Yolande crossed my path quite by chance, as if it had to be....I was in the eigth month of my pregnancy when I met her.
Being a single mother by choice it was very nice to get Yolande’s loving care. It felt, like, a little less “lonely”. We had some really good talks, we discussed my birth wishes in depth, and Yolande has given me some wonderful massages. Her massage has been ever so helpful and relaxing for me. It helped me to concentrate on my body, to relax and it has given me energy. In her work Yolande is clearly guided by her feelings ... she is very loving and she can give you just what you need!
Yolande is a gentle woman who likes to hear what you need during this wonderful process and she will think along with you to determine how your wishes can come true.
Unfortunately, my delivery did not at all go as originally planned.....instead of a natural water birthing in a half lotus position, I ended up in hospital, and my childbirth became hugely medical.
Together with my mother Yolande was able to support me by giving me a back massage. As I was experiencing a stormy delivery with contraction back pains this felt very good. For me Yolande’s repeating the information was also reassuring.
Knowing that she was also there to take care of my parents during my delivery gave me peace of mind. It allowed me to let go and focus on my delivery and the extremely severe labour pains.
She has also taken pictures and I was given a beautiful birth account. This was very important to me in the period right after R and I had left the hospital for the very reason that my delivery had been so different and violent. I had forgotten most of what had happened and a time line helped me to remember.
Also the icecream you gave me at the hospital a few days after Ravi was born; what a wonderful gesture!!! I really enjoyed that! I also enjoyed the opportunity you gave me to elaborate on how R and I were doing....Your listening ear and your kind words are invaluable!
Dearest Yolande, thank you for your Loving Care!
I wish you and any future parents to have wonderful births!
Warmest regards, mother Ravi