Taya and Brady After a traumatic experience with my first born I was seeking something different when I fell pregnant the second time around. Something more supportive, natural and empowering! I knew I wanted Suyai to be our midwife as soon as I spoke to her. She was nurturing, positive and professional.
Having a consistent midwife to build a relationship with from the start, knowing she would be there to support me during pregnancy, birth and after made such a difference and I really relaxed into the whole process. She built a relationship with my 3 year old, my partner and my parents during my pregnancy. This helped her understand us as a family and the decisions we made, which she supported wholeheartedly.
She always explained all my options - the risks and benefits of any choices, and empowered me to make my own decisions throughout. It was amazing to feel totally in control. Throughout the birth she was incredible! There were some moments I could have lost control and I was feeling really frightened. She dealt with everything with such calm and peace and she was able to reassure and advise me during these more challenging times.
I gave birth to 9.9lbs baby girl at home on my sofa- with no drugs, not even gas and air. It was amazingly beautiful and the best decision I ever made to have Suyai there by my side. I felt very looked after and supported after the birth, which gave me the confidence to fully immerse myself in looking after our new baby. She went above and beyond my expectations. I will never forget my positive experience with Suyai. The unbelievable sense of empowerment as I cuddled my little bundle. I did it the way I wanted!!! Suyai will forever have a special place in my heart.
Emily and Henry If you are looking for knowledgeable and woman-centred midwifery care, look no further... Suyai provided me with midwifery care and I couldn’t have been happier with the experience. After a traumatic birth of my first child (in Australia), I was looking for midwifery care that would be specifically tailored to me – not the standard cookie cutter approach.
Suyai was very respectful of my needs and preferences of care and provided the most nourishing care I could have asked for. Not only is she a knowledgeable and caring midwife, she has also has invested in herself considerably and has a range of ‘alternative’ knowledge to provide to her clients. Her wide-range of knowledge including nutrition, massage and birth trauma resolution was incredibly helpful in providing me with holistic care for me, my baby and my family, not just midwifery care.
Appointments with Suyai took place with the whole family present and gave my daughter, Daisy (2.5 years old), an opportunity to learn about positive pregnancy and birth. My daughter was present at the birth and I know being involved in our midwifery appointments had a big impact on her ability to see birth positively and to enjoy the experience.
I’d like to thank Suyai and her respectful and compassionate care during my pregnancy. It empowered me to have an awesome, kick-ass birth that I’m proud of.
Kayleigh and Paul It is our pleasure to recommend Suyai, after we had her as our independent midwife last year. It was our second pregnancy and after a bad experience in the hands of our local hospital the first time round, we wanted to have a natural birth after having a c-section with my first child.
We started working with Suyai, covering everything in detai , and really got to know each other. Suyai is warm, caring and has a wealth of knowledge and experience, we felt comfortable with her instantly. We also discovered that Suyai’s midwifery experience is vast and hugely varied, including working with an Amish community, delivering lots of babies in a simple home environment.
As we hired Suyai quite late on in the pregnancy there was a lot to discuss, but I felt utterly confident and her support, understanding and kindness really gave us the confidence we needed after months of worry and uncertainty. We felt fully informed with lots of information and literature provided to us, which enabled us to make informed choices and draw out a birth plan which we were happy and confident with.
The birth of our son was everything we could have hoped for; a calm and natural homebirth in which I felt completely safe, looked after and supported every step of the way.
Suyais postnatal support was invaluable as we discovered right away our son had a tongue-tie, so Suyai organised a specialist to come and do the snip procedure the next day. We also opted for vitamin K as an oral dose instead of injection, and Suyai arranged this with our local hospital. Having all these things organised for us meant that we could really focus our attention on our newborn son and concentrate on breastfeeding and bonding.
We felt privileged to be able to get to know and trust our midwife and believe that the continuity of care and the amazing support we received is the experience everyone should have. We whole heartily recommend Suyai’s services to anyone looking to employ an independent midwife.
Kate and Chris I knew Suyai was the midwife for me as she had lots of experience with home-births and of 'unique normality' and I connected with her philosophy around birth. I wanted to know the person who would be at my birth. We spoke on the phone and really clicked. I felt really relaxed and knew I could trust her.
Suyai supported me and my partner antenatally, I felt really supported by her and I knew that she would help me work toward the pregnancy and birth that I wanted. She supported me with so much more than the just the physical aspects of my pregnancy, it was great to have Suyai to explore the emotional and spiritual sides of my pregnancy journey too.
Suyai attended my birth and held the space for me so beautifully. I felt very reassured by her presence. I knew she was there in case anything went wrong and that let me relax. She gave me the strength and faith in my body to birth my baby into my own hands on our living room floor! My partner said afterwards "if someone had come in, it would look like she wasn't doing anything...but she was doing so much!".
Suyai also looked after me postnatally and although I had not thought much about this part before the birth it was here that Suyai really was invaluable. I had breastfeeding issues and my baby had tongue tie. She was my strong advocate when I was vulnerable and tired, helping me get the referrals I needed and attending appointments along side me. Without her I really don't think I would still be breast feeding my baby today! I would not hesitate to recommend Suyai to all my nearest and dearest when they got pregnant and to anyone else! I credit her with being able to tell my birth story with a glow in my face and sparkle in my eyes.