After working with people I ask if there would be any feedback on my service and if they would give any thoughts to share with those who are beginning their journey. Here are some for you to read:
"You helped me through a hard time with sleepiness nights. Thanks"
"You brought calm and clarity to my pregnancy, someone we could always turn to for reassurance and honest experience. You were ALWAYS there to listen and nothing was ever a bother"
"Marie has gone above and beyond for us over the past few weeks, sharing her incredible knowledge, but above all totally present. In our isolated situation, with family stuck across borders and medical services in upheaval, she's made us feel safe, cared for. Marie is a treasure of calm and serenity in the storm."
"I was full of fear and worry during my pregnancy with my second child and she really helped me get through it. She helped me cope with uncertainty and supported me when I felt no one else was. She's my super woman"
"I hired Marie to support my sister with a difficult pregnancy. She took the time to listen to her, guided her gently and was a pillar of strength when i couldn't be there."
"You professionally helped me during a horrible transitional period in my life, with guidance and empathy."
"I'm so proud to call Marie my mentor in my work as a Doula, but also my life in general. She's a wonderful and selfless woman who I know has touched the lives of so many families."
"You were born to do this work as you do it so effortlessly. We are truly blessed to have you to help us. I came to you when I was lost, I nearly didn't come to you as I was exhausted but I'm so grateful I did! You helped me in so many ways. I didn't even realise how it was affecting my life so much until things started to improve. You helped me process so many things and that made way for my precious baby when I almost thought I would never have the privilege of being a mama. You are a beautiful soul inside and out and I will be eternally grateful to you."
"As a mentor for abdominal massage therapy I found her gentle, warm, caring presence was super soothing. I have stayed in contact over the years even across the North Sea she is still an incredible support. I can only feel happiness that she is there whole heartedly for her community"
"You're FRICKEN AWESOME. You've helped me TWICE (two births) now, thank you!"
"Marie supported me with the birth of my third child. It was a stressful time in our family as my daughter was receiving treatment for cancer and we had a busy two year old. We were also collecting cord blood on advice from hospital so she helped support the phlebotomist too. She was a voice of calm. Suggested things I'd never thought of in birth that were great and was able to massage a lot better than my husband so he could be at the top end. I couldn't recommend her enough she was incredible. You'll be in safe hands"
"Kind, caring and gentle, you are truly a gift"
"I worked with Marie for over a year, she helped me and my husband at the family planning stage and held us tenderly when we faced disappointments and trauma. Her gentleness, kindness and knowledge radiate through her work. Thank you for being a light in the world"
"I dont know how to begin to say how much she's helped myself and family. From IBS pain, she had helped to make my years of docters referrals into peace of getting my stomach back on track. For both my pregnancies Marie helped to ensure I had a stress free time. I had some complications but she helped guide me. Her love, support and advice have changed our lives."
"Marie has been my doula mentor. She is a compassionate soul who finds a way to comfort and quiet an unsettled heart, dry away tears and encouragement to keep going in spite of obstacles!"
"I feel so blessed to have you in my life and trust you with my hopes and dreams"
"Marie is a one of a kind colleague, full of amazing evidence based knowledge I'd not heard of anywhere else. I wish she had been my doula when I was pregnant. Even though I work in the area of birth I I truly believe I would have had a more positive experience had I known her then. If I ever have another I want her at my side."
"You're a talented and visionary of a woman, thank you"
"You gave me such wonderful support during those last long weeks of pregnancy, whilst in labour and after birth. Words cannot describe how that support helped me and instilled so much confidence in my own ability. You are made for this job."
"Still feeling amazingly chilled and relaxed".
"I found the treatment very beneficial. I had the best night's sleep I've had in a long time afterwards. The morning after I felt refreshed, lighter with a sense of being grounded and centered. I feel better about the discomfort following hysterectomy as a result of Marie's gentle hands."
"When Marie was doing the treatment she found pressure point and with her help with breathing she moved these points down and I feel a lot more relax after it. I feel totally relax with Marie she spoke and guide me through what she was doing and explained anything I was unsure about and I am looking forward to another session soon"
"Thank you again for today it was lovely seeing you and it was brilliant. I really enjoyed it. I'm feeling pretty chilled out and clearer of mind tonight. I am incredibly thirsty and sleepy"
"Thank you so much for the treatment you gave me, I felt so held by you."
A wonderful practitioner who I helped train asked me to be in her online series where she interviewed inspirational people. I'm not great at writing about myself but through her questions you might get a bit more of a sense of who I am and where I come from, should you be curious: www.edensscript.co.uk/birthworker-excellence-marie-maytreearch/