Over the past ten years I have been fortunate to meet, support and help many women through their becoming a mama journey and I’m delighted to share with you their praise and thank you messages.
Heartfelt Praise from my wonderful Mama’s
I met Susie over 4 years ago when I was pregnant with my first son and feeling very hormonal and nervous about the impending birth. Susie made me feel instantly relaxed and at ease and provided me with some wonderful techniques which helped me through the hardest parts of my labour. I have since seen Susie postnatally which was a lovely and relaxing treatment and several times before the birth of my second child. Susie has some amazing relaxation and visualisation techniques to make you feel completely ready and confident ahead of giving birth. Susie is also a great ear and has helped immensely in other areas of my life too from work pressures to relationship worries, providing some great strategies to remove stresses and help balance day to day life. I often find that an hour with Susie is like spending a day at the spa as I always come away feeling completely rejuvenated, positive and relaxed. Susie has such a great wealth of knowledge around all aspects of your journey into motherhood and has provided me with so many helpful tips and advise during our sessions together. I highly recommended Susie and have done so with several of my close friends who have all found her equally amazing.
Emma mum of two – November 2014
IVF Mama and Papa
My husband and I had been trying for a family for over eight years, we had done six rounds of IVF and suffered two miscarriages. After our fifth cycle was unsuccessful, we were being told that we needed to have egg donation. Although our fifth cycle was supposed to be our last, we felt we couldn’t move on yet and decided to do another cycle with our original clinic where I had fallen pregnant twice before. Just as I started my sixth cycle I decided that I wanted to have reflexology and I came across Susie’s website. From the moment I met Susie, she put me at ease and I knew that I could tell her anything and would not be judged. I had a hypnotherapy session to help me deal with my two miscarriages, which was an amazing experience and allowed me to let go and look to the future. My husband and I had both felt that if our sixth cycle didn’t work that would be it and we needed to move on. However after this cycle failed, this clinic were also suggesting our only option was egg donation.
Susie encouraged me to look at another clinic that many of her clients use and just to explore what they would do differently before completely deciding on giving up. After our first consultation with this clinic they immediately said they didn’t think we needed egg donation. We decided to give this clinic a go and do a seventh round of IVF. We had five months between our first consultation with this clinic and being ready to start our cycle. During this time, I had reflexology with Susie every two weeks to balance my body and hormones. I also did some visualisation sessions where Susie helped me to believe that I could become pregnant and become a mummy. We also did some visualisation to help me get some control back in my life and put my husband and I first. As I started my seventh cycle, I felt very different about it, for the first time in ages, I truly believed that this could work and any negative feelings I had Susie helped me to deal with them. My husband had also been seeing Susie and he felt more relaxed and positive about our cycle. Amazingly our seventh cycle was positive and I am now 17 weeks pregnant and looking forward to becoming a mummy. We really believe that if it wasn’t for Susie and all the help and support she gave my husband and I we would not be in this amazing position of looking forward to being parents. We owe so much to Susie, and a “thank you” doesn’t come anywhere close to the gratitude we feel.
Jen and Dec – February 2015
IVF and support group mama
After trying for a few years and then two miscarriages after conceiving naturally, I found that Susie and her support group provided me with the knowledge and bravery to embark upon IVF. Listening to the other ladies describe their situations and their treatments I learnt so much, enabling me to consider IVF as a suitable route for us. However when discussing our options with the Consultant I was surprised that he suggested using donor eggs as I was potentially not producing many (if any) of my own. After coming to terms with this, and having a few more tests done, my consultant turned 180 degrees and advised us to proceed with a double embryo freeze process to try to conceive using my own eggs. Throughout this changing roller coaster ride Susie and the support group were always available to provide calming support and invaluable advice. I am delighted to say that I am now 6 months pregnant following this process, and seeing Susie so that I can continue to benefit from both her reflexology, warm words of wisdom and preparation for the birth. I would really recommend the ability to learn from Susie’s support group as a great source of sharing information and emotions with like-minded people.
Jo – February 2015
Natural fertility mama
Following my wedding my husband and I were keen to start our family. Our path to parenthood was not plain sailing and I sadly suffered 2 miscarriages. When I was at my lowest ebb Susie was recommended to me by a friend and knowing that I needed emotional help and support in order for me to increase my chances of conceiving again I booked an appointment. Susie was very professional and extremely personable, I instantly felt at ease to talk through my hurt and concerns. Susie was extremely patient and understanding of my needs, I really felt that she was ‘there for me’. Following my reflexology and hypnotherapy sessions I felt in a much more positive place and strong enough to keep going and try again for a much wanted child. I now have my 16 week old baby boy and I’m loving being a mummy. I honestly believe that Susie has paid a crucial role in my journey to motherhood and I can’t thank her enough. She was my lifeline when I needed it most.
KW – February 2015
Natural fertility mama
I came across Susie’s website when I was at the end of my tether after trying to conceive for just under two years. What struck me about Susie’s website was that she offered emotional support and at this point I felt this would be really useful for me. As soon as I met Susie I warmed to her and discussed at length my emotions in which she gave me ways in which I could deal with my emotions in a useful and positive way, not only that she made me trust my body through the information she gained from my feet. The reflexology was relaxing and effective. I saw Susie twice on one cycle and conceived that very month. Since then I still visit Susie on occasions to help with anxiety and relaxation during pregnancy. I cannot recommend Susie enough. If you spend any money on your fertility journey then Susie should be your first stop.
Laura – February 2015
Natural fertility mama
Susie’s support during my 2nd IVF cycle made all the difference, and provided me with a set of tools I could draw on during a time of stress. I don’t know whether it was the factor that got me pregnant when the first ivf attempt had failed, but I do know that I went into the second attempt feeling stronger and more able to cope. 9 months or so later, right now I’m sat up at 5 in the morning with my 4 day old baby son, feeling incredibly grateful for all the support. Thank you Susie!”
Catherine – September 2014
Pregnancy well being mama
I first came to see Susie after many unsuccessful months of trying for a baby. I instantly felt at ease and not only did each treatment leave me feeling physically rebalanced in preparation for the month ahead, I felt emotionally uplifted and relaxed, having discussed any concerns or worries I may be having. I suffer from polycystic ovaries syndrome and so becoming pregnant and staying pregnant are a challenge. Our journey wasn’t straightforward, we suffered two miscarriages and Susie’s support after each of these miscarriages, especially the 2nd will never be forgotten. She gave me the strength and support to carry on. Our third pregnancy went to term and we are now parents to the most wonderful son you could wish for who brings joy to our lives every single day. We will be eternally be grateful to Susie who not only assisted us on our journey to become pregnant but helped to induce labour and helped rebalance my body after birth.
Abigail – September 2014
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for seeing Janine today, I’ve just spoken to her on the phone and she said it was an absolute pleasure to meet you. She was feeling quite nervous about everything but in her words, she “feels ready now” and that’s all I could ever wish for. Many thanks again for your time.
Paul – March 2014
Thanks for all your relaxation techniques and help. Labour was unusually fast for a first timer (3.5hrs in total) and I had a lovely natural water birth albeit a bit speedy! Thanks again.
Jackie – June 2013
Thank you so much for all the good advice you gave me – not only was the reflexology really relaxing but the breathing advice and just talking everything through was really useful. After all the difficulties with Daisy’s birth I was dreading labour this time around and had got into a really negative, panicky place before this one, so seeing you was so helpful – it really made me relax more and embrace it all more positively. In the end, labour was really very quick – a few twinges Saturday night , then progressively more on the Sunday morning – we headed into Watford at about 2.30pm on Sunday afternoon when things got a bit stronger, and Freddie made an appearance by 4.45pm! Even a shock to the midwives who’d all gone off for a cuppa thinking we’d be there a while longer!! Unlike with Daisy, he came into the world making a big noise so we knew his lungs were all ok and thankfully there were no complications so we went home that night. Anyway, I just wanted to say how grateful I am for everything – it really did help and I meant to call you back to come in after he was born but the days have all been a big muddle and had no idea what day it actually was so I missed you then, but will certainly be back to see you again!
Freya – June 2013
IVF and support group mama
The group helped me more than you’ll ever know it was just what I needed and I got up and went to work on Thursday feeling a million times lighter and like I could live again…….sounds rather dramatic but just being able to converse with women in similar situations gave me a much needed and long awaited outlet in a safe environment. I most definitely intend to come next month!
Lisa – now mama to Freddie – June 2013
Susie treated me for reflexology and hypnotherapy to help me on my journey to become a mummy. I have been unfortunate to suffer 3 miscarriages over 3+ years and Susie helped me, my body and mind to recover from the losses, feel ready to try again and help my chances of conceiving. I’m now happily a mummy to 3wk old Bethany Rose! Thanks for your help and support Susie.
Kelly – December 2012
Fertility support group mama
For me, coming along to your group helps me to see that I am not alone when I felt very lonely and isolated from many of my friends and family. Its a place where I can talk about the struggles of infertility and fertility treatment and to share stories and coping strategies with others in similar situations. I’ve found that medical professionals in hospitals and fertility clinics often don’t have time to discuss feelings and the day to day struggles of the many emotions experienced so the support group has given me the extra lifeline and emotional lift when I felt like at times I couldn’t keep going with all the efforts.
Ellie now mama to William – October 2012
Feedback from Talk for National Childbirth Trust regarding Emotional Well-Being
Our other recent event was the Emotional Wellbeing evening held by Susie Gower. As mums we are dealing with the effects of tiredness, juggling family life and constant decision making on a daily basis, the ‘expenses’ or ‘debits’ from our emotional bank account. We all have experience of how these can take their effects on us mentally and emotionally as well as physically. Susie shared great ideas to help us balance our emotional bank account with those things that nurture, nourish and rejuvenate us , the ‘deposits’ or ‘credits’. We extend our heartfelt thanks to Susie for sharing her experience, enthusiasm and expertise.
I thought I should perhaps let you know in advance that I might be your quickest success story ever as I am pregnant! I think I fell pregnant the day I saw you, or the 2 days after as I was ovulating then! It’s obviously very early days (I think 5 weeks yesterday) and I only found out yesterday so I’m still in happy shock!!! Lisa
Thank you so much for the care and kindness you showed me – you played a very important part in helping keep me positive during my pregnancy. Beth
Your magic worked! I’m 7 weeks. Feeling fine and very happy. Sally
Fertility mama and papa
Our hopes of having another child after almost 3 years of trying and going through the conventional NHS process were starting to fade. We were quickly losing faith in the system. Visiting you made a real difference to us both and sorted out a few fundamental issues that I think we were both harbouring. We would both like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts as our dream of having another child not only came true 9 months after first visiting you but we now have a gorgeous son making our family fully complete. Thanks Susie. Nishma & Adrian
On the 18th November I gave birth to my little boy Jasper. Of course, giving birth to a beautiful baby that you have waited 9 long months for is an incredible experience for anyone, but I found my overall experience of birth to be an amazing and empowering one, and one that exceeded my expectations.
I was very keen on having a natural birth, and one of the main things that I had kept firmly in my mind when thinking ahead to my labour was that I wanted to be calm, relaxed and in touch with my body – I was of course mindful that a lot of people plan a natural birth and their plans can easily go out of the window when the pain sets in. I was also aware that I wanted to be at home for the majority of my labour, and try to cope with the contractions at home with my partner. Incredibly, my labour was all I had hoped for – and more.
I had worked with Susie on visualisations during our sessions together, and these proved to be invaluable both in the preparation and during my labour. One of the visualisations in particular really helped me in connecting and giving responsibility to my partner (even though I never told him – it was all in my head and he didn’t need to know!). Mentally I gave my partner the responsibility of being my “voice” during the labour, and my visualisations gave me the feeling of trust when asking my partner to give the midwifes direction or ask for practical things – before the work with Susie, I had been panicking that I would have to do take responsibility for each moment of my birth, and not be able to focus on connecting with my baby and my body. Susie also uses the idea about picturing my cervix as a flower that was slowly opening with each contraction – and this really worked for me. Throughout the labour I really maintained focus and a relationship with my baby, something again, that Susie had encouraged throughout the reflexology sessions we had together.
I would encourage any woman at any stage of pregnancy to work with Susie as a preparation for labour, but also as a beautiful way of connecting with their unborn baby. You can take what you want from the sessions – the visualisations are fantastic for some people, but also Susie is just wonderful to talk to and share, concerns and thoughts with.
Thank You Susie for your help, kindness and support! Kate and Baby Jasper
Just wanted you to know that I did manage to conceive after the reflexology session you gave me (amazing as reflexology seems to work for me every time). Thanks for your help! Clare
Well being mama
Susie is magic! I suffered from an excruciating rash for almost 12 months and hated the idea of going to a doctor who’d just give me steroids or some other ineffective treatment. Susie quickly identified that my lymphatic system was blocked. The rash improved after just one reflexology session, and within three it had gone altogether and has not returned. Susie’s skill and knowledge are exceptional and far superior to other reflexologists I’ve seen. What makes her extra special is her intuitive, gentle and sincere nature. Julie
I wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to you as I’m PREGNANT! I am so happy and truly believe it is because this is the 1st month I have really relaxed and I couldn’t have done it without you. It is still early days 5 weeks tomorrow, so I’m trying to be calm but it is near impossible as I’m just too excited! Sophie