Place of Birth: Plumstead Home-birth
Birth Date: Baby Emily Ellen Martin was born on September 27, 2014
I was privileged enough to have Charlene as my doula for the birth of my 2nd child. I had a hospital epidural birth with my first born and this time I wanted a more natural and nurturing experience, so we opted for a home-birth. Charlene was recommended to me by my midwife, Angela Wakeford. When I first met with Charlene I instantly knew that she was the right person for the job! She had a very calming and nurturing way about her, and I instantly felt at ease with her. I really appreciated the fact that Charlene went over and beyond to support and helped me through my birthing process. Not only at the birth, but before and after as well. Charlene was instrumental in helping me through this process, her quiet calm ways put me at ease and her presence at the birth was extremely reassuring to me, making me feel comfortable and assisted.
I also did the HypnoBirthing course with Charlene and I now feel that this was a very powerful tool that helped me immensely throughout my labour. Releasing the fear behind birth was such an amazing thing to do – and it prepared me in all the right ways. Charlene delivered the classes very well, and always made sure the environment was warm and loving, it was an absolute pleasure to receive this important information from such a great teacher.