Are you wondering whether to choose me to support you in preparing for your birth, during your birth or in the time afterwards?
You won't regret that investment one bit, but don't take my word for it. Here are the feelings of some of my incredible clients from their experiences of Hypnobirthing, Doula support and birth trauma recovery.
“I will be eternally grateful for what Meg has done for me and my partner the last 9 months”
“Initially when my partner first mentioned going on Meg’s course I was a bit sceptical (as most guys probably are). I thought why not what’s the harm if it’s what my partner wanted. After the 1st session I quickly became immersed in Meg’s way of teaching. The information, the vibe, the genuine passion was felt instantly. Week by week I gained more excited for each session, knowing the confidence it was bringing me, especially as a young 1st time parent (24). Think there’s more of a thing around guys “winging” the whole birthing process and becoming a dad, which does and can work, but learning how vital of a role you can play to creating an incredible birth was empowering. Also learning about how powerful and magical woman’s bodies are was mind blowing. After the course I felt ready to go into any situation equipped with knowledge and a toolkit of practical tips to enhance the birthing experience.
A few weeks passed and the opportunity for Meg to be our personal doula arose. We never initially planned this but considering how close me & my partner had got with Meg and how incredible her course was we decided we would ask her.
This is from my personal experience (a guy):
Meg being there was reassuring for me, she allowed the space of our home birth to be protected, she knew exactly what to say and do and penetrated the room with her whole energy, she allowed me to confidently make decisions and never pushed her own opinions. She collaborated so professionally with the midwives, to create such a safe space.
From feeding me (bringing McDonald’s lol) to reminding me to take naps during contractions (was a long labour), guiding me with birth pool set up, supporting me emotionally, tidying house after birth, continued support post birth, visiting us post birth, bringing food, Meg was just incredible.
I really could not imagine our birth without Meg. Of course you don’t need a course or a doula to have a pleasant birth, and you can learn things online, just like you can have a wedding at a registry office instead of a church, but why wouldn’t you want to immerse yourself in this sometimes once in a lifetime experience, and make it as worry free, magical and memorable as it can be. I will be eternally grateful for what Meg has done for me and my partner the last 9 months, she has a true passion and genuine vibe and love for what she does and it’s glaringly obvious, couldn’t recommend her enough. Wow”
Matt (birth partner – Hypnobirthing and Birth Doula Support)
“Meg is passionate, knowledgable, compassionate, straight talking, supportive , thoughtful and just brilliant”
“This was my second birth, and after a traumatic experience in hospital first time, I wanted to have my baby at home. The online hypnobirthing course Dave and I did with Meg really helped build my confidence and resolve to birth my baby at home, and I think it was what made me realise it was actually possible and that I really could plan for the birth I dreamed of. It also helped Dave feel so much more prepared to support me. I attended Meg’s Sunday evening relaxation sessions on Zoom, which as well as being a lovely way to unwind and focus on birth, were a brilliant opportunity to ask questions and learn even more from her wealth of knowledge. I always left these sessions feeling even more empowered and prepared, especially when I was ‘overdue’ and worried about being put under pressure for interventions and Meg gave me enormous reassurance and confidence to re-ground myself in my trust for my body and baby. She was also always available to answer questions and share evidence-based helpful information.
Hypnobirthing helped me so much in my preparation for birth and during labour. Breathing was the anchor I kept coming back to in labour, and the midwife commented on how stable my pulse had been throughout, thanks to my breathing. The midwives arrived at our house when I was entering transition and I don’t think they had any idea how far I’d progressed because I was using breathing to manage my surges. They certainly seemed surprised when I started pushing.
The other thing that really helped me were the affirmations I listened to throughout pregnancy and during early labour, with Meg’s reassuring voice it was like having a friend there with me. They gave me the confidence to trust my body throughout labour. Even when concerns arose from the midwives my mind stayed totally focused and calm as I declined vaginal examination and transfer to hospital, but willingly accepted an episiotomy when I listened to my body and knew it was the right thing to do. I was proud of the decisions I made and the way I handled them, all thanks to my hypnobirthing education.
I know now birth doesn’t have to be something you endure to get a baby at the end. It can be an empowering, life-affirming experience. I have never felt more proud of myself than after this birth and it has set me up for the most joyful and emotionally healing postpartum experience. Investing in your birth is about so much more than the event itself, it has lasting consequences, and having people like Meg on my team was absolutely, totally invaluable. Meg is passionate, knowledgeable, compassionate, straight talking, supportive, thoughtful and just brilliant. I would wholeheartedly recommend anyone has her on their birth team, she is one in a million.”
Eleanor (Hypnobirthing and Pregnancy Relaxations)
“I know it would have been different if we hadn’t done Hypnobirthing with you”
“Both Jake and I are truly grateful for attending your course. I can’t tell you how much it helped us, we enjoyed it and we absolutely got the birth that we had truly dreamed of. I know it would have been different if we hadn’t done Hypnobirthing with you.
To cut a long story short, we had a home birth and the midwife only arrived twenty minutes before our baby entered the world. So it was just Jake and I for most of it. Jake stayed calm right the way through, got me in the water just at the right time and I breathed him out. He literally floated up into my arms, making me cry thinking of it now. Thanks for your time, your wonderful course, our lovely good bag and for giving us both the confidence to birth our baby the way we wanted. We are very grateful to you.
I hope lots of people do Hypnobirthing with you. It’s so important to ground yourself in your own power and not hand it over to the professionals!”
“Hypnobirthing helped me to achieve a positive experience even though it didn’t go according to plan”
“The support received from Meg beyond the sessions, and how hypnobirthing gave me the skills to navigate maternity services confidently plus the tools and knowledge to achieve the positive birth experience I wanted. The course also gave me the opportunity to personally reflect on my previous birth experiences and gain a greater understanding of how and why they progressed the way they did.
Hypnobirthing helped me to achieve a positive experience even though it didn’t go according to plan. I enjoyed the birth and learned to let go of my expectations but manage the changes happening, trust my body and listen to my instincts. All of which hypnobirthing taught me.”
“The knowledge, advice and support provided by an expert such as Meg was invaluable”
“Prior to this birth I didn’t know what a doula was, now I think everyone should have one. As a father who tries to be as involved and informed as I can be, the knowledge, advice and support provided by an expert such as Meg was invaluable. Especially, during the ‘overdue’ stage and labour where my first instinct would be to succumb to every request. Meg acted as a sounding board and buffer between us and the medical team to allow us to experience birth the way we wanted to.
“I don’t think I would have been able to approach the birth with the calm that I did without the course and the support and reassurance we received from Meg”
“My husband and I decided to complete a private hypnobirthing course in my third trimester and we were so pleased we decided to do this. Meg came to our home and sessions felt really relaxed – we felt comfortable with Meg instantly. I was quite anxious about how the birth may go and whilst I had wanted a home birth I felt unsure if I could do this – the course helped me feel more relaxed and confident and we decided we would like a home birth. My husband had been unsure about it but after the first session he was sold on hypnobirthing and said he found the course so helpful and interesting and it made him feel so much more confident in approaching the birth of our baby. It was nice to hear him explain to people and be such an advocate of home births and hypnobirthing, as he had previously felt the need for us to be in hospital. We did hope for a home birth but due to needing to be induced early at just after 37 weeks we ended up in hospital. Meg was so helpful and supportive in helping us think through the process and how to make it work for us. Her support was invaluable and I don’t think I would have been able to approach the birth with the calm that I did without the course and the support and reassurance we received from Meg.
I think with being in hospital for the birth hypnobirthing became even more of a help as it enabled me to stay calm and feel more in control of the situation and the decision making process. I think for me our birth may have felt a stressful experience had it not been for us doing hypnobirthing – it helped me in the whole approach to birth – not just with the birth itself but for the appointments/scans and interactions with medical professionals. It helped me to reframe and stay positive and helped us to have a positive birth that we felt part of rather than feeling it was being done to us. I feel that everyone would benefit from doing a hypnobirthing course in preparation for the birth of a baby – it just makes so much sense! Thanks Meg! “
“All I can say to anyone considering hiring Meg as their doula, is that every pregnant mother needs to have a Meg on their team”
“I genuinely believe that the work we put in during and after the classes with Meg paid off. He was born at home with his hand up by his head like superman. I can’t lie that I’d lost hope at the final stages and I honestly didn’t think it was ever gonna happen but if you’re expecting your baby soon, hang on in there and trust your body. Follow the advise and your own instincts, I knew he was stuck with his hand, I could just tell…and that’s mother’s intuition. It took extra strength and belief but together, we did it…and he’s blumming wonderful and our family feels complete. Meg, you’re a superstar! Thank you for helping us to achieve our home birth we always wanted x x x”
“…at every challenge we faced, Meg was right there as someone to listen, help, inform and empower. Honestly, nothing was too much for her!”
“After an emotionally traumatic birth with my first child, I knew I needed to find some additional support with my second. I found Meg online and knew she was going to be a great fit as she offered everything I was looking for and her passion for birth was so obvious from day 1. So we went ahead with a tailored service that included birth trauma recovery sessions, Hypnobirthing refresher sessions and doula support for the birth.
We started off with birth trauma recovery, which honestly I was a bit sceptical about as I wasn’t sure how I was going to look back on that first birth with little emotion. It completely worked and I was able to look forward to and get excited for this next one with just a few sessions with Meg.
My pregnancy wasn’t without its difficulties (Covid-19 parents, you know!) but at every challenge we faced, Meg was right there as someone to listen, help, inform and empower. Honestly, nothing was too much for her! When baby was still breech at 34 weeks, meg was there helping me do everything in my power to help her turn. Unfortunately our cheeky girl never did and I wet in for emergency (though it didn’t feel like it) Caesarean at 38 weeks. Our Hypnobirthing practise still came into play when they were prepping me for theatre and I think without that I would have felt a lot differently about the birth. It wasn’t the birth I’d dreamed of but in the end it was peaceful and positive and that was in part down to Meg helping me shift my mindset and prepare for all eventualities.
Meg may not have been there at the final sprint, but she most definitely was a huge part in the marathon and we are forever grateful for her amazing work. Thank you, Meg!”
“If anyone slags off Hypnobirthing saying it doesn’t work I’ll be telling them straight!”
Nathan (birth partner – Hypnobirthing)
“Thank you for your empowerment and kindness, you really rock”
“I just want to thank you for all your sessions, they not only helped me with the birth but I’ve been using your techniques with stressful situations like her being up with colic or when she had her jabs and didn’t want to be put down all night. Your lessons really helped me keep my cool. Your advice with breastfeeding has also helped me keep up exclusively doing it for 2 months! So yeah thank you for the empowerment and kindness, you really rock. She is so beautiful, and is worth all the challenges I faced and still do, I’ve just had to have a ‘yes this is tough, but I’m tougher’ mindset, which your course helped me achieve. It is an adventure, you’re right! I learn new things every day, it’s important to just keep in mind that I’m a first time mum and all I’ve really got to do is try my hardest and give her lots and lots of love, things will eventually fall in to place. I’m super proud of myself and my little family, thanks for being there for us”
“Thank you for the amazing course it helped so much”
“We both benefitted SO much from our course”
“My progression at home without pain relief is completely down to the Hypnobirthing breathing techniques”
“Everyone needs a Meg in their life!”
Melissa (Birth Trauma Recovery)
“In such a short space of time our mindsets have completely changed for the better”
Shelley, Tom and Ted (Hypnobirthing)
Lauren, Simon and Arthur (Hypnobirthing)
Nicola, Vinnie and Ethan (Hypnobirthing)
Amy, Chris and Joseph (Hypnobirthing)
Katherine, Kyle and Elijah (Hypnobirthing)
Rachel, Michael and Ethan (Hypnobirthing)
Nicky, Matt and Calvin (Hypnobirthing)
Lorraine, Iain and Jack (Hypnobirthing)
Felicity, David and Arya (Hypnobirthing)
Steff, Chris and Petra-Joy (Hypnobirthing)
AJ, Oliver and Freddie (Hypnobirthing)
“A huge thank you to you for all you did to help us through our Hypnobirthing course. Not only did we have a lovely time getting to know you, but we had such a fantastic experience and learnt so much along the way. I can honestly say without your help we would have dreaded the whole process but instead w felt calm and very excited.
Although we ended up with a birth slightly different to what we planned we still gained greatly from the course and we appreciate all the help you’ve given us, we couldn’t have done it without you!”
Gemma, Marek and Effie (Hypnobirthing)
“Thank you for making Marek and I feel so at ease during the Hypnobirthing course. We have found it so valuable and will definitely be recommending you to others. It’s also appreciated that you are continuing to offer support and advice with the extra session.”
Sarah, Tom and Amber-Rose (Hypnobirthing)
“Firstly I want to thank you for being a part of our journey. Before getting in contact with you I was so nervous and anxious about birth and pregnancy I didn’t know how I was going to get through it. Hyonobirthing is something I have always been interested in but not really understood what it is or how it helps. Now I tell all my pregnant friends who are nervous to give it a go. After each session Tom couldn’t believe how different my attitude towards birth was and how confidence would grow a little each week. I have always wanted to give birth at the birth centre but after my first labour and with personal issues I didn’t think it would ever be a choice or that I would be brave enough. You have shown me how it’s not about being brave but trusting your body knows what to do and the ability to make your own surroundings calm and personal. I feel confident about birth and I have you to thank xx.”