Some things people have said about Chaya’s Doula Support:

‘Thank you so much for being with us, guiding us, encouraging us over these last few weeks and days.’ Chris, father of baby, born in water, Bristol. September 2019.

‘I have a quiet minute so I have time to reflect on the birthing experience…I’m SO grateful to you for being present at the birth and guiding me through. It made a big difference to me. Thank you.’¬†
Stanka, August 2015

‘Thank you again for being such a wonderful support to me throughout the birth – it was such a comfort to have you there’ 
Francesca, Christmas Eve 2014

‘I’m your number one fan and my gratefulness to you keeps washing over me. Somehow someday I want to do something in return for all you did for me’ 
Alice, baby boy 10lb 2oz, born in water at RUH, Bath. June 2014

‘Divine Assistance’ 
P & S, parents of Danniel, born at RUH, Bath. March 2014

‘Thank you again 4 your calm, positive support over last 24hrs. So lucky 2 have you with us! So much love & thanks, we are your biggest fans!’ 
M, G, L, T & baby girl. June 2013

‘I had the birth I wanted’ 
Clare, mother of twins Finley and Marley, born vaginally at RUH, Bath. October 2012

‘I’m not gonna lie, I’m very proud! So glad the whole thing went so differently! And I really couldn’t have done it without you, my mum and Jack, so again thank you!’ 
Kelly, mother of baby Milo born in water at the RUH, October 2011

‘We would like to thank you from the deepest of our hearts for your friendly smile, your warm hugs, your beautiful massage and for your more than generous support to make the labour and delivery as great as it was.’ 
Henry, Lucie and baby Henry – October 2010

‘Thank you darling, I felt relaxed as soon as I saw you.’ 
Paul – August 2010

‘Thank you so much for being so wonderfully there!’ 
Shelagh, Jonathan, Kelly & Jesse – May 2010

‘Breathing with me and massaging my legs during labour was great – it helped me to feel like I could manage each contraction and stay positive. Baba’s birth was so positive, happy and even quite fun (in a weird way) and a great part of this was due to your presence!’ 
Mara & Gavin – March 2010

‘Thank you for sharing the wonderful experience with us, it wouldn’t be the same without you.’ 
Iva, Cloud & Maja – May 2009

‘Many thanks, we couldn’t have done it without you, your lovely kindness and very practical help was so greatly needed and appreciated.’ 
Liz & Nigel – June 2008

‘Thanks again for all your amazing help and support before and most of all during her birth.’ 
Hanna – April 2008

‘Thanks honey for last night, you are a star!’ 
Paul – February 2008

‘I cannot thank you enough. It made all the difference to have your kind support and see your smiling face throughout.’ 
Andrea – February 2007

Some things expectant parents have said about Chaya’s NCT Antenatal courses:

‘I just want to say thank you to Chaya for providing such a great course. Your balanced view on all types of birth / parenting / breastfeeding styles was a breath of fresh air and meant that everyone felt accepted and able to ask any question at all. In particular, I loved the fact that you emphasised that we always have choices in preparing our birth plans. This really helped me in my discussion with my midwife, I knew everything she was talking about and had already discussed it all with my partner so it made our conversation very simple! Thanks again’ 
Mum-to-be, 2018

‘Thanks you Chaya for being such a lovely, kind and approachable teacher. The NCT classes have been absolutely invaluable and you did a great job at nurturing the camaraderie within the group’ 
Mum and Dad-to-be, 2018

‘Really enjoyed Chaya’s teaching, Really enjoyable and engaging’ 
Mum 2016

‘Really enjoyed Chaya’s course and pleased at how much it involved partners too’ 
Mum 2016

‘I’ve been pleasantly surprised how informative it’s been and couldn’t imagine going through the birth process without coming to NCT now!”
Dad 2016

‘Very enjoyable and informative. Chaya is great!” 
Dad 2016

‘Chaya struck the balance/ education/enjoyment perfectly. Very impressed’ 
Dad 2016

‘I have better ways of talking to my husband about issues and a new network of parents-to-be which I really value. Thank you Chaya’ 
Mum 2015

‘I have significantly increased knowledge of how to be supportive at birth; a really friendly atmosphere and relaxed learning environment’ 
Dad 2015

‘Very enjoyable. It exceeded my expectations. Thanks very much Chaya!’ 
Mum 2015

‘Chaya has been very reassuring and has helped me feel confident’ 
Dad 2015

‘I am much more confident – the terms and procedures I have learnt about have started discussions between us about what we want’ 
Dad 2014

‘I basically didn’t have a clue before but now I know many ways to be supportive’ 
Dad 2014

‘How the material was covered during the course led my wife and I to discuss things afterwards that mattered to us’ 
Dad 2014

‘I was already reasonably confident but that confidence has also increased. I feel more aware of the choices and options that might present themselves’ 
Mum 2014

‘I’m still scared of birth but weirdly looking forward to it too!’ 
Mum 2014

‘So useful, couldn’t think of not doing the course. Chaya’s a star!’ 
Father 2013

‘I had no confidence or knowledge before. Now I truly believe it is something we do and will do together.’ 
Father 2013

‘The course has been an excellent opportunity to meet like minded people and discuss our excitement as well as our anxieties. I am leaving the course feeling much more confident and very well informed. Chaya has been fantastic throughout allowing the group to discuss their concerns freely.’ 
Father 2013

‘I don’t know how anyone could contemplate having a baby without doing the course!’ 
Mother 2013

‘Fantastic course. Very helpful and has helped us tremendously. Chaya is a brilliant teacher – she has created a warm, relaxed atmosphere and has allowed the group to learn together in a fun environment.’ 
Father 2012

‘I really enjoyed this course and I would recommend it to anyone who is pregnant. Chaya is fantastic and explained everything in a very calm manner and I liked that.’ 
Mother 2012

‘Chaya is a great teacher, always made us feel valued.’ 
Mother 2012

‘Chaya is an amazing, warm, knowledgeable, wise and inspiring woman. Really thrilled she was our teacher.’ 
Mother 2012

Some things expectant parents have said about Chaya’s Postnatal and Breastfeeding Support:

Just being listened to without judgement helped me feel more centered and in control. It was a relief to be honest about how difficult it was, knowing that I would be supported until I felt ready to fly solo’

Mother 2019