Birth (Recognised since June 2023)
Lives in: Addlestone KT15
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Hello! I’m Alex.
I believe everyone should be given the chance to have the birth they want, however that may look for them.
I support families through pregnancy, helping to educate and empower you to make the choices that work for you and helping to create a birth plan to help support these choices. I also offer hypnobirth and birth education courses for which I give a discount to my clients. I am trained in biomechanics for birth and can work with you to suggests techniques during pregnancy to help avoid labour dystocia.
During birth I am there to ensure the birth space is calm, safe and protected. Supporting both the birthing person and birth partners and helping to advocate for your choices. I am also trained in biomechanics for birth and so can help with techniques to support a physiological birth if baby’s positioning is affecting birth.
Postnatally I support families during the precious 4th trimester. Helping with feeding (both baby and mum) providing a non-judgemental listening ear and encouraging lots of rest for everyone!
I live in Surrey with my husband and our 3 children. Henry is 11, Florence is 9 and Louis is 3. Giving birth to Henry was one of the most life changing experiences I’ve ever been through. When I was pregnant with Florence I genuinely looked forward to giving birth again it was such a positive experience for me. Both births were very different and I realised that being in control was the main thing that made my first birth so powerful. When I was pregnant for the third time I wanted to make sure I had that control again and feel empowered in my birth. I believe in birth and the ability women have to give birth, it’s what we were made to do!
Hypnobirth & birth education using The Wise Hippo programme. This course teaches you not only skills for birth but skills for life as well as educating you on how physiological birth works and what you can do to support it. More information can be found here.
Biomechanics for Birth. I have trained with Molly O’Brien to better understand how techniques and positions can help with labour dystocia and supporting physiological birth. More information can be found here .
Pregnancy after loss. I have completed a research project around pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period after previous baby loss. I feel passionately that families need so much more understanding and support around this and the additional emotions and needs involved. Read my blog post here .
Breastfeeding & tongue tie. Having fed 3 babies, 2 of which had very severe tongue ties I feel passionate about supporting and educating families in breastfeeding and tongue tie issues as well as the additional issues this can sometimes cause such as reflux. I have a good relationship with local specialists who I can signpost you to if more help is needed.