Alexandra Risebury - 07814 512166
"Alex was a brilliant doula, her support was invaluable. She is a very positive person. She listened to what I had to say and understood how I was feeling. She helped me make my decisions and anything she didn't know she would find out for me. She was always keen to find out how I was feeling and progressing throughout. She was always available to me (call, text, email) and responded promptly. Very pleasant, nice and professional. Reassuring to know there was someone else to turn to for reassurance."
Gemma and Douglas
"Alex made me feel confident in my birthing choices and because Alex was present, I felt a sense of calm once the birth was over. Alex and her support were priceless! I found her knowledge as a NICU nurse helped when things weren't going well with feeding. Her personality is caring, calm and she is non-judgemental. She respected my wishes and understood as best she could what I was feeling and why. Alex support before, during and after was perfect. We also have a unique set of birth photos which we feel very privileged to be able to have in our collection. Thank you very much!"
Sonia and Darren
"We employed Alex as our doula because we had a traumatic first birth and wanted to take all steps possible to make sure the birth of our second baby was a better experience. Ultimately the birth we got was not the quick and uncomplicated birth we were hoping for but the experience definitely was better this time around and a large part of that was due to Alex.
We had plenty of support leading up to the birth and found Alex very easy to talk to, and she asked plenty of relevant questions and brought up points that we hadn't even considered. She understood where we were coming from in terms of wanting as natural an experience as possible and our reasons behind it. The labour was one of two halves - the nice hypnobirthing relaxed half and the 'other half' where things got a lot more serious. It was great to have her there during the first half (she was particularly good at nudging the midwives in the direction that we wanted to go, as they were not completely sympathetic to our aims) but it was during the second half that she became completely essential.
Alex teamed up really well with my husband (something I hadn't thought of previously but you don't want someone who takes over or doesn't step up when needed) and they were my cheer team. They worked nearly as hard as I did in getting me through 2 hours of pushing. There were a couple of occasions where I was just forming a thought or question in my head where Alex beat me to it and anticipated my needs almost as if she had read my mind. I don't remember a lot of specifics but I do remember thinking that it was almost spooky how she knew exactly what I wanted and needed.
I am so so glad that we met Alex and that she was able to be there for our whole experience and I would recommend her without hesitation..."
Natalie and Steve
“Alex, thank you for being our Doula. It was very short notice but you threw everything into it. Without you, we would have never considered a home birth and our little one wouldn’t have had the peaceful birth he was entitled to. We have learnt so much from you and it has opened our eyes to many possibilities! You have inspired, encouraged, shared and empowered me and all our special family.”