Birth (Recognised since October 2020)
Lives in: London N12
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N3, N12, N2, NW11, NW4, N20, N11, N10, NW7, NW3, NW6, EN5, N6, NW2
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My name is Aneta, I’m Polish and I came to the UK over 20 years ago. I live with my 10 years old son, my partner and our cat.
I have always been very interested in birth as well as babies and their development.
I had my first experience with a new born baby when I was 18 years old when my brother was born. I had studied pregnancy and baby books with my mum and I was fascinated by it all.
In my early twenties I trained as a doula for the first time. I loved every minute of that training. At that time I was advised that as I was very young and not a mother myself I should start working as a postnatal doula first, which I did. I didn’t even look my age at that time and that was a bit of a disadvantage. Most of my clients were much older than me and initially were probably worried how someone as young as me was going to be their doula, although all their worries were quickly dissolved. After two years I made a decision that I’m going to do something else for a while and then get back to it when I’m a bit older.
I started working as a freelance interpreter for various public services including the NHS. I’ve learned so much doing this job. I have interpreted hours and hours of medical consultations, midwife appointments, antenatal classes etc. I’ve interpreted for women in labour and I was present at the births of both of my nephews.
In my own life I’ve experienced infertility problems and miscarriage and that has helped me to understand how much women go through and how precious it is to be pregnant and have a baby.
My own pregnancy was a very special time to me and giving birth to my son was the happiest and the most magical moment in my life.
I truly believe that everything in our life happens for a reason, it’s what it was meant to be and we cannot control everything but I also believe that there is a lot that we can do. Having the knowledge and support can significantly empower you and enable you to have a very beautiful and positive birth experience.
Giving birth is very intimate and I’m very mindful of your personal space as I understand how the privacy affects the labour.
There is a lot of fear around giving birth, and that’s not good. Fear can lead to the woman feeling very vulnerable and powerless and it can increase the chances of complications/interventions. My mission is to help women to have more confidence in their body’s ability to give birth.
I also truly believe that our emotions and our energy are affecting those around as, therefore having someone who is not your family or from your social circle can help to bring calmness and help you focus.
I’m very open- minded and I’m more than happy to support LGBT+ couples.
Therefore whatever life is going to bring to you, whether this is going to be a caesarean birth, home birth or you might just need that extra support after your baby is born, I would be privileged to be there for you and to help you experience those precious moments in the best way possible.
Aneta was with us at the births of both our sons. Having her there made me feel much safer and well looked after. Her calm presence has helped my husband to be relaxed and to get a break whenever he needed to. Having someone that you know and trust was a real blessing for us.
Aneta was extremely easy going and someone that you meet for the first time but feel like you’ve known for a long time. She was well-prepared during the antenatal visits with useful information and tips. The same can be said during the labour itself. She was a big part of the reason why I can confidently say that I had a positive birth experience.