Dear Debby… Our Mother goose… our amazing midwife, friend and an extraordinary woman.

Words cannot describe our joy with the recent birth of our second son Joshua Valentine Steyn.

Born on the 13thFebruary at 11.50 pm at home. Another successful, peaceful homebirth with great guidance from Debby and the ‘A team’ which will always be remembered.

My pregnancy this time round was a tough one and I had some major hurdles to jump throughout the 9 months. From German measles early on to surgery on my knee, a big house move and renovations. It was a tough time but Debby was very helpful with appointments and always accommodating when I couldn’t get to her.

Debby always has great advice and is more than willing to help. We have become friends since our first son was born so it’s always a pleasure to see Debby and her family who always make my family and I welcome in their home or in their company.

My partner Bernard and I always love Debby’s get up and go attitude, nothing is a problem and there is always a solution. I feel completely comfortable with her and felt like she was part of the family over the labour and birth. Her coaching with breathing really helped me this time, the back rubs and coaching through the final stages of labour were amazing and the aftermath and clean-up was all done so efficiently.

I always do and will carry on recommending Debby to friends or locals and will continue to follow her through her amazing journey as a midwife.

If anyone has found their true calling it is definitely Debby!

With love Emma, Bernard, Kayleb and Joshua XXX