Nottinghamshire, surrounding areas & Bedfordshire, surrounding areas.
I had two very different pregnancy and birth experiences that gave me two gorgeous bubbas, who bring joy to my life and keep me on my toes. The days are full of happiness and love and the occasional "butter wouldn't melt....definitely has melted" moments!
My experiences made me passionate about being a support system for other women. I know first-hand what a difference it makes being surrounded by an energy that is non-judgemental and full of love, respect and encouragement.
I trained with Nurturing Birth as a birth and postnatal doula and went on to learn rebozo techniques from Sophie Messager a doula, healer and body worker.
I am also a qualified massage therapist and a herbalist.
Through my own births and work, I know what a difference hypnobirthing can make and have qualified with KGHypnobirthing and the Mindful Breastfeeding School in the hope to provide you with more support as your doula.
Please get in touch to set up an initial consultation. I look forward to meeting you.
I have six children, including a set of twins. I was blessed to have experienced for the most part, excellent NHS care from pregnancy through to birth and beyond. It is my treasured experience of midwives that makes me want to contribute my time and knowledge to other women. I have also had a range of birthing partners and so know what a great birthing experience can feel like and believe me, it isn't just everything going well.
There may always be factors outside of our control but a birthing partner helps you and medical staff to keep as close to your original plan as possible without disturbing you. They help you to narrow in your baby's natural rhythm, giving you greater control over feelings of fear anxiety and discomfort. You'll be able to remain calm and focused on yourself and on birthing your baby. In truth you will be learning skills that you most likely go on to employ many times throughout your life. They're simple, gentle, powerful and will keep your skin glowing even after the sleepless weeks have drifted by. In birthing your baby you will have higher levels of happy hormones and relaxing hormones and lower levels of fear and fight hormones. It means you experience an exquisite transcendent birth that is shorter, more comfortable and therefore with a smaller likelihood of intervention. Traditionally, women would learn from experienced community members. However, nowadays many women are separated from their communities and the old wisdom is lost. Now we have a lot of well-meaning advice in countless books and magazines but every woman will testify that the best education will come from your own experience. You will learn that you CAN do this. You were born to do it. So smile and believe it. Breathe deep, breathe slow and trust it.
If you would like me to work with you I will offer you practical and emotional support. I will support you in trusting your instincts while learning how and when to access other valuable support and services for pregnancy, delivery, breast-feeding and beyond.