BIRTH DOULA REVIEW
“I’m not sure how to put into words how much it meant to me having your support during the week before and during my birth and after. You’ve been absolutely incredible and I’ll never forget how much support you’ve given me.”
Below are just a few of reviews from some of the wonderful Mumma’s we have worked with… Some lovely reviews can be seen on google too!
“Having done a private Hypnobirthing course with Mary-Anne, throughout my pregnancy I had no nerves, nothing but excitement and positivity for what was to come and I honestly believe it was because Mary-Anne’s informative, hilarious, warm and positive attitude to birth and pregnancy formed the foundations for my journey to start thinking about birthing my baby. As a result, I spent 9 months (plus my labour) feeling powerful, confident and fearless. Pregnancy was just amazing and our birth even more amazing. We were able to deal with an intense labour with positivity and good spirits and despite our baby being back to back we were able to have our dream birth, in the water, with no pain relief. As a result of Mary-Anne’s course, both me and my husband were so educated and informed that we were able to stay calm and in control throughout the 26hr labour (24 of which were spent in the comfort of our home, just as we had dreamed). My husband thought that the course was even more helpful for birthing partners, equipping them with a unique set of tools and knowledge to allow them to be an anchor of calm, playing a crucial role in the birth, as he was for me. Together, we birthed our baby in the most calm and empowering way imaginable and we owe much of that to Mummapod”
“This course was genuinely life changing. Mary-Anne is a fantastic Hypnobirthing coach and instantly put us at ease when we started the course. We really weren't sure if it would be the right kind of birth prep course for us, but her frank, honest and funny manner were exactly what we needed in order to relate to the content. Thanks to her course we feel prepared and excited about the birth of our baby and we have the tools to approach it with confidence and knowledge. As someone who struggles with anxiety I can honestly say that since doing this course I feel calm, I no longer allow other people's experiences or fears sink in and effect how I feel about our baby's journey into the world, and I am excited to go through it! Thank you for changing our lives for the better, we really cannot thank you enough”
“ Hypnobirthing was key for me throughout this process. The course and practise up to the birth really helped me to focus on the breathing, remain calm and relaxed in order to promote oxytocin to aid the labour process. I would definitely recommend Mary-Anne’s course to all Mums-To-Be!”
“I really can’t describe how helpful the hypnobirthing training was on the day. It meant that the whole of the first stage of labour was entirely manageable and relaxed for both of us. It remains one of the most empowering and transformative experiences of my life and I was already planning my homebirth with the midwife, the very next day! Thank you so much for holding our hand through the prep - couldn’t have done it without you.”
“I cannot recommend Mary-Anne's hypnobirthing course more. I was very anxious about the prospect of birth and worried about what would happen, but Mary-Anne helped both myself and my husband feel incredibly prepared, informed and very calm. Throughout the birth of our daughter, we were both calm throughout and this helped enormously even when things did not go exactly according to plan. For anyone who is remotely worried or anxious about birth, give Mary-Anne a call”
“I worked with Mary-Anne in 2018 in preparation to welcoming my daughter earthside in the summer. I cannot recommend enough how much of joy it is to work with her. She is down-to-earth, honest, and very supportive; just the sort of person you want to educate on the beautiful possibilities of birthing. Five stars for this woman!”
Post Natal Massage Review
“Mumma MAC is very knowledgable and talks you through whats ahead so that you can relax and zone out. I particularly enjoyed the feeling of relation in my hips, which have been very tight after pregnancy”
“It was great. That part of my body has been totally neglected I realise now but after the massage I felt so relaxed. It was really beneficial even though i had my last baby some time ago. I also loved the playlist.”
Baby Massage Review
"Mumma Om is an incredible teacher, my son and myself loved her classes and felt very comfortable with her. She’s great with babies, and offers lots of practical first hand advice for the mums. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her and truly believe she is one of the best postnatal yoga and baby massage teachers in the area."
Pregnancy Yoga Review
"I started pregnancy yoga classes with Mumma Om when I was 15 weeks pregnant and continued throughout my whole pregnancy. I found the classes very enjoyable and relaxing. They massively helped me feel better, and I learned a lot of useful breathing techniques and positions that helped me during labour. I would definitely recommend these classes to expecting mums."
PREGNANCY/ NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY
“Mumma Shutterbug was absolutely brilliant. She put our whole family at ease instantly and managed to capture the most beautiful photos of my family of four. Initially, I was nervous about my challenging toddler alongside my newborn but she was amazing at putting him at ease and taking amazing photos of us all that I will treasure forever. I just wish I had used her for pregnancy photography. I also researched newborn photography and her prices are really competitive for a really amazing and large collection of photos. I love the fact that the photos aren’t staged but natural. I give this photographer 5 stars!”
WOMEN’S HEALTH PHYSIO
“Going to see Claire has completely revolutionised my postpartum recovery.”
“I’m so happy that I followed the advice of a friend, and went to see Claire – her treatment has made such a difference.”