Miriam Priscila's Reviews
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Average Rating: (5 from 9 reviews)
Miriam was scheduled to be with our family for 3 months. Due to COVID and unforeseen circumstances she ended up staying with us for 5 months, but if we had had our way, she would have stayed with us forever.
Miriam is - without a doubt - the best maternity nurse in the entire world. She's perfect in every way. You might read this and think no one is perfect, but Miriam is. She's perfect. Not only was she incredible with our baby daughter, she was a rock to my partner and I as we navigated the world of parenthood for the first time. She was nonjudgemental, completely respectful, utterly helpful, permanently upbeat, there when you needed her, endlessly patient, discreet and conscious of our space and a joy to live with.
Our daughter connected with Miriam instantly and the two of them became best friends. You could tell by watching the two of them hang out together that Miriam really loves babies and babies really love her. The love and attention she gave to our daughter was magical and I have no doubt that it has influenced her development enormously. She is the happiest baby and also a great sleeper (Miriam had our daughter sleeping through the night by week 10).
The positive impact Miriam has had on our family cannot be measured. We owe so much to her. I would have no reservations recommending Miriam as a maternity nurse or sleep consultant. She's the best and we will be booking her immediately if we are lucky enough to have another child.
We wish Miriam all the happiness and luck in the world. She deserves it.
Our boy was born at the beginning of the UK lockdown. So we had no real outside help. Miriam set up a weekly call with us (more if we wanted) to talk through any questions or concerns we might have. She helped me understand how to start him on a routine, always listening patiently to us and following our babies needs rather than basing it on generic baby needs. It was invaluable.... it helped us so much and having such a positive and empathetic Miriam on the end of the line was really a lifesaver and meant that our boy was able to learn to settle and fall into a really good sleep pattern early on, giving me more sleep too!
When he was 4 months old we were keen to get him used to the bottle as well as breast as I wanted to make sure he was getting enough milk. I tried hard to get him to take the bottle but he just wouldn’t! Super Miriam came and stayed for 24hrs with us, in that time she taught me so much about his sounds and movements, his sleep and... she got him taking a bottle!
Miriam is brilliant. She helped us so much during a pretty difficult time - the pandemic - we really are grateful for all she did for us and would highly recommend her to all!
Miriam’s help was transformational. I was really struggling as a new mum and had tried getting help from three other professionals without much success. Miriam’s basic suggestions to modify the way we managed our daily routine were different than any other person or book we had tried - and they worked! We got our daughter sleeping 12hrs at night and napping on her own three time’s a day. This gave me the breaks and sleep I needed to not only feel sane but to start to really enjoy motherhood. It was hard knowing who to trust out there with all this conflicting advice and I felt torn between doing what was best for my baby but also felt manageable for me. It was clear Miriam loved babies, and loved my baby. I had no problem trusting her completely as it was obvious she really cared about my daughter and would never push her to do something she wasn’t ready for. Miriam’s approach was all about making sure she was well fed, well rested and she quickly became a much, much happier baby. If I have another baby it won’t be without ensuring I can get help from Miriam again. I am now a very happy mum, with a very happy baby and we both have Miriam to thank!
Miriam was truly a godsend when she came to help us with our new born baby twin girls back in November. From the moment we arrived back from hospital to when she sadly left us 3 and a half months later she was the most incredible source of constant support to me and my husband. Always smiling- her warmth, sense of humour, patience and gentle guidance made her totally invaluable, and I don't think I would have enjoyed those first few months anywhere near as much as I did without her support.
More than anything, it was her absolute love and dedication to the girls which made her so special. I don't think you can find anyone who could have been more engaging and interactive with them both. She clearly adores babies, and each day her knowledge and experience became apparent in so many ways. More than just a 'maternity nurse' Miriam invested so much time getting to know us as a family, and how we wanted to approach parenting. She really listened to us and gently suggested techniques, rather than pushing or enforcing anything we didn't want to necessarily do- this way, we gradually built up the the confidence to do things that worked best for us as a family, and also most importantly for the girls.
From the early days, she worked with us to implement a successful routine allowing us to have some very much needed 'us time'. The routine is still working for us today, and they are sleeping through the night (and have been for the last few months) which is a serious game changer! She also really helped me with breastfeeding, something that I really struggled with at the start, and made sure I rested at the right times, drank and ate well, and more than anything enabled us both to get a good nights sleep.
Initially the idea of looking after two babies at once on my own seemed an impossible and overwhelming task, however with Miriam's guidance she taught me methods for feeding, bathing and playing with the girls that I now do with ease and confidence- something I know I also have Miriam to thank for.
Ultimately, if you are looking for a maternity nurse, I can honestly say don't settle for anyone else but Miriam. She is truly wonder woman and you won't regret it!
Miriam joined us when our son was just over 2 weeks old. He was not breastfeeding at all and we were getting desperate by the day.
She helped him latch on the very first day she joined. By the end of that week, our son was breastfeeding and was having significantly more breast milk than before.
She is very good with new born babies, very warm, happy and engaging with them. She is knowledgable and very organised herself. She organised our son’s room, introduced a structure and routine for the day and the night. She gave us a lot of info, helped us organise our lives around our new born, trained us on many things like giving him a bath, changing nappies etc. And also took care of my wife, by making sure she was drinking plenty of water and eating well too. She advised us on ways to increase milk supply, on different products and helped us keep calm when things didn’t go to plan. And generally gave us lots of good tips and info.
We are sad Miriam is off to help another family but equally happy that another family gets her warmth, love and professional help. She takes her job seriously and goes the extra mile. We will be keeping in touch and we hope she will be around to help when we need her! Which I am sure we will.
Miriam is a superstar! She is everything you could hope for and much much more. She goes well above and beyond what would be expected of her.
Miriam is discreet, never imposed on our family, but was always there with a helpful gentle hand, a smile and a positive can-do attitude. All 5 of our children loved her and miss her greatly. She may just be the reason we have to have another child, just to be able to have her back in our house for a few weeks. Miriam was with us for 2.5 months, and the saddest day was the day she left us.
I envy any family that has the privilege of allowing Miriam into their household. You will look back on these precious days/weeks with her and will be filled with all the joys that parenthood brings with them. Miriam made parenting an entirely positive experience.
Miriam was an excellent help for the first 6 weeks with our newborn. She looked after the baby, ie burping, changing nappies, putting the baby down plus she has done the tidying, cleaning & washing for the baby as well.
She also introduced our baby to routine how to sleep through the night, which trained our newborn son to wake no more than one or two times a night
From the moment Miriam walked into the inteview, she was hired. Her megawatt smile, instant rapport with my older children and infectious enthusiasm, were enough to reassure me that I had found the one.....and she did not disappoint.
Arriving 6 weeks after the birth of our son, she put a frazzled family instantly at ease with her positive and professional 'can do' attitude. Over the next 6 weeks, she commited every minute of her employment to transforming our baby boy's noctural habits of feeding on demand and partying all night into a robust routine. She introduced distinct feeding, 'play' and sleep times throughout the day and was disciplined in her approach, stretching his feeds throughout the night. So, by the time she left us, the whole household were sleeping straight through from 8pm-6am!
Miriam is clearly passionate about her job which shines through in every aspect of her work; whether it's calmimg an agitated baby with her 'whispering'; advising a mother on self-care (something she gives equal importance to) or researching a random baby related topic in her own time, she will always give it 110%.
Miriam is happy go that extra mile; proactively mucking in with other family and household chores and caring for your precious baby as if it were her own. I would not hesitate to recommend her and would be delighted to use her again (if the time came!) Thank-you Miriam, you are one in a million.
We have been lucky to meet Priscila! She came to rescue us from a tough situation. Our 4 month old had reflux and colics and we never managed to have a smooth feed or sleep as he was always unsettled and uncomfortable with his tummy. This situation led us to have a very messy life, sleepless nights, feeding on demand even every hour. Since the first day Priscila changed our life, she finally got my son to have the bottle and introduced a nice routine that would help us manage his feeds and naps and have more knowledge on how much milk he was having. She taught my son to self-soothe and sleep through the night within a 2 weeks living in with us. She spent time to get to know him and did all this magic with a reassuring smile, calm and so love for our son. She is very talented and passionate on what she does and she puts a lot of effort into it. Beyond our expectations! I feel now a more confident mum and I have learned so much from Priscila.
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