Doula-ing

From previous doula clients:

“It is hard to explain exactly why it felt so right and special for you to be our doula. You gave me exactly the belief, faith and encouragement that I needed and I am so grateful that you could be there with us. I feel, we feel, truly blessed to have had such and overwhelming and awesome birth experience and you will always be an important part of that.” Claire and George

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“Dear Indi,

No words will ever be enough to describe the difference which your presence made on the day of Sara’s birth. Your loving and competent help in the preparation process as well as your care after the birth made a huge difference and allowed us to take full ownership of this amazing experience.

In retrospective we see that during our first meeting, you opened our minds to a completely new perspective on our choices and potential regarding the birth of our daughter. It made us aware of the very uniqueness of this experience and encouraged us to take step into each of the aspects of the birth of our first child.

The information and tools you provided us with in the months before the birth built up our confidence and prepared us (as much as it is possible) for an active birth, allowing us to leave behind fears and doubts. When the big day came we found strength and peace in our couple and we were able to cope with the process without fear or anxiety at home, through breathing, Yoga positions and massage. We could have never done it without your guidance and support!

At the unfriendly environment of the hospital, I felt so privileged to have you there with me that I never stopped looking at you and searching for your comforting love. During the second stage of labour when my body was submerged in the water and I was experiencing the toughest part of the birthing process, you were my light in that room and I found in your bright eyes and reassuring smile the courage to trust my body and to bring my daughter into life. I will never forget it and you will be always a fundamental part of this amazing experience.

After the birth, I felt truly fulfilled but exhausted and you looked after me as only a mum (whom I could not have with me as she passed away some years ago) can do, driving me to breastfeed Sara, feeding me and helping me to take a shower. Big and little things which really made the difference and allowed us to be back home confident and delighted on the same evening of the happiest day of our life. Thank you Indi!”                  Margherita and Andres

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“Indira, we can’t thank you enough for all your help and support with the amazing birth of our beautiful son. Tired, teary, and emotional, but exuberantly happy! I am sure we will debrief later but thank you, thank you, thank you” Anthony and Harry

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“To be honest, we hadn’t even thought about having a doula at the beginning. We thought we would both be absolutely fine just with the NCT antenatal course. Then I read this: Asking your husband to be your sole guide during labour is like asking him to lead the way up on a climb of Mount Everest. He may be smart and trustworthy, you may love him but in the Himalayas you’ d both be a lot better with a Sherpa! Indira was that kind, compassionate, wise Sherpa that led us all the way through a beautiful birth.  We know we could not have done it without her.” Valentina and Joseph

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“Thank you for showing us the way –for teaching us not to be fearful, for your wisdom + experience, for your strength + compassion, for teaching us what we can be capable of if we trust ourselves, each other, and in the process.” Tam and Mat

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“Walking into a hospital without a doula, is like going in completely blind. Thanks so much for all Indira! You have been like a true guardian angel and we will always be deeply grateful to you.” Jonathan and Lorena

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“Indira, you gave us the tools to believe in ourselves and trust our hearts. You were also a tremendous support to Lee when he felt most alone. You appeared like an angel when you helped baby to breastfeed. Words aren’t really enough, so from our hearts to yours.” Mariana and Lee

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“Thanks for all the help. Going the natural way has really helped me feel bonded to the baby and Sarah. I think going through a more emotional experience makes the whole thing much more fulfilling.” Mark

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“Felix ‘s birth was the best it could be –I totally believe this- and this is very much due to your kindness, insight and support.” Derrin and Tracy

 

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