Jacqui & Chris - Doula Support
I had an amazing birth experience with Bron as my doula! It was my second time giving birth- the first had quite a few medical interventions so I was aiming for a more natural birth. Well I got my wish and I believe Bron was very much a part of making it such a positive experience. I felt informed and supported through my pregnancy and when decisions needed to be made Bron was there by phone/text/email to support me in my choices. Once labour initiated and we arrived at hospital Bron was there and helped to advocate my wishes to the hospital staff which made me more comfortable and able to progress in my labour. I felt empowered when the choice was made a few hours later to rupture my membranes. Once labour was active Bron was there to support me and also gave me space when she sensed I needed to be in my "zone". During transition she was able to support me to stay calm, breathe, and focus which led to my baby being born shortly after. After the birth Bron was there to see to my needs and also took some truly amazing photos of us with our daughter in the first hour of her life. I would highly recommend Bron to anyone wishing to have an empowered and positive birth experience. Thanks Bron! Jacqui, Chris, and baby Sophia
I've been waiting to share a couple of photos from my recent doula birth. This couple had previously had an 'ok' birth, a few interventions they would have preferred not to have but overall it was fine. This time, after an interstate move, they decided that having extra support would be beneficial for them both.
At near term, it looked as though baby would be small & after keeping an eye on growth via scans it was determined that it would be best for bub to be born. So faced with induction the following day, Mum & Dad got busy..... trying to encourage their little girl to join them.
Overnight labour began on its own! And a few short hours later baby Sophia was earthside! (at a respectable 6pd 4oz) And yes, born on the bathroom floor (my clients know how much I love sitting on the toilet for helping bring baby down!)
This photo (top) perfectly captured the moment they realized they did it, especially when they thought they had hours & hours to go!