I contacted Sue when my son was about a
month old having seen her advertisement in the local National
Childbirth Trust newsletter. My son, Jack, was (and still
is) very demanding and I felt I needed a bit of help during
the day while my husband was at work. When I first met Sue
I was impressed at how caring she was and she seemed to have
a calming influence on Jack.
Sue started coming to me 2 days a week for
4 hours each day. She provided me with a lot of advice and
support at a time when I was feeling very low and it helped
me immensely to know that Sue was coming.
When Sue started coming to me Jack and I
had no routine, with Sue’s help Jack started to have
regular naps during the day in his cot - Jack is now a very
happy, active baby, who as long as he has his regular naps
during the day is a pleasure to be with.
Sue never told me what to do or how to look
after Jack, she only provided advice when requested and I
never felt that she judged me. Having a baby is a wonderful
experience however, not having an “easy” baby
spoilt the experience somewhat for me, but I feel that having
Sue help me gave me confidence in myself as a mother and enabled
me to start enjoying motherhood.
I am lucky enough to have a Night Nanny
care for my son a few nights a week. When my Night Nanny went
on holiday for a week, Sue offered to fill in for her. I happily
took her up on her offer as Jack knew her, liked her and I
was happy to have her care for Jack. Each morning Jack was
a contented and happy baby so I knew everything had gone well.
Sue has only stopped coming to me because
I am going back to work. I’ll miss Sue but will hopefully
keep in touch with her and would definitely ask her to come
and help me if my husband and I decide to have another child.
If you have any questions regarding Sue’s
doulaing (if that’s the word!) skills please call or
Mrs Claire Gibbs
I have known Sue for approximately four
years. Sue and I became close friends during the time we were
both pregnant with multiples (twins and triplets respectively).
During the last four years Sue has provided me with invaluable
support and advice about caring for babies and more recently
toddlers. She has always been able to give practical advice
and knows when to offer emotional support. I have no doubt
that Sue will make an excellent post natal Doula, given her
caring and supportive nature. Also Sue has her own wealth
of practical experience.
I would not hesitate in employing Sue as
a Doula should the need arise.
Mother of triplets, Stubbington, Hants
Sue has been a good friend of mine for over
30 years and in that time I have entrusted her with private
and personal information about myself, confident in the knowledge
that nothing I had told her would ever be repeated.
Sue's regular assistance with my cleaning
and other household tasks proved invaluable during a long
period of illness that I had a few years ago. I have always
believed that Sue is a good judge of character and so when
she went on maternity leave I had no doubt that the replacement
Sue recommended to me would be equally as trustworthy and
proficient - and this indeed proved to be the case.
I have always admired Sue's genuine love
and concern for the welfare of children and her ability to
recognise when a child is in need of more specialist help
I would have no hesitation in recommending
Sue's service for anything from personal confidante to adviser
on dealing with childcare issues or for general assistance
More references available on request