I have been practising as a Birth & Post Natal Doula since 2004 and am an active member of the MVP (Maternity Voice Partnership) at the Royal Surrey meeting with the team there on a regular basis.
My objective is to give unreserved, non-judgmental support and guidance to all of my clients. By building a friendly and trusting relationship during your pregnancy you will feel safe to explore your feelings about your birth. First time mothers, mothers without family support around them, mothers of twins and mothers who want their partner to be supported - I cover all these roles.
It is vital for me to feel that you are protected, well informed and well supported in every way possible enabling you and your partner to focus on this extraordinary event in your lives.
There is so much information available which can be overwhelming at times. Having a Doula there by your side can help take away some of the anxiety largely due to the unknowns of pregnancy and labour.
My experience has been very broad; I have worked in my local hospitals of Frimley Park and the Royal Surrey, all of the larger hospitals in London, in birth centres and in my client's homes... even in a yurt!
Over the years I have gathered many contacts covering a diverse range of fields from natural and holistic treatment such as Cranial Osteopathy, Optimal Fetal Positioning and Post-Partum Abdominal Wrapping to more conventional support such as Placenta Encapsulation and Stem Cell collection.
If you would like to meet me we can arrange an initial meeting. My time is booked two weeks prior to the due date and 2 weeks after the birth. I am available at all times during this period. During the labour and birth I will stay with you and your partner for as long as you need me. After the baby is born I will visit you at home to make sure you are okay and help with care and feeding questions. As an additional service I can offer 3 days per week post-natal support for up to 6 weeks after the birth.
Doula UK Registered Member 2004 - 2019
Nurturing Birth Registered Member 2019 - Present
Hypnobirthing Diploma in 2013, trained with Katherine Graves
Rewind technique with Alex Heath 2016
Nurturing Birth 'Every Birth' training 2019
Placenta Encapsulation guidance (IPEN)
Stem Cell collection guidance
MVP Group Member of Royal Surrey Hospital
Luna Hive Ambassador
CRB Checked / First Aid / Fully Insured
Birth & Post Natal Doula
I am happy to attend hospital appointments as your estimated due date approaches, and I can also give advice on writing your birth plan.
The package includes two antenatal sessions and one post-natal session.
My time is booked two weeks prior to the due date and 2 weeks after the birth. I am available at all times during this period by phone and email.
During the labour and birth I will stay with you and your partner for as long as you need me.
I can offer breast feeding support and mother and baby homeopathic massage.
COST : £1,500 labour & birth / £20 per hour post natal work