Parents share what having my support, meant to them.
Whether in person or via facetime … I always had a better day after speaking to Lorraine. She helped us to put our birth plan together, taught me practical things but I think the most valuable thing for me was that she reminded me that I had a voice and how to use it. So I wasn’t scared to say what I needed and wanted. Lorraine made my feelings and emotions feel valid.
I was first introduced to Lorraine during the Covid 19 pandemic. I was unsure as to what a doula was and how Lorraine could actually be a virtual help to me and my partner during the later stages of pregnancy and the birth of my second child.
She instantly made me feel at ease and as though we had known each other for a long time.
My biggest worry was that I would have no support from family or friends due to lockdown rules, so anxiety was at a very high level. I also suffered with postnatal depression after I had my eldest son.
Our regular video calls soon started to feel like a coffee with a friend. Lorraine is the most considerate, understanding, and down-to-earth person you could ever wish to have at the end of the phone.
I found Lorraine to be extremely personable and professional and at times she was able to help melt my troubles and anxieties away. Tuesdays and Thursdays became my favourite days of the week because it meant that I could chat about my daily life as a new mum of two without any judgement or feeling like I was saying the wrong thing. I felt so comfortable and uplifted after every call.
I honestly would say that without Lorraine's virtual support, my pre- and post-birth experiences would have been very different. I definitely could not recommend her help and services as a doula enough.
Even through virtual means, it feels like she is there to help you with anything at all. I felt empowered.
I could not be more thankful for Lorraine, she truly is an angel and I could not recommend her enough to be part of anyone’s pregnancy journey. She is such a special person to offer her help to mum's during this difficult time.
Thank you, Lorraine, with all my heart. X
In this uncertain time, more than ever, we need a Lorraine in our lives!
I had my first child prior to ‘mama2mama’ but even at that time her messages and support as I navigated through first time motherhood, were invaluable. mama2mama continues to comfort me and other new mamas and mamas to be. Thank you!
Lorraine has been my guardian angel during my first pregnancy. This being my first baby, I was also battling a chronic illness and was therefore booked in for a planned c-section. Although the midwives and specialists spoke with me about my options, they were very top line and factual. Lorraine gave me so much more than practical support; she helped my anxiety throughout pregnancy and helped me to prepare for my daughter's birth. She shared with me coping techniques and told me about practices I didn’t know existed and I was totally unaware they were available to me. She provided me with information on breast feeding, my birthing options during a caesarean and even practicalities to help with my chronic pain during pregnancy. She was a calm and reassuring presence throughout a time that I felt very vulnerable, frightened and confused. It was so lovely to know I had someone I could turn to.
I knew that whenever I needed support or simply someone to sit and talk to, I could go straight to Lorraine.
She ensured I didn’t miss out on any important and special moments such as gentle birthing and skin to skin. I didn’t think I would have any positive memories of my pregnancy or birth but with Lorraine’s enthusiasm, knowledge and encouragement I can look back and smile!
Lorraine’s kindness, support and care haven’t stopped now baby has arrived. She will always check in on me, offer support and bring happiness and positivity to what can sometimes feel like a very lonely world!
Before this pregnancy I was unaware that I needed any additional support but now I know that everyone needs a Lorraine!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!