A big hello from MummaBaby Space!! I am Sam and I am a post natal doula in the Guildford area.
After being my sisters birthing partner for her third baby, I realised what a special and beautiful role doulas had to play as every woman navigates the journey to becoming a mother.
I feel passionately about caring and nurturing new mothers as they recover and adjust in their own space, helping to empower their recovery, giving them precious time to just be. Women can put so much pressure on themselves to heal and get back to 'normal' after having a baby. With a post natal doula, a woman can cherish the fourth trimester, making it a time for bonding, hibernating and healing, while being nurtured and nourished as she gets to know her new family.
I have trained in bone closing massage, post natal mental health, baby wearing and breast feeding support to further my development and enable me to support postpartum mothers as fully as possible.
I run regular monthly Mother Space groups from my home in Guildford, for mothers and babies six months and under. It is a beautiful homely space in a converted barn, to connect and talk through any areas that can concern new mothers and where they can find reassurance, comfort and drink a hot cup of tea (and munch on some homemade cake!)
I nannied all through my teens and twenties and was a personal assistant in the film industry before becoming a mother myself. I have a young daughter and I love travel, yoga, walking, dancing, singing, movies and recently have started pastel drawing classes. I am highly efficient, organised, positive, pro active, gentle and kind. I have a deep passion for babies, children and caring for others and I have a wealth of experience signposting and supporting people going through vulnerable times.
Aside from my doula work, I run a support group for people recovering and adjusting to life again after cancer treatment. I, myself, have had breast cancer three times. As I grow in this role, I want to further my work by offering this empathy and personal experience and all that comes with becoming a mother through and after cancer, to other new mothers affected by chronic health conditions.
It is a pleasure to work with the families and mothers that I have the privilege of working with. x
‘Sam is a natural born doula. She is kind, generous, thoughtful, wise and so easy to spend time with. As our postnatal doula Sam regularly turns up with a green smoothie, her signature energy balls (so yum), a thoughtfully chosen book and the most wonderful laugh. It’s impossible for her not to lift your spirits, even after the most sleep deprived night. She’s also a fabulous cook, highly professional, organized and proactive. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is a true gem.’ – Elle
‘The ‘closing the bones’ was like no massage I’ve had before. Not only has it helped heal me physically but I feel emotionally and spiritually too. After what has been a hugely difficult time, being gently rocked was incredibly soothing. The massage made me realise I hadn’t touched or treasured my tummy like I had in pregnancy, even though it had once held my precious baby girl. Sam used a short meditation, crystals, smell and music to enhance my experience further and in the comfort of my own home, in the exact place I had birthed my baby, which only made it more special.
Thank you for making me feel renewed and restored Sam.’ – Vicci
For more information please get in touch!
Registered mentored doula with Doula UK
Developing Doulas course
Born 2 Carry Peer supporter / South East Slings course,
Understanding New Borns with Younique post natal,
Closing the Bones massage
Post Natal mental health course with Dr Jo Gee
Postnatal Doula support
As a postnatal doula I can offer;
A wide range of healthy, diet specific homemade meals, soups, drinks and snacks,
Baby wearing peer support,
Postnatal mental health support,
Bone closing massage
Emotional and practical support for those affected by cancer and chronic illness conditions,
Mother Space monthly groups.
COST : £16/hour minimum of 3 hours.