Second time mother - Son is 9yrs old and new baby born girl
Vanisha is a godsend. I’d forgotten almost everything from my first pregnancy, she came over and sat and talked with me and helped me set out my birth plan and also sat with both myself and my partner and gave us valuable information that prepared us for the birth of our daughter.
I had breastfed my eldest for over 1.5 years and thought breastfeeding my second child would be the same experience but I had difficulty with breastfeeding in the first few days, so I called Vanisha and she came round, her knowledge about breastfeeding was invaluable and she came round with some delicious home cooked food, sat and listened she helped us adjust to being a family of 4 and her calming presence, support and care were just what we needed
K mother to 1 boy and 1 girl
Vanisha is extremely personable and knowledgeable - her extensive background in childminding and breastfeeding education is invaluable to her postnatal services. The fact that she is a mother herself only adds to her softness and understanding when she worked with me and my baby.
I would 100% recommend Vanisha for her many reasons, her promptness and reliability, her knowledge, her heart, her spirit.
Vanisha took the time during our first post natal session to ask me questions about my mental health and how i was coping post baby. I really appreciated this because it was an opportunity fro me to open up and speak to her mother to mother about the day in and day out difficulties - this created the foundation for our work together - work that was profound and healing on a deep level
Maia mother to 1 girl
I felt like even though there had been this disruption from the home birth team, Ive had an incredible start with actually having my dream home birth come through, thanks for all your support and I feel so blessed to have been supported by you.
Shivalee mother of 1 boy
I have found Vanisha consistently reliable and efficient and scrupulously honest. She has a good sense you humour and is blessed with plenty of common sense. I have a high regard for her abilities. She also has the endorsement of my children, something which speaks for itself and is probably more important.
Kate mother of 3 boys
Vanisha started working with my three month old baby in September '19
I quickly began to trust her with her knowledge and wisdom with infant care and development. She quickly became part of my little village and grew into a massive supportive role.
Vanisha has loads of initiative and gently suggested strategies for my breast feeding challenges, own nutrition and organization as a mom.
My son had to have expressed milk for several reasons, but finally his sucking strength increased and Vanisha helped to put me on the path to solely breastfeeding. This journey included creating a space that was calming, she cooked nutritious foods and helped tweak my feeding and pumping schedule. I had an oversupply of milk and had two periods with clogged milk ducts so the schedule she referred to, helped naturally modify my production.
Z had shown signs of allergies so Vanisha accompanied me to several appointments to be an extra ear and guidance for implementation of his care.
During my more vulnerable periods I would ask her to stay for a couple more hours and she called her family to make arrangements so that she didn’t just up and leave when I felt like I needed more time with her.
I’m grateful to Vanisha for all her guidance and support during the early post natal period and highly recommend her for any child care or post natal support with other clients.
Everyone needs a Vanisha as their Doula
Paula Mother to 1 boy
Our youngest son has Down's syndrome and was born with an amazing smile and giggle and lots of problems, Vanisha not only brought the smile out wider but helped him successfully meet his early challenging milestones, physio and speech and language daily and a ' not give up ' attitude.
Vanisha is calm, patient, thoughtful, reliable and extremely thorough in whatever she does. She is always looking for ways to improve her skills. She is extremely talented and experienced in her field of work
Julie mother of 1 girl and 1 boy