Being a first-time mum I was naturally unsure about what to expect from birth. But Emily, from the word go, made me feel relaxed and in control. No question was ever silly and I knew I was in safe hands.
I had a great pregnancy and even when my daughter decided to arrive 8 days late, Emily’s support allowed me to stay calm despite being huge and uncomfortable in the middle of a heat wave!
I had some concerns at 40 weeks and the hospital wanted to induce me, but Emily was there to support me. She gave me all the facts so I could make an informed choice as to what to do. I decided to wait for labour to happen naturally. Emily supported me and I realised I didn’t need to be scared, I trusted her implicitly.
I opted for a home birth with a birthing pool but after a long labour at home and due to my daughter being 10lbs 13oz and back-to-back I ended up having to go into hospital for a c-section.
However, I was fine with that because Emily had given me the tools to cope with everything and I was in control. It wasn’t what I had planned but it was still a great experience because Emily stopped it being scary. I can’t praise Emily enough!
Emily had given me the tools to cope with everything and I was in control. Once home, Emily was there to guide me through those first weeks with a new baby and was always at the end of the phone if I needed any questions answered. Emily was so encouraging and supportive in my new role as a mum!