Thank you for all your help and guidance over the past months, we have really found it invaluable. We will keep you posted on how things progress later this week and look forward to introducing you to Baby in the near future!
Many thanks again Louise
Lucy’s extensive wisdom and beautifully, warming personality guided both Kelley and I through our first completely natural and positive home birth, so it was an absolute no brainer that we would recap with her to help re-centre ourselves for our second pregnancy and birth.
Due in the middle of Covid-19 we had some concerns on how sessions would progress but Lucy was quick to suggest Zoom calls which worked perfectly and having and excitable 2.5 year old buzzing around us she was always more than flexible and would offer to reschedule if needed.
Although we weren’t able to enjoy Lucy’s calming physical presence, once sessions had begun it made little difference and we felt as though we were back with her in her Doula Den enjoying casual chat. The sessions are always very informative and move forward at our pace, allowing us plenty of time to ask all our many questions.
Once again we feel completely relaxed and prepared for the arrival or our little girl and cannot thank Lucy enough for everything she ahs done for us to arrive at this point. K, S, B and M 2020
Firstly it was wonderful to speak and see you. You are just as I remember, the care and the wisdom you share is invaluable. The way you communicate is so in tune with everything I believe and I felt that affinity before which is why I thought, please let me speak to Lucy again!
Thank you for all the information you sent via emails.
I did my visualisations this morning. It really affirms my intentions and I’m feeling positive and ready.
I’m so immensely grateful to you. Thank you so much Lucy. I will be sure to let you know how it all unfolds.
All my love,
Emily and Eddie x (via Zoom)
"The birth would not have ended up as such a positive experience if it wasn’t for your help! Dan was amazing throughout the birth, especially when the contractions were very bad. He knew just what to say to help me get through.
Thank you again for everything you did to help us. I really think hypnobirthing helped so much with both the pregnancy and birth. We’re already looking forward to the next one.
Hope you’re well.
Lucy gave me strength and courage. She took my hand and gave me so much support during the birth. After I gave birth she kept my room calm and peaceful with no interruptions from hospital staff so I was able to completely bond with my baby in a way that I hadn't experienced with my first. She supported me all the way and made sure that my birth experience was something that I will look back over the years fondly.
" Lucy I'm a mum! 24 hours of induced labour - 20 hypnobirthing breath and tens machine, 4 on gas & air. Have got all the midwives asking for your number saying how the hell did you manage that! They broke water membranes around the head.
"ITS A GIRL!" She is just Beautiful. Such a calm hypnobaby!! All down to YOU! Cannot thank you enough - so glad we came to you. And can't wait for you to meet her. Thank you so much Lucy honestly can't believe I did it and found it so so enjoyable! Dani"
Lucy has helped delve into the how, what and whys of hypnobirthing further empowering my own calm confidence with use of practical and evidence based approaches for birth and pregnancy. My partner has felt wonderfully included and we both feel that speaking on Skype is great as it’s so flexible. It has helped me and my partner acknowledge our strength together in creating more depth in our knowledge and practise, we feel calm, collected and confident for the birth and to meet our baby. Nims and James 2019
Luci, Thank you for our 2 hour session. Even though it was late in the day! It has really helped me and my husband prioritise on what is important to us. We did other antenatal classes but you were able to really pinpoint on what our needs were and help us change the energy around. Linda and Don 2019
Dear Lucy, Thankyou so much for all your help as our 'SUPERDOULA'. We were both so pleased to have you with us on our birth journey. Lisa, Geoff and Oliver. 2018
Dear Lucy, We cannot thank you enough for the amazing guidance, help, information, and confidence building that you gave me and my partner in preparing for the birth of our precious baby. You always had such confidence in me! More than I had myself but it really really helped. I am SO glad we found you. I want to have my next one in your amazing douladen! Mum and Dad!! and Maud. 2018
Dear Lucy, We just wanted to say thank you so much again for all your help and support in preparation for Iona's birth. While things may not have panned out as we'd hoped the hypnobirthing techniques helped me to keep calm going into the caesarean. H, D and I. 2018
Dear Lucy, Thank you for all your help and ideas and your unique enthusiasm which clearly changed the way we thought about our birth. With your help and guidance we had a birth experience which we never ever dreamed about. Our lives have been so rich and full of positive vibes since we met you. B,C and L 2017.
Lucy, I honestly couldn't have done it without you!!! I cannot thank you enough. You changed how I felt about birthing and therefore the birth itself. We think you are amazing. Abigail, Dave and Jem 2017
I found Lucy through a friend who had used Lucy for her birth and it had gone really well for her. I was uncertain and a bit scared of the whole idea of giving birth but am so glad we found Lucy. She helped us understand the birthing process and this really 'clicked' with me and helped me feel confident about my body and my ability to birth. My husband and I grew in this confidence which Lucy fed throughout the whole course and by the end of it I had completely changed my idea of a hospital birth and we gave birth at home in our own bedroom. I would never have considered this before doing the course. I even enjoyed my birth. It was actually fun and such a powerful experience for all of us!! We know that we will remember the birth of Eva for all the right reasons! Peter and Paula 2016.
We found Lucy to be very helpful in allowing us to discuss our apprehensions surrounding our birth. She listened in a non-judgemental way, let us as a couple hear each others fears which helped us to understand where each other was coming from. She was also able to really clarify what our choices were. This in itself was so helpful and clarifying. So thank you Lucy. August 2017
Lucie was just wonderful throughout the whole process. I liked her from the moment we met and honestly from that point onwards breathed a huge sigh of relief knowing I had someone (other than DH of course) for anything in the run up to the birth. She was like a councillor as well as a doula - listening, re-assuring and her calming voice and massage techniques were just perfect for me. And when Alice was born she was on hand for support at any time. We even meet up now for coffees - she was a v important part of my pregnancy and birth. Even my DH who had been v sceptical at first was a total Lucie fan........I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her
"We felt so prepared for our birth, thanks to Lucy. She was able to give us the confidence in ourselves to stay at home for as long as possible before going into hospital. We would never have been able to do this before coming to Lucy's classes. They were so informative. We cannot thank her enough". Jo and Jo.2016
"It was a complete pleasure to spend time with you. I'm so happy with the way you involve us both. So often husbands and partners get side lined. Now both Graeme and I feel so prepared for and excited for our baby’s journey into the world." Vicky
We had an amazing midwife who listed hypnosis as a form of analgesia on my record without being prompted by us. She said ours was one of the calmest births she had attended in a long time and was really interested in the methods.
I wanted to say thank you for the refresher course, you really focused us on what we need to do and go us practising again which I am sure played a role in us getting the birth we wanted. K and P 2013
We can't thank you enough Lucy for all of your help. Before coming to you I was absolutely petrified at the thought of having to give birth, but after just our first session I was looking forward to it. It really couldn't have been a bigger turn around for me. You changed everything and made me realise that of course I could do it, and I did! I had a wonderful birth, and it was you that gave my husband and I the confidence and empowerment we needed to make it happen. Thank you! Love Karis & Dean
"It was intense, but a beautiful, sweet overwhelmingly sacred thing - I am so happy to have felt it all without drugs. And I am amazed by the power of the female body. I cant thank you enough for letting me have the birth I wanted."
Blair, Nick and Freddie 2015
"Lucy, You brought a calmness to the unfamiliar room. At times I was overwhelmed, but you remained calm and reassuring. We couldn't have done it without you. Thank you. Debby and Lily Aug 2012"
'We did not think of having a doula until the last minute. I dont know what I would have done without Lucys' help. Her knowledge, and confidence helped to settle us. She was there for me and my partner, she allowed us to consider options, without being hurried into making a decision we may have felt 'bullied' into. It made such a big difference. Mike could concentrate on being with me, rather than feeling lost and out of his depths. Lucy, we thankyou from the bottom of our hearts. You are family now! Deirdre and Mike 2013'
I searched for a while to find a birth doula and when I finally met Lucy I knew she was exactly who I'd been hoping to find. A rare combination of a nursing/midwifery background, doula-ing experience and mum of 3 who is passionate about her role. She also has an incredible amount of knowledge which helped educate, prepare, support and empower both me and my husband. I immediately felt a huge sense of relief knowing Lucy was going to be there for me.
Before meeting Lucy, I was so nervous of hospitals and giving birth. She had such a positive influence on me and approaching my due date I felt like a different person. In the end absolutely nothing went to my birth plan and I had a very tough time. Through every stage and decision my husband and I made together, I felt confident and relaxed even while having an E C-Section. Unbelievable! Lucy made all the difference! She was worth every penny and we've made a lovely new friend. Best of all, our healthy, relaxed, happy little baby daughter has benefitted from all the positive effects of hypnotherapy. Kate and Richard 2013
"Lucy was an integral part of a successful birth and we will be forever indebted to her for the support, experience and general kindness she brought to the pre, during and post birth. Throughout the process she brought a sense of calmness that we can only appreciate on reflection. We were never told what to do but advised and allowed to make our own decisions and supported by Lucy at all times. She gave 110% of herself." Orla, Gavin and Ava 2010
"Having a doula has helped me enormously to prepare myself for the birth of my second daughter. Following a birth full of interventions with my first daughter, Lucy helped me to believe in my ability to deliver my baby by trusting my body. She was there for me during the birth, gently guiding me along and protecting 'our space'. The result was an amazing birth experience which I know I wouldn't have had without her help." Uta and Marc and baby Sophie 2011
"We are so grateful to have had you with us as our wonderful birth doula. We felt so well prepared and totally secure and safe, thank you for all your wonderful advice, practical help and caring love and support - we could not have done it without you (well not so calmly anyway)." Rachel, James and baby Philip 2012