Reviews from my lovely clients
Each birth and each client is unique!
Natural Birth - Earlsfield
'We wanted to thank your again for all the support you have given us throughout our pregnancy, birth and early parenting. We thought that having a doula would be something we would need for our first baby when we were both green but now agree that we would not want to though any pregnancy without one. We have said many times that the the fee we paid you was the best spent money ever and money we would gladly spend again.
Having you with us during our birth was really empowering for us all. It meant that we had the birth we wanted and that Rich had the confidence to be fully engaged with what was going on. You were an ambassador, our advocate, our counsellor and our emotional support. You are a very special person and made us both feel very at ease and part of our family. I am convinced that without you at the very least I would have ended up on the labour ward and probably with forceps, c section etc.'
Dad on a Natural Delivery – Southfields
I have a needle phobia plus have a problem with vomiting, ridiculous I know! Without Kayla I would have been useless but she took me under her wing as she supported my wife. She made me useful by guiding me throughout. I feel I really took part in my baby daughter’s birth which I never expected and that was totally down to Kayla. Thank you Kayla for all that and of course the laughter and chocolate. Tip to expectant dads: stick to alcohol free beer in the run up – you do get used to it.
Water Birth - Wimbledon
'Kayla your confidence, knowledge and experience helped give us the confidence we needed to have the birth we were hoping for. Having the support of an excellent doula made a huge difference for my partner, perhaps most critically in the weeks leading up to the birth. Just knowing that you would be there, that we could call on you if and when we needed, made a huge psychological difference; helping us to build on our own positivity toward the birth.'
Emergency Caesarean - Earlsfield
'Kayla - your calm approach guidance and encouragement were invaluable throughout and we hugely appreciate your stamina to last the distance! Although its wasn’t the natural birth any of us had hoped for we very much look on at as a positive experience and I really don’t know how we would have got through it without your help.'
Dad on an Induction - Putney
'Sophie’s birth was a most incredible time and you really gave me the space to ‘enjoy’ it and share it with Bron. We felt privileged to have you with us and wanted to thank you for your help and experience throughout the whole entire birth. PS your sense of humour was great – many thanks for having fun with us.'
Home Water Birth - Clapham
"Kayla was an incredible help to me during my home water birth, both in the months and weeks leading up to it as well as on the day itself. She did the most amazing thing during contractions which helped immensely. She placed continual pressure with her thumbs on my lower back which really did ease the pain of contractions. This was my third (and final) birth but my first with Kayla so I knew what a difference she was making. I would highly recommend her. "
Dad on IVF Caesarean Twins - Earlsfield
"We first met Kayla when I was just 8 weeks pregnant with my twins and she followed our journey up until the birth, offering invaluable advice on birth plans, and tutorials on nappy changing, swaddling etc.
In the end, I had a c-section at 37 weeks, but Kayla was there throughout, helping me during the epidural and providing reassurance at every step. Had I actually gone into labour I can only imagine what a vital role Kayla would have played. Her presence made me feel so calm, she made me feel like I could do anything, and that giving birth was the easiest thing in the world.
She spent the first 24hrs with us after the birth at the Chelsea & Westminster; not only did she take great care of my husband and I, offering tips and advice on all things newborn, but got the twins breastfeeding right away and even pulled a few strings to get us fantastic beds on the ward!
I look back on the birth of my twins with such joy and a pang of nostalgia for those first 48hrs in hospital, in which Kayla played such a huge part in setting us up for the journey ahead. She will always hold a special place in my heart and would recommend her to anyone thinking about using a doula."
Natural Birth with Epidural - Brixton
'Your total dedication to the entire task of our baby being born was absolutely appreciated. I would happily recommend you to anyone thinking about hiring a doula. You were great.'
Emergency Caesarean - Battersea
'Kayla - you were a source of strength and inspiration throughout and with your help I was able to labour far more productively and calmly than I would, had you not have been there. I feel that it was a positive experience and a huge reason for feeling that way is thank to you. We cannot thank you enough for your hard work and support on one of the most challenging days of our lives.'
Water Birth - Clapham
'We just wanted to say thank you again for helping us make Jackson's birth such a magical experience. I truly couldn't have done it without you!'
Natural Births in Labour Wards - Hammersmith
Kayla supported me during the births of two of my three children. During two fast but difficult labours she held me, both physically and emotionally, calming me, guiding me and advocating for me right the way through from beginning to end, with her kind, sensitive but above all, sensible way. As a couple, we would not have been without her. Thank you Kayla x
Natural Births in Birthing Centre - Clapham
"With Kayla at the birth of my second and third babies I felt truly safe, supported and listened to - all the things that I hadn't felt in my first birth. She has the gift of knowing when to step in and when to step back, bringing a knowledgeable calm to a very charged situation. I don't intend to have any more babies, but if I did, I wouldn't hesitate to ask for her services again and highly recommend her to anyone who is about to give birth."
Emergency Caesarean - Earlsfield
"Kayla was very calm and reassuring throughout a long birth, which ended in an emergency c-section. Her experience and presence were invaluable and I would highly recommend her."
Natural Birth - Tooting
'I am still surprised that I managed a natural birth (after a very difficult first birth with forceps in theatre) and feel so lucky that I met Kayla because I truly would have caved in without her calm voice of reason.'
"My husband was away on business when I went into early labour (at 36 weeks) and after a quick phone call to Kayla (who was not officially on call for me and it was 4am!!) she was with me before I really knew what was happening. Getting a doula was the best decision I ever made and I would not hesitate to recommend Kayla. She was kind, calm and caring and I really felt that she was fighting my corner thorough out the whole birth process. I just hope she is available when I decide to have No.2!"
Natural Birth on Labour Ward - Balham