“Kelly helped me immensely in not only achieving a beautiful physiological birthing experience but, also in normalising birth, and empowered me to regain confidence in myself. The psychological and emotional support she gave I truly could not have gotten from anyone else and the result has left me with an inner peace and strength that I believe will carry on with me long after the birth. Thank you so, so much Kelly xx ”
“Kelly provided the support and encouragement to both Tim and I to birth our baby. Having her experience and love made all the difference in our preparation, birth and post birth. Check out her page at Kelly Bardon - Doula Matters.”
I wish that every pregnant and birthing woman could have Kelly as their doula. Kelly was an invaluable support during my pregnancy and birth. She helped me work through my feelings around my first birth and gave me the confidence to try for a VBAC.
She lives and breathes maternity care and is up to date on all of the latest research relating to birth. She was able to talk me through all of my questions and provide me with further reading so that I felt comfortable in my birth preferences and also prepared for conversation with my care providers. I ended up birthing during the coronavirus restrictions so Kelly couldn't be with me at the hospital but she came to my house during my 3 days of prodromal labour and supported me through an exhausting few days. She also provided me with support with breastfeeding and just general emotional support following my labour.
Thank you Kelly! I am sure that my feelings regarding my birth and the lead up to my birth would be very different if I didn't have you there to help me through that time.
“We are so happy we found Kelly, she's such an amazing lady. Being first time parents we really didn't know what we were in for but, kelly's knowledge and guidance made the whole process so easy. She did absolutely everything from helping us with our birth plan to giving us lots of techniques and tips to achieve a natural birth. I cannot recommend kelly enough, without her, we wouldn't of had such a smooth and stress-free birth and we will definitely be calling Kelly for baby #2.”
“Kelly certainly had the experience and knowledge to help me achieve the birth I had longed for after my 1st birth experience didn't go to plan. With knowledge we can make an informed choice and become more powerful to negotiate. Kelly was very easy to get along with, we could talk for hours. Being a 43 year old mum, Kelly reassured me every time I had a hurdle to jump, as I certainly got all the statistics thrown at me. We didn't ask Kelly to take footage of the birth, instead she just got to it and we are very grateful for her initiative. My partner talked highly of Kelly and appreciated her being there for us. It made it a lot easier for him knowing what was going on. He was stoked with the outcome, even though baby Rebecca turned out to be another girl...haha! All in all, we were both delighted with the birth of our beautiful little girl. We wouldn't have done it without you. Thanks Kelly xo”
“Doula matters, doula really, really, really, matters!! Kelly is a legend! I'm so happy and feeling so much blessed that I found Kelly as my doula and had a full pregnancy and birth experience, exactly the way I wanted, the birth experience I had was so perfect and it was only because of incredible Kelly. Thank you is a very small word to say to appreciate her support & guidance throughout my pregnancy...I'm really glad that she empowered me to think my own way rather than just following the crowd this will help me on other fronts of my life too...Kelly is amazing”
"Gave me confidence to stick to my plan - Twins"
“Having twins for my first pregnancy there was a lot of doubt whether I was going to be able to have the birth that I wanted after a lot of my doctor visits at the hospital. With the support, help and knowledge from Kelly throughout my pregnancy, I had the confidence to stick with my birth plan and naturally delivered two beautiful, healthy babies. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a doula.”