For our first kid my wife and I just winged it. We had a healthy daughter but the birth wasn’t a positive experience for us. It ended in and emergency C-section and my wife being out under a general, so neither of us were present at the birth. My wife was adamant on a VBAC for her second pregnancy and we’d give everything a shot to get her that. She mentioned having a doula and I was initially hesitant as I thought I could offer enough support to her as we had completed hypno-birthing, and read numerous positive birth books. I was so wrong. Laura not only offered support to my wife but to me as well, which I didn’t realise I’d need. Laura met us at the hospital when we called and made the room feel less sterile and ‘hospital-like’. We worked as a team together to help my wife through her labour and on so many occassions when my emotions got the better of me or I didn’t have answers, Laura’s calming presence reassured my wife how powerful she is. She also knew exactly what the hospital room could offer and the limits the midwives could stretch their policy and was the perfection mediator for us. I genuinely feel that if it wasn’t for Laura we wouldn’t of have as positive of an experience as we did for the birth of our second daughter and will most certainly be using her service again if we are lucky enough to have a third child.
I could not recommend having Laura as your Doula more highly. We had a complicated IVF pregnancy with Gestational Diabetes and chose to go to a private hospital and take our medical advise from our trusted OB. From the beginning Laura respected this choice and supported us completely. The support and education Laura gave us in preparation for my induced labour was invaluable to us. When we met with the OB to discuss how I would be Induced we felt very confident in knowing all the methods she talked about and it eased our anxiety. By being so informed on the induction methods we felt we had control and could make informed choices. I was classed as a high risk pregnancy and Laura made the effort to come to the hospital and sit with me while I they had to monitor Bub for a few hours. When I was diagnosed with GD Laura sent me lots of information on it to help me manage this. On the day I was induced Laura came to the hospital as soon as I asked her to and set up our room with beautiful fairy lights and birth affirmations to help set the relaxed tone and keep me calm. I felt so incredibly supported through the long 19hrs of my Labour. She also was there to take photos for us that we will treasure forever. When Baby was born she came out not breathing and needed to be resuscitated. This was the most scariest thing my partner and I have ever gone through and Laura was there to support us both. She has given me ongoing support postpartum and I cannot thank her enough. Getting Laura as my Doula for my first pregnancy was the best Decision we have made.
Laura supported myself and my partner through my pregnancy and birth of my son. I had such a positive birth experience, and I believe the sessions with Laura leading up to the birth were a major contributor. She provided us with practical knowledge without any biases or judgement. We felt prepared and empowered with information to make informed choices.
Laura also provided great emotional support. She had a strong, calming presence during the birth, providing encouragement and massage without being overbearing. She is so passionate about being a Doula, and it shines through beautifully in her work. We are so happy we had Laura as you as our Doula, we can’t imagine doing it without her!
I had the pleasure to have Laura as a friend and a doula during my pregnancy and birth. She is one of the reasons I shifted my view on birth and was able to achieve a natural water birth with my son Luca. Laura has a warm and kind soul that knows how to support when needed and when to step back and listen. I am forever grateful to her for all the support and love she has given me during the most extraordinary event of my life, and she will forever be a part of my family.
We were so lucky to have found Laura. From the first meeting we felt an instant connection and were so happy to have her as a part of our birthing team. The support, love and care we received through our whole journey was amazing. Feeling prepared, supported and knowing all our options is why we had such a great birth experience, being able to surrender and trust the process is one of the greatest gifts we could have received. Laura was there to educate, support and always ground us. Always just a phone call or text message away, so so grateful she was able to be on this journey with us.
Laura is not only my beautiful sister-in-law, but she was my doula in April 2020 at Gold Coast Private Hospital for my VBAC. I’m so grateful that I had her support before and during the birth of my baby girl. I felt completely supported by her during my labour and she offered words of encouragement as well as provided massage and physical support, suggested different labour positions, and made sure I stayed hydrated. She worked perfectly alongside my OB and midwives and had a great rapport with all of them. She listened to their advice and also offered suggestions for me to consider which was fantastic because I wouldn’t have otherwise thought to ask while in labour. I felt that Laura listened to me and supported me in all my decisions and helped to make my birth a beautiful and positive experience.
I cannot recommend enough the positive effect of having a doula by your side during labour. Meeting your baby is such an incredible event and I know that Laura will help you to achieve the birth you’re after by giving you the support, encouragement and positive attitude that you need no matter how your birth unfolds.
I am so forever grateful to have shared my incredible journey into motherhood with Laura. From the very beginning of my pregnancy, I knew that I wanted a natural physiological birth therefore, engaging a doula for support made a lot of sense. Laura was the first doula to return my call. She sounded so friendly, warm and positive that I made a decision to set up a meeting without any hesitation. And what an incredible outcome!
After an easy and beautiful pregnancy, we welcomed our healthy baby girl on the 2/05/2021. The birth was so incredibly empowering. I felt supported, safe and relaxed as Laura held the birth space with her warm, grounded and calm energy. To handle the intensity during surges, she encouraged me to expel the energy out of my body using my voice. She also made sure I changed positions frequently to progress labour and birth.
Laura provided an incredible support for my partner, as well. They worked so wonderfully as a team to make informed decisions and protect the birth environment for me.
Having Laura’s support during pregnancy and birth was the best decision we’ve made.
Laura is an incredible person and an even more incredible doula. I was so lucky to have her support me through my pregnancy and homebirth with my first baby and I will be forever grateful I chose to have her as my doula. She is so supportive, knowledgeable and passionate. As a mum of 2 herself she has a wealth of wisdom to share. Through my labour she was by my side, squeezing my hips, holding a bowl for me to throw up, getting me to drink and eat to keep my energy up and so much more. I felt so supported and held. My husband also found her presence at the birth to be helpful and reassuring and he has said many times since how grateful he was to have her there.
Her postpartum support was essential. We didn’t have any family support in the early postpartum as my family lives abroad and my husband’s parents both had viruses, so Laura’s help around the house and with the baby and through my early breastfeeding struggles was essential. If you are considering hiring Laura as your doula, don’t hesitate! She is incredible and will add so much to your birth experience.
I want to express my gratitude to Laura for having provided my partner Danielle and I with the support, love and kindness we needed to go through the experience of a water birth for our first son Luca. She is a wonderful person who not only has great knowledge in physiological childbirth but also qualities such as transparency, warmheartedness, a sense of humor and gentleness. As a male, for me her presence during the birth was something that made me feel comfortable and more at ease, knowing that I wasn’t alone to support Danielle during such quintessential moment in any woman’s life.
We couldn’t speak highly enough of Laura. As a first time mum the thought of labor can we really overwhelming. Laura was there for every step of the way and nothing we asked of her was to much. She was an such a huge support during our pregnancy and labor. She was an absolute superstar! We would HIGHLY recommend her for anyone looking for that bit of extra support.