Your kindness, reassurance, candour and knowledge before, during and after our son’s birth have been invaluable. Your support had such a huge impact on our experience we cannot believe we were almost going to do without you! In these first weeks after our son’s arrival you are still caring for us – dropping off homemade goodies and a sling for us to try (those energy bars were insanely delicious and kept me going in the first days).
Thank you for everything – we think you are something special and feel very lucky to have found you.
As a new parent it felt very reassuring to have the support of Yaz before and during the birth. Having Yaz with us made him less worried and felt safer, particularly for me during labour. It also felt very good to have help to prepare before the birth and to know we had the support there and available. He was very happy to have Yaz there to help who we already knew, even though we had just a few sessions beforehand, as opposed to only the nurses and doctor that we didn’t know. He felt very happy that not all the responsibility felt onto him!
Also by knowing that there was a western person of support with me meant a lot to me and gave me a lot of reassurance with being in a foreign country even as familiar that Thailand is for me. Plus having someone at the end of the phone in the days running up to giving birth who always responded positively as opposed to fear was really, really nice.
And I would really stress the important role that a Doula provides to both parents. I also felt that the hospital nurses and doctor were particularly respectful of my wishes and giving me space and time because of having a Doula with me. A friend had said about the importance of having someone at the birth who would be able to explain to you afterwards why things were done, or went a certain way. Having Yaz meant she was able to be this person and again that responsibility didn’t land on my husband. I would definitely want a Doula, well Yaz to be specific, at the birth of our next child 🙂
I would also really recommend your placenta services. This was something I wanted to use anyway and you took complete care of it. I honestly know that the consumption of my placenta (and yes it feels a bit strange to say that!) has made a huge difference in my recovery and overall well-being. I am one seriously content new Mama!
I am so grateful that you were able to be our Doula, things really work out how they should seeing as we didn’t organize it very far in advance. R and I both felt so comfortable with you from the moment we met you, which seeing as it takes a fair amount to make R feel trusting of someone, that’s definitely says a lot!
I had read about placenta encapsulation and knew that this was a service that Yaz offered, and I was keen to try this. The placenta is obviously a super organ as it has kept a baby thriving for 9 months, so I wanted to try and use it to help me postpartum. Yaz took the placenta from the hospital in a cool-box and worked her own special magic on it. It came back as bags of capsules ready for me to take, with clear instructions on how to take them. I expected results but they were literally amazing! My moods were definitely regulated: I still had the odd day of feeling a little low, but nothing like the first time and I definitely noticed that I felt worse on the few days I forgot to take them. My milk supply was boosted and, having had a second c-section, I am convinced that taking the tablets helped with the healing of my incision/scar. I was up and about, and pretty much fully mobile, in a week; on day 2 after the 1st c-section, I couldn't even get out of bed without a Tramadol injection. The body is an amazing thing so why not use something that has nourished and our babies to help nourish us? I would absolutely recommend placenta encapsulation to anyone, and I would most definitely recommend Yaz as a wonderful, caring and dedicated Doula.