Testimonial Continued ...
It was fairly late in my pregnancy when Lynda came on board. I had met with her upon the advice of a trusted friend, and due to the fact that the medical system I had been swept up in had been very unsatisfying so far. Lynda helped me to realise the power of a 'real' education in birth, and the importance of continuity of care. I believe she helped to prepare me more for the birth and life with a newborn in 2 sessions than the obstetrician did over 7 months of meetings. She also helped me to find a private midwife so I could have my baby at home. After the birth, Lynda was our first port of call when any issues arose, including feeding problems and poo analyses! She was my most valued advisor during the newborn period and had consistently good advice that is backed by the most current research. She was right there during the difficult first few days, and was able to assist me 'debrief' and come to terms with everything that had happened during this huge life transformation.
I would like to share some of my birth story with you in the hope that every woman, no matter what the setting in which they may give birth, has a Doula by their side. You really do deserve it - it's a 2.5 times in a lifetime event that should be as special and safe as possible.