“I give value, I am value, and I expect value”
“Valuing Mothers Before, During and After Birth”
‘Cos we’re all worth valuing!
As a first timer I had no idea what to expect or the best way to approach the situation. After the class I can walk away knowing the best strategies to help with the birth.
After experiencing a traumatic birth with my second child, I was full of anxiety about giving birth to my third baby. Carol from Freedom Births was amazing at calming my fears and helping install excitement back in me.
Carol's 'Birthing with Passion' class was highly informative, from learning about the roles hormones play in our body through role play to fantastic tips and tricks that help make the birthing process more enjoyable.
Carol has a beautiful, calming manner and is extremely knowledgeable in all she does.
I thoroughly recommend Carol's services to all pregnant women and their birthing partners.
Carol is really lovely and welcoming. I felt really comfortable and learnt a lot that I probably wouldn’t have learnt elsewhere. A very informative class and I highly recommend it to new and old parents to be.
Carol was great to work with. She inserts a sense of comfort and understanding that I feel comes from good education and outstanding experience. The practicality of the tips and how to apply them were so helpful. I highly recommend her to anyone on this journey...especially men!!
We had such a great experience with Carol! Not only did I learn a lot even after all my extensive researching but my partner was having lots of light bulb moments throughout that will be invaluable to bringing our baby girl into a safe, calm, natural environment. I would recommend to all! The home one on one class was well worth the investment in our baby’s start to life. J Thankyou!!
Carol is an absolute inspiration and I am so pleased we invested in her so we can birth with passion!
This is just to thank you for all your support and guidance throughout our journey. I could not have asked for a more incredible birth story. Thankyou for being our doula or birthing companion. You are an angel to us and we are so thankful to have you in our lives.
Dearest Carol, Thankyou for being a part of Maddisyn’s birth, it was so lovely to have you be a part of it.
The situation surrounding my pregnancy was a bit different to most. I was caring for my mum who was terminally ill, my dad had passed away several years ago and my husband worked offshore. Being that this was my first baby I had no idea what to expect and felt seeking additional support was the right decision for me.
Two days before I was due to be induced we were told that mum only had a matter of days left. When I checked into the hospital I wasn't sure if I would see her again. My induction took two days. My birth took six hours with just gas and no stitches. A few hours after my birth I was wheeled over to hospice so mum could meet her grandson.
We were fortunate enough to have the best part of two weeks with her which we would not have got had I not recovered from my birth so quickly. Carol played a large part in this and I will always be grateful for her care. Personally I believe the doula service should be made publicly available. The right support can make all the difference.
Carol was a great support throughout my pregnancy and birth. Just a phone call away, she was always there when I needed her. Her knowledge and experience of birth makes Carol an asset to any birthing mother. Just having her present at my home birth made me feel safe and at ease. Thank you so much Carol xx
Carols gentle, calm manner allows participants to very quickly relax and enjoy her sessions. Humour is scattered throughout the evening but her passion for an empowered birth can always be felt as a solid, underlying base. Carol teaches evidence-based information but also balances the discussion with traditional approaches for those that want to look beyond mainstream modern medicine. As a mother of eight and a Doula, Carol is very well qualified and she is a valuable resource within our community. Her sessions sit well alongside traditional Childbirth classes and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Carol’s birth classes to expectant couples.
Carol provided great support after I had my second child, Rosie. She would come in and help with Rosie when I was busy with Garth or vice versa, help with housework and would leave us with a meal cooked for dinner. More importantly Carol makes a great cup of tea and is a fantastic person to talk with and have a laugh with. She is understanding, non judgemental and very caring. Every time after Carol had been to visit I felt so much more in control and better within myself. Carol was flexible, punctual and also made herself available to help when I needed it with little notice.
My only regret is that I never knew about Carols services when I had my first born. I would 100% recommend her to anyone about to have a baby, be it their 1st, 2nd, 3rd or more.
Thank you so much for all your help Carol, I’ll be sure to let you know if I need your help again!
I hired a TENS unit for the birth of my little boy and would definitely recommend it. I used it in early labour once contractions became uncomfortable right up until i got to the hospital where I was 7cm.
It definitely helped me get through that early labour stage so that I didn't spend my energy worrying about early contractions and then I was in the right mindset for the harder stuff!
We hired a TENS Machine from Carol for my second birth as I had heard good things about them from friends.
Carol was very informative upon collecting the unit, and gave clear instructions of use. We got extra sticky pads; batteries and an information booklet upon use. It was ideal because we could collect it 2 weeks before due date; and I was able to test it out and make sure I was confident in using it before labour.
I used it from the very start of labour and found it really good; I used no other pain relief. I used it in the car to travel to the hospital; and found it a really good distraction to focus on during contractions!
Although I did not use it for the final stages of labour (as I used a birthing pool!) But I would still recommend it even just for the initial stages of labour.
“I really enjoyed the class and learned so much. Very informative and would love to go to another! I’m looking forward to birth because you gave so much great info and props and exercises to use during labour.”
Carol Burroughs has helped my wife, Lynnell, and I with the care of our twin boys since they were new born. 5 Months in total.
Carol came one afternoon a week for 3 and a half hours. She did a designated household task, talked to the babies, put them to bed, fed them along with Lynnell and bathed them.
Carol is very personable, always punctual, reliable and trustworthy. The twins loved her and Lynnell got on well with her. I would recommend her for the care of babies.