"I had a problematic time after the birth of my first child and suffered postpartum psychosis, so I looked into any additional support available on top of the NHS for my second to hopefully ensure the same issues didn’t occur. My husband and I were unsure as to whether the cost of a private midwife was truly worth it for the service we would receive, as it isn’t a small amount of money however Mandy proved she was worth her weight in gold. Now I cannot imagine having gone through pregnancy and childbirth without her and certainly never would again if only I had known about her for my first!
Mandy is a true professional who takes time to get to know you as a person and your needs, she is open to hospital birth support as well as home birthing (I gave birth in hospital), and supports informed choice on the breastfeeding vs bottle debate (I bottle fed this time for medication reasons and had no idea the NHS offer such little support to mums that do for whatever their reason).The continuity of care on the NHS despite my previous history was non-existent and had Mandy not been there every step of the way we would have felt truly unsupported and vulnerable at such an important time.
The fact that Mandy is on the end of a phone 24/7 takes a huge weight off your mind when you are unsure about all of those pregnancy niggles that usually happen at the weekend, and don’t want to wait until a Monday to discuss them with a healthcare professional.
I cannot recommend Mandy and her services enough and am confident that had she not been with us my second pregnancy would not have run as smoothly and resulted in my staying completely well postpartum.
Regardless of whether you have any issues like I did Mandy’s services fill the gap that the NHS leaves in terms of continuity of care and out of hours support, as well as spending quality time with you at each appointment rather than a quick 10 minute slot in a clinic with no time to discuss you and your pregnancy in depth.
If you are debating whether to book her you need to do it now!!!"