My name is Nikki. I live in Farnham, Surrey. I have two children and two Cats. Sunday is my favourite day of the week - I love to cook a roast, or visit the local pub after a walk, and chill out with my children! In Summer you'll find me at the Lido or the Beach.
I offer: Pregnancy Yoga with Active Birth Classes, Antenatal Courses - group courses and private workshops in your home. I am a Birth & Post-Natal Doula, and also offer Mum & Baby Yoga classes with Baby Massage. My Pregnancy and Post-Natal classes can also be delivered privately in your home.
I have been successfully running ‘my little bubble’ for around 6 years, and have trained with some of the top birth ‘gurus’ in the world, such as Janet Balaskas, Michel Odent, Birthlight, Stephanie Larson, Nurturing Birth and more...
My interest in pregnancy and birth began after having two positive birth experiences of my own.
I believe that a positive healthy mindset contributes considerably to your pregnancy, birth and mothering experience, and with positive support, you will have a positive experience.
My unique Antenatal Courses cover unique topics not often discussed on other courses that are out there....I believe in honouring the individual and celebrating all choices of birthing and parenting.
Along with my Antenatal Courses and Private Workshops for couples, I love running my weekly Pregnancy Yoga with Active Birth Classes, and my Mum & Baby Classes (also offered privately)
As a Birth & Post-Natal Doula, I have witnessed both Home births and Hospital Births and have supported women and their families during the Post-Natal period - so I have lots of experience to draw upon in what I do. I have the best job in the world!
Please visit my website or contact me for more information, I am always happy to talk through your individual needs before attending classes or hiring me as your Doula
Active Birth Teacher Training – Taught by Janet Balaskas and Jill Benjoya Miller
Paramana Doula Course Feb 2013 – with Dr Michel Odent in London.
Birthlight – Pregnancy Yoga & Post-Natal Yoga Teacher training 2013 – 2015
Nurturing Birth Doula training Nov 2014
Seven Secrets of Birth & Active Birth –Taught by Dominique Sakoilsky & Janet Balaskas
Wise Woman Workshop – with Jill Benjoya Miller & Janet Balaskas (When nature needs medical support, How to use medical routines and interventions with Active Birth)
Dynamic Positions for birth – Study Day Nov 2014
Accupressure study day - Eca Brady London 2015
Dancing for Birth with Stephanie Larson (USA) 2015
Nurturing Baby Massage with Post-Natal Recovery – ‘Birthlight’ Feb 2015
Birthing for Blokes – Study day for birth Professionals April 2015
About these classes:farnham memorial hall
Start from 13 weeks until 42 weeks
Book online – Your first class is £10
Classes vary each week, and are tailored to you
Yoga postures – safe, gentle and effective
Active Birth positions & techniques
In addition to the above, classes include the following:
Valuable Breathing techniques (can be used for Caesarean Birth)
Pelvic Floor techniques
Relaxation with beautiful music (some guided Hypnobirthing/Meditations on occasion)
Meet other Mummies-to-be
THE FARNHAM MEMORIAL HALL, GU9 7EE
FREE onsite parking
WHEN: 6.30pm to 7.50pm
COST : £16 drop in / £62.50 for 5 classes
Digital Doula Package
FREE initial phone chat for up to 20 mins
£20 for the initial video chat for 30 minutes, confirming ID
£150 for 3 weeks of Antenatal support via Text/Phone/Video
This includes 2 x 30 min phone/video chats and unlimited texts per week.
£50 a week thereafter. Support is provided between the hours of 9am to 11pm Monday to Friday, Weekends subject to availability.
DIGITAL LABOUR PACKAGE: £180 for 3 hours of text/phone/video support during Labour, £30 an hour thereafter for text/phone support per hour.
COST : Varies (see above)
Early Labour Package
I can attend your home (within 30 mins of Farnham), during early labour, to offer positive emotional support and comfort measures, help set up a birth pool or entertain siblings.
COST : £60 per hour.
Full Doula Birth Package
A minimum of 2 Antenatal visits and 1 Antenatal Active Birth Workshop with your partner. The first two Antenatal visits are tailored to your needs to discuss: Birth preferences and options, making a birth ‘plan’, talking through previous births (if applicable), relaxation techniques and Yoga breathing exercises, your birth environment, the labour and birth process, positions for labour & birth, feeding options and the early days of parenting.
A Private Pregnancy Yoga session tailored to you (if required) INCLUDED as part of this package
An Active Birth Workshop of 2/3 hrs with you and your birth partner (at the 3rd Antenatal session) INCLUDED as a part of this package
24 hour ‘on call’ period between 38 and 42 weeks, or until baby is born.
Presence at the birth from whenever you decide you need me. Support with Yoga Breathing and Active Birth positions/techniques throughout the birth if needed.
1 Post-Natal visit, which can include an introduction to tummy massage for your baby
Communication via phone/emails throughout Pregnancy
COST : £900 (installment options available)