Birth (Recognised since April 2015)
Lives in: Stroud GL6
Local info and availability:
I am based near Stroud and cover all of Gloucestershire (including Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cirencester) and most of Bristol, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire.
Antenatal sessions Closing the Bones Aromatherapy massage for labour Spinning Babies
I’m Alex. I live in France Lynch, Stroud, Gloucestershire with my husband, 3 kids and an assortment of much loved mutts and the odd horse.
I became a doula because I believe that women and birthing people should be nurtured, empowered and supported throughout pregnancy and birth. Women and birthing people thrive when they have continuity of care and support that listens and respects the choices they make.
I have given birth to three gorgeous kids and have four lovely step-children. I discovered my inner birth geek during my second pregnancy when I was supported and nurtured by an amazing birth worker who broached the idea of me becoming doula.
My doula journey began when I trained with Michel Odent and Liliana Lammas on the Paramana Doula course in 2013. Michel Odent is a world renowned obstetrician who has, throughout his career, pioneered ‘woman centred’ maternity care. Liliana Lammas is an incredibly experienced doula.
I balance working as a doula with raising 3 kids, looking after our assortment of animals, riding my horses and hanging out with my husband and friends.
I look forward to connecting with you.
Professional development – Womb yoga and Yoga nidra with Uma Dinsmore Tumi (Oct 2014)
Heart womb workshop with Dominique Sakoilsky (Oct 2014)
Supporting Every Birth with Michelle Every (June 2015)
Motherwarming – Mothering the Mother (October 2015)
Spinning Babies (April 2016)
Practical Hypnosis for birth (Feb 2018)
Closing the Bones (Nov 2018)
I have experience of attending births as a result of induction and instrumental delivery, home births and water births, and VBACs.