Arianna and Charles
"My husband and I asked Laura to be our doula for the birth of our first child, we weren’t very sure what to expect as it was going to be our first experience with a doula. However, I have to say having Laura during the labor and birth of our son was so helpful. She was very calm and reassuring during the hardest parts. We really loved having her with us and plan on asking her to be our doula for our next child. We also very much benefited from the prenatal classes she did with us — I learned a lot about various exercises to do and how to prepare for birth!” --Arianna and Charles
Julie and Andrew
Laura was my doula for the birth of my son in January 2016. I can wholeheartedly say that having her support before, during and after the birth helped to make it a very positive experience. Laura was always professional, competent and discreet but she is also a very kind and caring person. I felt completely comfortable with her during a very special yet vulnerable experience and my husband did too. She also takes great photos, which is a lovely way to record your baby's arrival. I would recommend Laura without hesitation to anyone looking for a doula in Kampala!
Katherine and David
We called Laura when we were a few weeks away from having our daughter, she was very helpful, step by step. She was with us through out the process and even after we had the baby, Laura still visited to check on us. She also will recommend very helpful resources around Kampala for other birth inquiries. We had a great birth experience and so will you, 100% recommend her.
James and Shamila
We started working with Laura our doula and birth photographer in September 2017 when we were approximately 15 weeks. Throughout the process, Laura was professional, empathetic, sensitive to our wants and needs, and an all round great person to work with. She was consistently careful about not telling us what to do, but arming us with objective information that allowed us to feel confident in the decision we were making, both in the run up to birth and on the day. She was thorough and introduced us to many options and aspects of the birthing process. In hospital, she was calm and supportive, particularly to myself the father whilst my partner was in labour. She would remind us of our birth plan intentions and gave non biased advice throughout the process, that worked in conjunction with the medical staff at the hospital. When taking photos, Laura was careful to never be intrusive but at the same time captured all the key moments intimately and stylistically. In short, we would not hesitate to recommend her services as both doula and photographer.
This September 2018, was the second time my wife Arianna and I, hired Laura as our doula and birth photographer. Both of our birthing experiences with her have been very positive. Laura maintained a sharp presence of mind throughout the birthing process; ensuring that we knew what options were available to us whenever we needed to make an important decision, for example concerning any medical interventions, all the while maintaining a good rapport with the Doctor and Mid-wives. She is well conversant with methods and processes used to make the birth experience more “comfortable” for the mother, before birthing, during the birthing process and afterwards for breastfeeding and when reflecting on the process. And she took some amazing photographs! For anyone serious about increasing their chances of having a natural birth, I would recommend Laura Cate Photography and Childbirth Services.
My experience using Laura as a doula is one I can go for again and unforgettable. Laura gives 100 percent and stood with me throughout my birth experience...she gives you confidence and support to make your birth seamless and fearless.
Through hypnobirthing that I used, and being encouraged by Laura, I had a peaceful, minimal discomfort birth...I would recommend Laura 100%.