Mumma Nurture Package Testimonial
“With my baby being already 9 months old & furniture walking we are well & truly out of newborn stage. But with two older children also & my husband juggling full time work & study I was very much needing some nurturing. Thankfully Cas does meals for non-newborn mummas too! At my text message for help she was at my home the very next day cooking up healthy & nourishing chicken soup, mushroom risotto & salmon frittata that was so delicious even my 5 & 3 year olds wanted more of it! Thank you so much Cas. I can’t express to you how grateful I am to you for providing a service that has given our whole family the break we so desperately needed. When Mumma’s nurtured everyone’s nurtured!” Angie C
Postnatal Therapy & Support Testimonial
“I was fortunate enough to be given a ‘Mumatopia’ experience by my lovely workmates. Having just had my third baby (a little girl, Indigo), and now with 3 children under 4 years old, it was by far one of the best gifts I received!
It was difficult to choose from the myriad of fantastic services that Mumatopia provide. Cas and Julie were both incredibly flexible and helpful in working out what might best suit my needs, my baby’s needs and how to best support my family. The meals that Cas cooked were delicious and a great help in managing our evenings in those early weeks when juggling everything was presenting new challenges! She was fantastic with my two other children also, who ‘helped’ her cook, and she also helped with ironing, washing etc. Julie’s massages (for both me and Indigo) were bliss and her advice on nutrition has been very valuable in supporting me breastfeeding Indigo. She also showed me how to massage Indigo, which has been lovely in helping Indi relax and to share time with her.
Cas and Julie are both warm and caring individuals who were genuinely interested in what my needs were and how to best support me and Indigo, and in turn, my whole family. It was lovely to have them in our home and share experiences and advice. At a time when you are sleep deprived, adjusting to life with a new little person and trying to balance the various demands that presents, Mumatopia were such a blessing.” Amelia L
“MummaCas came and provided me with the Postnatal meals and it was amazing, she went out of her way to make sure I was happy with the meal plans, all the ingredients were fresh and organic. She was happy to answer all my questions. Thank you so much I recommend this service to everyone!” Robyn W.
“To be honest, while pregnant I did not know in my heart if I could achieve the VBAC [vaginal birth after caesarean] I got. Happy to say I did, my baby (like my first child) had a head circumference in the 98th percentile, and I had no tearing or stitches – and I truly believe Cas played a very big part in my achieving this. My husband also found her support on the day to be a huge plus, they both ‘fell’ into their required support person roles really well, with Cas suggesting positions/encouragement at all the right moments, especially during transition. Cas has a real passion for her role as a doula, which starts with the pre-birth knowledge she gave us, on the day support, and post-natally too. Thank you so much Cas for the positive birth experience I had always wanted, I would thoroughly recommend you to any mum-to-be.” Kerry H.
“I chose to have a birth doula for my second baby. Cas McCullough changed my attitude towards childbirth and allowed it to become the most positive and wonderful experience I could have ever imagined. She supported my birth choices and supplied me with all the information I needed to make decisions and have the birth that I wanted. Cas provided emotional and physical support every step of the way and gave me strength and focus. She was there from the early stages of labour through until well after the birth and I could not have asked for a more kind, encouraging and supportive person to be with me through this amazing time. I would highly recommend her services as a doula which I would rate as excellent.” Wendy H
“Having Cas at the birth was a huge help for both my husband and I both physically and emotionally. Physically it was great having suggestions for positions during labour, also for the suggestion to go for a few walks before labour and massage during labour. Her emotional support was great in the lead up to the birth and during the birth. This was by way of information re. birthing in general and VBAC info, as well as positive affirmations before and during the labour. Considering my birth ended up being far from textbook, it was especially reassuring having Cas on board. My husband and I are both very grateful to have had Cas at the birth (and before and after) and are certainly becoming advocates for doulas!” Rachel B
Mum’s Retreat Testimonial
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Mumatopia mums’ retreat in May 2011. It was a great opportunity to relax, meet some awesome women, be pampered, see a bit of countryside and just take time out from day-to-day life as a mother. Having space to think – away from housework and my relentless toddler – was one of the highlights for me! I also really enjoyed chatting with the other participants – getting to know everyone and sharing their diverse experiences of life and motherhood. Shared cooking, mealtimes and cleanup also provided plenty of opportunities for fun. Cas and Janette did a fantastic job organising the whole weekend. I arrived home refreshed and recharged – what more could a mum ask for?” Kelly W, who attended our May 2011 retreat.