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Love Letters and Testimonials

I have had the absolute privilege of supporting some amazing families. Here's what some of them had to say...

"I’m not sure how we can ever put into words the praise that Abby deserves. We are still fresh from the birth of our baby and something we keep saying is that it wouldn’t have the amazing experience it was without Abby. From the get go Abby was kind, attentive and helped us stay on top of all the questions and doubts that arose throughout pregnancy. From the final weeks, through labour and the post-birth clean up, I have never been so thankful to have met such an amazing person. From the bottom of our hearts- thank you for everything you did for us Abby. Not just does every birth need a doula, they need an Abby."

- Rebecca

"Abby supported me through a missed miscarriage and I will never be able to thank her enough for being there for me, they were a rock to me, help and support when I needed it most, she guided me gently through the process, held space for me while I grieved and gave me the resources I needed to process my trauma. There are not enough words in the world to describe the deep gratitude I have for her.

I am pregnant again and have Abby as my doula. I am yet to give birth but Abby has already proven her worth over and over again. I have been and continue to be empowered to make my own decisions, supported, cared about and for, they have been a best friend, confidant, and all round superhero. Her skill and expertise shine. They are always on the end of the phone to help me through whatever is on my mind at the time. Abby is a wonderful human being who I feel incredibly fortunate to have in my life and I genuinely can’t wait to introduce my baby to her.

Thank you Abby, for all that you do and all that you are."

- Sarah

"5 stars won't ever be enough to express our thanks to Abby. My husband and I chose to hire a Doula to be our advocate, sense of calm, and knowledgeable support during labour following our concerns about our local hospital trust. Abby was all of these things and so much more.

Additionally, her support before the birth of our daughter was amazing, always there if you needed her and would regularly check in because she genuinely cares about those she supports in her role as a Doula.

I would highly recommend the continuity of care that a Doula brings to pregnancy, birth and beyond. Abby was exceptional in every stage and now we feel like she is an extended part of our little family after sharing such a special and intimate experience with us. Thank you."

- Sam

"Abby's been wonderful support during my pregnancy, always there to offer links to help me make an informed decision, always available to cheer me up and make me smile on difficult days.

My baby is 7months old now but I have such wonderful memories of our birth and have some beautiful photos to remember it.

I'd highly recommend Abby to anyone and would hire her to be my doula again (if I change my mind in the future about being done with babies, lol)"

- Jana

"Abby is just a gem she has given me so much support not only at the beautiful home birth of my son but the birth prep and all associated emotional support, sling advice throughout the last 5 years, postnatal support and even bringing homemade cake! Abby is an excellent guide and has plenty of resources and advice.

Abby is calm, objective, a voice when needed yet impartial. Abby works with you and family to help you work through decisions and find your voice(s) and that's what is so special about her. She will blend into the background or be right there at your side helping you advocate your needs.

I would really recommend Abby Hopewell's doula service but also Abby in general!!"

- Alex

"After having a traumatic hospital labour first time around, we enlisted the help of Abby who helped to plan our home birth. She was there every step of the way, provided post natal support and a precious closing of the bones ceremony. She helped us to achieve the positive birthing experience that we desperately craved.

Abby really is the village that you need, she helped us so much and I am eternally grateful to her for everything that she did for me and my family. She is so knowledgeable, helpful and supportive. I would recommend her without hesitation 10/10.

Thank you for being amazing at what you do Abby from the Linacre-Dunstan family."

- Lizzie

"Abby was my doula through pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. I honestly don't know what I would have done without her. The support she gave me, every step of the way was essential to a positive experience. I can honestly say that I wouldn't have managed to breastfeed if it wasn't for Abby's guidance and support with finding appropriate help. Abby was my absolute rock and I wouldn't hesitate to have her as my doula again."

- Faye

"Abby has been a wonderful source of support to me throughout her time working with us. From the unlimited antenatal advice, to sling hire for my toddler, holding my hand and cheering me on in labour, to the debrief after birth, and post natal support.

I’m so glad I chose Abby as our doula. I had such a positive birth experience this time, and she had a big part to play in that.

I’d thoroughly recommend Abby to anyone thinking of hiring a doula, she really was invaluable."

- Lauren

"Abby is a true asset to not only the Doula profession, but to communities, mothers, villages and birthing movements.

Abby has a wealth of information, guidance and resources. She is a safe space, listener and guide. She enabled me and my family to guide ourselves with her love and knowledge which enabled us to make the best decisions for our situation. She does everything with compassion and without judgement.

It is clear Abby has a passion for supporting the voice of mothers, fathers, siblings and babies. It was always clear I was in the driving seat but she opened my mind up to things I had not considered.

Everything she does is with love. She has this amazing ability of being present and holding space, yet also being able to blend into the background and beaver away doing behind the scenes work. You can tell she truly cares and has a nurturing soul which is just beautiful.

Abby will always be part of our journey and story for so many reasons and I know she will feel privileged for that and that's what makes her such a credit."

- A

Mother and Baby

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"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it."

Dr. John H. Kennell

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