What families I've accompanied say
Nuria accompanied my husband and me during my son’s birth, we also met her a few times before and after the birth. She was always very present in the moment, she asked us some very good questions which helped us both prepare ourselves for what lay ahead, as well as to process what turned out to be a very intense time in our lives. She also shared with us some very interesting and useful reading material.
I found Nuria to be a very kind and genuinely loving person. She is a great listener, non judgemental, yet totally honest, and very down to earth.
Nuria who accompanied me was very helpful, caring and professional. Even though I had a cesarean she helped me all the way through specially with my fear and later on with my emotions.
She was also a great support after the birth and gave me useful advice regarding to breastfeeding and newborn baby.
I was lucky enough to have Nuria as my doula for the birth of my first baby in June. I found the continuity of care I received from her before, during and even after the birth more than I could have expected.
When I met Nuria I thought she had really gentle, calming qualities to her character which was exactly what I thought I would need in such a situation.
My husband also benefited greatly from her support and guidance during the birth. He felt he was able to support me even better as a result of her suggestions.
Nuria was able to be very impartial and did not push her views but shared her opinion if I asked. I think this is a quality you need in a doula and is very hard to come by in most people.
I’m very grateful to Nuria for her support at such an important and special time for me and my new family.
It took me some time to reflect on my birth and Nuria's role in it. So here we are, 9 months after birth of my wonderful son. And although time have passed, I still remember how wonderful it felt to have someone who is there for you.
She was my calm when I was waiting for my son. She helped me to prepare not only myself but also my husband.
She was incredible during the actual birth. I have no idea how, but things she did really worked for me. She was one of the people involved who made this second birth so incredibly calm.
Thank you Nuria! Joanna, Marek, Sophia and Henry xxxx
Nuria and Grace were wonderful doulas. They were so helpful when it came to preparing for my baby and answering all my questions as a nervous first-time mum.
During my labour, they were both really patient and flexible with my last-minute decision changes to my birth plan as the pain and, nausea vomiting got too much! I am eternally grateful for their support.
We are delighted to have partnered with you in the preparation for having our child Isaac at the RBH (event though we planned for a home birth) and in particular for the support during labour and right through to the delivery of our baby.
The psychological support made all the difference because of the negative hospital experience we had with having our first child.
Thank you for all of the help and advice during pregnancy and the support and the preparation for the coming of the baby, and letting me know what was going on during the different stages I went through on the day.
Jiri, Birth Partner
Nuria, thank you for your help and support before, during and after the birth of our first baby! It was really helpful to have someone who we trust and can rely on with us.
My wife really appreciated Nuria's massage during the labour;-) We are grateful for your help and would recommend your services to anyone.
In short, to get doula was one of the best decisions we made during our pregnancy. Nuria and Grace gave us peace of mind and great support.
Thanks to them I went to the hospital with super-positive attitude and excitement and I believe it did help us a lot during our long and not-as-planned labor we had and still had positive experience at the end.
Nuria and Grace answered all our questions and we could discussed any fears and concerns we had openly. Also as first time parents (from abroad) they gave us loads of useful and practical information about our birth options. Even after first visit we felt they care of us and they are “on our side”.
Nuria were with us during the labor and I cannot image how I can ever to have contractions without her wonderful back massage.
Thanks to Nuria and my husband I could focus fully on labor itself as I knew they will manage any “noise” around. Thank you!
We hired Nuria as our postnatal doula to help care for our twins, born last year. Looking back, I don’t think we would have coped without her!
She helped us with everything, from feeding and bathing them, to babywearing, and doing endless rounds of laundry – and all while creating a calm and positive atmosphere.
She then continued to support us for a period of several months while we organised permanent childcare, during which time we had the pleasure of also meeting Grace, who stepped in on any days Nuria was away. Thank you Nuria and Grace!
Nuria is very knowledgeable and reassured me when I was in doubt or feeling stressed or worried.
She kept constant contact with me what made me feel less alone in this adventure of single parenting.
Nuria is a very sweet woman, soft spoken, always in good mood, willing to help and do something extra for me to feel she is always there.
She was very empathic with my feelings and mood
Nuria was a friendly, warm and supportive presence in our home on each visit. She was calm and quiet which was soothing to me and soothing to our son.
Knowing she was on the way always made getting through the night/morning that much easier and as she was walking through the door I felt I could breathe a sigh of relief – I wasn’t alone anymore.
She has a wonderful energy and presence, just being around her made me feel relaxed, at ease and that gave me permission to step away from my son for a more needed nap or a much longed time for shower or meal
Nuria was my birth doula and I had a great birth experience thanks to her.
She helped my husband and I to prepare for the birth and also supported us in the first few weeks after our baby was born.
She is very patient, knowledgeable and caring. I recommend her whole heartedly.
Alex, Birth Partner
Nuria has been an invaluable help to me personally before, during and after the birth.
The reassurance that she gave me and the directions offered to me during the birth were priceless, especially considering my head space (even if prepared) for witnessing my wife going through the intensity of labour.
Thank you Nuria!
I chose Nuria as my postnatal doula due to her very gentle approach and calm manner with the babies.
I felt happy that the babies were being looked after by someone so calm and attentive which enabled me to relax when they were in her care.
I always found her advice regarding breastfeeding thoughtful and relevant.
Isabella, Birth Partner
Nuria was incredibly calm, wise and grounded but also with a lighter touch and sense of humour.
I found her to be an extremely reassuring presence: sharing, open and compassionate
I was a bit skeptical about the hypnobirthing class, however during the first session Nuria put my concerns at ease.
She has a calm presence and the classes are entertaining and there's lots of info to understand the physiology of birth, which is truly helpful on the actual day!
I also took away a few tools to better support my wife during labour. By the end of the course, we were both much more relaxed and positive.
Nuria has been excellent in supporting us before and during birth.
We started off with hypnobirthing sessions which helped to understand the processes ahead and and relax. If not for Nuria my labour would have probably been longer than 27h and ended with more interventions like caesarian.
With the massage she was helping a lot to ease the sensation of the contractions which was working better than gas and air or tens...I would definitely recommend to hiring Nuria as a doula..
Nuria was my doula in Oct 18. I live away from my family and so it was so reassuring to have her support.
She visited my partner and I before the birth to do hypnobirthing with us and after the birth for a check up. She was always polite, thorough and a calm influence.
During labour she was present, but not overbearing, she found the balance perfectly. My favourite part was when she held my hips as a contraction occurred, that was an amazing feeling.
Thank you so much.
Nuria is excellent. I would highly recommend her as a doula. She is knowledgeable in the field and is capable of offering enormous support for the whole family. We had relaxations sessions at home on a weekly basis, along with esssntial oils, candles, music and meditiation. Each session had its own theme which kept me looking forward to them.
The sessions followed a structured program. Nuria was always ready to answer all my questions and was very generous with me, giving me all the resources that I need. I wish her the best in her journey and would recommend her to all my best friends in Reading.
We were really lucky to have Nuria next to us for our first baby, born in October.
We did a hypnobirthing course with Nuria and found the information and tools really helpful to prepare ourselves for birth. I found her to be a great listener and provided us individualised care and support, which helped me to feel calmer and more confident. I could look at labour and birth without fears and in a much more positive way.
Furthermore, I am really appreciated her massage during the labour and her dedication after labour, helping me with the breastfeeding and receiving support in the first weeks after our baby was born.
I am truly grateful for her dedication and I highly recommend her services to everyone!
I don't have enough words to describe the amazing work that Nuria has done with us. Always gracious, available and helpful at all times.
In the prenatal sessions, she clarified many points that we had doubts or were afraid of, always filling us with confidence and peace.
During my long 15 hours of delivery, she was essential in supporting not only me, but my husband too. Nuria stayed with us from the beginning to the end, and her angel hands massaging my back were very important to support me while the contractions were happening.
In our postnatal session, she filled us with precious tips and helped us with all our needs.
Nuria, you were an angel in our lives! I recommend your work without fear to anyone who asks me.
And if Melissa decides to have a little brother or sister, surely you will be with us on this journey too.
I am very grateful to have met you and to have had you as our doula.
Nuria was a great resource to “have in my hospital bag”. She was a fantastic pre and post natal doula offering advice and support where needed.
We did the Hypnobirthing course and she explained everything really well and had thorough resources to go with the teaching. She would then refer back to these when I was in need and I was able to use the full range of resources and skills effectively in the lead up to labour and during labour.
It was useful that Nuria was present as discussions during these classes would arise between myself and my partner and she would act as a kind of mediator.
Nuria was very reasonable and flexible when things had to change due to covid 19 pandemic so I felt like she was very trustworthy which is important to me. We particularly liked her as she could support myself and my partner in both Spanish and English.
Overall I would recommend her as both a hypnobirthing teacher and a doula.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Nuria for postnatal doula support.
She is thoughtful, professional and caring.
I suggest everyone with a newborn considers having a doula in their support network, absolutely invaluable.
Gireesh, Birth Partner
When we were expecting our second child during the peak of COVID lock down, we were really worried about how to handle the delivery and take care of the new baby. We also have a toddler at home. We usually get help from our parents/in-laws during baby birth, however this time around it was not possible due to lock down.
When we were searching for birth doulas we came across Nuria. She was very helpful from our first contact and has been in constant touch with us and advising us when needed.
Although we could not meet in person due to lock down and due to early birth (2 weeks early), we felt we knew her for a very long time!
When the labour started, she immediately responded and got in touch with us every few minutes and reached the hospital in time to help with the delivery.
We had to let Nuria be the birth partner as I had to be with our toddler at home.
She had been very helpful during the delivery and kept informing me on the updates and with baby pictures as soon as the baby was born. We really appreciate Nuria's help during this difficult situation and would recommend her any day!