Postnatal (Recognised since September 2022)
Birth (Recognised since February 2023)
Lives in: Redhill RH1
Local info and availability:
I cover Surrey, South London and West Sussex.
Antenatal and Hypnobirthing Instructor/ Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner/ Postnatal Planning/ Biomechanics for Birth/ Baby Wearing/ Mother's Blessing/ Birth Blessing/ Paediatric First Aider
Hello there! Thank you for taking a moment to visit my page. My name is Amy and I live in Surrey with my loving husband and two wonderful boys.
As your doula, my mission is to wrap you in support that not only guides you through the beautiful journey of birth but also makes you feel empowered and confident. My promise to you is for you to feel excited about giving birth, that you felt in control when making decisions and been educated about your options. It’s an incredibly sacred time but it can also be one when vulnerability creeps in. My role is to help ease some of those feelings.
Being a part of your birthing team is an immense privilege and a responsibility I take very seriously. I firmly believe that getting to know you as well as I can before the big day is invaluable. It enables me to understand your desires, dreams, concerns and things that are non-negotiable for you. I’ll be there for you emotionally, practically and physically, from offering comforting words to advocating for your birth preferences. I’m also here to support your birth partner. I would never diminish their vital role but aim to offer them reassurance, guidance, and confidence.
I have had the honor of supporting various types of births, from home births to hospital births, caesarean birth and VBACs.
My passion extends beyond your birth into the postnatal period, often referred to as the fourth trimester. I believe in celebrating the new mother or parent who has just been born, recognising the sacredness of this time through nourishment, care, rest and support. Cooking is something I absolutely adore; it’s my love language and nourishing you during this journey is of great importance to me. I firmly believe that the right foods contribute significantly to healing, hormonal balance and overall well-being. I also have experience in working with families who have twins postnatally, an experience that has enriched my knowledge and enthusiasm for supporting families with multiples.
In addition, I am a Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner, offering support and techniques to create a positive mindset around breastfeeding and strengthen the bond between mother/parent and baby. I have also completed a course on supporting breastfeeding with multiples.
Each day on this journey can be a bit different and it’s crucial for me to give you exactly what you need, whether it’s a soothing hot shower, a much-needed nap or a heartfelt chat over a warm cup of tea.
As your doula, my goal is for you to feel genuinely cared for, heard and above all, respected.
The births of my own children were positive but each unique. My second son arrived at the onset of the pandemic, which brought overnight changes to the maternity system. Navigating this on my own was at times incredibly challenging. It was these life-altering experiences that fuelled my desire to support women and pregnant people in having their own positive birth and postpartum journeys filled with fond memories.
I am also the founder of The Pregnancy Gathering and The Mother Gathering, local groups for expectant mothers and new mothers. These groups promote wellness and offer support as you transition through this very special time in your life. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like more information.
Feel free to contact me to arrange a ‘get to know me’ chat, which we can have over the phone or via video call.
I look forward to hearing from you.