Check out the Case Study of a beautiful birth story from Francesca.
By email – Laura (Birth Trauma Recovery, April 2017)
“I was diagnosed with post natal depression and post traumatic stress disorder after becoming seriously ill with sepsis & pneumonia a few weeks after the birth of my baby girl. I was struggling to cope, to look after my older children, couldn’t sleep without having nightmares, and fell into a really dark place. On the days I managed to drag myself out of bed I found myself pretending I was getting out and about when my older kids were at nursery/partner at work, and would change the position of the pram then throw some clothes on before they came home to make it look as though we had been out. I was desperate to feel able to cope with all 3 kids on my own and yet the thought made me feel sick, as though it wasn’t possible. I visited Tricia for Rewind therapy and I can honestly say it has turned everything around for me. After a couple of sessions and some more reflection on things I hadn’t been able to properly process before I am back to enjoying looking after my children and having confidence in myself a mother. I go out because I want to, not because I have to. There’s rarely a day in the week that I’m not meeting someone for coffee/lunch or going to a baby group. I have known Tricia and admired her work for some time, I probably wouldn’t have considered Rewind therapy if it wasn’t her I had heard about it from, but I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who is experiencing any form of trauma. It’s hard to explain exactly what it’s like but Tricia is clearly a natural with it, as I got so relaxed and into the “zone” I fell asleep during my first session. I am so very thankful for my opportunity to receive this help and get my life back on track.”
On Facebook – Jacqueline Nisbet, Homebirth, March 2017
“Tricia was my doula for my second pregnancy and played a huge role in it being such an amazing, positive experience
By email – Laura (Joyful Birth, December 2016)
I was recommended to Tricia, through a lifelong friend, just prior to my second child being born. I had some issues / trauma from what I thought was from my previous experience of birthing. Upon meeting Tricia, I found her to be open, informative and extremely insightful. Quite quickly Tricia was able to establish that it wasn’t my previous experience and rather a loss of control that was making me anxious. Tricia recommended using EFT, which I found a powerful tool to help deescalate my high levels of anxiety. EFT is a tool you can use anywhere and at anytime. I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to gain a sense of control over any emotional difficulties that may be experienced. On a personal note I found profound changes in my emotional state after 1 session. I used it pre and post birth and will continue to use it when required. I would recommend Tricia to anyone I felt would benefit from her excellent service.
By email – anonymous (EFT, February/March 2017)
I went to see Tricia as I was suffering from a horrible anxiety and my friend recommended EFT. I admit I wasn’t convinced after reading the information but I thought I’d give a go. Tricia put me at ease immediately and we worked through some of things that were making me feel edgy. Within moments of starting the tapping technique I was calmer and the session was hugely beneficial. I’ve never know something to work so well so quickly and two weeks later I still feel great, I would highly recommend giving EFT a try.
By email – anonymous (EFT) (Baby Born October 2016, VBAC)
I hope you’re well. Just to let you know – our baby boy arrived on Saturday 1st! I’m delighted to say that I gave birth naturally with just gas & air. Probably my proudest moment.
My waters broke but I didn’t go into labour naturally within 24hrs so I was induced with oxytocin drip. That kick started a 6hr labour. I requested wireless fetal monitoring which meant I could use the bath and move around more. My boy was lying sideways which gave me acute backpain even between contractions but I managed to get through it with hypnobirthing breathing.
I did use EFT tapping to calm me down just before birth and in the run up. I really do think the EFT session I had with you helped to clear out negative feelings from my previous birth. You’re right – I think tapping is a great practical method of dealing with powerful emotions that could otherwise hijack your brain! I’m so glad I found you when I did!
By email (EFT around PND/stress)
I booked EFT sessions with Tricia to help get over my anxiety and fear of Post Natal Depression returning during my second pregnancy. I also hoped to work on coping with other stressful life situations during my pregnancy. I cannot recommend Tricia highly enough, she made me feel completely at ease! I had never experienced anything like EFT before and so I wasn’t sure what to expect, I couldn’t believe the difference in my coping skills after even just one session. Tricia made me feel safe, secure and relaxed during the sessions and I wish I had known about EFT sooner in life. Thank you Tricia! (KD, Edinburgh)
By email (EFT for Fertility)
I saw Tricia for some EFT with regards to fertility issues. I had a long and tiring three years trying to conceive my first child and and feel that during this time, in a quest to remain positive and relaxed about conceiving, I had suppressed a lot of emotions and stress. As I am now trying to conceive number two the weight of what happened the first time was upon me and I felt unable to cope with the prospect of going through it all again. My session with Tricia really helped relieve a lot of this pressure and I could not believe how much emotion I released. Tricia is exceptional and was 100% present during our time. I now feel so much more able to cope with ‘trying again.’ I only wish I had know Trica the first time round and urge anyone going through fertility issues to see Tricia as soon as possible. (Anon, Edinburgh)
By email – Aislinn Wilson (Joyful Birth) (Baby Born July 2016, HBAC)
I came across the Tricia’s Joyful Birth programme when pregnant on my second child. I was about 30 weeks and my midwife was asking more about mode of delivery and suddenly my first son’s emergency c section delivery, that I thought was “dealt with” came flooding back and all the negative elements of it were full force on my mind. I was terrified of the idea of dealing with medical staff , of not feeling listened to and having to be in hospital full stop. I didn’t know what to do with all these thoughts and feelings and just thought I’ll have to go with the flow again and hope for a better experience. Not so!! I did some preparation work with Tricia and felt I clicked with her from the start. Through chatting and tapping with EFT about my anxieties and using her endless list of people and resources, I changed from the midwife who I wasn’t happy with, decided on and organised a home birth, and most importantly got my husband on board too with the idea. Tricia gave a lot of support to my husband too by means of information, people to contact regarding his fears around a home birth. We had the HBAC birth We wanted and felt assertive and in control the whole way as a result of realising and dealing with our fears. I’m really glad I did the Joyful Birth with Tricia as I feel a lot more assertive in general around dealing with professionals even now when it comes to me or my kids.
By email – anonymous (EFT for Parenting)
I initially started EFT sessions with Tricia to try to work on my lack of self confidence and negative thought patterns related particularly to my parenting. Having benefited directly in the past from Tricia’s gentle and nurturing approach, it was very easy to open up to her and share the things I was struggling with. I had heard of EFT before but didn’t know much about it, so had no real expectations but I genuinely felt the benefits after one session, EFT is an amazing tool which is so easy and effective to use in daily life. I highly recommend Tricia if you are considering giving EFT a go, she has a wonderful way of creating a natural, safe and peaceful environment, even when you are discussing things that are difficult for you. Give it a go, you might just be surprised! (PM, Edinburgh)
By email – anonymous (EFT for Parenting)
Tricia used EFT with me to work on some deep emotional and situational challenges. I had been finding it difficult to release as some of the energy I’d built up over the period since having my first child and EFT acted as a pathway to freedom. I slept the best I’d slept in a really long time that night and felt a lot free-er and calmer for quite some time afterwards. EFT gave me some tools to add to my ‘self care’ toolbox so I can support myself better at times of challenge. Tricia has a really nice, non judgemental and caring way of working and i’d have no hesitation in receiving EFT with Tricia again should I feel I need it. (BT, Edinburgh)
On facebook – Tacy, mum to toddler and new baby, Edinburgh (Pregnancy, Birth and EFT support) [Birth January 2016]
“After a first traumatic birth my husband and I decided to hire a doula for the birth of our second child. Tricia was the only doula we interviewe
By email, Alison, mum to twin boys, Edinburgh
I just wanted to share what a really positive two weeks I had with Tricia’s support. I have 12 week old twins and was in Edinburgh for two weeks and looking for someone that could give me a hand over the period, just jump in and someone I could feel immediately comfortable having in my home and have help care for my boys – and I found her!
Tricia has great experience with babies and clearly children in generally, has great ideas about how to settle them, sleep longer and just keep them content – although she always phrases everything as a suggestion for you to take onboard or not depending on how you feel.
In two weeks I even managed to drop a feed in the night and extend my sleeping opportunities, not something I had planned but happened because of a couple of Tricia’s suggestions. I am also still using lots of her little tips that I picked up along the way.
She is a lovely, caring, knowledgeable woman and would recommend her in a heartbeat.
By email – testimonial from Sara, Mum of twin boys Harry & Eddie (6 months), Edinburgh
I contacted Tricia about post natal support quite early in my pregnancy when I found out I was having twins, and it was the best decision I’ve made in a long time! Before the birth, she gave us some options on what to buy, and some good advice on not buying too much. I was feeling quite daunted as a first time mum, but she gave me such confidence that things would be ok. She was such a calming influence and was a brilliant support to both me and my husband for just over 4 months in the end. In the early days she helped me establish exclusive breastfeeding and provided practical help with nappy changes, burping and settling the babies as well as helping to organise things and look after the boys to allow me a few hours of precious sleep during the day. Latterly she helped me work out how to get out of our flat for journeys in the car and on the bus and she also continued to take the boys out for a couple of hours to give me a break. Tricia has a lovely practical and gentle approach to baby care and she gave me confidence that I needed!
By email – testimonial form Monica (birth February 2015)
It was so important to have Tricia at the Birth and during the all process, especially before, it gave me more confidence in my own choices and a wonderful warm support. I really liked the legs massage with aromatic oil in the first phase of the labour helping me with tiredness. Tricia, thanks a lot for your supportive and not invasive presence all way through…. the most powerful and miraculous experience to give birth to my daughter. Love, Monica
On Facebook – review from Gloria (mum to 6 week old girl), 21st January 2015
Tricia’s help and support was invaluable
On Facebook – review from Carly (mum to 6 week old boy), 29th September 2014, Postnatal Care
Tricia has been invaluable
I really can’t recommend her enough, thanks Tricia!
By email from Kara (mum to 10 week old twins), 17th July 2014, Edinburgh, Breastfeeding Support
Tricia came to help me breastfeed my twins when they were about 3 weeks old. Tricia’s manner is calm and empathetic and she understands not only the physical functions of breastfeeding but also what an emotional journey it can be. Through some minor changes in positioning and attachment, problems were resolved and I’m now managing to exclusively breastfeed my twins very successfully. Tricia has provided ongoing support over the last 7 weeks and I would highly recommend to support any new mum to breastfeed and in those initial few weeks where feeding can feel overwhelming. Having someone come to your home who has time, experience and knowledge of supporting new mums to breastfeed is invaluable.
By Email from Kirsty, Mum to 7 week old twins (9th December 2013):
Tricia kindly assisted us with our twin babies over the first few weeks after birth and provided an impeccable level of service. Tricia was knowledgable, reliable, trustworthy, supportive and extremely caring at a time when we were going through immense change in our lives and her support was unstinting. Tricia was most thoughtful and considered all aspects of relevant support, from childcare and twins parenting advice to shopping and cooking, for which we were most appreciative, even though we may not have outwardly shown it at the time! We got to know Tricia very well and aim to remain in touch in the future. We wish Tricia all the best with her business venture, you fully deserve to make a great success of it. Thank you for everything, Kirsty (Edinburgh)