I am passionate about supporting families as they welcome their babies earthside. Being invited to join them on their journey is the biggest honour. Here’s what some families have recently said after working with me as their doula…
“Every Mum needs a Doula Lou in their life! From 34 weeks pregnant the support I’ve had from this lady has been incredible and life changing. So grateful I found you! From the calls, texts, supportive words, birth planning, birth support and all the post natal support including cooking, washing, cleaning, chats, cups of tea, shopping, food drops and most importantly love, it’s all been amazing. Lou supports women in Wodonga, Albury + surrounds and I can’t recommend her highly enough. Big love to you Lou!”Home birth during pandemic.
“We really can’t thank you enough for your support Lou. When I first contacted you, I was really stressed. We had some hopes for our birth that were starting to feel a little out of reach; I felt like a burden. Within minutes of talking with you on the phone, that changed completely. I got a strong sense that you were interested in us and our hopes, you completely validated our position and helped me to feel empowered in working towards whatever plan made most sense to us. You didn’t offer your opinion or your advice, instead trusting that we knew what we needed for our family. My anxiety dissipated throughout that conversation and I knew then that we couldn’t be without you!
We felt completely held in mind the entire time. You cared enough to remember what we spoke about and never wavered in your position; you provided us with stability, even when we had some changes in plans along the way.
Our birth was magical. It was everything we had hoped for. I felt your presence the entire time and when I really needed it, your strength was absolutely invaluable. You really went above and beyond, never leaving us feeling alone or unsupported.
After the birth, you provided us with beautiful birth photos that we will treasure.
There are so many more reasons to thank you.” E xx.
“Lou, I’d hire you to be my doula 100 x over in a heartbeat and will wholeheartedly recommend you to any other birthing Mumma’s out there. You rock!
Thank you for helping me bring my little boy safely into the world, it was an honour having you there.” Sarah.
“The labour and birth of my baby was blissful, magical and positively life changing. The whole experience of becoming a Mum was everything I’d hoped for, planned for and more.
I was able to achieve the birth I wanted as I felt so incredibly supported by my team. Lou specifically believed in me from the moment we met and having her there by my side, encouraging me, made my birth possible.
I loved discussing all things pregnancy, birth and newborns with Lou, she also regularly touched base with me in-between our visits which I really appreciated. I thoroughly enjoyed her company and benefited in many ways from the continuity of care.
Her endless, encouraging and soul enriching support, gave me the confidence in myself to know that I was on the right track.” Jessica.
“Thank you so much for your care and support as my Doula Louise. I first made contact at about 20 weeks pregnant and since then you’ve been tremendously helpful, non-judgmental and supportive. Always a person I could talk to and learn from. You helped me feel confident in my decision to have a c-section and helped me prepare by discussing and overcoming my fears.
You supported me in hospital and were present when I saw the lactation consultant. I found it helpful having you there to remind me what she said when it felt like information overload.
It was great to have the practical assistance of the home visits you offered. It was great that you came over and did some cooking, cleaning and take care of baby while I showered. Your support was essential, so helpful and just what I needed. Thank you so much!” Holly.
“Louise, our amazing Doula… Thank you so much for your kindness, knowledge and wisdom.
Midwives change shift, they come and go because they are providing medical care to a number of patients. Your peaceful, continuous support in the birthing suite is something I will be forever grateful for. You guided me on how to be the most supportive partner I could be and you were an excellent source of comfort and reassurance to my incredible wife.
You were the perfect person to help provide us with knowledge and support throughout the various stages of pregnancy, labour and post-natally.
Even though our baby arrived early, the birth was amazingly fluid and we were as prepared as possible, thanks to you and your support. Thank you!” Craig.
“Lou is fantastic. From the very start, she eased our minds and made our lives easier.
During our prenatal visits, she helped to dispel a number of myths around labour and birth and shared her knowledge. Lou worked on a birth plan with us and provided the framework for me to create the birth I wanted.
Lou is extremely respectful, non-judgmental and very, very, supportive.” Happy new Mum and Dad.