Elen, Birth Doula

"Helen was everything we needed her to be. Positive and reassuring, while also being practical by providing massage, and keeping me warm in the birth pool using a towel. Helen was such a dependable, kind and reassuring presence throughout the whole birth and supported me in having the homebirth I wanted, with minimal medical interference. Helen has an excellent way of being positive and uplifting, while making you feel heard and empathising completely, offering practical solutions and ideas. We both found Helen to be very trustworthy and easy to talk to."

- Elen, Birth Doula

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Marie, Birth Preparation & Doula

"When I was in labour Helen answered the phone straight away and came to us as soon as we asked her to. She stayed with us for 24 hours in total! Helen set-up a cozy environment in the hospital and was encouraging and patient throughout. Following the birth, Helen was in touch almost every day to check in and offer advice. Helen is amazing. She listens and gives appropriate advice without judging. Easily available and happy to help, even when she wasn't call."

- Marie, Birth Preparation & Doula

Kia, Closing the Bones

“I recently had the pleasure of receiving a Closing the Bones healing session from Helen. I was blown away by the feeling of warmth and connection to something deep within me. Helen is a gentle and skilled practitioner and she made me feel safe and nurtured. The session felt like a sacred ceremony and afterward I felt calm and peaceful, feelings which lasted beyond the session itself. I loved it and would highly recommend for any woman who wants to dive deeper into who she really is. Thank you, Helen!”

- Kia, Closing the Bones

Samantha, Birth Preparation

“Helen worked with me and my birth partners over Skype and I found the skills learned incredibly valuable in the run up to and during labour. She helped me work through and process my fears about childbirth and I felt a lot more prepared as a result. She was also fantastic at helping me make informed choices and advocate for my wishes throughout my pregnancy and birth, and has continued to provide support and encouragement following my daughter’s birth. Helen is knowledgeable, well informed, patient and supportive and I would recommend her services.”

- Samantha, Birth Preparation

Carly, Closing the Bones

“My Closing the Bones Ritual by Helen was a truly nurturing and healing experience. I was made to feel safe and comfortable and felt like I was able to open up and share my past emotional struggles. I have chronic pain surrounding my abdomen area so i am naturally very protective of this space. The massage component of the treatment was so beneficial and I felt my pain gradually ease. I would highly recommend this to everyone, not just mothers who may have had a traumatic birth experience. I felt completely relaxed and re-set, feeling energized and de-stressed.”

- Carly, Closing the Bones

Nina, Birth Preparation

“Both my husband and I learnt so much to help us enjoy the pregnancy and prepare for the birth and even though the birth experience didn’t go as I had imagined, I felt in control and informed and my husband felt like he had an active role through all the information and techniques Helen had taught us. She is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about what she does and I highly recommend her services.

When I informed her I was being induced she stayed in touch via messages throughout, without her support my birth experience could have been very different. Thank you Helen!”

- Nina, Birth Preparation

Holli, Birth Preparation

“I’d had a hard time in my previous pregnancy. And because of that discovering I was pregnant again did not fill me with the joy I should have felt. I was left feeling anxious and as though I did not want my baby. I knew I would be forced into the same hospital and if it weren’t for Helen I probably would have accepted that. She was an excellent source of strength that I needed. She guided me into a sense of calm and security and soon enough I was excited. I was going to have the birth I wanted my way! And I did get that. It was amazing and I am forever in Helen’s debt! I couldn’t have done it without Helens guidance.”

- Holli, Birth Preparation

Saira, Birth Preparation

“To say the birth of my first child had left me traumatised was an understatement. So when I was pregnant again, I felt very anxious about what was to come. Helen was able to come to my house to carry out the sessions, which I found so helpful as it meant not having to arrange childcare for my son and I was able to have him in bed before we’d get started. So convenient! Helen was very friendly and easy to talk to, I was able to talk about my worries and feel really understood. Helen allowed me to work through my anxieties around labour and I am still in awe at just how effective our work was for me. I started the sessions feeling scared and panicked and ended feeling confident and empowered, which was evident within the choices I made throughout my pregnancy, even choices I didn’t know that I could make! I never could have dreamt that that would happen for me. I used the techniques throughout my pregnancy and labour, the difference in my two births was profound. I found the tools I learnt with Helen to be priceless and still find myself using the breathing techniques during stressful situations in my everyday life. Helen also showed my husband to be fully involved in each step of the process, rather than standing in a corner of a room quietly panicking, he was there by my side, really involved because knew exactly what my body was doing and why, he also understood his role and was confident in the process. Thank you Helen for your support, your listening ear, your knowledge and for going over and above. I now have such fond memories of my second labour and I will always be so grateful to you.”

- Saira, Birth Preparation

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