Here's what our Mums and Dads have to say about us...
Jasmine and Leo with baby Jaelin.
Born at Sunshine Hospital
Tahnee, I've been trying to put into words just how grateful I am for all that you have done for us...but it's not that easy. Words just won't fully convey what I want to say. Your knowledge, guidance and continual support throughout my pregnancy was more than I could have asked for - you made Andy and I feel at ease right from the start. I could ramble on for ages but most importantly.... we couldn't have done it without you !
The way things unfolded in the early hours of the 16th you kept us sane, focused and brought me back to what mattered most - my baby.
Thanks for holding my hand, my hair and the space so I could do my thing. You hold a very special place within our little family.
Bec and Andy, Geelong
Tahnee, It's hard to even know how to express the right amount of thanks to you and Lyndelle. Those 51 hours were so important in Emerald's life and without you there by my side it would have been impossible to give her the incredible advantage of a natural drug free birth.
Your insights on what to do and when to do it and just beyond incredible. " Oh gosh all I want is a mint or lolly " instantly you gave me the perfect lolly, a cold washer, a gentle word here and there, 51 hours of total attention and focus, the long hours standing in the shower wetting your shoes and comforting me through the long road of dilation....just everything !
At the point where everything was about to end the way I feared you two had a way of showing me how to find something deep inside that was needed to bring Emerald out into the world free from cold metal wrapped around her head and a cocktail of drugs surging through her little body.
She may have had a rough entry and she's only a day old but gee you have made her start amazing and from the deepest deep of my heart and Shane's we wanted to pass across our gratitude and thank you for something that was far beyond help and the closest expression of humanity and all the things that are good about humans that we have both seen. Thankyou will never be enough...
Rianna & Shane, Belmont
'' My whole experience with my doula Tahnee was amazing, my birth was everything I could have hoped for and more.Having had severe hyperemesis and multiple hospital admissions during my pregnancy the support I received from Tahnee helped me cope with one of the hardest times of my life.The birth of my first child was long and extremely painful following this I was so frightened for this time around. During my labour Tahnee keep me focused, relaxed, happy and drug free the whole way through. My labour was the labour every woman dreams of and hopes for and I truly believe this was all because of Tahnee. She is and amazing woman whom I have great Admiration for. Thankyou''
Simone and Kyall, Geelong
I had Tahnee at the birth of my son Matisse which was a 38 hour labour ending in a C-Section. I cannot recommend her highly enough! She was there for the whole time and was an amazing support not only to myself but too my husband as well. I can't imagine how I would have made it through that birth without her! If you're thinking about it, definitely have a chat with her, well worth it!
Tania and Hadrien, Geelong
"Tahnee was absolutely fabulous to deal with - so friendly and made us feel at ease as first time parents. She provided us with plenty of information so we could arm ourselves and prepare for our birth, and was extremely helpful when our natural birth plan went out the window and the c-section plan came in, offering emotional support and helping us to focus on the positives of our situation. We will definitely be asking Tahnee to act as our doula for any future births ! "
Rachael and Jarrod, Bannockburn
'I sought out doula services to ensure some continuity of care and practical guidance as I was not in the midwifery program and wanted some extra support especially since I was hoping for a VBAC.
I definitely gained this continuity of care and practical support but also so much more. The relationship my doula , Lyndelle,and I built was very special, to me and my husband and our two year old daughter as well. The emotional support and guidance was so necessary and lovely, even or perhaps especially for someone who likes to focus on the practicalities. The process opened up the possibility of really honouring the pregnancy and birthing process, something I had previously not really appreciated. The quality of practical advice and information is provided is first rate. The additional perspective such a bonus to have. Lyndelle is kind, knowing, intuitive and great for a laugh when the chips are down and you’ve been up all night. She promises to be your cheerleader and she is this and so much more. I would recommend doula services and indeed Lyndelle to any mama to be. It will ensure you bring out the best in yourself at this very special and challenging time.'
Ro and Simon, Ocean Grove
“Tahnee, The service you provided was brilliant and far exceeded what I was expecting. I was impressed with your amount of knowledge and really liked that you had experience in all types of births. I also liked that you were not pushy or invasive and did exactly what you said you were going to do - provide support for me and Dan. We were both extreemely grateful and will not hesitate to use you again.
Bridget and Dan , Newtown
“Tahnee was invaluable for my husband and I as our birth took and emergency C-section route. Her calm support and guidance during my own worsening health and emergency surgery made our experience of Zoe's birth a great deal more positive than we could have imagined! Her knowledge and support helped us create a better birth, her empathy, common sense and massage helped as we prepared for surgery. I could not recommend Tahnee more highly and will happily speak to anyone about my experience."
Jen and Andy, Cranbourne
"Tahnee just knew exactly what I needed. the information she provided me was useful every step of the way. I am so grateful for the support she provided throughout my pregnancy and beyond. There wont be another one but if I ever did need a doula again it would be tahnee. Thankyou for everything !"
" Its hard to know where to begin to thank you for your support Tahnee. When I called you I was so apprehensive about the birth of my second baby but you turned my nerves into excitement as my birth approached. By the time my labour started I was so prepared for what was to come it was like second nature. I was totally relaxed and everything went as I had hoped it would. A much different birth this time around. Thank you for being you ."
Ann and Jason, East Geelong