"Steph was fantastic in helping us through the birth of our second daughter. When we first met with her I had been feeling very despondent about this birth, having felt like I had somehow ‘failed’ to hypnobirth first time around (using a book and CD course).
Steph was warm, friendly and put us at our ease; she very quickly turned around my negative attitude and helped me get to the bottom of what I felt had gone badly in the first birth so that by the end of the first session with her, my husband and I felt connected, confident and positive about the upcoming birth. It was particularly helpful to have the sessions as a couple as it meant that Simon was really on board with what his role was, how to protect me from outside intrusions and how keep me in a good mindset for labour.
The end result was that my labour progressed quickly, I always felt I had a plan for getting back ‘in the zone’, I had tools to cope with the contractions (particularly my square breathing) and I was able to manage the birth with just some gas and air. I felt and continue to feel incredibly positive about the birth and that it was a healing and restorative experience for me this time. Steph’s guidance was a crucial part in this positive experience and in helping me to overcome my fears, stay in control of my pain during labour and keep my labour progressing without the need for pain relief. Thank you Steph!" (Ali)
"Steph was of great support to me, both before the birth of my baby and after. As a breastfeeding counsellor she is highly knowledgeable and approachable. She also delivered a fantastic baby massage course, which both my baby and I enjoyed immensely. Steph is an extremely calming presence (ideal for support with pregnancy and beyond) and I would recommend her services to anyone." (Zoe)
"We attended a baby massage course with Steph and both my baby and I really enjoyed it. Steph is fantastic at what she does, always so calm and friendly in her approach which puts you at ease straight away. The massage course was lovely to attend, it was so relaxing and great to learn a step by step routine for my baby which we can put into practice anytime! Thanks Steph, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this course to anyone!" (Nicola)
"My little boy and I attended baby massage with Steph. It was such a brilliant course and the techniques I have learnt have really helped in our routine. Would highly recommend. Brilliant teacher, all techniques were easy to follow and we received a sheet explaining what to do at home and also the nursery rhymes which are a massive help when this is your first!! Highly recommend! Thank you." (Nikita)
"We recently completed a baby massage course with Steph and we really enjoyed it. The classes were always very welcoming and relaxed and made us feel at ease. Steph shows the massage techniques and allows you to copy whilst having a chat with her and other mums. She was also always at hand for any advise or questions. I can’t recommend Steph enough." (Sam)
"We attended an antenatal and baby massage course with Steph and thoroughly enjoyed both of these. Steph is highly informative, friendly and welcoming. I was instantly put at ease, and the techniques we learned during baby massage have helped my baby relax at night time. I highly recommend Steph, thank you so much!" (Hannah)