We really appreciated having you to guide us through my pregnancy. Having our appointments at home and being able to contact you in between if necessary allowed us to feel so much more relaxed and to enjoy the experience. We knew we could ask you anything and you would be there to help us.
We felt so lucky to have you with us during Julianna's birth. You made a difficult experience so much easier. We didn't have to worry about making sure our choices were observed because we knew you would do it for us. Similarly, we didn't have to contend with trying to understand exactly how things were progressing because you explained everything to us. You were outstanding throughout and far exceeded our expectations - we really couldn't have done it without you.
Lastly, your visits in our the first few weeks back at home were hugely reassuring. Our experience in the hospital after Julianna's birth left us feeling very confused and being able to come home and know we had proper care and support was invaluable.
I chose to use an independent midwife because I wanted to have continuity of care which isn't possible with the NHS. I wanted to get to know and trust one midwife throughout my pregnancy, who would then be present during labour. It was important to me that I be advised about possible interventions during labour by someone I could trust, thereby avoiding unnecessary procedures.
Nyree has exceeded my expectations in all areas. The prenatal care was fantastic, being able to be cared for in your own home by someone you know makes a huge difference. Nyree is fantastic at transmitting her considerable knowledge, and each appointment left me feeling reassured that I had been given enough information to make an informed decision about each aspect of pregnancy and labour. She was also very gentle, which was very reassuring.
During what turned out to be a difficult labour, Nyree's presence was invaluable. Not only was she helpful and reassuring in making decisions about interventions, but when my baby had to be resuscitated and I was bed bound, she stayed with me the whole time, talking me through what was happening and reassuring me that the baby was OK
Her postnatal care was also excellent. My baby was in the neonatal ward for a few days, and Nyree visited us there and helped us establish breastfeeding, which enabled us to be discharged more quickly. Her emotional support during this very difficult time was so helpful. After being discharged, she continued to support and advise me on anything I I needed, always providing information in a clear, helpful and reassuring way, and treating both myself and my baby gently and respectfully.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Nyree's services or indeed engage her again if I was to fall pregnant.
Having had 2 previous very long and hard labours in hospital, I wanted to hire a private midwife who would help me stay home as long as possible this time. I thought if I felt relaxed, the labour would potentially be shorter and happier. I had no intention of giving birth at home, and wanted Nyree to accompany me to hospital for the birth itself. As I am profoundly deaf, it is extra important to have that trust and smooth communication.
In our several prenatal appointments, Nyree was a real pleasure to have. She is immensely calm, professional and dedicated. She went to extra lengths, delivering a birth ball in between appts and so on. I felt absolutely safe with her.
The after care was also exemplary. She delivered the placenta, cleaned the horror scene of my bathroom, cleaned the baby and so on. She also followed up with lots of messages and visits.
I employed Nyree Wright's midwifery services from October 2015 until April 2016. I was having my first baby and decided to invest in an independent midwife for the continuity of care and the ability to be able to talk to someone anytime with questions or about problems. Nyree exceeded my expectations. She was very professional, kind and knowledgeable throughout. She always responded to my messages quickly and was on hand to help anytime that I needed. I wanted to have a home birth and despite a long labour, I successfully did so. I think this was largely down to Nyree. I feel I was able to give my daughter the best possible entry into the world.
I would definitely recommend Nyree to anyone else.
Having had a deep aversion to topics around birth and pregnancy since a young age (due to an upsetting experience as a child), working with Nyree enabled me to have an enjoyable pregnancy, helped me feel empowered and educated about what I was experiencing, and gave us the best possible start to family life with our son.
I will have no hesitation in requesting their services again if we go for baby no.2! Despite having a hospital birth rather than a home birth - which was not an option that interested me, personally - I still consider Sage Femme’s services to have been some of the best money we’ve ever spent. Many thanks to Nyree for her professionalism, knowledge and support throughout the whole experience.