birth’, and hope you can help many more people have as peaceful and joyful a birth as we did. Caroline & Tim (and baby Caspar!)
Louise definitely met my expectations: During labour she was fantastic. She provided a calm and expert influence, helping to enable me to have a straightforward labour – using just gas & air I was able to give birth naturally to a 9llb 8oz baby boy. Her support was invaluable. She is kind and empathetic. If I had another baby, I would hire her again.
It was nothing short of an absolute pleasure to have you there for the birth. Your continued positive outlook and perfectly pitched support were essential in enabling Sarah to have the birth she so dearly wanted and deserved. You were fantastic. Thank you.
Doulas are the best investment you can make to have the best chance of the birth you want. They are worth every penny and should charge far more! The warmth of Louise’s personality makes her ideally suited to the doula role.
We both felt Louise was very practical, very knowledgeable and quite intuitive. She pointed out our options without pushing any particular route. We made all decisions ourselves. We found her input empowering. Louise was caring and offered a lot of her time to us, she was very attentive. She also helped us communicate better as a couple during labour.
Louise supported my partner by reassuring him everything was normal – he said she could tell when he was unsure and she’d smile, nod and give him the thumbs-up sign. She took absolute care of both of us quietly and unobtrusively throughout my labour.
Despite having been through birth with my other children I was grateful for her great ability to put my partner at ease.
Laura and Mark
Fabulous support through the antenatal visits and knowing Louise was always available for information. Being lent her birth ball was great too.
I definitely coped better with Louise there and it meant that Mark was able to take a break sometimes too, and he was more able to support me as a result.
Before the birth, Louise provided reassurance and support and instilled confidence. She was a source of knowledge and someone to answer questions.
During labour and birth Louise was fantastic and really believed in me, she focussed on prompting me, reassuring me and keeping me calm. She was also good company for my husband and they worked well together. The additional support was brilliant for both of us, comforting and reassuring throughout.
Louise was amazing and her faith in me was key to me achieving a positive birth experience. It was a privilege to have her share our special time.
You prepared us before the birth excellently. You’re incredibly approachable and generous in the way you give your time – always willing to provide information as and when we needed it.
You helped us to understand our options and what might happen without overwhelming us – stages of labour, pain relief options, and how your body copes with labour/how the hormones work, in a way that helped us make informed decisions at each stage.
Thanks again, we couldn’t have done it without you!