Lives in: Bristol BS5
Local info and availability:
Bristol and surrounding areas
I’m Abi, a birth and postnatal doula supporting women, partners and families in Bristol.
As your birth doula I will provide you with evidence based information and empower you to make informed decisions. I know you will carry your birth experience with you for the rest of your life, I will support you to shape the story of your birth and create treasured memories. Having a baby is a huge transformation. I will be by your side for practical support and emotional reassurance. Postnatally I will look after you so you can care for and bond with your new baby. I will support you to feel confident and trust your intuition. I offer practical support from breastfeeding guidance to cooking nourishing food, hands-on help round the house and holding the baby while you take some time for yourself.
Women giving support and loving care to those in labour and postpartum is a widely practiced ancient tradition. I am passionate about mother-centered maternity care based on informed choice and consent. I believe in honouring the postpartum period and the importance of support for parents and families during this time of transition.
I became a mum in 2019. With my partner and doula by my side I felt confident navigating maternity services and achieved a wonderfully empowering birth. This life-affirming experience drew me to the work of supporting women and birthing people.
I trained as a doula in 2020 through the BirthBliss Academy. In 2021 I completed foundation level breastfeeding support training with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers. I have also attended The Queer Birth Club’s LGBT+ ‘Competency in Birth and Beyond’ workshop, Birthrights’ ‘Human rights in maternity care’ course and Molly O’Brien’s ‘Biomechanics for Birth’ foundation course.
I am working towards full doula accreditation in the Doula UK mentorship programme. Until I have completed the recognition process I am offering birth and postnatal doula support at a discounted rate in Bristol and surrounding areas.