First Time Mum Homebirth
I hired Virginia Maddock as a doula and photographer for the birth of my first baby (at home). It was a beautiful experience and I cannot imagine having to go through that without her. From our prenatal appointments Virginia prepared us for what was to come, we talked about different stages of labour, she also gave us some massage techniques which could be done to prepare for birth as well as during labour.
My partner also attended “Beer and Bubs” organised by Virginia and I think he picked up quite a few things from that, as he did just what I needed in the moment.
During my labour Virginia was incredibly supportive and helped me to get through various crisis moments that arose, when I thought I couldn’t keep going. She also captured some really beautiful birth photos.
It was also really amazing to have Virginia’s support postpartum. She called many times to make sure everything was going well, and gave a few tips when I was struggling with something. She also came to our place two or three times to check in on us and performed Closing the Bones Ceremony for me at our last meeting. In addition we got a beautiful dream catcher made from baby’s umbilical cord and a print of the placenta (for a small extra fee).
We are so happy that Virginia was a part of this journey with us and helped make it so much smoother. I cannot imagine doing it without her. Hiring Virginia was one of the best decision I made for my pregnancy and cannot recommend her enough to other expecting mamas.