|Here is a short selection of testimonials from attendees of our antenatal classes and individuals who have received private consultations.
"Last Saturday, my husband and I attended an all-in-one day course run by mother and midwife Doreen Buckley. And with all my guff, I am really glad I did. It was amazing. She was amazing." It was the most enlightening, empowering lecture that I have attended in my life. I loved every minute of it."
Extracts from Yvonne Hogan's Article which was featured in the Irish Independent
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I just wanted to send you a quick mail to thank you so much for the class that you gave last Saturday. I was really terrified about the thoughts of going in to labor. I really had myself worked up about it and kept getting panicky and would start to cry anytime I thought about it. The only thing that was making it anyway bearable was the thoughts of the epidural and I would have been one of those women who would have been at the door saying I was here for the epidural.
However after hearing you speak and describing your time in abroad, I now feel so much more confident and reassured and am actually looking forward to giving this a go and while I haven't completely ruled out the prospect of an epidural I do want to give the other options a go and try to go without the epidural, if not through the whole labor then at least for as long as possible.
I can't explain what you have given me. And I'm crying my eyes out as I am typing this. You have not only given me the knowledge of what's ahead or the tool's to make the most of it. Which are both wonderful things. You have given me something way more valuable, the belief that I can do this and the enthusiasm to give it a bash.
I am so grateful to you and I just wanted to let you know that.
hank you so much xxx
"Hi Doreen, I attended one of your classes back in April and just want to say thank you - had a fab baby boy in June and have to say - your class rocked - I felt completely in control and totally confident and safe. Best part was walking into the hospital saying "my contractions are ten mins apart and one minute long" They laughed and said Doreen Buckley - great start! - so thank you."
“Doreen Buckley's course was nothing short of excellent and easily the most worthwhile 8 hours I have spent in a long time. I think what I liked most about it all (apart from being provided with the simplified wealth of information) was Doreen's unbiased approach and her allowing for choice in practically every aspect of the birth and baby care process. There were no lectures on how ‘breast is best’. She encourages all couples to feel confident about relying on their instincts and advises them not to be afraid to seek medical advice or ask questions whenever the need to.”
Emma Scribe, Mother & Babies Supplement, The Irish Independent
“It (Baby on Board programme 2007) also showed the exquisite expertise of the nursing profession in Doreen Buckley and the importance of this support for parents.”
Marie Murray, The Irish Times
“Congraulations on the programme (Baby On Board) last night. Doreen seemed like a very nice person. I had meant to attend my antenatal class with her last June but my little princess arrived early. Even so Doreen was very supportive to me over the phone at the time.”
“THANK YOU SO MUCH - I really was in a rough place at the time I met you and whilst we do have days where her teacher says she has lashed out at some kid - they are now only occasional and we are being very consistent on denying planned treats/play dates if it occurs to the point that she knows very well that her negative actions have consequences.”
“Doreen, you should write that book anyway... your tips have turned things around for us... when I saw you, I thought I was in for years and years of a difficult child... now I feel better equipped to handle her and know what to do when she is in the midst of her tantrums (which have dramatically reduced).”
“Your class was upbeat entertaining informative, chatty and direct – just what Mum’s-to –be need. Your passion for childbirth and babies is infectious. My partner, who wondered whether he should attend (and thought it might be like a pre marriage course), came anyway and could not stop telling his male friends about the day afterwards. We are now looking forward, in a positive confident way, to being parents, and knowing that we can come to you for baby-coaching in the first year is very reassuring should the need arise.”
Sarah and Jim Myers
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