'This has been the second time we have been lucky enough to use Anja as our midwife. She supported us through the pregnancy and birth of our 4th child two years ago and when we discovered we were expecting baby no.5 our first thought was we had better call Anja! It was a no-brainer.
;Anja was an integral part of our 9 month journey to have our baby boy, Joshua. She was there every step of the way helping us understand what was going to happen during pregnancy, birth and beyond. She prepared us for the birth, gave us the confidence and support to make the right decisions during the birth. And was invaluable for the first days with Joshua. Anja as our midwife was priceless!'
'Although we were planning a hospital birth is was still important for me to use anja again, as I found the whole care package invaluable from making birth decisions to postnatal care particularly having twins this time around. Again another very positive caesarean experience as Anja ensure we had the most natural birth possible with amazing photos!'
' What a magnificent and lovely midwife you are. We are so blessed to have found you and have had your caring, your strength, your beauty, your loving and expertise before, during and after the birth of our son. Thank you so much for being our midwife.'
'Anja is undoubtably a highly gifted and talented midwife & is a credit to her profession.
'We are soo happy to have found Anja and Sadie to support and guide us on the journey to and on the most important day of our lives. During the pregnancy they had made us feel like old time friends. The friendly openness is essential to something as intimate and life altering as childbirth. The knowledge and ongoing recommendations of books and videos were spot on. We both had many questions as we have never known of anyone having a homebirth and they provided us with just the information we needed to know we could have a safe labor in the comforts of our home. We had gained soo much knowledge from Anja and Sadie along with the recommended reading, we had other friends asking us questions. It felt great to be soo educated as you will have some people who question your choices. Their casual yet professional manner was exactly what we wanted, they would come over for tea and we would have plenty of one on one time to ask any questions that have risen since the last check up and then they would finish with exams. The overall labor was difficult but soo empowering. They were there when we needed someone to be soft-spoken, encouraging and they were there with a very clear message when we needed direction. They gave us space when we needed to gather strength from each other. Our son was born natural at home in the water and we could not have done it without them. He was very calm after birth and didn’t cry at all. It was the absolute perfect combination to make our birth the absolute most perfect birth.
' There aren't the words to describe what a beautiful, shining, gentle and loving presence you have been throughout our journey toward meeting little Gracie - and beyond. Than you from the very bottom of our hearts for everything.'
'If private independent midwifery were to be demonstrated by one person, Anja does it perfectly. She is worth every single penny and given the extent of the service she provides, both practically and emotionally, I consider the service we received to have been of outstanding value. You cannot put a price on being furnished with the support, information, confidence and general feeling of trust, security and well being created during months of relationship building with Anja, particularly during such a precious and enormously significant time in life.
'Anja is not only an excellent midwife but really helped us to prepare to care for our baby. She helped us to think through practical matters from nappy choice and sleeping arrangements to baby slings and coached us to be observant, thoughtful and relaxed parents. With her help we have trust in our daughter to let us know what she needs and confidence in our ability to respond in a way that's good for us all. We came to Anja very focused on pregnancy and birth, through which she gave us fantastic support, but came away with much more. Thank you!'
'From the very first contact to the final appointment we've felt confident that choosing Anja was the best decision we could have made. She is friendly, kind, considerate and totally professional. We had 100% confidence in her abilities and were not disappointed. Without her care and support I wouldn't have had the confidence to give birth as calmly or peacefully as I did, and our beautiful, chilled-out baby boy is testament of the lovely birth experience we had. Anja's support before and after the birth was faultless and we felt very confident in our own abilities as parents to handle whatever may occur. Thank you!
'We would have never considered a home birth until we spoke to you about postnatal care. Then everything slotted into place and it was definitely the best decision we could have made.
' The decision to choose Anja as our midwife is one of the best we have ever made from our very first appointment. Anja's calm, reassuring and intuitive nature has made me feel fully supported and safe.
'We are so happy that we found Anja. She reinforced my belief that I could birth my baby naturally at home and gave me absolutely fantastic antenatal & postnatal care, including my husband and daughter every step of the way.
' Anja is an extremely articulate and knowledgable midwife who has transformed our experience of becoming parents. The decision to become parents did not come lightly and I ( the mum) was scared of the birth and of being a mum with all the responsibility that comes with it. I very strongly believe that Anja has had a positive influence throughout and our experience would have not been as positive without her endless support. Anja is easy to like, a warm and kind person, and someone we will never forget.'
'Thank you Anja for being such an inspiration to me during my pregnancy and labour.
'I really could not recommend Anja enough. She provides everything you could ever want for your care and more.
'Building up a relationship with our midwife was a very key factor in deciding to go with Sunrise Birthing. We were not disappointed, and found the number and length of visits perfect. The information and lending of books ets was always very helpful and it was very reassuring to have Anja at the other end of the phone. We particularly liked that the meetings were never rushed and always relaxed.
'You were wonderfully supporting throughout the pregnancy, birth and afterwards. When complications arose you remained calm, unflappable and adapted quickly to different circumstances, you were an excellent interface for us with the medical establishment and clear, direct and professional with them and clear, direct and tirelessly supportive & positive for you. Thank you. X
' I would recommend choosing an independent midwife, and especially Anja, to any of my friends. It made our pregnancy and birth experience so much more enjoyable, relaxed and positive and helped us a lot in our first days as parents. I think it was a great value for money and I will definitely go for independent care with my next pregnancy. Friends have commented how happy and positive we look ( apparently most parents are quite tense in the beginning). I think this has a lot to do with our positive birth experience so far.
'Wir koennen nur jedem empfehlen ueber eine Betreuung und Hausgeburt mit Anja nachzudenken. Fuer uns gab es nichts schoeneres, als unser Kind auf diesem Weg in die Welt zu bringen.'
'Whatever your previous memories or pre-conceived ideas are/were, I urge any expectant mum and dad to be to consult with Anja. She helped us/prived to us that no two birth experiences are the same. Anja supported us perfectly and beautifully, gracefully delivered our little Ben into a world of calm smiling faces.
' Tim and I would like to thank you very much for your time, support and guidance over the last few months. With your help and advice we have really enjoyed becoming parents and feel so lucky to have such a beautiful son.'
'Your support has been really invaluable - thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am so glad it turned out to be you there for the birth - we will always remember you as an important part of one of the most magical days of our lives.
'Thank you Anja for creating a wonderful supportive environment for me to birth my child. It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life!
'What a journey it has been. I feel blessed beyond measure that it was you for us. I have felt cared for. Challenged, Nourished. Pushed, Encouraged & loved. What a gift. Thank you so very, very much for sharing
'Within the first few minutes of meeting Anja, we knew she was 'The One'! We immediately felt confident she would guide us through this time with love, care and total professionalism. Having had an NHS pregnancy/birth 5 years ago we wanted a very different experience this time and Anja delivered! She kept us really well informed of all our choices, many of which we didn't know existed! She never influenced our decisions but fully supported them. She provided a high standard of care always very sensitive to the many issues I had after my last birth. She seems to really love her work and is truly made for it! Her ability to convey important information whilst making you feel like its just a friendly chat with plenty of laughs along the way, is, what makes her so special and we feel very lucky to have had the benefit of her care during a really special time in our lives.'
'We can't recommend Anja highly enough. We entered this pregnancy with many issues and negative feelings following a very traumatic first birth. Anja has given us the confidence to treat this as a new, normal and very different situation and the experience has ultimately been incredibly positive.
Anja is a fantastic midwife! She is relaxed and friendly but also very organized and professional. She is excellent in positively supporting your choices/decisions. My husband and I both felt very confident in her abilities and would definitely recommend her!
'Anja transformed our birth experience from a negative to a positive, for our second child. I am over the moon to have had a VBAC, after feeling that this would never be possible. I feel calm and confident as a new mum and I feel I have been nurtured during the whole process. Our gratitude to you is beyond words, you really have been the midwife that we had hoped for!'
'Anja has provided a very thorough and professional service with a great range and depth of knowledge, which made us feel completely confident and safe. But most wonderful was the love, care and support she gave the whole family, including the 2 older children, during some difficult times. She has been a shining light to us throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond and we would highly recommend her to anyone.'
' How do words express how grateful I am for everything. Your presence at the birth was without doubt perfect. Your strength of character and gentle nature were perfect companions in my hours of need. I felt so safe and supported by you and not once did I feel afraid or a feeling that I would not be able to do it. You were made for this job and should I decide to have any more children I hope you and join me once again to celebrate the miracle of life.'
' Anja impressed us with the range and depth of her knowledge, and her views on the latest research and thinking. Anja was fantastic during the birth - a brilliant labour partner, as well as an expert to guide us through some very difficult decisions. We completely put our trust in her, and we don't feel we would have had as positive outcome without her support. Anja's support felt more like having an expert friend on hand, rather than a health care professional ( although Anja couldn't have been more professional). We have been very lucky to have her help.'
'From the moment I met Anja I felt fully involved. It was a magical experience from the beginning to when Alana was born. The information given by Anja was wonderful but the confidence after the birth that she gives in support and care far exceeds anything. I would not change a thing. My wife was in the best hands.'
'The support we received from Anja far exceeded our expectations and hopes. Every choice and decision felt positive. My whole pregnancy and birth experience was enhanced by our relationship. I would never do things any other way and would recommend Anja to all pregnant women.
'Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your support in bringing Benjamin into the world. Your vocation is clearly a labour of love. I am convinced I would not have had the birth i wanted without you - it's hard to know where to start in thanking you for that. You are an amazing woman: strong, loving, wise...!'
'One of the big worries when you find there is a baby on the way is obviously the money! The decision to then spend a big chunk on an independent midwife is not a small one. So far its been the best choice we have made; knowledge, courage, contacts, advice, all of the equipment, continuity, piece of mind and a new friend. Its real value for money and a good start in life for baby Bell is priceless.'
' Thank you so much for your amazing and practical support during my pregnancy. As you know, I found it emotionally hard, but you guided me through it. It was such a relief to birth Oliver, the anxious wait was finally over. Thank you too for giving me the confidence to navigate our way out of the hospital system. As always your postnatal care was superb. I am so proud that I have managed to feed Oliver properly and it was your belief in me that helped that.
'Thank you so much for all the support and guidance you have given us over the last few months. Your advice has been so valuable and with stay with us for years ( and possibly more children...!) to come. We feel so privileged to have met you and been able to work with you. You have been our shining light through what has been an intensely challenging ( and wonderful!) time and for that we are eternally grateful.'
'Anja helped me/us uncover strengths and qualities that we didn't know existed. A homebirth is possible for any woman who really wants one. I believed I couldn't do it, Anja showed me that I could! The love and care given to us after our daughter's birth far surpassed our expectations. Anja was an anchor in a very stormy sea, and now encourages us into our beautiful future together.'
'Anja is a person of great warmth, insight and manages to combine a joyful spirit and a great sense of humour with a steadfast professionalism and you feel absolutely confident in her extensive knowledge & experience while her calm self assuredness inspires one to be at ease and to birth with confidence and to believe in one's own birthing abilities.'
'We chose Anja to be the midwife for our fourth child because the idea of the same person visiting our home for all appointments was very appealing and made life much easier.