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“…thank you for all the info and support you gave us through Back to Birth’s Time to Shine course. After our series, we truly felt so prepared…”
I have been meaning to message since our baby Sunny was born 8 weeks ago but it has been a whirlwind of a time. I just wanted to thank you for all the info and support you gave us through Back to Birth's Time to Shine course. After our series, we truly felt so prepared and ready for Sunny to make his way into the world. Amusingly we made sure to have all of the things we discussed set up - the yoga mat, music, swiss ball while Roro was ready with the massage techniques thanks to you. Also thanks to you, we were prepared for things to go differently, and armed with knowledge of what to do if it did. It turned out that when in labour at home all I wanted was to lean on the kitchen bench and use the TENS machine (@mamaanditens were great. Thanks for the recommendation).
When we got to hospital, we were ages in the waiting room and then less than 3 hours in the delivery room before Sunny was born. I had monitors on and was glad I knew I could ask for wireless thanks to our classes so I could move.
During my pushing phase, Sunny’s heart rate dropped meaning he needed to be vacuumed.
The doctors were great in explaining the process and the reason, but I think that it was the fact that we already knew about why, what and how this might be needed from Time to Shine.
We were able to think through the BRAIN acronym during this time which meant we felt empowered and positive about this unplanned step in the process.
Thank you again for all the support and information.
I'm always SO glad we did the course with you.
It had such a positive impact on our experience of Sunny’s birth.
“….Your Time to Shine course was invaluable to us and helped us go through the 24hours of labour with calm and confidence! Rumi is looking forward to cuddles…”
Thanks again Aoife. You made such a difference.
We are so very glad we got to meet you and learn from you. Your Time to Shine course was invaluable to us and helped us go through the 24hours of labour with calm and confidence!
Rumi is looking forward to cuddles with you one day! Thanks again!!
“Aoife you are an absolute wealth of knowledge! Back to Birth’s classes were invaluable to myself and my partner throughout our pregnancy journey…”
Aoife you are an absolute wealth of knowledge! Back to Birth's classes were invaluable to myself and my partner throughout our pregnancy journey and into the newborn stages of our baby.
As first time parents, we benefited hugely from all 3 of the classes we completed with Back to Birth: Time to Shine, Baby Love and The Golden Hour.
Aoife could not have been more patient and thorough with us during our classes and we genuinely learned more than we ever thought we needed to know from her. We were prepared for everything from what to expect in the delivery room/operating theatre, to the very first feed and how to get ready for bringing our baby home from hospital, when the time came.
We are still referring to our Back to Birth notes on a daily basis and also take such peace in knowing that we can reach out to her anytime with questions that may arise. Although the birth of our baby came unexpectedly early and ended up being an emergency delivery, we were well equipped and able to navigate with ease as we had covered all bases in our Back to Birth classes.
Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for your sheer professionalism, passion, love and laughs! I can't wait to recommend you to ALL of my friends/family that become parents in the future. You seriously helped us so much, I can't even explain!
Thank you again for EVERYTHING Aoife, you are a total angel and incredible at what you do.
“… I hope you realise the positive impact you have on your patients, you are one in a million!! Thank you so much again , Aisling, Matt & Saoirse xx”
I just wanted to let you know our beautiful girl Saoirse has arrived.
We want to thank you so so much for your educational classes ‘Time to Shine’ and Baby Love.
You filled our minds with a wealth of knowledge and because of that I had a GREAT birth experience . Matt and I both remained calm and positive throughout the whole labour and on 20th May 2022 we welcomed our baby girl via c section. Even though my birth was classed as an 'emergency', we both still remained in control and positive as we knew we were in safe hands thanks to the hospital's doctors, midwives and our Back to Birth information.
I hope you realise the positive impact you have on your patients ; you are one in a million!! Thank you so much again ,
Aisling, Matt & Saoirse xx
“…Aoife covered all types of birth modes in our classes so we weren’t clueless when the day came. As I had more knowledge ahead of my birth, I felt I could confidently….”
Thank you so much Aoife for our 1 to 1 private classes in preparation to welcoming our new addition. Our Time to Shine classes were so truly detailed, enjoyable and informative. Initially, we had booked in for and intended to complete 'Baby Love' in preparation for our little one but someone arrived earlier than expected, as you know😉.
Aoife made us feel so comfortable and at ease. My husband and I felt we could ask multiple questions throughout each session! It is very hard to prepare for birth as every birth story is different. However, Aoife covered all types of birth modes in our classes so we weren’t clueless when the day came. As I had more knowledge ahead of my birth, I felt I could confidently talk to the midwives and doctors about my birth preferences.
Aoife was also very accommodating with dates and times for our sessions. We work long days, so evening time suited us and she made availability for us very quickly as I was late in my pregnancy. We are very appreciative that Aoife was able to fit us in.
I’d definitely recommend Aoife to family & friends!
Thanks again Aoife,
Maria & David