'We had a wonderful experience with Stacey as our doula. She is warm, supportive, and easy to engage with, and really takes the time to get to know you and to understand your hopes and concerns.
Labour was something I felt quite anxious about but our sessions with Stacey left me feeling calm, prepared, and in control. She sincerely believes that birth can be a positive and empowering experience and did her level best to help us achieve that - even when things didn’t go exactly according to plan!
We also really valued the practical advice on stretches, exercises and relaxations Stacey shared with us, and were so grateful for her guidance on breastfeeding in the early days following our daughter’s arrival.
She was an integral part of our journey and we are so pleased to have had her with us!'
Sarah M. August 2023
'Stacey has a heart of gold and you can tell she is passionate about what she does. She came into our lives when we were struggling and fearful of doing the wrong things with our newborn baby. She provided a safety net and support in this period and really set us up well to look after our boy. Questions which we may have asked others previously but could no longer do so or had conflicting advice, Stacey was able to talk us through the options subjectively and work through solutions for us.
As we had recently experienced a bereavement in the family and progressive pregnancy complications we had a lot to cope with and it was a lot for Stacey to have offloaded on her but sitting and talking everything through made it easier for us to cope. We would highly recommend new parents consider the services of a doula as
we really benefitted in those early days and weeks. Stacey helped to build our confidence at this critical time for us and getting this extra support really made
a difference to us.
Any parent that works with Stacey will be lucky to have her as their doula. It was like having a member of our family or a close friend with us rather than someone that had been employed to do a job, this is an incredibly important skill for a doula.'
L.F. August 2023
'From the moment we met Stacey, we felt like we were being held with care and understanding. Stacey gives the best hugs and we laughed and cried together as she saw us through our birth with perspective, empathy and sensitivity.
Stacey's enthusiasm for the magic of birth and having children was infectious and helped us feel more ready to become parents. Importantly for us, Stacey treated us as a couple and a team, and really got the present and active role we all wanted to play in the birth. Without family nearby and having also experienced some acute anxiety during pregnancy, Stacey became an important, constant and caring point of contact throughout.
Stacey was available to come with to appointments, extremely communicative and responsive in a rapidly changing situation when the birth happened, and helped us reframe expectations about birth and our experience of it to a more positive position. She enabled us to have an empowered birthing experience by giving us time, language and perspective to consider how we wanted to approach our birth and how to be adaptable and ready to welcome our baby, however she ended up arriving.
Stacey's support in preparing to welcome our baby into the world and our family was integral and we're incredibly glad to have worked with her. '
S.C. June 2023
‘Stacey has been our birth and postnatal doula and I couldn’t recommend
her enough. She is very calm, knowledgeable and was great with the baby! She
helped us in the early days where everything gets a bit blurry, she took care of
us and supported us as we entered this new universe of parenting and sleep
deprivation, she made the journey smoother. She is a very pleasant person and
knows a lot about breastfeeding which is very handy!
Having her support made all the difference to us and we’ll be forever grateful.’
E.C. January 2023