I am so priviledged to do this work…

My partner and I did a zoom course with you in Jan – I called you late last week and you were kind enough to answer, I had some urgent questions around inductions.

Just writing to say thank you so much for taking the time to chat, I’m really grateful, it meant maybe more than you know to feel like I could reach out. Like your course, you were calm, clear and empowering, and I actually went on to have a positive induction experience – I was induced on Sunday and had a healthy baby girl on Monday afternoon, Im convinced having an informed and clear mind set helped everything go smoothly  (plus it helped she was in an enormous hurry! She was born within 1.5 hours of waters breaking, so no epidural or syntocin either). we’re delirious with joy.

Ngā mihi ki a koe.

Thanks again, from a grateful new mum,
Morgan and Matt March 2022

Zoom Pregnancy Class

What an AMAZING course! 
We are still buzzing over how interesting and engaging it was. At first we were a bit disappointed about the fact that it would be online, therefore thinking that it would not be as good, but oh how we were wrong! 
We have learnt so much and can’t wait to catch up with our new coffee group. You brought just the right amount of everything and we cannot thank you enough!! We hope to catch up soon.  
Take care, 
Suzy and Shivy ❤
October 2021

Zoom Pregnancy Class

Thank you so much for an incredible antenatal class and for all these resources you’v sent through. We really loved your class, found you kept us engaged which can be challenging over zoom sometimes and all the information was so vital – we definitely learnt a lot! And went away feeling excited and more prepared for the new journey ahead.
One thing I really valued was your approach to birth/natural birth, I think it changed Ben’s perspective on birth (and the epidural). I also learnt a lot and this made me feel more confident about a natural birth being my preference. 
Bethany & Ben March 2022

Zoom Pregnancy Class

Thank you so much for the course yesterday. It was really helpful and I was super impressed that you managed to keep my husband Pat engaged and listening throughout. I thought it may have been a battle to keep him listening in the zoom format! 
Nicky & Pat 2021

Zoom Pregnancy Class

Martin & I just wanted to pass on our sincere gratitude and thanks for today it was honestly amazing more than we expected and more. Especially facilitating over zoom it was so informative and we learnt so much and can’t wait for our birth experience and to incorporate a lot of the things we learnt today. Ange
Ange and Martin October 2021

Postpartum Doula

Michele slotted herself seamlessly into our life and seemed to just know what we needed to be done to help, even when we didn’t know ourselves. Jon still calls her Mary Poppins as we couldn’t believe how much she got done in 4 hours. As well as the practical support, I just loved sitting at the kitchen bar with Alfie chatting to Michele while she cooked. I really looked forward to Michele’s visits in those crazy early days and genuinely think her support enabled Jon and I to relax – which meant that Alfie is a superbly chilled, curious happy baby. I recommend Michele to anyone having a baby – whether you have family to  support or not.
Shona & Jon 2020


When I look back on my birthing experience I feel so empowered. It was phenomenal, and although painful, I’m so proud of what I achieved. I honestly believe the reason why I coped so well and did not need any pain relief (not even Panadol) was because of what I learnt through hypnobirthing – and learning the breathing techniques in particular. In the month leading up to my birth, I eliminated all stress from my life, had regular massages with Moira and practiced the hypnobirthing techniques – it’s truly a mindset that you need to commit to 100%. During birth I didn’t let fear or the pain take over me, that’s why the breathing techniques are so amazing. I channeled all my focus and energy into them and didn’t let anything else in – I personally think that is the key. We are so smitten with our little man, such a wonderful life changing experience
Monique & Kelly 2020

Birth classes and Doula

Doula – My husband and I were in your class today. We found it really useful and informative – thank you for a great class! We had not considered a doula previously, but after looking further into it this evening we wondered whether you have availability in February. We have had a long road to get us to this point of our pregnancy, and I would like to try a natural birth. We really think it would be beneficial to have birth support person that was separate to the medical team.
Name withheld

We welcomed our beautiful son into the world on a recent Saturday morning at 00:16. We had the most incredible natural labour and delivered him standing. So many things you said resonated so strongly with us. You painted a picture of what delivery could be like that we hadn’t previously imagined. Working through the waves of contractions one after the other and even sometimes thinking back to how you imitated it all so perfectly in class.

We just want to extend our warmest thank you your way. You are absolutely excellent at what you do. You have made an impact.

Ulrike & Mike, May 2020

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the classes that we did in the past two weekends. Brad and I feel so much more confident going into parenthood after attending your classes and your attitude and teaching style was just awesome! It is so great that you made these available in the weekends and you just made it so fun with your wit and humour!

So again thank you very, very much for everything!!


I just wanted to say thank you for the great course yesterday. As a first time mum you answered a lot of my questions and concerns and I feel a lot more informed about issues. Sorry we had to run off early but both mum and I found it really informative and a positive experience.

I can definitely recommend your service. Thanks for a great day 🙂


We learned a lot today. You are the best, thank you for all the knowledge.

Aida and Patrick

I strongly credit my birth experience to your classes Michelle. 6hrs for a first birth and 15mins of pushing. I felt in control and an active part of the process thanks to your classes. We cant control the event but the less stressed and more understanding we have of the process the better the outcome for mum and baby.

Renee, May 2020

Hey Michele,
Some feedback for you….
Don’t change a thing!!! We are so very grateful about this experience. We have also met some great people. 
Your approach to teaching is perfect, giving the evidence but not opinion – allowing us all to get to the best result by ourselves… guiding us.
I’m so excited about giving birth now! I visited my LMC today and told Lorna how fantastic the course was, how ready/mentally equipped I feel and how brilliantly facilitated the large group was. 
Being here away from family (in some ways a good thing!), you gave me a real sense of – everything’s ok.
Certainly hope to see you again and we both thank you so much.

Penny & Tim, Oct 2020

My house has been ‘Michele’d!

Shona – Postpartum doula support, Sept 2020