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To any men out there feeling like a spare part in this whole birth thing – Do this one day preparation for birth course. I’ll be honest in the beginning I dreaded spending a whole day on birth. I was really nervous about how I could be of much use to my wife – kept thinking we’ll be fine…fingers crossed!. Melanie is fantastic at what she does – she made it really interesting, fun and made me realise how important I was as a birth partner, not just on the sidelines. On the day, even though Michelle was induced I fully knew what was going on, we made decisions together with all that Melanie taught us – my wife tells everyone how great I was during our daughters birth. It was a day well worth the time and money – no hesitation recommending this course. 
David - Wokingham 
We can’t recommend Mel and her consultancy enough. We had an all day session on birth preparation with Mel. Mel’s session was much more in depth and practical than NCT. My husband and I both felt so much more empowered and knowledgeable after her workshop. We went from being scheduled for a C section to giving birth with confidence, together – amazing! 
Lisa and Mark – Old Windsor 
Although I am a midwife and know how birth works I really wanted to learn all I could about having an active birth – especially for my partner to understand how to support me . We thoroughly enjoyed our 1:1 birth preparation with Melanie. It was a very personal experience – we both learned a lot and it was so nice to forget all my midwifery and experience the nurturing approach that Melanie offers. 
Anaya and Pavan - Slough 
I can’t recommend Mel and her consultancy enough. We had an all day session on birth preparation with Mel as well as choosing to do the NCT. NCT was good for meeting lovely friends, but Mel’s session was much more in depth, as well as personalised of course, and therefore useful for preparing for baby’s arrival. 
My husband and I both felt so much more empowered and knowledgeable having spent the day with Mel. 
We went on to have a new baby workshop focused on post birth care, breastfeeding etc and this was another great session, answering all our questions and giving us invaluable advice on how to cope with the tricky first days and weeks. 
Mel has a wonderful way about her, supportive and informative, and all very much without judgement, whatever your decisions are. 
Thanks Mel 
Libby and Alex – Windsor 


3 step rewind 

Just wanted to let you know that I am pregnant and I wanted to thank you once again for all your support through the rewind treatments. It really has made such a difference to my life and this time last year I could not have thought about even trying for baby number 2. Now I am pregnant and whilst I am naturally a little nervous about this babys birth I feel really calm. 
Lindsey – Chertsey 
I am so grateful to have met melanie I was losing hope and confused about what was happening to me. When I met her I felt instant relief – at last someone understood what I had been going through for the last 5 years since the birth of my youngest son… Through our work together she has helped me to understand and equipped me with a toolbox of strategies and techniques. The birth trauma rewind therapy has been a revelation for me and I cannot overemphasise how much positive benefit it has brough me. I feel stronger and braver. 
Zerah – Slough 
I first got in touch with Melanie at Big Steps Little Feet when I was about 32 weeks pregnant. I was suffering with huge amounts of anxiety and worry around the birth of my second baby due to undiagnosed trauma in my first birth and post-natal period. Her 3 step re-wind programme had been recommended to me but I was worried and skeptical at first... (what were they going to do to my mind?!) But Melanie helped me feel so relaxed and at ease; she is like a breath of fresh air when it comes to birth. Melanie is warm, understanding, kind, supportive, funny and has become such a huge part of my life and this process of healing, I have absolutely loved our sessions together and feel a deep connection with her as a therapist and fellow mother. 
I honestly cannot recommend the 3 step re-wind enough, I went from a panicked, anxious, guilt-ridden mum who TRULY felt that I couldn't birth this baby and couldn't face the post-natal period, to a calm, confident 37 week pregnant birthing QUEEN who is actually looking forward (yes, LOOKING FORWARD) to birthing this baby, and facing all the new challenges motherhood will throw at me. Every day I say how astounded I am about how much the process has helped me, it really is incredible and has been the best gift I could have given myself in this pregnancy. If you are suffering after a traumatic birth or post-natal period and feel it is effecting you, then please consider this process. I still have all the memories of the birth and after-wards but none of the anxiety and pain that went with it. Good luck mamas! You got this! 
Bryony Egham 
Anyone suffering with birth trauma - I cannot recommend Melanie enough, this process has truly changed my life, it was the best gift I gave myself this pregnancy.... so if you have had a traumatic birth experience - whatever that looks like or feels like get in touch with Melanie. The 3 step rewind programme is just amazing, and I think EVERY woman should have access to it and know about it 
Kate - Windsor 
Anyone suffering from birth trauma of any kind, I cannot recommend Melanie Valecha enough  
Sarah – Midwife Windsor 
Any mammas who had an emotionally or physically traumatic birth, there is help out there! I've heard from several mums who've benefited hugely from Melanie Valecha's 3 step re-wind programme 


I went to see Melanie with anxiety and stress related to my relationship break up. I was devastated and she saw me at the lowest point of my life. Within 6 sessions I felt so much stronger and confident. The despair and loss I felt was relieved and although I am still sore I feel nothing like I did that first day she saw me. Melanie is very kind and non judgemental – in every session I came away feeling like I had received a very nurturing experience. It worked! 
Amanda Sandhurst 
Prior to my first hypnotherapy session I was nervous but excited. I had 3 sessions of hypnotherapy with Melanie and I cannot describe how much they have helped me in my day to day life. I would recommend this therapy to anyone who is struggling with anxiety. Just 3 sessions made such an incredible and positive difference to my life. 
Georgia Old Windsor 
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